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Twisted Shifter
12-30-2007, 07:59 PM
Thats right race fans March 15th and 16th Breakaway Dragway...... This will be a fun packed weekend of Drag Racing and Sled Pulling. The track owners have already booked two Jet cars and 2 wheelie standers .............

If you missed this one in August you have no idea what you missed..........

:tree: :cheer: :tree:

FirstOnRaceDay
12-30-2007, 08:46 PM
I will be there. Guys you dont want to miss this one.:rockwoot: There was a great turnout in Aug. and I bet there will be at least twice as many in March.

massdiesel
12-30-2007, 10:12 PM
what state guys

Kat
12-31-2007, 01:08 AM
what state guys

If it is this one? http://www.breakawaydragway.com/ Then it's FL.

massdiesel
12-31-2007, 05:47 AM
thanks kat

Signal 73
12-31-2007, 12:10 PM
Nice way to break in the hauler scottLOL

Twisted Shifter
12-31-2007, 02:31 PM
Sorry for the lack of information ..... Thanks Kat

Billysgoat
12-31-2007, 04:25 PM
The race in August was a great time, the track guys went out of their way to be helpful and the fan turnout was as good as I have seen at any race I've been to. It's on my calender for sure.

massdiesel
12-31-2007, 07:45 PM
If we can get it all together we might take the trip.I have already promised to be at the spruils race and ts but will see about this one.Jim you going to attempt with the new truck

bones
12-31-2007, 08:51 PM
we will be there with a truck to race one way or another...

Signal 73
12-31-2007, 08:55 PM
not to fla scott, but look forward to some of the northern east coast ones. Oh ya and IRP:rockwoot:

massdiesel
01-01-2008, 04:42 PM
Jim email me I got someone looking for a truck I heard ur 95 will be for sale

Twisted Shifter
01-03-2008, 07:52 AM
I know this is 2 - 2 1/2 months away. I would like to start getting an idea of how many we will have attending. This is a 2 day event and we are trying to figure out when to do the drag racing and the sled pulling.

Did I mention that they will have jet cars and wheelie standers?

Billysgoat
01-03-2008, 09:12 AM
I'll be there to make certain the beer is kept at appropriate temps :D

Might even make a pass or three, gotta get some baseline numbers for the new ride :D

turbomatt1
01-03-2008, 10:23 AM
I'll be there to verify Billy's Beer data, & to film any possible oversampling. :bigsmile:

djdieseltech
01-03-2008, 12:06 PM
I'll be there to verify Billy's Beer data, & to film any possible oversampling. :bigsmile:

i will help with the samling of the beers. we will be there.

dj.

Shambo
01-04-2008, 05:36 AM
Me,three!!

Billysgoat
01-04-2008, 08:51 AM
Hmmmm...wonder how big of a cooler I can get in the trunk of a Mercedes?? Looks like a big one will be in order LOL

Racebooths
01-06-2008, 08:01 PM
I'll be bring the cooler racer and the toter that can hold plenty of drinks.

Camotanker
01-06-2008, 08:46 PM
damn i wish we had sledpulling in Washington.

Twisted Shifter
01-17-2008, 10:39 AM
Rumor has it that we will be blessed with the Schieds dragster...... anyone else heard this?

Timbeaux38
01-17-2008, 10:45 AM
Cant comment on the dragster, but I will be gracing your presence that weekend. I plan on monitoring Billy and Matts beersampling and annoucing the results to the crowd LOL

Shambo
01-17-2008, 11:01 AM
Cool I like rumers!

Twisted Shifter
01-17-2008, 07:36 PM
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/TwistedShifter/Breakaway.jpg

rocracing
01-20-2008, 05:25 PM
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/TwistedShifter/Breakaway.jpg

I am taking orders for our second annual late night johnsonville brats barbeque :cheer: :Cheer:

Man i am ready for this event this is going to be a fun packed weeekend.

