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NHRDA
09-03-2008, 01:31 PM
The NHRDA would like to invite everyone out to the first annual North East Truck Nationals, October 11th and 12th at MIR. This weekend will start off with a day of fun on Saturday that will include a test n tune, show and shine and then a barbecue at the track. Saturday is open to anyone that wants to either learn how to race his or her truck or just wants to come out and play.



Sunday we start off with qualifying in the morning and then we go into eliminations and by the end of the day we will be crowning champions in the MBRP Diesel Drag Race Series for division 5.



So donít miss one the funniest weekends of 2008 at Maryland International Raceway October 11th and 12th for more info go to www.nhrda.com


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Redneck6.0L
09-03-2008, 05:47 PM
if it wasn't 43 hours, i google it, just to far. my buddy eric lives there, i'm sure he'll have a few 6 leakers at the event

RAB 38
09-04-2008, 07:03 AM
Should be a good time. Let see if we can get some more truck out here this time:poke:

shell 96
09-16-2008, 04:03 PM
I want to go just dont know if i can fork out the 80 bucks to race one race and turn around and pay again for next year. what class would i be in...sig, and is their a payout?

TIA Casey

shell 96
09-16-2008, 04:10 PM
oh BTW mir's website list the entry @30.00 and only lists it for saturday.http://mirdrag.com/v2/schedule/calendar/2008/08-10/08-10-11.htm

SKYNYRD
09-16-2008, 04:24 PM
randy any word on setting up campers at the track for the weekend i know last time they said it was ok? i have two guys that are wanting to bring the campers.

1lowdiesel
09-17-2008, 12:00 PM
i'm in if i can get my brakes fixed by then.

rocracing
09-17-2008, 01:28 PM
randy any word on setting up campers at the track for the weekend i know last time they said it was ok? i have two guys that are wanting to bring the campers.

I talked to royce at mir and he said if truck is competing the tech card gets you in and there is no camping fee. all other vehickle's will have $20.00 weekend camping fee.

This should be a great weekend with test and tune and barbeque on saturday and then we get to see who the division 5 2008 champions will be.

:cheer:

crzycowboy
09-17-2008, 02:04 PM
I know I can't wait....

shell 96
09-17-2008, 03:23 PM
I quess no one is gonna answer my questions?

TURBOLVR
09-18-2008, 09:06 AM
I quess no one is gonna answer my questions?

I'll take a shot and say pro2 bracket (13.0 and slower) and maybe super street.:rules:

NHRDA
09-18-2008, 09:41 AM
I want to go just dont know if i can fork out the 80 bucks to race one race and turn around and pay again for next year. what class would i be in...sig, and is their a payout?

TIA Casey

The poster is correct and MIR is supposed to update their website by next week.

Saturday is a fun day and you can get as many passes as you want to get for $30.00 and then a barbeque at the end of the day. You due not have to be a member to due the test and tune.

Sunday will be qualifying and eliminations and yes there is cash payouts and also contingency money up for grabs. This should be a great weekend to end the 2008 season in division 5 and also we will be crowning divisional champions.

shell 96
09-18-2008, 09:51 AM
if i show on sunday can i sign up and pay there? also do you think there is time for runs prior to qualifing?
TIA Casey

rocracing
09-18-2008, 10:22 AM
if i show on sunday can i sign up and pay there? also do you think there is time for runs prior to qualifing?
TIA Casey

Yes you can show up sunday and pay. I doubt there will be any runs except for qualifying and eliminations on sunday since saturday is an open test and tune.

Saturday is the day to come out and tune in your vehickle and get alot of passes. It also is a great time for people that have never drag raced their trucks to come out and see how much fun it is.

Jeff Olsen and his crew will be on hand to help anyone that has never gone down the 1/4 mile , and to give advise and show you how much fun diesel drag racing can be.
:tree:

Also a strong showing will let MIR know that they want the NHRDA to return in the 2009 season.

crzycowboy
09-18-2008, 03:00 PM
I hope we get somemore trucks out there. The first race was nice, great facility and staff there, just wished for a few more trucks.

Also, Grand Rock is going to be raffling off a set of 7" Aussie stacks with 7" universal stack kit! You can buy tickets both days, and we'll have a drawing on Sunday afternoon sometime. All the money made from the raffle goes to Bill Stoneman's late son's (Jeff Stoneman) "Jeff Stoneman Fund" and will be donated to pediatric oncology division at Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital here in Cleveland Ohio. Tickets are only $10ea. or 3 for $25.

Feel free to contact me here if you have any questions regarding the raffle.

SKYNYRD
09-18-2008, 03:32 PM
i got 5 or 6 guys from the DTR site coming down with me so far.

03f250stroke
09-18-2008, 03:38 PM
kyle your bring the truck down? I think i may go myself, sounds like a cool event

1lowdiesel
09-18-2008, 03:40 PM
i really want to but i've got a little conflict of interest, i have a fishing trip planed for the same weekend :bang:bang

shell 96
09-18-2008, 03:45 PM
annual membership?

SKYNYRD
09-18-2008, 04:02 PM
i really want to but i've got a little conflict of interest, i have a fishing trip planed for the same weekend :bang:bang

hmmm fishing or drag racing? we the fish will be there for a few more weeks the is a once a year thing.

