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  • Newbies Introduce Yourself Here .. Welcome !

    Hey guys since we're all coming from everywhere... how bout we take two seconds and breifly intro ourselves...

    For example...

    I'm Keith Turk ( don't have to do your name... It's just me )
    From Enterprise Alabama... Been hanging around cars all my life... currently heavily into Land speed racing... Did the Helicopter thing for a long time as well... and currently I'm retired.

    My wife Tonya is also a racer and if you hang around here, or at the events these two yahoo's put on... you'll most likely meet us... Tonya will be the Person who actually knows what is going on...

    Many folks here will already be the freinds we drag from other places on the web... but I look forward to meeting the rest of you guys at one of these events....

    for my 50th birthday I Just quit smoking so any of you that would like to argue... Feel Free to give me a call... I'm totally up for it!!!


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    Kyle Loftis - Omaha, Ne
    I own, it's my way of getting a front row seat at any event I go to, I love it! I have been doing this as a hobby but quickly realized the only way I could get to bigger and better events was to turn a profit to fund my addiction, so here I am!

    I tagged along with "Parish" (Blue Turbo pickup) on Drag Week '05 along with Travisty on here and a lot of the participants begged me to make a DVD after seeing how much I had filmed (12 hours ) and I have now created DVD's of Drag Week 05/06/07 and Pump Gas Drags 06 ('07 coming soon). That's how I met David as well.

    I've also recently gotten into filming some of the larger organized street racing events which has opened my eyes to a whole new world, it's pretty facinating.

    There's not much around here to film anymore so I've been traveling a lot! I love the street car events, good quality street racing, and I have an addiction for turbo cars



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      Name: Chris Pease
      Loc: Ravenswood, WV

      Car: 2000 firehawk formula
      Best et 11.71 @ 119
      Currently waiting on a new motor

      Occupation: Material Manager for Fluor Constructors

      Hung out with Kyle and the gang while living in Omaha. Met several guys from Hot Rod while competing in DW06. Work keep me from competing in DW07 but was able to attend the final day.

      I try to make it to the T/A nats every year I'm close to Dayton, OH and was able to make it to the Woodward Dream Cruise for the first time this year.



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        I'm David Freiburger, who along with Chad Reynolds is the guy behind For the past 16 years I've worked in publishing and have been editor of Hot Rod, Car Craft, 4-Wheel & Off-Road, Hot Rod Deluxe, and Rod & Custom. I've been editorial director of all those, plus Popular Hot Rodding, Chevy High Performance, 5.0 Mustang, Muscle Car Review, Engine Masters, and Sport Truck.

        Before that I was a freelancer, and also worked in the auto aftermarket. I've never had a job that didn't involve cars. My dad introduced me to them when I was a kid and he was a tv commercial producer for Plymouth, Goodyear, and Pontiac.

        I have owned more than 100 cars and still have 36. Thanks to Keith Turk, I'm a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club. I wrote the rules for the first Fastest Street Car Shootout and founded Pump Gas Drags and Drag Week. I'm way into street drags, retro rods, 4x4s, and anything with a motor that's cool. I'm a Junkie.



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          Jeff McConnell : I went to my first US Nationals in 1978, I used to build Pro Street cars in the early 1980's, and Drag Cars, I was at the first 3 Car Crafts in the 80's, sat out the last 15 years, till I heard about Drag Week, so I built a car and went, 1st year was a flop (2006), 1st Pump gas Drags a flop(2006) 2nd year Drag Week I did all right SB/NA Winner(2007), with my 1980 Malibu SB/NA, I like tuning them better than driving.
          2007 SBN/A Drag Week Winner & First only SBN/A Car in the 9's Till 2012
          First to run in the .90s .80s and .70's in SBN/A
          2012 SSBN/A Drag Week Winner First in the 9.60's/ 9.67 @ 139 1.42 60'
          2013 SSBN/A Drag Week, Lets quit sand bagging, and let it rip!


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            Hi- Rick Fox here from Mi/Fl (depending on month) met David, Keith and the boys at dragweek 06 and 07.

            Looking forward to new happenings!


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              hello, i'm john. i'm from pueblo, colorado ;D
              HRPT 2004LH 2007LH 2008


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                Hello,My name is J.D. Neal From Kentucky,drifted over from moparts and have been around drag racing and wrenching on cars my whole life.I have a 72 dodge dart that is my daily driver and a 76 dodge truck.I am working on a 62 dodge dart that will be a bracket race car.I like all makes and models of cars but I am a diehard mopar guy,but don't hold that against me lol ;D


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                  Bill Fowler - Corona del Mar, Cali, my actual job is running Cisco's philanthropic and capacity building education programs in the US and Canada. My life long obsession is cars mostly Fords though I've owned & raced AMC's, a Dodge truck, three different 7 series BMW's and even an 82 Corvette. This and about 17 Mustangs at last count.

                  I have a 1.5 car garage which limits my inventory at any one time, ask anyone whose been in it, but that just adds to the challenge and the fun. I like the building and fabricating almost as much as the racing and driving and I've learned that I need to have new ideas and projects always cookin' even if just on paper or bench racing.

