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  • 2014 Drag Week Scholarship

    As an alumni of Freiburger University (affectionately referred to as "F.U." or "Drag Week"), I would like to pay-it-forward a bit and offer a scholarship to DW '14 for an enrolled Freshman (a.k.a. Newbie). The scholarship application requires the following:
    1.) You have never been to Drag Week as a participant.
    2.) You write a short bit about yourself and your ride on this thread. Give at least your first name and a picture of your ride.
    3.) You manage to get registered in the 260-car field and then post your registration number.
    4.) Your spouse (or girl/boy friend), Mom and Dad all refuse to let you spend money on something as silly as Drag Week.

    I will put all the names that qualify in a hat (about a week after registration opens), then drink a beer or two and select a winner. The winner will receive reimbursement of the registration fee plus $250.00 for gas. I will also reveal to the winner several upperclassmen secrets on how survive DW on a budget (e.g. camp like two-time HotRod winner Tom Dziengel, get free margaritas from SB/NA winner Jake Stelter after he has had too many, don't eat because you feel sick from heat exhaustion...).

    Let the games begin!
    Kerby
    Last edited by ksuhre; February 14, 2014, 08:36 AM.

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    like!
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    "If it don't go, chrome it!" --Stroker McGurk

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    • #3
      Thats Awesome!!
      Neal

      Drag Week 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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      • #4
        Ive never gone. Cough,cough. Great thing to do Kerby.

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        • #5
          That is very cool!
          1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 with a 360
          1997 Jeep Cherokee off road toy/driver. lifted, lockers, stroked 4.0

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          • #6
            I'd have my son enter, but his old man is a total enabler .... and no. 4 would disqualify him
            Whiskey for my men ... and beer for their horses!

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            • #7
              Ummmm. My name is Bob Holmes, I am a road race fanatic and a one time orange cone for a student driver and have never been on DW...... what? don't believe me??

              Ok ok

              The truth is my name is Aaron, I live in the upper NW and have an affection for out of the ordinary projects that I like to post frequently about on BangShift.com. I have never been in DW.... what??!?! comeon!!



              Seriously, Kerby, this is a freakin awesome thing to do. Maybe you should make the winner wear a tshirt all week with a pic of your face on it just for kicks. Then you could say I wasn't there, but my face was.
              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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              • #8
                Nice!

                If I wasn't such a low-budget cheapskate, I'd offer a cash contingency to Ford-powered racers who run "Ford Drag Team" decals during the event and win their classes . . . .



                But then I need somebody to pay me a "contingency" . . . so that idea's out.

                I am glad that Kerby's doing such a cool thing to support DW, though.

                Happy Motoring! And best wishes to the scholarship applicants . . . .

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                • #9
                  That is just awesome!

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                  • #10
                    WOW, this is very kind of you! it seems i meet the criteria, so here it goes:

                    My name is Matt Walter, I'm an avid street car racing fan and racer. I'm 29 years old and a recent college graduate from a small community college in middle Georgia. My wife and I moved to Maryland back in June 2013 where I was able to get a job as a Technical Service Specialist at an agricultural equipment manufacturing company. My wife is a huge supporter of what I do but we are well aware of the fact that the cost to even get to and from the starting point is pretty far out of reach. Most of our extra money is going towards paying back my large amount of student loans. Drag week has been a bucket list item of mine for a while and is why I put an OD manual trans in the car. I have spent the last few days since the announcement of the tracks devising plans to come up with the money to go. I do have the money set aside already for the registration and have my eyes peeled to the appropriate websites. To keep travel costs down, I intend to bring a tent and sleep at the tracks (so long as the weather isn't terrible, and the tracks allow it.)

                    My car is a third gen camaro sport coupe street car that's fitted with a budget oriented 370" ls series engine, with a carb and a t56. The combo is still fairly new and my experience behind the wheel of a fast stick shifted car is still pretty limited, but I've managed to go [email protected] at near 3500lbs. The car is N/A and fits both of the SB/NA stock suspension class rules. a few small updates that are happening over the winter (mostly in the weight reduction department) should have it closer to the mid/bottom 10 second range. You may remember the car from this Bangshift blog entry:
                    http://bangshift.com/blog/gear-bangi...en-camaro.html

                    Here is the car:


                    Thank you for doing this and any consideration of my application!
                    http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps24d553b8.jpg
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                    • #11
                      That's a pretty good application, Mr. Walter!

                      Happy Motoring!

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                      • #12
                        Sweet, I have always wanted to go. My twin NEVER stops talking about Drag Week.
                        Drag Week 2012 (wet paint and no transmission but finished) Drag Week 2013 Daily Driver finished in middle of pack (again) Drag Week 2014 #56 of 126 Daily Drivers. (getting closer to the 32)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 38P View Post
                          That's a pretty good application, Mr. Walter!

                          Happy Motoring!
                          X2

                          Anybody that works with ag equipment has to be deserving.
                          Drag Week 2012 (wet paint and no transmission but finished) Drag Week 2013 Daily Driver finished in middle of pack (again) Drag Week 2014 #56 of 126 Daily Drivers. (getting closer to the 32)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by greenXpress View Post
                            Anybody that works with ag equipment has to be deserving.
                            Even New Holland?

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                            • #15
                              Pretty cool idea.!!!!!!!
                              Dragweek 2012 DNF in Dallas
                              Dragweek 2013 Finished 3rd place modified N/A 10.53 @ 126
                              Dragweek 2015 Finished tough trip 10.39 @ 131
                              Fastest AMC 2013/ 2015

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