RAB 38
09-19-2008, 06:22 AM
should be a great time, and the track is one of the nicest around.

crzycowboy
09-19-2008, 06:24 AM
Yep, I can agree with that. Rob you racing again this time?

shell 96
09-19-2008, 06:25 AM
ya i go over there once a month or so, good people.

RAB 38
09-19-2008, 07:09 AM
Yeah I will be racing, I am hoping for 12.20's this time. We will have to get together like last time.

crzycowboy
09-19-2008, 08:04 AM
Yeah I will be racing, I am hoping for 12.20's this time. We will have to get together like last time.

Sounds good to me. Aint nothing wrong with havin' a beer or 4 with dinner!

Twisted Shifter
09-23-2008, 07:45 AM
I have plane ticket in hand ..... been a few years since I have been that far North ..... Looking forward to this event ..... I will need to remember to pack jeans ..... I live in shorts and flip-flops ......

:tree:

crzycowboy
09-23-2008, 07:46 AM
I have plane ticket in hand ..... been a few years since I have been that far North ..... Looking forward to this event ..... I will need to remember to pack jeans ..... I live in shorts and flip-flops ,,,,,

:tree:

LOL bring a hoodie too....

SHughes
09-23-2008, 12:31 PM
I may have to cancel my off-roading /camping trip for this.

And since it's only 10 miles for the house I may try to have an afterparty.

SKYNYRD
09-23-2008, 12:35 PM
I have plane ticket in hand ..... been a few years since I have been that far North ..... Looking forward to this event ..... I will need to remember to pack jeans ..... I live in shorts and flip-flops ......

:tree:

well i will see you when you get up here.

now guys are we going to try to get together for dinner friday night again??

crzycowboy
09-23-2008, 12:42 PM
I may have to cancel my off-roading /camping trip for this.

And since it's only 10 miles for the house I may try to have an afterparty.

Cool! The more trucks we get the better!! :D

well i will see you when you get up here.

now guys are we going to try to get together for dinner friday night again??

You know I'm game!

SKYNYRD
09-23-2008, 12:48 PM
I may have to cancel my off-roading /camping trip for this.

And since it's only 10 miles for the house I may try to have an afterparty.

if you decide to have a afterparty let us know early enough to bring some snacks and stuff down. and of course some drinks

rocracing
09-23-2008, 12:58 PM
Well I got my plane ticket today and I will be joining everyone for the divsion 5 finals. :cheer:

Saturday is going to be a blast and I will volunteer myself to be the cook for the barbeque saturday afternoon. Does anyone have a barbeque they can bring to the track ? I will supply Hamburgers and of course some Johnsonville Brats.

Then Sunday it is time to see who we will crown for the Division 5 2008 champion. :tree:

See everyone in a couple weeks.

SKYNYRD
09-23-2008, 12:59 PM
i will bring both my charcoal grills down for saturday!

rocracing
09-23-2008, 01:32 PM
well i will see you when you get up here.

now guys are we going to try to get together for dinner friday night again??

I dont remember the name of that pub we went to , but heck ya i am game for that it is right up the street from our motel.

Or we can go due a after hours party dont matter to me what we due as long as we all have a great time. We fly into Baltimore about 4pm on firiday so i will definelty be ready for some :Cheer:

SKYNYRD
09-23-2008, 01:36 PM
i will be leaving work around 5 and i'm about a 30 mins south of BWI. the pub would be a good place friday night i think the afterparty might be saturday after the races.

crzycowboy
09-23-2008, 01:37 PM
I dont remember the name of that pub we went to , but heck ya i am game for that it is right up the street from our motel.

Or we can go due a after hours party dont matter to me what we due as long as we all have a great time. We fly into Baltimore about 4pm on firiday so i will definelty be ready for some :Cheer:

i will be leaving work around 5 and i'm about a 30 mins south of BWI. the pub would be a good place friday night i think the afterparty might be saturday after the races.

Dude, you guys are driving me crazy...short drive I know but still.....

I can't wait for this weekend...it's gonna be great.

RAB 38
09-23-2008, 01:46 PM
Yeah we can get together Friday night, we can go to the same pub if you want, it was called Casey Jones. I sure hope there are more trucks comming this time.

crzycowboy
09-23-2008, 01:50 PM
I hear ya there Rob.

SKYNYRD
09-23-2008, 01:57 PM
todd and i are going to be coming down and i know of three other guys coming down so far. i will have the truck and be racing this time. i'm still trying to get more people to come out for it.

shell 96
09-24-2008, 06:40 PM
This may be a little off topic, im comming up on sunday but i was wandering if someone has a exhaust manifold i can borrow/rent to do a bench mock up on my twins?
TIA
Casey

SHughes
09-24-2008, 06:59 PM
What kind of manifold do yo need? i have a stock 24v and a 12v with a BOV standoff welded up.

SHughes
09-24-2008, 07:00 PM
Yeah we can get together Friday night, we can go to the same pub if you want, it was called Casey Jones. I sure hope there are more trucks comming this time.

where is this casey jones place at??

shell 96
09-24-2008, 07:46 PM
12v, just want to temp mount to my bench so i can do all my piping/setup and some advice, lol

Casey

SHughes
09-24-2008, 08:06 PM
i have no plans for it, so you can have it

shell 96
09-24-2008, 08:15 PM
well thank you very much, ill see ya there.

