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  • #31
    Slowing down the street race classes could be accomplished by eliminating guys being able to use the radial pro or a slick. Guess you could also put a treadwear rating rule in there as well. Easy to police and nobody would have to go through great lengths changing their car for the rules. You could also go to a smaller tire, ie a 235. Adding stockish seats, a back seat or other items are not going to slow the class down, more power is just a couple pounds of boost away.

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    • #32
      read this idea somewhere else, so I won't take credit for it...but after watching the replay of Drag Week 2017, I can see some merit to it.

      Add the car's RT (Reaction Time) to the car's ET (Elapsed Time), and that's the time that goes into your average each day.

      Then we'd have a real race, sort of. And turbo guys would cry Foul.


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      • #33
        I'd be good with that, that rule would require little to no changes to existing cars.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Kfairmont View Post
          I thought I also heard something about hitting two 1/8 mile tracks in the same day? Could that even be possible?
          From what DF said in his interview on NHRA Today I dont think that will happen but anything is possible.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by 55chebby View Post
            yes the grove is short...not my fav. i race at Byron and i hear it from guys running way faster than i will ever be going there. i also hear its a ruff surface on the backhalf..i dont really feel it in my car.lol..maybe its just a few guys without good equipment ?.idk...being what has happened there this yr , i'm thinking they wont be a part of DW again..just my thoughts.
            What happened this year?

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            • #36
              A racer died in a crash at Byron earlier this year.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by squirrel View Post
                A racer died in a crash at Byron earlier this year.
                ​First of all I have been down that track many times at 160 mph there is nothing wrong with the track in fact that is one of the better tracks in the Midwest. That fatal crash had nothing to do with the track or conditions

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by bbnova View Post

                  ​First of all I have been down that track many times at 160 mph there is nothing wrong with the track in fact that is one of the better tracks in the Midwest. That fatal crash had nothing to do with the track or conditions
                  i agree with you!.i have been down that track at 125 plus..never bothered me at all..i wasnt implying that i think its bad...but again..i have heard grumblings to the contrary probaly not so much as being short but ruff...and when i say ruff only at the finish line and shut down erea.and i agree that the fatality had nothing to do with the track conditions again not implying that it did..if thats how what i said come across.thats not what my intentions were..so.i guess we will see if they are on board next go round..i really hope so..they do a great job with big events and i LOVE that track!
                  AGAIN not my intention to say it was bad..just pointing out what i have heard..MY opinion is its a great track and I love racing there! Peace Out!
                  Last edited by 55chebby; September 29, 2017, 06:49 PM.

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                  • #39
                    if they were looking to slow certain classes down, they could run those classes at 1/8 mile? i'm hoping they wouldnt do that. but that definitely would slow down the mph's

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                    • #40
                      Since a lot off these issues are really about the street race power adder classes going faster than 8.50 (making this an index class), why not just kick them up to super street (where they can have a funny car cage and go quicker than the 8.50) That would then leave the street race class with just 2 divisions Small block Naturally Aspirated and Big Block Naturally Aspirated. Just a thought

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                      • #41
                        such an easy fix

                        Phillip Thomas said elsewhere that they intend to have the new rules out at PRI (in December). So get your rule ideas emailed to [email protected] before then
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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by 55chebby View Post
                          if they were looking to slow certain classes down, they could run those classes at 1/8 mile? i'm hoping they wouldnt do that. but that definitely would slow down the mph's
                          The problem has been more of an ET issue than MPH... having some classes run just an 1/8 mile would make it very difficult to compare cars across classes.


                          I would hate to see them just get ride of the class as some have suggested...

                          After reading through here, I tend to think narrowing the tires makes the most sense... Easiest to verify. (then the question would become what size tire?)

                          Maybe adding some rules about the interior... I presume the intent would be to move the more modified cars up a class more so than require them to run more boost to reach the same times...

                          I would like to see a reduction on max displacement, but that is more difficult to police...

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                          • #43
                            Tire size is a tough one. Plenty of guys going way way fast on a 275 tire. Going smaller to a 255 or 235 probably won't slow them down a lot, but would definitely make them more sketchy.

                            I still think not allowing parachutes in the street race classes would make the biggest difference. How many cars do you normally see on a Friday or Sat night cruising around with a parachute? Zero.
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                            • #44

                              There used to be chutes on the street . . . .

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by BBR View Post
                                How many cars do you normally see on a Friday or Sat night cruising around with a parachute? Zero.
                                Note the present tense in that question. Haha

                                Well we all see 'pro fairground' cars with a parachute hanging off the back at our local car shows, but those cars are rolling on 20 year old MT Sportsmans and never get the throttle opened past idle.

                                Seriously doubt those cars ran 150mph in the quarter mile......
                                Last edited by BBR; October 5, 2017, 01:52 PM.
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