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    2012 will be my first Drag Week. I’ve wanted to participate for
    years, and am finally in a position to be able to go. I’m already
    registered (#1757) and busy prepping my car for the DD class.
    I'm by no means new to the drag strip, but wanted some pointers about DW.
    What are some tips from the experienced guys?
    Will there be a list of host hotels?
    What things should I be sure to do or not do?
    Last edited by Dave_62; March 26, 2012, 12:52 PM.
    2015 Street Machine Eliminator Runner-up
    2016 Street Machine Eliminator Winner

  • #2
    lol

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    • #3
      You will have the time of your life and be ADDICTED. Talk to a veteran and find out what you need but more impotantly how to think. Its all about friends, and you just finishing. It will seem like one long day and everything works out.

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      • #4
        You will need to drive your car and work out all of the little bugs. They will bit you in the middle of BFE and you will wish you fixed it at home. Make sure there is no over heating issues, or VAPOR LOCKING problems (This was my excitement last year). Beleve me when I tell you you will drive you car in some extream conditions.
        Bring any thing that is special to your car (thats why my car is usually packed with spare parts)
        A few weeks before I leave on DW I uasally check over all of the wheel bearing, breaks, U joints, stearing and suspension parts,
        all of the fluids, cap, rotor, plug wires, plugs, change all of the filters,.
        Bring any tools that you might be spical to your car. you can usuall barrow regular tools for fellow DW's if you dont have them.
        Beware of Jake he likes Tiquila and he will hold you down and force feed it to you!

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        • #5
          I've heard he will try to force fees you more than tequila while holding you down..... Be prepared
          "Friends don't let friends run the daily driver class,"

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          • #6
            drive your car alot.. not just to the cruise night ,,drive it in the heat of the day in stop and go traffic...take a good friend that can help with repairs or adjustments...pulling to the line on the last day is the best feeling ...

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            • #7
              Make sure the Valve train is up to snuff, lifters springs, rockers. Make sure fuel filters are clean and bring spares. The Host Hotels are nice some of the others will be full of guys in the parking lots. Most of the time you will find a group on the road or before you will just fit into. Get as much sleep as you can when you can. Practice getting the car ready for the track and the road. Have any tools needed for that in a special grab bag.
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by bulletproof View Post
                drive your car alot.. not just to the cruise night ,,drive it in the heat of the day in stop and go traffic...
                ^^^^This and make sure you have plenty of dragstrip time.^^^^
                Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
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                1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
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                • #9
                  The selection of co-driver is also important. Be sure to tell them that paying for gas and hotels rooms is normal for the co-driver. Tell them that the event is lots of fun and to bring plenty of cash, especially ones, for all of the extra stops you'll be able to make along the way. Also bring a cooler and sandwiches for the veterns as it is tradition that new guys bring sandwiches for the veterns, and beer, and liquor.
                  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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                  • #10
                    you have ones for the stops.. you must be stopping a places with toothless strippers..

                    on a more serious note.. I drove my truck all I could bfore dragweek. especially hot 100 degree days.. sweat my ass off then, but was glad I did before dragweek..

                    wait, the codriver is supposed to buy gas too. crap, I got stiffed by my own father..
                    Dan, Co-Pilot Drag Week 06
                    Drag Week '11 just Me and my Dad in my 53 Chevy, which was his Dads old truck
                    Drag Week '12 plus one day...Me and Dad in my 53 again....
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                    • #11
                      Good one Bill!! PP and J and Buds. Now that I put as much fiberglass in the car to run ss-bb/na as I could to stay away from you now you jump to a differant ship. Now I can go back to all steel. Hope you happy! lol.
                      First place SSBBNA 2014 and 2015
                      Second place SSBBNA 2016
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                      • #12
                        Get some drive time on your ride to work out all the bugs "Cooling/ Overheating, Fuel system, Trans issues..."

                        Save up alot of money for fuel, the gas prices are going to hurt.

                        Plan on being behind the wheel for 4 to 8 hours between tracks, so bring a cooler for drinks and snacks.

                        And depending on your combo, any hard to get parts that are not at the local parts store.

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                        • #13
                          I have a 3 ring binder that I keep parts instructions, car wiring diagrams and a "Mustang list" of part numbers for pretty much everything I can think of. That way if I need something, I can just look up what I bought the last time and get it and get out.
                          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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                          • #14
                            If you have an issue, like a blown headgasket (looking at you james) be prepared for a group of people to start working on your car without asking. This is where the previously mentioned, beer, sammichs, strippers come in. Just don't let Jake tighten the carb.
                            Last edited by nesabo; March 26, 2012, 04:07 PM.
                            Neal

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BBR View Post
                              I have a 3 ring binder that I keep parts instructions, car wiring diagrams and a "Mustang list" of part numbers for pretty much everything I can think of. That way if I need something, I can just look up what I bought the last time and get it and get out.
                              If you have time mark your tubs or boxes with what is in them if they weren't jointly packed by you and your co-driver. If you decide to go the trailer route check all of that stuff too, and if possibel organize the traler in advance. you don't want to doing trailer wiring in parking lot of O'Rielly's Auto Parts at 9 PM the first night. Right Walt?

                              James, I think I have solved the sammich issue.
                              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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