What year did you make your First pass and where?

Old 05-11-2009, 03:53 PM
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HEY GUYS1,This is really stretching my memory.It was Oct. 1966,Atco dragway.I just put 500 miles on my 67 GTX convertable with a 440 and 4speed.The following week I bought a setr of headers and a pair of M&H slicks.The rest is history!FISHMANJOE
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:49 AM
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1989 @ Memphis Motorsports Park

I was in car club named the river city air coolers - we held a benefit race for St Judes childrens research hosiptal at MMP.

I ran what I thought was a very fast 69 bug, I believe the ET was in the 14 second range, ops: I practised at several test and tune sessions prior to the event and I killed them on the light all day, ended up winning 1st place in super street.

I still have the pay out envelope to this day but the money has long since been gone, but I've been hooked ever since.

A win build's confidence right?

Ran the regular bracket program the very next weekend and got my a$$ handed to me every round....lol

Sold the bug, bought a 63 falcon futra V8 and tried again with better results.

Great post.

Thx, dparker for bringing back some very fond memories.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:10 PM
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1970 at the old Alton Dragway in Alton Ilinois. Best ET was 12.73 112mph
in my 67 Gold Camaro 327 3 speed. The car I have today is an exact replica of that first car I bought and drag raced back then. Good times in the Good ol days
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cepx111
1989 @ Memphis Motorsports Park

I was in car club named the river city air coolers - we held a benefit race for St Judes childrens research hosiptal at MMP.

I ran what I thought was a very fast 69 bug, I believe the ET was in the 14 second range, ops: I practised at several test and tune sessions prior to the event and I killed them on the light all day, ended up winning 1st place in super street.

I still have the pay out envelope to this day but the money has long since been gone, but I've been hooked ever since.

A win build's confidence right?

Ran the regular bracket program the very next weekend and got my a$$ handed to me every round....lol

Sold the bug, bought a 63 falcon futra V8 and tried again with better results.

Great post.

Thx, dparker for bringing back some very fond memories.
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You are in luck....You can sell the Camaro and own this bad ass Falcon!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170328506610
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:09 PM
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Jackson Ms, 1959 Track was just north of Jackson. Rattler ,you remember that track don't you circle track and drag strip. after finish line it went to gravel . Later J.Smith 4621 racing
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
Originally Posted by cepx111
1989 @ Memphis Motorsports Park

I was in car club named the river city air coolers - we held a benefit race for St Judes childrens research hosiptal at MMP.

I ran what I thought was a very fast 69 bug, I believe the ET was in the 14 second range, ops: I practised at several test and tune sessions prior to the event and I killed them on the light all day, ended up winning 1st place in super street.

I still have the pay out envelope to this day but the money has long since been gone, but I've been hooked ever since.

A win build's confidence right?

Ran the regular bracket program the very next weekend and got my a$$ handed to me every round....lol

Sold the bug, bought a 63 falcon futra V8 and tried again with better results.

Great post.

Thx, dparker for bringing back some very fond memories.
Cp
You are in luck....You can sell the Camaro and own this bad ass Falcon!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170328506610

Nah, think I'll El~Paso on that one Tod.
What a undertaking, dude definelty needs to lay off the crack pipe.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:56 PM
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My first pass was in my 79 Nova with a 396 & a turbo 400. It was at Eldora Raceway in Fairmont WV. in 1985. The track was renamed to Fairmont dragway and closed in 1999. I drove the car in on a Saturday afternoon, bolted on a set of JC Penny Scat Track slicks (How many of you heard of those?) and ran a 7.55 in the 1/8th and like most of you I was hooked.

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Old 05-17-2009, 07:24 PM
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my first pass kinda sucked lol :? last year at hobbs tho in my dads altered
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:19 AM
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My first pas was at York US 30 in Penna. I had a 48 Ford Woody Wagon that ran 14.??
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