RAB 38
09-25-2008, 06:42 AM
Casey Jones is in Laplata, right by the rail road tracks off rte 6

rocracing
09-25-2008, 08:31 PM
Casey Jones is in Laplata, right by the rail road tracks off rte 6

That is the place me and chris will be there friday night

what is weather like back there last time i about melted in the heat.

shell 96
09-25-2008, 08:42 PM
its been much cooler than last year

rocracing
09-27-2008, 02:15 PM
Well with just over 2 weeks until the finals I wanted to see how close this divisional race will be and it has come down to one event to decide who will be the 2008 NHRDA Divisional Champions.

What are your predictions

crzycowboy
09-29-2008, 06:24 AM
I know I have my favorites to win...can't wait for this final race...it should be a close one!

rocracing
10-05-2008, 09:44 AM
Well we start the countdown, 5 days till the finals for division 5 , anyone else excited about this event but me.
I dont get into
baltimore until 10.30 pm friday night. I will still come find everyone at the bar as soon as possible so try to leave some beers for me, i will need it after my 7 hour flight.

SKYNYRD
10-06-2008, 02:29 PM
oh i'm sure we won't drink the bar dry by the time you get there!

Casey Jones restaurant
417 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 932-6226
http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&cid=0,0,14005126400033649915&fb=1&dq=Casey+jones+Md&daddr=417+Charles+St,+La+Plata,+MD+20646&geocode=18281050489584788093,38.529030,-76.975811&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=directions-to

RAB 38
10-07-2008, 06:56 AM
oh i'm sure we won't drink the bar dry by the time you get there!

Casey Jones restaurant
417 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 932-6226
http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&cid=0,0,14005126400033649915&fb=1&dq=Casey+jones+Md&daddr=417+Charles+St,+La+Plata,+MD+20646&geocode=18281050489584788093,38.529030,-76.975811&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=directions-to

Leonard
What time are you planning to get to town? Do you still have my number, give me a call when you get in and I'll meet you up there

Twisted Shifter
10-07-2008, 08:15 AM
I get in 9 hours before Randy does on Friday .... Anyone want to get togeher Friday while I'm killing time? Maybe a :Cheer: or three?

crzycowboy
10-07-2008, 08:17 AM
I get in 9 hours before Randy does on Friday .... Anyone want to get togeher Friday while I'm killing time? Maybe a :Cheer: or three?

I should be there shortly after 12 Chris...we can meet up for lunch and a couple beers...:D

RAB 38
10-07-2008, 08:39 AM
I should be there shortly after 12 Chris...we can meet up for lunch and a couple beers...:D

Josh, give me a shout when you get here, I can probably get off a little early and meet up with you guys.

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 08:44 AM
rob i'll be down in laplata somewhere around 6 or 7 and i still have your number!

RAB 38
10-07-2008, 08:55 AM
Allright, see you then. Hopefully the weathe holds up for us, look like it may rain friday

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 09:08 AM
ah rainy friday i can deal with its saturday and sunday i want it to be clear and nice weather

crzycowboy
10-07-2008, 10:21 AM
Josh, give me a shout when you get here, I can probably get off a little early and meet up with you guys.

Cool, will do Rob.

ah rainy friday i can deal with its saturday and sunday i want it to be clear and nice weather

I second that idea! :rockwoot:

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 10:27 AM
Shughes are you still thinking about having the after party at your place on saturday night?

Twisted Shifter
10-07-2008, 11:28 AM
I am in Baltimore at 1:05pm So I will give you a call Josh when I get the rental car.

crzycowboy
10-07-2008, 11:31 AM
I am in Baltimore at 1:05pm So I will give you a call Josh when I get the rental car.


Sounds like a game plan Chris.

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 11:37 AM
josh and chris give me a call once you guys get rolling down the road i might just skip out of work early! i'll pm you my number. i work about 30-45 mins south of BWI right near the 95 495 junction.

crzycowboy
10-07-2008, 11:48 AM
josh and chris give me a call once you guys get rolling down the road i might just skip out of work early! i'll pm you my number. i work about 30-45 mins south of BWI right near the 95 495 junction.

Will do man...I'll give ya shout once I hit the Maryland state line.

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 11:52 AM
yeah so i can't wait for this weekend. truck is running like crap at low trottle but wot it is pulling like no tomorrow and smarty is only on 2 and the tst is hardly even on. hopefully she'll run good at the track

RAB 38
10-07-2008, 12:00 PM
yeah so i can't wait for this weekend. truck is running like crap at low trottle but wot it is pulling like no tomorrow and smarty is only on 2 and the tst is hardly even on. hopefully she'll run good at the track


Look forward to seeing you run. What do youthink it will run?

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 12:00 PM
so are you bringing the "wife" with you this time Josh?

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 12:01 PM
Look forward to seeing you run. What do youthink it will run?

i'm hoping to be in the high 12's but we will see. but i will be happy with low 13's

crzycowboy
10-07-2008, 12:10 PM
so are you bringing the "wife" with you this time Josh?


Nope, wife is stayin' home...she's gotta work.

Carl will be there again.

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 12:12 PM
so Carl aka "the wife" will be there. good to hear lol.