Shambo
01-20-2008, 06:07 PM
Is the track going to open Friday again? and is it only Test and tune Saterday or are there Brackets on Saterday?

rocracing
01-22-2008, 08:55 PM
Is the track going to open Friday again? and is it only Test and tune Saterday or are there Brackets on Saterday?


the track is open friday to show up and camp,

saturday we will have bracket racing with qualifying and finals

saturday heads up classes will just be qualifying only and finals will be on sunday

sled pulling will be on sunday

mud bogs will be going on both days this really is not an official mud bog the track has cleared 10 acres and made some big mud pits for people to go crazy in.

this is really going to be a great weekend full of fun

:cheer: :rockwoot: :tree:

Racebooths
01-22-2008, 10:21 PM
[QUOTE=rocracing]

Saturday heads up classes will just be qualifying only and finals will be on Sunday

sled pulling will be on Sunday

mud bogs will be going on both days this really is not an official mud bog the track has cleared 10 acres and made some big mud pits for people to go crazy in.

QUOTE]

With drag racing, sled pulling and mud boggin we know we will have LOTS of rednecks, LOTS of "drinks", LOTS of funny videos and at least one broke truck. I'll hopefully bring my dodge, a 7.3 ford, and if I have room I'll bring the muddin truck.

The one thing I wont bring is an alcoholic GF. That was the only part about last year that sucked for me and the other "helpers":bang

Mrs Shifter
01-22-2008, 10:34 PM
I am taking orders for our second annual late night johnsonville brats barbeque
I don't think brats have ever tasted so good LOL I guess Crown makes everything taste better :D

The one thing I wont bring is an alcoholic GF. That was the only part about last year that sucked for me and the other "helpers"
I had a ball takin' care of your drunk GF Mike! She was quite a handful, wasn't she Billy? LOL

Shambo
01-23-2008, 06:35 AM
Sounds good to me! I'll take the day off!!

Billysgoat
01-23-2008, 08:36 AM
I don't think brats have ever tasted so good LOL I guess Crown makes everything taste better :D


I had a ball takin' care of your drunk GF Mike! She was quite a handful, wasn't she Billy? LOL


Your telling me :bang :bang

turbomatt1
01-23-2008, 01:37 PM
For those that missed this event last year, it's far from civilization, so if your camping, be sure to bring food & fuel. I think the remote location is great though, as this has got to be one of the most "laid back" track atmospheres ever, & the staff treats us like royalty!! Overnite camping is welcome, & goofing off 'till the wee hours bothered no one. in fact, there was even some un-official golfcart racing going on in the pit area, untill some un-sportswoman like conduct resulted in a near motorcycle accident (on purpose!) ...fortunatly, no drunks were injured. (rematch!)
The track itself was good too. well preped, & a back-in waterbox, wich I'm a big fan of...keeps the fronts dry/ less accumulation on the launch pad.
the shutdown is a bit short, but theres a nice pond at the end, so if your brakes are iffy, your get a nice bath / free truck wash.
A great event (Party!) to start the season with!

Twisted Shifter
01-24-2008, 03:23 PM
looking for some volunteers to help with taking photos and running the booth ...... any takers? If you dont want to post, please shoot me a PM.

:thankyou2:

Shambo
01-24-2008, 04:00 PM
I can help some

wrongway
01-24-2008, 04:08 PM
:poke: Mom has a brand new camera!!!!!!!!!!:kick: Gary

bones
01-25-2008, 02:45 PM
i will try to help out some

m_b
01-25-2008, 03:53 PM
i understand the DPM Dyno will be making an appearance at this event.

mike

Mrs Shifter
01-25-2008, 07:42 PM
in fact, there was even some un-official golfcart racing going on in the pit area, untill some un-sportswoman like conduct resulted in a near motorcycle accident (on purpose!) ...fortunatly, no drunks were injured. (rematch!)
I have no idea what you're talking about Matt...:what:

