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

Old 01-24-2010, 08:02 PM
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personaly id doesnt matter to me for the following reasons 1. seen both 1/8 and 1/4 and both very competitive 2. i can see the pros and cons of both. now personally i have not ran on a track ops: ops: :shock: :shock: but we used to have an area that cops would turn there eyes to it was a 1/4 marked out with start and finish lines and had the pinks style arm drop and it was heads up. most was for fun others unofficial test and tune and no matter what bunch of car guys hanging out shairing ideas and friendly racing (tho some money changed hands) and i ran my uncles 64 malibu with a 355 and a 78 camaro with stock 350 (with midwest weight reduction (rust)) and loved it but these just my memories and thoughts for what they are worth
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by BEAST477
I don't see what the big deal is. Some people don't have a choice. Those that do, run whatever you like. Simple as that.
DITTO ! I run ONE mile top speed and 100 mile open road race events cuz 1/8 - 1/4 spurts aren't ENOUGH !
It's all about what TRIPS YOUR TRIGGER.......NOT about who's a 'wussy' :roll:
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:58 AM
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I wouldn't care if it would be 330ft, 660ft, 1000ft, or 1320ft. as long as I am able to race somewhere. LOL!

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:10 PM
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I will race 1/8 or 1/4 doesn't matter as long as i can beat a BIGBLOCK with a tiny small block :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Old 01-25-2010, 01:53 PM
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I respect both. Been around 1/4 a lot more. Never tried 1/8th. It seems to me that I would want to set up the ultimate car for ONE or the OTHER... but I only have one. Seen a few airports being used for 1/8th on an occasional weekend... I wish there was more.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:15 PM
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I like the 1/8 because it lets you run a lower gear which generally means the car will launch harder if it hooks. The first 100' is the best part in my opinion. Never ran a 1/4 mile though,so I have nothing to compare to.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:35 PM
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I don't think it's for wussies at all. However having raced 1/4 mile my whole life I want that top end charge. Drag racing is short enough as it is! Why cut it in half?
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by gws64gto
Let's see if we get this right....So if a driver/ racer needs a 1/4 to get it done you need to go back to the drawing board...... thats about a ridicules statement. Last time I checked, I believe drag racing was founded on 1/4mi racing.

So let's shorten the 1/4 up to the 1/8 mi to make up for one's in ability to win / go fast by racing the 1/4mi. How about if one can't win/ go fast in the 1/8mi, maybe we should go to 330'...or maybe 60' or how about lets just go for reaction time.

I guess we better call NHRA and have them reset the stripe at 1/8 mi because all the 1/8 mi guys have the race won at half track......give me a break, If you can't run with the big dogs...... stay on the porch.
Talking about ridiculous statement(s) you both came off like A holes but I must say, if it were a contest> you won.


1/8 -1/4 who gives a shiit, it's a race track aint it? I can change the gear in my car and run the 1/4 all day long, dont matter to me so long as I get to race!!!!!

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:49 AM
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GUYS WITH 100,000 CARS RACE 1/8 MILE. WISH I COULD BE THAT BIG OF A WUSS.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by JDUNCA
GUYS WITH 100,000 CARS RACE 1/8 MILE. WISH I COULD BE THAT BIG OF A WUSS.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
That'd be 400,000 passes on the quarter per 1 mile at 1 pass each, or 800,000 passes per mile on the 1/8th mile, or..... I'm REEEEEEEELY confused !!!

ops: ops: :shock: :shock: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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