RAB 38
10-07-2008, 12:14 PM
so Carl aka "the wife" will be there. good to hear lol.

Ha Ha too funny.

crzycowboy
10-07-2008, 12:19 PM
so Carl aka "the wife" will be there. good to hear lol.

:doh: oh yeah...I forgot about that...:bang....



Ha Ha too funny.

Don't encourage him Rob...LOL

RAB 38
10-07-2008, 12:21 PM
:doh: oh yeah...I forgot about that...:bang....





Don't encourage him Rob...LOL

All right, we will wait until friday when a few beers are flowing. ha ha just kidding Josh

crzycowboy
10-07-2008, 12:22 PM
All right, we will wait until friday when a few beers are flowing. ha ha just kidding Josh

That's right.....er....wait a second.....:doh:

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 12:27 PM
man i feel sorry for Carl he isn't here to help defend himself any.




oh well you boys have a fun trip out here and don't make to many pit stops!

crzycowboy
10-07-2008, 12:28 PM
man i feel sorry for Carl he isn't here to help defend himself any.




oh well you boys have a fun trip out here and don't make to many pit stops!

LOL he hates computers anyways. Last trip down we stoped only once to get something to drink and use the restrooms....so we should be good!

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 01:08 PM
yeah i hate computers to but for other reasons like i sit in front of one 8 hours a day!

crzycowboy
10-07-2008, 02:21 PM
I have fun all day long....well not really....I try to anyhow.

SHughes
10-07-2008, 02:27 PM
Shughes are you still thinking about having the after party at your place on saturday night?

Yeah, if people are down for it. No problem at all.

There is a slight chance the government my send me out of twon, but I am fighting that very hard. So as long as I am down there on Friday night and Saturday, everyone is welcome to come over for more gratuitous drinking!!

scott

SKYNYRD
10-07-2008, 02:34 PM
tell the government that they can go fly a kite in a lightning storm this weekend!

SHughes
10-07-2008, 02:37 PM
I did...I haven't been told I am leaving, so it should all be good.

RAB 38
10-07-2008, 02:37 PM
Yeah, if people are down for it. No problem at all.

There is a slight chance the government my send me out of twon, but I am fighting that very hard. So as long as I am down there on Friday night and Saturday, everyone is welcome to come over for more gratuitous drinking!!

scott

Hey scott
Where in waldorf do you live? what kind of truck do you drive, may be I have seen you around? I live just outside of La Plata in Welcome.

SHughes
10-07-2008, 02:41 PM
I'm up by 228 and St. Charles Prkwy. I have a white, lowered 99 on 20's.

I have had it down in Welcome a few times, my alighnment guy is down there in Welcome.

RAB 38
10-07-2008, 02:44 PM
You use todd wood?

SHughes
10-07-2008, 06:00 PM
I know his name is todd, and I think it's Wood, so yeah, I guess I do. LOL

crzycowboy
10-08-2008, 02:56 PM
:woohoo: only 1 more work day, then it's east bound and down on Friday morning...:woohoo:

rocracing
10-08-2008, 04:23 PM
i will bring both my charcoal grills down for saturday!

Well boys and girls 3 days till the party begins. Skynyrd Are you still good to bring out your charcoal grills ? Me and Chris will be shopping Saturday moring for hamburgers and some Johnsville Brats.

The phones have been ringing pretty steady this week about the event. I think we are going to see several new faces and trucks this weekend, so lets welcome them to the NHRDA family.:rockwoot:

Also dont forget that Grand Rock will have a raffle for the awesome set of stacks to be given away at the event.:bow:

crzycowboy
10-09-2008, 09:50 AM
Well boys and girls 3 days till the party begins. Skynyrd Are you still good to bring out your charcoal grills ? Me and Chris will be shopping Saturday moring for hamburgers and some Johnsville Brats.

The phones have been ringing pretty steady this week about the event. I think we are going to see several new faces and trucks this weekend, so lets welcome them to the NHRDA family.:rockwoot:

Also dont forget that Grand Rock will have a raffle for the awesome set of stacks to be given away at the event.:bow:


Mmmm....Brats....

That's right we are raffling off that 7" stack kit!! :rockwoot:

TKC2000
10-09-2008, 10:48 AM
It's been awhile since I last checked in on Comp D, so I figured I'd start here.

Looks like we are going to have a bit bigger turn out for this event than last time. I plan on having my 5th wheel at the track probably Fri night if not then first thing Sat morning. I have seen rigs coming in on Fri night during the "run what'cha brung" event in prep for the weekends events so I think that won't be a problem. I always have a grill with the camper so Leonard doesn't have to rbing one down if he doesn't want to.

getblown5.9
10-09-2008, 01:36 PM
as much as i want to, i wont be making it. i would love to come down sat and party, but i have too much work at work and home to catch up on, plus i need to get my truck torn down and send the injection pump back to its original owner.

crzycowboy
10-09-2008, 01:41 PM
as much as i want to, i wont be making it. i would love to come down sat and party, but i have too much work at work and home to catch up on, plus i need to get my truck torn down and send the injection pump back to its original owner.

Bummer dude! Well you'll know where we'll be at if ya change your mind.

getblown5.9
10-09-2008, 01:49 PM
I was only gonna come for the party cuz i dont race...you organize a pull next year down there and ill be there!

