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    Is 1/8 Mile Drag Racing For Wussys? I Need Opinions.........

    Is 1/8 Mile Drag Racing For Wussys?
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    not at all! In fact, it's much more intense than 1/4 mile IMO. I've only done it once, but figured out fast that you better have it together because you don't have time to play games at the stripe......

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    I do not think its for wussys, especially if it was all you had. I have made quite a few 1/8 mile shake down runs, But I think I would not mess with it personally if my local track was only an 1/8. I like the adrenaline rush to last a little longer. I prefer test and tune days because I suck at tweeking and just want to drive as fast as I can.
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    Wussys :shock: ,

    Now that is just too funny :roll: Since most of the 1/8 mile tracks are down here in the south. If you can't get it done in the 1/8 you can't get it done in a qtr. If you think 1/8 mile racing is for wussys, you need to take a vacation down south some time and see some of the Promod cars running down here, heck they run faster in the 1/8 than you do in the qtr. running around 200 MPH in the 3.80's. I'd hardly call them wussys.

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    1/8

    Guess What?
    Every 1/4 Mile Track,also has a 1/8 mile!
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    If we said yes , would you only run 1/4 ? :shock:

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    Up until this past year all of my racing (about 25 years) had been done on the 1/8. I had made only a couple 1/4 mile time runs. None of the local tracks ran any 1/4 mile bracket programs. Last year I ran most of the UMTR South races which are almost all 1/4 and I will say I like the 1/4 mile racing better. You do have a lot more time to race the stripe. Is 1/8 for wussys....I don't think so.
    We sold our jr dragster a few months ago and the guy that bought said his closest track runs 300'. When he started talking about catching cars on the "big end" I laughed. He said the 300' stuff was pretty intense.

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    I wouldn't say 1/8 mi racing is for wussy’s. There are alot of bad ass cars in this country that run the ADRL circuit. I understand why they race 1/8mi, it’s safer for the pro mod cars, a lot easier on parts and you have more of a selection of tracks to race at.

    From what I see, most of the cars/ class’ are so quick in the 1/8mi the race is just getting started, then it's over. It’s kind of like getting started having sex…..you get all excited and your feeling good and ….oooop’s I quit……no wonder the women get so mad…it’s over before they are done…lol.

    Just my preference …...Some of us have cars that can not run 200 mph in the 1/8 but they can in the 1/4. I like the 60’ adrenaline rush and the big speed at the other end so my preference would be 1/4mi.

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    bracket racing 1/8th is much harder IMO things are much tighter

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    Wussy's :?: :shock: All our track's here are 1/8th mile except Bristol Dragway, And we run 1/8th mile there also. If you need a 1/4 mile to get it done you better go back to drawing board :!: :!:



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