But if I did, I'd take you up on said rematch cause my unofficial golfcart sponsor has modded my ride :evil I've heard good things about the new and improved version, so if I had any idea what you're talking about, my co-pilot and I would be ready for that mini-motorcycle :shake:

This year the :rules: will require you to pit for refreshment of your choice... you know, don't want to end up dehydrated LOL

turbomatt1
01-29-2008, 01:37 PM
:doh: I fear the "refreshment of my choice" was responsible for the headache I woke up with at last years event!
...& rest assured, the High Output, single cylinder JDM SpecV NOPI Naws Honda will be there, ready for battle. :hehe:

rocracing
02-01-2008, 11:08 PM
man i love the northwest but i have to admit i am ready to fly down next month and see what 80 degrees and sunshine is like

i cant remember the last time i saw the sun. well the breakaway video is out so let me know is anyone else excited about this weekend

http://www.nhrda.com/Vdz/PV-Breakaway.htm
:rockwoot: *nx* :cheer: :tree: :ft:

Shambo
02-02-2008, 06:12 AM
Cool Video Randy!!!

Twisted Shifter
02-02-2008, 09:44 PM
Hey Roger, how are you? Missed you at Suncoast. The video looks real good.....

I talked to a bunch of people this weekend that said they will not miss this the word.

Shambo
02-03-2008, 10:44 AM
My Truck is still not running right? So I trying to figure it out! I wanted to go, but i need to get it running for Fountain! How was the event? get some pictures up! how is your truck running now?

Rodger

Twisted Shifter
02-04-2008, 11:44 AM
My truck is very very broke LOL ....... the head is in the garage, if that tells you anything.

Shambo
02-04-2008, 11:55 AM
OUCH! Did you do break somthing on the Dyno!

Twisted Shifter
02-04-2008, 01:06 PM
No mine didnt go to Ft Walton, we took the '03 ........

Shambo
02-04-2008, 03:03 PM
Wow you have gotten the 03 upthere what have you got on that?

Twisted Shifter
02-04-2008, 07:55 PM
The 03 put down 448/957 on tuner intake and exhaust .......

Twisted Shifter
02-04-2008, 07:56 PM
This is an updated poster, I have killed the other one ......... This is turning into a HUGE event!

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/TwistedShifter/Outlaw-Truck-Nationals-2008.gif

Shambo
02-05-2008, 06:35 AM
Outstanding numbers!! I can't wait for the event!!!

rocracing
02-09-2008, 11:55 AM
Just to let everyone know we will have the entire nhrda film crew at the Outlaw Nationals and will be looking for new footage to make the promo video for the Southern Truck Nationals at Moroso Raceway April 19th and 20th. So let us know who can due the biggest burnouts and lay down some killer runs , or make a full pull during sled pulls, so the NHRDA can make another great video to promote the sports we love.

http://www.nhrda.com/Vdz/PV-Breakaway.htm:what:

:rockwoot: :rockwoot: :rockwoot: :rockwoot: :rockwoot:

FirstOnRaceDay
02-09-2008, 10:28 PM
I am getting ready. I cant wait till March.:rockwoot: :rockwoot:

Cummins Express
02-09-2008, 11:07 PM
any Ideal on the pay outs or is it just contingency money?

Billysgoat
02-11-2008, 09:11 AM
Fartknocker, we JUST got shook up at work, now gonna have schedules to work that will include weekends, I might be out of the running on making this one...time will tell :bang :bang

rocracing
02-11-2008, 07:59 PM
any Ideal on the pay outs or is it just contingency money?

dont have the exact for each class yet but there will be cash payouts from the nhrda and also contingency money from the sponsors mbrp, nadp,afe, and bd power,

i will try to get you an exact in the next week or so. this is going to be a great weekend and like i said before we will be filming the whole weekend and we are really looking for highlights for videos for the rest of the year and also for our sema video in november, so dont miss this event

thanks:cheer: :tree: :rockwoot:

wrongway
02-11-2008, 08:16 PM
I'll be there!!!! And I'm bringin hell with me:evil Oh yea, I'm bringing the truck too!! LOL:hehe:

Twisted Shifter
02-11-2008, 09:40 PM
I just hope to have mine back together by then ..... I just might have to get a U-haul LOL

solostyle
02-11-2008, 09:55 PM
im hoping to make my first "racing" appearance. I always show but never go...and if my goodies get here...i'll definately will line it up for the first time.....