I am gonna get to spend my first morning in the woods saturday then its all work the rest of the weekend :(

crzycowboy
10-09-2008, 01:52 PM
I was only gonna come for the party cuz i dont race...you organize a pull next year down there and ill be there!

I am gonna get to spend my first morning in the woods saturday then its all work the rest of the weekend :(

Got ya. We'll be partyin' on Friday if you'd like to join us. If you know of any orginizations around you that would team up with the NHRDA next year, the NHRDA would love to have some event's with truck pulls going on.

getblown5.9
10-09-2008, 02:16 PM
there is a fella in WV trying get a big diesel pull to put on, was even trying to get it at mason dixon dragway in hagerstown md that has the pulling track right next to the drag strip. thinking of an all day diesel only race, dynp, pull event.

crzycowboy
10-09-2008, 02:19 PM
there is a fella in WV trying get a big diesel pull to put on, was even trying to get it at mason dixon dragway in hagerstown md that has the pulling track right next to the drag strip. thinking of an all day diesel only race, dynp, pull event.

Hell yeah, that's what I'm talkin'! :D

The guy in WV is his name Kevin?

Twisted Shifter
10-10-2008, 07:39 AM
Well now that I am dressed again, I have the worst luck with airport security, I am at the gate waiting for my plane. Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few hours.

rocracing
10-10-2008, 09:48 AM
Well now that I am dressed again, I have the worst luck with airport security, I am at the gate waiting for my plane. Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few hours.

Ya but did you like getting undressed for that hairy airport security guard.

SKYNYRD
10-10-2008, 10:02 AM
hey chris at least you didn't get the full body cavity search. i get lucky every time i have to undress at the airport its in front of a cute blond. i guess BWI just tends to have better looking security guards.

ok come on end of the work day!

massdiesel
10-10-2008, 10:08 AM
Guys got a job to finish so wont be their til tomorrow.Gonna leave at midnight will see sometime mid afternoon.We got a grill also in the trailer if needed

SKYNYRD
10-10-2008, 10:10 AM
well i'm glad you guys are going to be able to make it down we will see you tomorrow. we won't drink all the beer before you get here!

rocracing
10-10-2008, 10:25 AM
Well time to start my journey to the airport and begin my 7 hour trek across the united states. i get into Baltimore airport about 10.30 pm see you all this weekend.

Glad you are making it down Scott, it will be great to meet you in person.

massdiesel
10-10-2008, 10:29 AM
Coolers are loaded .Truck is getting loaded in after lunch and will come back tonight to come on in.Bringing andy from keystone diesel in with us also for super street.We havent been down the track since houston of last year new pump, nitrous and few other changes.Hope to make at least a clean hit sat and let it run on sun !!!!!! Come on over guys and say hi for sure and hang out at night

SKYNYRD
10-10-2008, 10:36 AM
we won't let you hide at the truck this weekend. i'm sure we'll be hanging around bull****ting with you!

RAB 38
10-10-2008, 11:02 AM
looks like the weather is going to be great and its lookin like a good turn out this time. Leonard, when you think you will be headin down?

SmokinRam
10-10-2008, 01:26 PM
Coolers are loaded .Truck is getting loaded in after lunch and will come back tonight to come on in.Bringing andy from keystone diesel in with us also for super street.We havent been down the track since houston of last year new pump, nitrous and few other changes.Hope to make at least a clean hit sat and let it run on sun !!!!!! Come on over guys and say hi for sure and hang out at night

Like Scott said, we are heading down in the morning. Looks like the weather is going to be GREAT...

As far as Hotels go, where is everyone staying? I just got a room at the BestWestern but after making reservations, they told me the hotel is 16 miles from the track. Does anyone know of any good hotels closer to the track?

Thanks,
Andy

SKYNYRD
10-10-2008, 01:29 PM
i'm going to head out of work at 4 and hope i get down there around 5-530 or so. i just talked to chris, he is sitting in his rental car driving down to his hotel from the airport. so the players are starting to arrive

Mrs Shifter
10-10-2008, 01:35 PM
I hope ya'll have a great time, I wanted to come soooo bad, but work won't let me :(

SHughes
10-10-2008, 01:36 PM
Like Scott said, we are heading down in the morning. Looks like the weather is going to be GREAT...

As far as Hotels go, where is everyone staying? I just got a room at the BestWestern but after making reservations, they told me the hotel is 16 miles from the track. Does anyone know of any good hotels closer to the track?

Thanks,
Andy


I don't think there are any hotles closer to the track.

SKYNYRD
10-10-2008, 01:39 PM
I hope ya'll have a great time, I wanted to come soooo bad, but work won't let me :(

trust me its hard for me to sit here and not go jump in my truck and tear down the road already. this weekend is going to be a blast! sorry that you couldn't make it but i would have been telling work see ya monday!

SHughes
10-10-2008, 01:41 PM
I hope ya'll have a great time, I wanted to come soooo bad, but work won't let me :(


Work is dumb!!

SKYNYRD
10-10-2008, 01:49 PM
Work is dumb!!

i'm sure we all wouldn't mind getting paid to race trucks all the time.

SKYNYRD
10-10-2008, 02:09 PM
just got a txt that grand rock is here in maryland. so the crazyness can begin!

