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Old 12-15-2017, 11:52 PM   #41
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Ken, good to hear from you Sir. Ya it was a bad deal, I had 3 neck surgerys prior to the wreck, cervical fusions. I was dumb and hard-headed and once again came out of retirement to race again. I missed it more than I ever thought possible. Took my old first hot rod and spent a winter on her, all round moly car and 1511hp blown on alcohol. 4.60 car but I had a e.t. genie restrictor plate and slowed it down to run both 5.00 and 5.80 indexes all over. My last season was definitely my best and most fun.
The drunk Bastard wrecked 5 of us that year all at different tracks which have banned him. I didn't know and had never heard of him, we found each other in the finals and by then it was like 1 o'clock a.m., guy pitted next to him said he had drank a 30 pack of bud wiser by himself and that he couldn't walk. I was the Last to get the plucking memo.
It broke my wrist and 4 ribs, concussion, and blew out another disk or 3. I went to Germany and had both cervical and lumbar artificial discs replaced, 4 more levels. I have no natural moving disk in my neck, their artificial or fussed. so my 4th and 5th surgery all in one this time. I'm good and defiantly staying out of the racers this time, surgery cost me 54k Cash out of pocket, no insurance coverage out of the country. My work on the chassis saved my life, it was wadded up but nothing came apart and no broke welds, sure glad I doubled all my seat belt tabs.

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Old Yesterday, 08:23 AM   #42
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Wow I can't believe someone didn't inform the track.


I ask to run singles whenever possible to take out that risk or me getting into someone else.

As for the 1/8 mile vs 1/4 debate I think it's the right move for PS and SS but hope prostock stays 1/4.
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Wow I can't believe someone didn't inform the track.


I ask to run singles whenever possible to take out that risk or me getting into someone else.

As for the 1/8 mile vs 1/4 debate I think it's the right move for PS and SS but hope prostock stays 1/4.
It was the Finals at a big money 5k to win race, of course everyone there knew. There wasn't a person on the property that didn't run down to my crash site, a local pastor pulled me out and prayed for me . Best memory of that night. My son was standing behind me on the starting line, so glad I didn't die that night, can't imagine that for my son. Every day is a Good day
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Keep it 1/4 mile and put a max weight in the classes. Encourage racers to stop making 3/4 and 1 ton trucks run 9ís and 8ís because of a ridiculously high minimum weight for the speeds they are achieving.

Going 1/8 mile doesnít fix what 6000lbs does in a crash. They will still be going insanely fast by the 1/8th. Going 1/8 mile wonít stop 6000lbs trucks from breaking regularly.

Diesel racing needs to focus on losing weight for multiple reasons.
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Keep it 1/4 mile and put a max weight in the classes. Encourage racers to stop making 3/4 and 1 ton trucks run 9ís and 8ís because of a ridiculously high minimum weight for the speeds they are achieving.

Going 1/8 mile doesnít fix what 6000lbs does in a crash. They will still be going insanely fast by the 1/8th. Going 1/8 mile wonít stop 6000lbs trucks from breaking regularly.

Diesel racing needs to focus on losing weight for multiple reasons.
If that happens, so goes the majority of the participants in many classes.

There really is no such thing as a 6k lb true DD street strip truck.
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NHRDA going 1/8 mile for Super and Pro Street

Name me one competitive/winning SS truck that gets daily driven.
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Name me one competitive/winning SS truck that gets daily driven.
Does the name Aron Nick ring a bell.....

Days far past yes, but point made.
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Does the name Aron Nick ring a bell.....

Days far past yes, but point made.
And his truck ran high 10's if I remember right?
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And his truck ran high 10's if I remember right?
At that time that was flying for a diesel! Lots changed since then of course, but it's safe to say most SS trucks can still fall in the daily category.
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I like the "get light" path. Remove the minimum weight restriction on the classes, and put a maximum weight limit. At the top classes, it's not about a huge truck going fast, but a diesel going fast. They could use other vehicles to go much faster, much safer. Anyone know the weight of Miliken's Nova? Wasn't Bodacious 3◊◊◊lbs? These guys already make huge power that they cannot use, they need to move to better chassis.
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At that time that was flying for a diesel! Lots changed since then of course, but it's safe to say most SS trucks can still fall in the daily category.


Have you. Been around a SS truck? It's a gutted 2000hp truck. There is very little if anything daily worthy about them
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Have you. Been around a SS truck? It's a gutted 2000hp truck. There is very little if anything daily worthy about them
There are plenty of 10 sec capable trucks daily driven that don't run at the track all for a lot of reasons....

2000hp 2 years ago was a joke remember!
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NHRDA going 1/8 mile for Super and Pro Street

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There are plenty of 10 sec capable trucks daily driven that don't run at the track all for a lot of reasons....

2000hp 2 years ago was a joke remember!


This class runs 8.50-8.80s j will agree 10 seconds is one thing but SS is another and people have been making that power for years. He'll even on singles.
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At that time that was flying for a diesel! Lots changed since then of course, but it's safe to say most SS trucks can still fall in the daily category.
You are kidding of course, this hasn't been true in several years. 10 sec trucks are a dime a dozen now, most run in the 11.90 and 10.90 index classes in NHRDA. The only way a 10 sec truck can win in SS is if it's the only truck entered or all the fast ones break. Which does happen on occasion. One of the main reasons NHRDA quit have friday nite test and tune is trucks were breaking.
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I think 1/8 mile is a good move. I have opinions about weights and indexes, but I believe that is for another thread.

Top Diesel should remain 1/4 mile, but I would not mind seeing it at 1/8 either.
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