                  Thanks to the events put on or made complete by our hosts and friends here I've met some amazing people at various power tours, drag weeks, pump gas drags, anti-tours etc. I think the whole purpose in working on these machines is to get out and beat on 'em, deal with the consequences and come back and do it again. The plan is keep doing this kind of stuff until they won't let me anymore.

                  I'm betting this deal takes off big and we'll have be having a great time. Bill

                  Oh, and thank God this site has a spell checker.
                  Drag Week 2006 & 2012 - Winner Street Race Big Block Naturally Aspirated - R/U 2007 Broke DW '05 and Drag Weekend '15 Coincidence?


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                    My name's Dustin, I'm young (18), and here to learn. I've been a Chevy boy since my car seat was in the back of my Dad's '86 Monte SS and was handed the keys to the truck a year and a half ago. It's been a family project since I was three and I've loved it since I remember.
                    Dustin in Pennsylvania


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                      Tim from Missouri.

                      Average guy that's been into cars since I was little. I got it from my dad who was a state highway patrolman and was always finding junk in remote areas and bringing them home. He never kept anything though.


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                        Tonya Turk - Enterprise, AL

                        I came to play with the guys....I like the toys they have and they are really great about sharing!

                        Keith and I do land speed racing...Maxton, Texas Mile, El Mirage, and Bonneville. We have partnered with David Freiburger for the past four years on our 1980 Camaro and are having a blast setting records. We hang out at Pump Gas Drags and Drag Week and meet wonderful people. I have even taken a stroll down the drag strip at Cordova.

                        I sell a little real estate between road trips. I had a 25-year career in banking before meeting Keith and relocating from Virginia Beach to Enterprise.

                        We recently bought the beautiful '32 roadster (Roaster) that was one of David's Hot Rod projects. It is still a work in progress....I need help here....Keith keeps buying those dang two-wheeled things and is getting distracted from working on the beast that I want to tear down the road in.

                        It is awesome to see some of the great friends we have met on our travels making posts here. I am looking forward to seeing what David and Chad have in store for us with this site.



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                          Hello everyone, my name is Shawn Cahill but most of my friends call me Henry (nickname I came up with around 3 or 4 years ago) and I am a 27 year old (Feb/1980) male currently living in Overland Park, KS (about 13 mins from downtown Kansas City).

                          I am a UTI graduate class of 99, and worked in stealerships for most of my life (BMW,VW,Audi, to name a few), but got burnt out on dealerships and am now doing Customer Service for Everlast Boxing and enjoy it.

                          I have only owned maybe dozen or so cars (which is nothing compared to most car nuts). Currently I have a daily driver 1998 Nissan Altima (145k and still running like clockwork), a 1987 GMC S15 Sonoma longbed (190k on it and its still running like clockwork), and then is my pride and joy.... my very first car I bought with my own money at the age of 16 and have kept it ever since. Her name is Christine (named after the Stephen King movie/novel) and she is a 1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 2-door Coupe (rare 1977-79 large wrap-around back glass).

                          Christine started off with standard 170hp 350 V8 that I toyed with and was able to get mid 15's which wasn't bad for being 100K+ miles and being bone stock. Christine has had a 454 Big block truck motor and a 355 small block from a sandrail dragster since then. Just recently thanks to friends and family she has received a LS1 swap (to my knowledge is the Nations first/only LS1 powered 1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 2-door Coupe).

                          It was very dark and cloudy out and I still haven't had time to finish detailing the engine bay or put all the wires in Wirelooms. (I have since the pics have been taken and it looks better, just haven't had time to take new pics.)

                          P.S. Yes I know the Caprice is a big ugly heavy granny mobile looking turd....... but that's the way I like it, because it helps add to the " Sleeper " effect.


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                            I was born and raised a poor . . . well never mind that one,

                            Eric Niefert from Grand Rapids, MI. Wife, mortgage, two kids, a Chinchilla, and a 68 Camaro. One project car is all I can afford and I drive the daylights out of it every summer. Loved Drag Week and went in '05 and '06 enjoy every minute hanging with the guys and racing.

                            Built my first engine in my Mom's basement in about 1984 -- it was a Chevy 350. What I didn't think of at the time is how to get it out after it was all assembled. After we wrecked the stairs getting it out I promptly stuffed it in a 72 Buick (why I have no idea). But that's how I started -- I'd like to think my IQ has bumped up a point or two since then . . . .


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                              my name shaun callaway i am 24 married and live in ontario cali. i have worked with chad (when we were at spectre) currently looking for a job which sucks.

                              i have been racing cars since i was 15 basically as soon as i got that driving permit it was off to make some cash at the local night races. i have been fortunate enough to be apart of all of my family car projects since the age 8 or 9. my dads 65 elco was my favorite car of all time exspeciially since that is the first car i ever won a street race in along with some decent cash. i am a big mopar guy but i can respect any car that has been put together the right way.