Twisted Shifter
10-10-2008, 03:49 PM
Checked in and ready for some chow........................

rocracing
10-11-2008, 06:54 AM
Well finally got here last night at midnight got to motel at 2am.

This morning So far the sky is blue and i hope maryland is ready to turn the sky a little darker when the trucks start running.

see ya all at the track in a couple of hours

shell 96
10-11-2008, 09:54 AM
what time do eliminations start on sunday (I whould like to watch).

SHughes
10-11-2008, 10:58 AM
1400 according to the flyer

shell 96
10-11-2008, 07:03 PM
c-ya there

RAB 38
10-11-2008, 07:38 PM
There was a pretty decent turnout today for the test and tune. about 10 trucks. Mass Diesel is there, and Keystone Diesel is there. Tomorrow should have some great racing:rockwoot:

Twisted Shifter
10-11-2008, 10:26 PM
There was a pretty decent turnout today for the test and tune. about 10 trucks. Mass Diesel is there, and Keystone Diesel is there. Tomorrow should have some great racing:rockwoot:

Had a great time meeting everyone....... Cant wait for tomorrow!!! :nos::tree:

RAB 38
10-12-2008, 06:42 PM
We had another good day of racing. nice to see everyone who attended, thanks to the NHRDA for putting on a great event. hopefully next years div 5 will be even better.
Thanks
Rob

crabbelle
10-12-2008, 09:53 PM
any videos

rocracing
10-13-2008, 06:33 AM
The NHRDA wants to thank everyone that showed up for the Norheast Truck Nationals. It was great to see old freinds and meet new ones. It was a hard weekend of racing with several trucks having mechanical failures.

Division 5 is still one of our fastest growing division and we are excited to get to work this winter on putting more race tracks in this division for the 2009 season.

A big thanks to Grand Rock Exhaust for comng to all the div 5 events and supporting the NHRDA and its growth in the Northeast.

Well off to the airport and back to seattle

SKYNYRD
10-13-2008, 09:29 AM
well ti was a great weekend for racing and this time we really did it up right todd brought his camper to the track and we were grilling and watching some of the other cars run. I ran the silver bullet saturday and ran a 13.175 at 103.85 and then a 13.137 at 104.41. i'm still working a few bugs out of it and hopefully i'll be in mid-high 12's by the next nhrda event. its to bad that scott (mass diesel) broke on the first test run on saturday and andy (keystone diesel) broke sunday in the first time run. hope you guys get your truck up and running soon.

andy it was a great time helping you swap out the p-pumps saturday night at the track. I know we didn't set any records swapping it but we did it pretty quickly.

randy let me know when you get the pics up on the site. the pics i got of cole's truck are awsome looking. i can't wait to see them full size.

SHughes
10-13-2008, 11:53 AM
It was certainly a good weekend, I enjoyed meeting and hangin out woth everyone.

Over the winter I'll try to find some traction for this poor little 2wd. LOL

SKYNYRD
10-13-2008, 12:41 PM
here are my time slips from saturday

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii157/camaro_z28se_99/timeslips.jpg

RAB 38
10-13-2008, 02:40 PM
I had a great time with you guys at the local establishments Friday night. Hey that might of had something to do with my all over the place reaction times over the weekend.:bang

05_LLY
10-13-2008, 03:09 PM
Had a great time meeting everyone even though i dont remember everyones name:doh:. Thanx to everyone who helped with the pump swap as well !!!! MIR is a awesome track but the race reminded me of the early days in the DHRA with their div races, no trucks and squeezing in between runs on a gasser event? Hopefully next year there will be more Diesels and a whole lot less cars!!!

Later
Caleb

SKYNYRD
10-13-2008, 03:15 PM
caleb it was good talking to you saturday even though you were tired as can be and pretty much talking out your rear. lol i'm glad you guys were able to make it down for the race to bad you blew that freeze plug out. you'll have to come down next year and make some runs at MIR and Cecil county drag way.

SmokinRam
10-13-2008, 07:58 PM
Like Caleb said, I had a great time too...

It was great meeting you guys and hanging out Saturday night. And thanks to all who helped me change out my injection pump.

Got the freeze plug put back in tonight and hope to do some testing this weekend at the local track(Pittsburgh Raceway Park).

Will definitely be down next year and hope we can pull more trucks for all of the events.

Andy

SKYNYRD
10-13-2008, 08:55 PM
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii157/camaro_z28se_99/MIR%20NHRDA%20OCT08/th_PA110442.jpg (http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii157/camaro_z28se_99/MIR%20NHRDA%20OCT08/?action=view&current=PA110442.flv)

SKYNYRD
10-13-2008, 08:57 PM
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii157/camaro_z28se_99/MIR%20NHRDA%20OCT08/PA110439.jpg
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Twisted Shifter
10-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Had a blast!!! I cant thank those that helped with setup and tear down enough.

I cant wait for next season!

Andy, Scott .... It was a real bummer to see both trucks have issues! Wish you guys both luck with getting them gremlins out!

shell 96
10-14-2008, 06:37 AM
I had fun, ill have to race next year.

RAB 38
10-14-2008, 07:29 AM
It was certainly a good weekend, I enjoyed meeting and hangin out woth everyone.

