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If it's not exactly the same, then it's different Vince, reguarless of the degree of difference.

The change was made to 500 pro tree to so that the footbrakers could compete more. They don't have to worry about slowing down on a 500 tree. How much more do we need to do to make this race easier for foot brakers? If you tried it, Vince, I bet you would agree with me.

Either way, whatever the sponsors say should be. I'm just trying to point out what I think is fair and what will draw the most cars.
Gauging interest....
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emo
I'm not saying it's vastly different, just not exactly the same. It might be different for some because it depends on when you hit the throttle. But even if it is, why is that up for debate? It's not like my 500 light is better than a footbraker who has a 500 light.
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emo
Yes, it's not exactly the same.
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emo
You're certainly entitled to disagree with me, Vince, but I'm just speaking from experience having run this race on a 500 pro tree before.
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emo
Sorry Jeff, but I'm not wrong. Here's why. . . .

Cross talk has nothing to do with this because if cross talk was turned off, like running in modified, I would still be leaving off the top bulb with a box. It doesn’t matter when my top bulb comes on, I’m still leaving off the top bulb, so regularly using cross talk makes no difference for a pro tree.

You said that you don’t want to give any racers an advantage, BUT if you take boxes out, the foot brakers have the advantage because, as I said, anyone running off a button is going to have trouble going green on a 500 pro tree. I understand the reasoning for going to a 500 tree because the guys with buttons had an advantage on a 400 tree, but now you’re flipping it the other way around and putting them at a disadvantage. With the box allowed, nobody has an advantage IMO.

Also, Jeff, if you think that going to a pro tree is just another day with a button, it’s not. Many of the guys running boxes don’t hit the gas until they let go of the button, so going off a pro tree, you have to be on the 2-step already when the light comes down. Not a big change obviously, but it’s not your normal routine. I have to consciously remember to do it instead of just going by muscle memory like normal.

As Terry Lee said, he went to two finals off the pedal in these races, so you can’t say that only box cars won it. I won a couple of them, but I also lost to Tom Samsel in the final at the first one of these races and he was running off the pedal (on a .400 tree too).

I do hope this race happens, but like Ryan said, car count will be higher the more cars you allow into this race. Disallowing boxes is just plain silly.

And they all lived happily ever after...

THE END
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emo
And also this has nothing to do with cross talk.
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emo
I don't think there's an advantage Jeff, but it's either that or you won't get as many cars. It was changed to 500 to make everyone happy, so why alienate the box cars now?
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emo
No point in outlawing delay boxes, especially if you're trying to get a higher car count. There was a lot of discussion about this when it went from .400 to .500 pro tree. On a .500 pro tree, the faster cars are at a disadvantage to the slower cars because it's easy to red light. You're supposed to be on a hair trigger for a pro tree, not trying to slow your reaction so you don't red light. If delay boxes are allowed on a .500 pro tree, the field is more even because everyone has the chance to have .500 lights. There is no advantage in using a delay box for this race aside from the fact that you are less likely to red light.

I'm definitely in IF there are delay boxes allowed.
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Category: Drag Race Banter
emo
Thanks Robin
Points June 8th
Category: Drag Race Banter
emo
Super guy. He'll be missed.
Sad news (again)
Category: Drag Race Banter
emo
Are you saying 12 in. uncompressed?
Need springs
emo
Chute is sold
Chute, radiator, and ...
emo
Stroud chute, used but works fine. $75

Dragster rear mount radiator. Used but not by me. - $50

Chrome upswept BBC dragster headers - $200

Stainless upswept BBC dragster headers w/ Borla collectors - $600

Black painted Hooker Super Comp BBC headers, fits 67-69 Camaro. They also have header wrap on them. These are the ones that cost $900 new. - Asking $500

Borla collectors (pair)- $150

Bob Belvick
3152643850
ibob337@gmail.com
Chute, radiator, and ...
emo
Asking $575 for this. Let's make a deal.
Dedenbear Throttle S ...
emo
Hi Erik,

I haven't been there every opening day, but I don't think it's too bad as far as congestion goes. You should be able to get plenty of runs. Whether it's run as open time trials or sessioned ultimately depends on how busy it is, but normally they will designate a couple lanes specifically for slick tire cars and a couple lanes for street tire cars.

The turn off at ESTA is on the RIGHT. There are 3 turn offs: One immediately after the 1/4 mile, which you will never use unless you run 1/8th mile, one about halfway down the shutdown, which a lot of cars take, and another all the way down at the end of the shutdown. I would say right lane has right of way. Not sure if there's an official rule for that or not.

You pay your gate fee upon entry, then proceed to tech (basically you drive straight in from the gate and tech personnel are waiting for you at the turn). Tech will check everything on your car and then give you a tech card. You'll drive down the return road and around behind the starting line to find the tower. Fill out your card and head to the tower to see Robin (or whoever is manning the tower at the time). Tell them you need a number and they'll help you out. You will also pay them the money for your entry.

Hope that helps! Have a good time.
Opening Day T&T
Category: Drag Race Banter
emo
Selling a refurbished Dedenbear TS-6 throttle stop. It's been sitting on the shelf since I had it refurbished at Dedenbear a couple years ago and I don't see myself using it any time soon. Comes with new SOL4 solenoid kit. Sells for almost $900 at Jegs/Summit new. Make me a decent offer.

Bob Belvick
315-264-3850
ibob337@gmail.com
Dedenbear Throttle S ...
emo
This sucks to say the least. Such a nice lady. Please let us know when calling hours will be.
another sad day
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emo
The Grassmaster wrote:
pejay427 wrote:
What type of radio do I need?


An FM radio tuned to 88.3 on the dial will do.


I think it's actually 89.3 Gene.
Newbie to drag racin ...
Category: Drag Race Banter
emo
Thanks for the info Robin. What are the dates?
2014 Bracket Finals
emo
I was trying to figure that out myself. Seems like all cars with headers. The alternative to tethering is to have a minimum 1/2 in. weld on each primary.
2014 Header Tether r ...
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