Shambo
02-12-2008, 05:02 AM
I think I'll be ready I go to OSW this week and find out!

Trainrobber
02-12-2008, 08:38 AM
I wont be ready in time... Not even close :banghead: Im still shooting to have truck ready in may.... This sounds fun though.......

turbomatt1
02-14-2008, 01:46 PM
any Ideal on the pay outs or is it just contingency money?

George... You thinkin about makin it down to this event?
Highly recomended! I had more fun at this event than any of the DHRA events last year. As I posted earlier, the track loves us & you'll be supprised how different the "laid back, have a good time" attitude of the NHRDA guys is.

Cummins Express
02-14-2008, 02:21 PM
we are thanking about it not sure yet I got your pm

imelmo
02-15-2008, 08:20 AM
Hmm, wonder if we'll still be able to get crawfish by then?


I'm gonna try and make it, not racing though.

imelmo
02-15-2008, 08:42 AM
Also since it's before Easter, I guess I can be a designated driver if anybody needs one.:doh: :D

wrongway
02-15-2008, 10:37 AM
Hmm, wonder if we'll still be able to get crawfish by then?


I'm gonna try and make it, not racing though.

:poke: Why not Danny????????? Ya SKEERED??:hehe: :hehe: Gary

imelmo
02-15-2008, 01:05 PM
You know it! I've never drag raced before. :D

TCI
02-15-2008, 01:51 PM
I'll be in Panama City on vacation:rockwoot: so I may have to ride up?????

Twisted Shifter
02-15-2008, 03:02 PM
We would be glad to have you!!!! Please make it a point to hunt me down.

TCI
02-15-2008, 03:31 PM
I most definitely will. Just gotta talk the ole lady into it??:bang

TCI
02-15-2008, 03:50 PM
What time does everything get started?

Twisted Shifter
02-15-2008, 04:02 PM
Gates open at 0800 and we start running at 1000 both days.

RacinDuallie
02-15-2008, 06:10 PM
I most definitely will. Just gotta talk the ole lady into it??:bang seal the deal- bring the truck and enter HER into the racing action!!!$.02 I guarentee y-all will have a great time:rockwoot: :tree:

Shambo
02-19-2008, 06:27 AM
what hotel are we all going to stay at?

Twisted Shifter
02-19-2008, 08:07 AM
I think they are working on the MicroTel ....... I should know something this weekend.

Shambo
02-19-2008, 10:07 AM
Your Da Best! Got your Truck together?

Twisted Shifter
02-19-2008, 10:16 AM
No ..... I hope to have everything not this weekend but next ..... I will be putting a new twins setup on her .....

Shambo
02-19-2008, 11:15 AM
:rockwoot:

Twisted Shifter
02-21-2008, 06:55 AM
Good Morning race Fans,
I wanted to remind everyone that March 15th and 16th is the NHRDA’s East Coast opener. This is sure to be a weekend of fun filled enjoyment for the entire family!

Drag Racing
Sled Pulling
Mud Bogs
Wheelie Standers
And who knows what else they have up their sleeve. This track is VERY competitor friendly. Come early and stay late ………. See you at the track.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/TwistedShifter/Outlaw-Truck-Nationals-2008.gif

I will have hotel info I hope by the end of this week, first part of next.