Over the winter I'll try to find some traction for this poor little 2wd. LOL

Scott clean out your PM box.

SHughes
10-14-2008, 08:37 AM
Done

crzycowboy
10-15-2008, 11:59 AM
Here are a few pictures from this past weekend. I'll post more when I get the chance.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1313.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1315.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1336.jpg

crzycowboy
10-15-2008, 12:04 PM
A few more...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1340.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1350.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1223.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1237.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1239.jpg

crzycowboy
10-15-2008, 12:07 PM
More....

I took over 100 pictures this weekend.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1240.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1243.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1246.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1251.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1252.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1253.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1289.jpg

crzycowboy
10-15-2008, 12:10 PM
This is it for now. I still have more to up load to Photo Bucket.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1299.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1301.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1303.jpg

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SHughes
10-15-2008, 06:05 PM
I was REALLY looking forward to this pass...Too bad the Mass Diesel truck lost a tranny. :(





http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1251.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1252.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/crzycwby/NHRDA%20MIR%20Finals/IMG_1253.jpg

crzycowboy
10-16-2008, 07:28 AM
I was REALLY looking forward to this pass...Too bad the Mass Diesel truck lost a tranny. :(

I hear ya...I was lookin' forward to it also. Oh-well, hopefully Scott will work out the issues, and we'll see it tear up a track next year!:rockwoot:

rocracing
10-16-2008, 01:40 PM
The pictures are up on NHRDA site. Thanks again for everyone that showed up for the event. This event will continue to grow and get get bigger and bigger each year. Video should be up next week.

Click on link to view pictures
http://www.nhrda.com/Img-DR08/20081012/index.html

720Deere
10-16-2008, 02:02 PM
MIR didn't do a very good job of advertising or even listing the event on their website. Almost nobody local knew about this event. I found out about it one month in advance but couldn't really round up too many locals at that point.

If we had a clue that there would have been so few trucks there, we would not have car pooled and brought a few more trucks.

By the way, when are the Grand Rock raffle stacks going to be up on the NHRDA site for re-raffle?

crzycowboy
10-16-2008, 02:21 PM
MIR didn't do a very good job of advertising or even listing the event on their website. Almost nobody local knew about this event. I found out about it one month in advance but couldn't really round up too many locals at that point.

If we had a clue that there would have been so few trucks there, we would not have car pooled and brought a few more trucks.

By the way, when are the Grand Rock raffle stacks going to be up on the NHRDA site for re-raffle?

You got that right, MIR did not advertise very well. I know next year will be done differently. Rab38 and Skynyrd said they would help hand out the fliers and stuff. I know the NHRDA is always lookin' for people to help hand out that kind of stuff.

As for the raffle, I spoke with Chris this afternoon, and they are still working out the details. I'm looking for a member of the family that has a PayPal account so when someone buys a raffle ticket, it goes right to the family. Keep an eye out on here or the NHRDA site as I'm sure they'll post something up as soon as it is ready.

rocracing
10-16-2008, 02:25 PM
We should have the raffle ready by next week also.

ctd8999
10-16-2008, 06:23 PM
How many trucks showed up ?? I went to the race in the spring, there were I think 8 trucks there. The MIR people were able to fit the diesels in between the junior dragsters and the rest of the cars. The NHDRA needs to find anther location for that race. There was a diesel race at Pittsburgh on Oct 4 and I'd say there were atlest 40 pick-up trucks racing + the 12-15 big rigs. Just my $.02. Thanks Steve B.

720Deere
10-16-2008, 06:28 PM
I'm with you Steve. We get far more diesel trucks than that on a Friday night at Cecil County Dragway. I know if you had an event there you could easily quadruple your numbers if not better.

Now that I'm paying attention here on CompD, I should know about the event sooner next year so I'll be sure to round up some locals.

RAB 38
10-16-2008, 06:51 PM
I think if we do a better job advertising it by putting out flyers locally and possible some radio advertisement we would get more trucks, also get MIR to make it part of their yearly flyer we would get allot more trucks. MIR is one of the best tracks on the east coast. Allthough I am a little biased since I live so close.:hehe: Randy, when you are ready to work on next year let me know and we will see what we can do locally as I said before I am more than willing to help.

RAB 38
10-16-2008, 08:19 PM
The pictures are up on NHRDA site. Thanks again for everyone that showed up for the event. This event will continue to grow and get get bigger and bigger each year. Video should be up next week.

Click on link to view pictures
http://www.nhrda.com/Img-DR08/20081012/index.html

Randy and Chris, thanks for putting on a great event, we will work to get more trucks next year. I just looked through the pics on the website and they look great. Can't wait to see the videos
Rob

crzycowboy
10-17-2008, 07:35 AM
How many trucks showed up ?? I went to the race in the spring, there were I think 8 trucks there. The MIR people were able to fit the diesels in between the junior dragsters and the rest of the cars. The NHDRA needs to find anther location for that race. There was a diesel race at Pittsburgh on Oct 4 and I'd say there were atlest 40 pick-up trucks racing + the 12-15 big rigs. Just my $.02. Thanks Steve B.

Not sure how many trucks were there total, we had 3 trucks break, so that thinned out the race day a bit. MIR is a great track, and by far the best one in Division 5 this year. Randy is hoping to join MIR next year when they do their big Diesel Nationals.

