What year did you make your First pass and where?

Old 05-10-2009, 06:28 PM
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My first time was in 1989 at englishtown Raceway Park. Raced a 55 chevy truck 350 with 4 speed. Had the bug ever since. Times have changed!
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:32 PM
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1977 at Atco in a BBC Vega wagon.Came off the line and cracked the body in the floorpans.I loved that car.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:43 PM
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1980 Bristol dragway, Bristol Tenn, 1968 Dodge Charger. Big Block MOPAR of course :!: :!:



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Old 05-10-2009, 07:46 PM
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My first pass was at SIR in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada in 1984. I had a beautiful stock street legal 67'Camaro,full interior with factory bench seat,all steel but with a Fiberglass hood and short snorkel,bone stock L88 427(not original to car),open headers,turbo 400 with shift kit with 3000 stall(foot brake),stock 12 bolt posi with 5.13 gears and 11" wide slicks.
It ran 12.8's first time off the trailer but improved it to 12.6 by the end of the day. I raced it for a couple years.
The Camaro is long gone(like everyone says,"wish I had it back!")but I still have the engine which now supports a 6/71 and is in my 57' Chevy. You can see it in Show Off under Pro-Street 57 around Jan/09
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:05 AM
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1983, Houston International. Never made it to a final round. Many semi's, just couldn't finish the job. It's no longer there. Closed in 87. There is the front door of a Walmart where the starting line used to be and a school at the finish line now.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:46 AM
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1969 , HARMON RACEWAY , MONROE LA. ( NOW TWIN CITY) 1956 CHEVY , STOCK 265 CI , 3 SPEED , TRACK HAD NO GUARDRAILS. :roll:
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:40 AM
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1976 SMOKIN US-30 dragstrip GARY,IN.(Now DEFUNKT)
1963 OLDS Starfire 394 Rocket 4-brl.Car would Run 14.80's @115-118 mph,and that was BURNING the Hides most of the 1/4..........
Was there in 1985 the Day the Track was Shutdown,what a deal?We all Raced on Sunday.Came to the Track Weds.Ngt.We all sat and waited for the Gate to Open,it NEVER DID AGAIN!!!
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So Many 32 qnd 64 Funny Car Shows,all throughout the 70's and 80's.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:49 AM
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after 20 years of being a NHRA member and huge fan I ran down the track the first time in August of 2005 in a 68 Camaro I had just backhalved. 1/8TH mile it ran 8.05 at 89mph. I got bit after that, sold the car bought an 84 Camaro, square tube chassis car with a 468 big block on alcohol. It ran 6.58 @ 105mph the first time, my hands were shaking so bad from adreniline at the end of the run my wife had to unstrap my helmet for me!
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:56 AM
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Mine was just 4 years ago. After helping friends race since around 1980. The very first pass using the transbrake I have to admit I lifted at about 300'. The car was going faster than my brain.
Then I went 5.29 in the 1/8th on my second pass in a buddies dragster. The next week I was runner up in the same car. A little later I got my roadster and started racing somewhat regularly. Tulsa Raceway Park.

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Old 05-11-2009, 04:08 PM
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1974 old roswell dragway behind the police station. 68 rs camaro 4 speed 327 holley 4 bbrl, drove up and back, had a blast ! kept the dial in on my windshield for a week!!! boy that was a long time ago...........
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