Billysgoat
02-21-2008, 08:30 AM
Ya'll have fun, looks like work has knocked me out of going to this one :bang :bang :bang

Twisted Shifter
02-21-2008, 06:01 PM
That stinks Billy. I will miss rubbing your bald head for good luck between rounds LOL

Billysgoat
02-22-2008, 08:44 AM
Hasn't gotten warm enough to loose hair yet, but don't worry, Gary will be there, he's lost enough hair to qualify as bald :D

Shambo
02-28-2008, 06:24 AM
Any News on the Rooms?

Twisted Shifter
02-28-2008, 08:03 AM
I have a quote from the Microtel, but its the standard room rate. I am going to call the Quality Inn we stayed at in August.

Twisted Shifter
02-29-2008, 09:01 AM
Microtel Inn & Suites
4959 White Tail Drive
Marianna, FL 32448
Tel: (850) 526-5005
Fax: (850) 526-5003
$70.00 a night


Quality Inn (FL251)
2175 Hwy 71 South , Marianna, FL, US, 32448
Phone: (850) 526-5600 Fax: (850) 482-7899
$62.10 a night

The hotel situation is rough because they are having a basketball tournament that weekend along with it being Spring Break

Both of these hotels are close to each other.

Timbeaux38
02-29-2008, 09:07 AM
We Stayed at the Quality last year. It is about 25 minutes or so from the track. Pretty nice place.

Shambo
02-29-2008, 10:46 AM
Chris, I just talked to her (Quality Inn) and booked a room. She rememberd us from Last year, and will give us a Price break for NHRDA the Rate will be $55.80 a night! She Said to give her a call!

Twisted Shifter
02-29-2008, 11:20 AM
Well I think we just found our new Div 4 travel guy LOL ....... I called and talked to Crystal and she didn't remember us .....

Shambo
02-29-2008, 11:32 AM
I'm just so ugly I get remembered!

MOMBENZ
03-02-2008, 09:14 AM
LOL Oh Rodger

It's going to be fun! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new friends.

Thanks,
Vivian

Twisted Shifter
03-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Vivian,
We look forward to seeing you and your crew. Always a good time for all.

02 dodge4x4 5.9
03-02-2008, 11:34 AM
13 days an counting

Twisted Shifter
03-02-2008, 11:37 AM
13 days an counting

Please dont remind me ................

The truck is still in pieces and I don't have turbos for it :bang:bang:bang

Timbeaux38
03-03-2008, 03:47 PM
Chris, can you post a breakdown of the payouts? I have had a few ask.

Twisted Shifter
03-03-2008, 08:53 PM
Payouts for drag racing at Breakaway will be as follows:

Pro Street
$1,000, $500, $250

Super Street
$750, $375, $150

Pro Bracket
$500, $250.00, $100

Over $3,100 up for grabs in contingency.
MBRP $100, $50, $25 with proof of purchase
BD-Power $100, $50, $25 with proof of purchase
AFE $100, $50, $25 with proof of purchase
HPC $100, $50, $25 with proof of purchase
(MBRP pays 50% for Sticker only)

$500.00 for a perfect light in eliminations brought to you by SCT

wrongway
03-03-2008, 09:29 PM
Please dont remind me ................

The truck is still in pieces and I don't have turbos for it :bang:bang:bang

Mines probably in more pieces than your's right now. But I'm gonna try and get it put back together for Breakaway so I can whoop your hiney Chris. How many Pro trucks are gonna be there besides me and Bryan?? Gary

bones
03-03-2008, 09:40 PM
we left the dmax at suncoast fro some tranny tweaks so the plan is to be there...

MOMBENZ
03-04-2008, 07:36 AM
That's great Jesse. It will be very nice to meet you.

We are coming with some friends from Puerto Rico who also race. They'll be here for the Gatornationals but have changed their schedule around to see some good ole fashion diesel racing! :tree:

Thanks,
Vivian

P.S. Thank you Chris. It is always a pleasure to see you, Robin and Katy :cheer:

Mrs Shifter
03-08-2008, 02:05 PM
6 more days!! Who's ready for Breakaway? :cheer:

Shambo
03-08-2008, 02:17 PM
me me me me me me

triton
03-08-2008, 03:28 PM
some of you guys that were at Albany.... can you tell how far this track is from there ?