I'm with you Steve. We get far more diesel trucks than that on a Friday night at Cecil County Dragway. I know if you had an event there you could easily quadruple your numbers if not better.

Now that I'm paying attention here on CompD, I should know about the event sooner next year so I'll be sure to round up some locals.

This is a track that interested the NHRDA, we were told by several local's that this track was a hot spot. The thing I heard that caught my attention is they have a sled pulling field. I've heard Randy say several times he will join up with ANY pulling orginizations for a joint event. So if you know of any...please share that with the NHRDA.

I think if we do a better job advertising it by putting out flyers locally and possible some radio advertisement we would get more trucks, also get MIR to make it part of their yearly flyer we would get allot more trucks. MIR is one of the best tracks on the east coast. Allthough I am a little biased since I live so close.:hehe: Randy, when you are ready to work on next year let me know and we will see what we can do locally as I said before I am more than willing to help.

Rob you hit this right on the head. It takes a couple years of local people to help spread the word and pass out flyers. Radio stations are great, I know I hooked the NHRDA up with a local one here, and we had over 40 some trucks show up...even when they knew rain was in the forecast. I believe that next years event will be bigger and better than this years.

rocracing
10-17-2008, 10:18 AM
Everyone has good points and we are listening to them all. We definetly want to expand the Northeast and find area's and tracks that will support the diesel community. Josh is correct about the ohio event he helped get out posters to local shops and also directed us towards the radio stations we should advertise with and we had a great turnout even with bad weather looming over us.

And as more people join the NHRDA family that will also help us find out where to advertise and how to make Division 5 grow in a good positive manner. We are finishing up the 2008 season and we already have our sights on 2009. We will be going to the Sema show and PRI show to retain our current sponsor and also bring new sponsors into the NHRDA family. We also have starting contacting current racetracks and also new ones that we want to add to our 2009 schedule. This sport is still in its early stages so all the help and advice we can get from our members is very appreciated.

Once again thanks for all the input we are listening and moving forward into the 2009 season.

720Deere
10-17-2008, 10:32 AM
There is plenty of diesel pickup support in the states of MD, VA, PA, DE & NJ within reach of MIR. I attend several local diesel events a year and the turnout is usually very strong.

I think part of it may be a misunderstanding of what this style of racing really is. I have to commend Jeremiah for bringing out his Ford 6.0 and the guy with the 18 sec dually. I know personally I have avoided entering events like this because I know my truck isn't 12 or even 13 second material but that's not what it's about. I can run my truck extremely consistently pass after pass and I now know that I could compete at a NHRDA event.

I think it's more fun to watch a 12 sec truck to run down a 14 sec guy than it is to see a strong side by side race.

SKYNYRD
10-17-2008, 11:15 AM
720deere is right there is plenty of diesel support in the delmarva area look at the local pulls there is always a good crowd at the events. it would be awsome if we could get mason dixon for next year to have a combined event.

05_LLY
10-17-2008, 03:43 PM
How many trucks showed up ?? I went to the race in the spring, there were I think 8 trucks there. The MIR people were able to fit the diesels in between the junior dragsters and the rest of the cars. The NHDRA needs to find anther location for that race. There was a diesel race at Pittsburgh on Oct 4 and I'd say there were atlest 40 pick-up trucks racing + the 12-15 big rigs. Just my $.02. Thanks Steve B.


About the same Steve, PRP gets more on wed night test and tune!!! i hope it comes around next year but still IMO running events mixxed with the Gassers is for the birds!

crzycowboy
10-20-2008, 05:56 AM
About the same Steve, PRP gets more on wed night test and tune!!! i hope it comes around next year but still IMO running events mixxed with the Gassers is for the birds!

Hey Caleb, it was good to see ya again. You guys did a good job scrambling to get that pump changed out!

The reason for the piggy back event is this was the first year there. Not knowing anyone out in that area, the NHRDA did not have the means to advertise this event properly. Next year, it'll be different. Allot of the local guys stepped up and offered the NHRDA any help and support they could give. Last I spoke with Randy, he was going to talk to MIR, and try to get an event the same time they run their Diesel Nationals.

05_LLY
10-20-2008, 06:21 PM
Hey Caleb, it was good to see ya again. You guys did a good job scrambling to get that pump changed out!

The reason for the piggy back event is this was the first year there. Not knowing anyone out in that area, the NHRDA did not have the means to advertise this event properly. Next year, it'll be different. Allot of the local guys stepped up and offered the NHRDA any help and support they could give. Last I spoke with Randy, he was going to talk to MIR, and try to get an event the same time they run their Diesel Nationals.

Thnax Josh, Good seeing you again to! That would be cool running with the nationals, I really liked the track, i hope some of these east coast events can take off, it sucks having to travel west all the time. We hope to be back next year, hopefully ill bring both of ours next year to, my turbo spit a bearing earlier in the week thats why mine wasent there this year!!:ft:

rocracing
10-20-2008, 11:36 PM
This sport is still young and we know it will take some time to make this grow strong nation wide.

Next year we will invite the top 16 trucks from each division to go to a regional championship

Then in 2010 there will be divisionals , then regionals and then the top 16 from east and west will meet for the world finals