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qtrmile2 07-10-2007 05:02 AM

Going NHRA Racing
This week end were going to the Lucas oil Divisional series races at Gateway. I'm gunna be running SS/T and my brother is running B/S. I gotta go against delay boxes and a Pro tree. Got my work cut out for me with my stick shift Camaro and no delay box but that's the way I like it.
Just wanted to let you guys know that may be in the area to come up and say HI. :wink:

bjuice 07-10-2007 06:22 AM

Good luck Vince and YES you do have your work cut out going against those boys and their boxes. take someone that knows their stuff with those boxes they are lethal...BUT on the other hand you take a person that knows how to jam those gears they can make it very interesting...Got a buddy that runs a straight axle 55 chevy gasser (original gasser body) it has a jericho 4 speed....he side steps it and you cannot even hear the engine drop 1 rpm as he gets thru the you can imagine hearing a 18 degree 434 small block with straight fender well headers side step shifting at 8500 rpm....its a sound thats un mistakable..

good luck..


spib 07-10-2007 07:02 AM

good luck vince, kick some delay box ass!!!!!! 8)

qtrmile2 07-10-2007 08:40 AM

Brian, that gaser sounds like a blast. I ran super pro for years before there were delay boxes or I should say before they were legal too. I never run electronics but I ran against them all the time. I always ran 4 speeds 5 speeds and lenco's. Alot of guys ran power glide with air shifters and dual delay boxes, cross over boxes. If you could'nt cut a .00x or a teen light you were done. I just never wanted to use a delay box. Probably cost me a ton of races but when I did win it made me feel like I did something special. Delay boxes make an average driver great and it makes you very very consistent with your lights. Without a box you'll have those .100 lights just when you think your on.
Thanks Spib I'm gunna do my best but these guys are good.

lookingaround 07-10-2007 02:56 PM

good luck vince

daddylynch 07-10-2007 03:11 PM

Well good luck !!!!! Becareful and above all have a great time !!!! I think you will put some people on the trailer for sure. :D

chevguy65 07-10-2007 03:19 PM


Good luck to you and your brother...go show em what your made of and how a class act takes home the trophy!!!!!!!!!


spib 07-15-2007 06:55 PM

so how did you all do vince?

lively 07-15-2007 07:13 PM


sds10racer 07-15-2007 09:06 PM

may be a delay :wink: in his answer

qtrmile2 07-16-2007 04:18 AM

Got home a little late last night. Man I'm beat. Must be my age. It was hot as hell. I did better than I thought I would. Went out in the 3rd round and won $100.00. Those guys are tough I had to work for it. I felt pretty good and thought I'd go to the final but I lost. There were 5 cars left when I went out. It should be in the National Dragster in the up coming issue. Took some timing out of the car and it was dialed in pretty close. I don't have a delay box or a throttle stop so it makes it a little harder to get it to run 10.90. First round it went 10.97 .046 light, 2nd round 10.94 .022 light and 3rd 10.91 .068 light. He had a .022 and ran 10.91. Got me on the tree.
My brother went out first round but the car ran good. He had some rocker arm issues. All in All we had a good time but we were glad to get home.
Thanks for asking guys. This week I'll get things ready for our next time out.

chevguy65 07-16-2007 04:39 AM


Sounds like you had a good experience and for a 1st major NHRA event did quite well!

Next time you'll knock em dead!

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