Twisted Shifter
03-09-2008, 08:11 AM
Ok Kids ……..T-Minus 5 days and counting ………. Who’s up for some of the most exciting 1/8th mile drag racing they have ever seen?

Drag Racing Sled Pulling Wheelie Standers


http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/TwistedShifter/Outlaw-Truck-Nationals-2008.gif


The track has hookups for power but you must be self-contained for water/sewage

If you are going to stay at the track I strongly suggest you bring what you want. Lets just say it’s a hike back to town.

They have some good directions on the tracks website.

http://www.breakawaydragway.com/breakawaytoday.htm

http://www.breakawaydragway.com/breakawaytoday.htm

Hotel Info:

Microtel Inn & Suites
4959 White Tail Drive
Marianna, FL 32448
Tel: (850) 526-5005
Fax: (850) 526-5003
$70.00 a night


Quality Inn (FL251)
2175 Hwy 71 South , Marianna, FL, US, 32448
Phone: (850) 526-5600 Fax: (850) 482-7899
$55.80 a night You MUST mention the NHRDA.

I will see you at the track!

rocracing
03-11-2008, 11:40 PM
Ok Kids ……..T-Minus 5 days and counting ………. Who’s up for some of the most exciting 1/8th mile drag racing they have ever seen?

Drag Racing Sled Pulling Wheelie Standers


http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/TwistedShifter/Outlaw-Truck-Nationals-2008.gif


The track has hookups for power but you must be self-contained for water/sewage

If you are going to stay at the track I strongly suggest you bring what you want. Lets just say it’s a hike back to town.

They have some good directions on the tracks website.

http://www.breakawaydragway.com/breakawaytoday.htm

http://www.breakawaydragway.com/breakawaytoday.htm

Hotel Info:

Microtel Inn & Suites
4959 White Tail Drive
Marianna, FL 32448
Tel: (850) 526-5005
Fax: (850) 526-5003
$70.00 a night


Quality Inn (FL251)
2175 Hwy 71 South , Marianna, FL, US, 32448
Phone: (850) 526-5600 Fax: (850) 482-7899
$55.80 a night You MUST mention the NHRDA.

I will see you at the track!



2 more days and i am on a plane flying to florida, man i cant wait.

just a hint to everyone we need new footage for the promo video for jess and bucks race so let us know who wants to due some crazy stuff in front of the camera. ps i mean on the racetrack and not after hours.

:nos::tree::cheer:

wrongway
03-12-2008, 09:36 PM
Alrighty then, I'm just trying to get the truck done then I'm heading out to Breakaway. Who else is gonna come join me?? Me and the "Black Mamba" have a date this Sunday:tree: Sorry Micky.....you lost.:hehe:

rocracing
03-13-2008, 01:03 PM
I am getting on airplane at 10pm tonight fly all night to panama city, then drive an hour to the track. Man i need a beer just thinking about my journey. I bet that i get the longest traveled award Seattle to Breakaway.

On another note i cant wait to see what everyone has done over the winter months and what times we are going to see :nos:

Also Breakaway has been playing our promo video on local television so hopefully the spectator crowd will be even bigger than last year.

well see everyone in about 36 hours

:nos::tree::cheer::cheer::cheer:

Twisted Shifter
03-13-2008, 05:57 PM
Its GAME TIME

I head out in a few hours ...... This should be a great weekend!!!!!!!!!

I will check in from the road if anyone needs anything.

