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  • NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/NHRA-F...e-in-2011.html

  • #2
    Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

    Way too much back-pedaling and whitewashing this weekend, don't you think?

    Here's my take on 4 wide drags:
    To Tom Compton and the NHRA staff - once again you followed what you thought was the money trail, but the sponsors will end up having the last word. Bet on it!

    To the racers - should have kept the steel in your spines instead of backing down! You'll be sorry you didn't!

    To O. Bruton Smith - nice try, but no cigar! It ain't drag racing, so stop your whining. Aren't you making enough money already?
    Act your age, not your shoe size. - Prince

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    • #3
      Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

      I will not watch 4 wide drag racing! Are you listening NHRA? . . . .probably not. >
      Just groovin' to my own tune.

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      • #4
        Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

        Ah hell, just build a 16 lane track and get it all over in 1 run!
        Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
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        • #5
          Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

          What I thought was a bit goofy were the runs where the fastest two cars advanced. If they want to stick with something that resembles normal drag racing, only the fastest ofthe four should advance. But then the event will be over in fewer rounds, so I guess they didn't want that. It will be interesting to see what the unspecified changes to the format are.

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          • #6
            Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

            They could have a double elimination losers bracket.
            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
            1969 Galaxie 500 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...69-galaxie-500
            1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
            1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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            • #7
              Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

              They had 4 rounds of racing for each class.
              Two winners from each round down to the finals.
              Act your age, not your shoe size. - Prince

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              • #8
                Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

                Originally posted by Gary 351C
                I will not watch 4 wide drag racing! Are you listening NHRA? . . . .probably not. >
                You know they are not listening. All but three of the drivers said no to 4 wide. They had a poll that they pushed during their shows and it came out 70% against 4 wide and 30% for it. So what do they do, they shove it down our throat anyway. Looks like NHRA will be going the way of nascar. They do not care what people want, they only care about the money. Now lets see if the drivers have any balls and boycott the race.
                1964 Chevelle
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                • #9
                  Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

                  Dan, the drivers' boycott ain't gonna happen.

                  Those guys are working under contract and if they refuse to go, their car owner will have 30 people who have no ride melting their cell phones down for a shot.

                  Car owners have contracts with their sponsors, they're bound to be there or they'll torque off the people funding their operation.

                  The reason Garlits was able to hold the successful (with respect to attendance...the actual races were frought with issues) challenges to Indy in the early 1970's is because racers got to make the decision where they raced because they PAID THEIR OWN WAY. No one to answer to but themselves (aside from a few notable exceptions).

                  That ship left the harbor decades ago.

                  Brian
                  That which you manifest is before you.

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                  • #10
                    Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

                    I know that they wont boycott. I would just like to see that happen. Tired of getting things forced on me when the majority don't want it.
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                    • #11
                      Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

                      Sorry I got kinda Kruschev there. :D

                      Once Bruton spent the 63 million to build the place, the die was cast, in my opinion anyway.

                      The real tale of the tape is going to be whether or not he puts the addition two lanes in at Vegas that he planned for all along. It seems that the agreement struck with PRO is that he won't be doing that, as this race is going to be the only 4-wide one on the tour...for now.
                      That which you manifest is before you.

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                      • #12
                        Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

                        I wouldn't get all bent up over it, it won't be around forever. and when it's gone you'll be able to tell your grand kids you seen it.
                        Originally posted by TC
                        also boost will make the cam act smaller

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                        • #13
                          Re: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to Continue in 2011

                          Well that just freed up a weekend for me.

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