Signal 73
03-13-2008, 07:06 PM
wishing I was closer...:doh:

RacinDuallie
03-13-2008, 07:12 PM
wishing I was closer...:doh:

Agreed.....:bang





* Looks at calender *:evil

RacinDuallie
03-13-2008, 07:14 PM
I am getting on airplane at 10pm tonight fly all night to panama city, then drive an hour to the track. Man i need a beer just thinking about my journey. I bet that i get the longest traveled award Seattle to Breakaway.

On another note i cant wait to see what everyone has done over the winter months and what times we are going to see :nos:

Also Breakaway has been playing our promo video on local television so hopefully the spectator crowd will be even bigger than last year.

well see everyone in about 36 hours

:nos::tree::cheer::cheer::cheer:




Y-all have a great time and enjoy some safe racing action !!!!!:tree:

Mooring Product
03-14-2008, 12:51 PM
Have fun. I couldn't get my chit together again this year.

rocracing
03-14-2008, 01:03 PM
Have fun. I couldn't get my chit together again this year.

that sucks will is see you at moroso next month

man i am dragging ass i flew all night and got to florida at 9 am this morning, time to take a little nap and then off to the track :tree:

should be a great weekend i saw the promo video playing on the local television and the track said their phone has been ringing off the hook about those crazy outlway diesel trucks. wish everyone could be here for this event :cheer:*nx*

Mrs Shifter
03-14-2008, 01:10 PM
Well we're here, set up, and back at the hotel waiting for everyone to get here. We've already checked out the local Mexican restaurant, inspected their supply of Dos Equis XX and found it was adequate, at best.

A quick nap, shower, and we're heading back out to the track. Can't wait to see all our friends again, and make some new ones.

Matt, I hope you're bringing enough with that little motorcycle LOL It's no match to my superior golf cart racing skills LOL :shake:

Fletcher
03-14-2008, 01:14 PM
damn i wish we had sledpulling in Washington.

Start an organaztion, call me I'll help.....

Timbeaux38
03-14-2008, 01:18 PM
................ after finding out that my kitchen passes for this year would vanish if I don't do the family thing this weekend, I have to bail. I'm sorry I cant make it guys, but I'll see yall in NC!!!!!

Have fun and be safe!

bones
03-14-2008, 06:14 PM
i had farm work pop up last minute and cant make it,but buck called from suncoast ron and the guys have it ready and they will be at the track tommorrow..jess

FloridaStroker
03-14-2008, 10:41 PM
I won't be able to make it Sat as the wife has to work in the morning and I don't get off work until 8:30 in the morning but we will be there Sunday for sure. I might be able to talk to wife into going down Sat night and camping. I have a tent I haven't used in some time, we'll see.

Twisted Shifter
03-15-2008, 01:18 AM
Very cool ....... Just got in from the track. We have family that drove from Virginia to spectate. How cool is that? The pits are filling up fast. If you were on the fence.......I think you will regret not being at this one......

Billysgoat
03-15-2008, 07:57 AM
Well I'm not at it and already regretting it :bang :bang


Why do we have to do this thing called work??? It always seems to interfere with racing!!!!!!

Highfinance97
03-15-2008, 01:09 PM
Why do we have to do this thing called work??? It always seems to interfere with racing!!!!!!


WORK is one of those bad four letter words!!!!


Michael

TOMTOM
03-16-2008, 09:54 PM
I decided to head home at 10:00 am. Did I miss anything?
made it home at 7:00 pm (535 miles) gonna feel good to sleep in my own bed.
Had a great time can"t wait till next time.
TOMMY-N-JAX

JIT
03-17-2008, 01:40 PM
I hope the Driver of the Silver & Black Dodge is OK! There were some very fast trucks out there this weekend and I wish things had gone better. I have been looking forward to this event for 2 months and I spent a lot of money, as did everyone else. And this bieng my first NHRDA Event, I was very dissapointed!

I went for the Sled Pull with the others from my Area (4 or 5 of us) and ended up Drag Racing because the Sled Pull Track never got set-up! I had never drag raced before and ended up Trashing my Transmission. It was a very long ride home and a very upsetting weekend for me and the rest of the guys from my area! I cant believe something backed by an organization like the NHRDA can be so unorganized.

I wish I could say I had a good time but I didnt, and I know I'm not alone on this one. We all paid for Saturday and Sunday and ended up getting a 1/2 day on Saturday. I signed up to become an NHRDA member... and for what? I didnt get to do anything I wanted to do and waisted a LOT of money doing it. Very Dissapointing!

Josh

Shambo
03-17-2008, 03:32 PM
Josh
sorry you feel that way, but the track did not fix up the track to ake it safe, and they did not provide an ambulance like they were suppose too. So everyone stood by Randy and did not want to race there on Sunday it was not safe!!! As far as the Sled pulling event I heard a few things and you would have to ask the Track why the Sled puller guy did not set up? I'm sorry your tranny has problems now, but normally the NHRDA events don't go like this. We always have a lot of fun at the events and look foorward to the next.

turbomatt1
03-17-2008, 03:59 PM
Josh...
This was nothing like any previous diesel events. There was a lot of behind the sceen drama taking place, as the track made promises to the NHRDA that were not lived up to. In fact, rumor has it, that a NHRDA official had to be phisically restrained at one point in a conversation with the track manager.
I also witnessed the "fire wood" proping up the damaged section of guardrail And lack of proper on site EMS. I stand 100% behind the drivers & NHRDA's decision to stop the race, & applaude there decision to award the entire race purse to Gary (wrongway) for the valuable lesson he taught us this weekend.
Check out the next event....I'll bet you'll be glad you did!

JIT
03-18-2008, 03:21 PM
Josh...
This was nothing like any previous diesel events. There was a lot of behind the sceen drama taking place, as the track made promises to the NHRDA that were not lived up to. In fact, rumor has it, that a NHRDA official had to be phisically restrained at one point in a conversation with the track manager.
I also witnessed the "fire wood" proping up the damaged section of guardrail And lack of proper on site EMS. I stand 100% behind the drivers & NHRDA's decision to stop the race, & applaude there decision to award the entire race purse to Gary (wrongway) for the valuable lesson he taught us this weekend.
Check out the next event....I'll bet you'll be glad you did!

I dont doubt that this was the exception. And I fully support both decisions mentioned above. I just have a bad taste in my mouth from this whole experience and with it being my one and only NHRDA event... its all I have to go by! I couldnt believe it when I heard the Track didnt have a Medical staff on site. And I witnessed firsthand the conversation between the NHRDA official (I think it was Randy) and the Track Owner.

As a spectator and a Participant I felt let down! Maybe my expectations were too high, but I really expected this to be a first class event and didnt think my truck even belonged at an event of this caliber. I'm sure a lot of things that were supposed to happen, didnt happen... and some things that werent supposed to happen, did happen! I just didnt want to walk away feeling the way I did because I really support Diesel Performance and Technology.

solostyle
03-18-2008, 04:34 PM
take it from me Josh, the NHRDA events are awesome. i wanted to attend this event this weekend but my truck wants to act like a idiot right now so i couldnt. every event i have been to, i enjoyed. the last one at moroso, i drove over there both days from bradenton just to watch the same trucks from saturday run again. thats even after i got a $309 ticket on my way home!!! i believe there is one coming up at moroso. tag along with me and i guarantee you'll see some awesome trucks. I am even thinking about making the trip to bowling green ky in april for the BIG diesel event!

JIT
03-21-2008, 10:36 AM
When is the event at Moroso? Its not on the same day as a Pull is it? Right now my tranny is out but I hope to have it back together be mid next week. I really need a Converter that will hold.

Mrs Shifter
03-22-2008, 11:04 PM
The Moroso event is April 19th & 20th. Sorry to hear about your tranny, I think I heard you mention it before we left the track on Sunday. Come over for the event, you won't be disappointed. Hope to see everyone there!