Why do some circle trackers race 80's muscle cars?

Old 08-21-2010, 08:57 PM
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hey seth what did the tpi come out of? gus corect me if im wrong bu gm used tpi (tune port) motors were saved for F-bodies and vettes
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dragonmaster093
hey seth what did the tpi come out of? gus corect me if im wrong bu gm used tpi (tune port) motors were saved for F-bodies and vettes
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It came out of a wrecked 1988 Formula Firebird and was put in my 81 chevy in 1990.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by zipper06
Seth you're missing the point, bracket racing is not about how fast you can go. If i remember correctly a couple weeks ago your logo said i don't know how too build them but i can drive the hell out of them. Bracket racing is how good does your hand,eye, and foot work together. Your truck can 10's and you can win money if you can drive consistently and the truck will run close to the same #'s, that's what it's all about and that's why i said you need some seat time before you can be a real racer.

Mopar, there's four tracks in No. Miss. that they call 1/8 mi. tracks but in fact are shorter. Them being Pick Wick, Fulton, Blue Mountain, and Byhalia about 600 ft.. There may be more but i don't know them, Jackson Miss.(Byram) is only 500 ft. and used to be a NHRA certified track. the reason they don't run a full 1/8 mi. is because there are some scary fast cars in the area and stopping is a problem, even with hanging out the laundry. Case in point a few weeks ago a promod car at Holly Springs full 1/8 went 3.91 @ 187 and dropping the laundry before he hit the first mph lite. Another guy in Tupelo Ms. holds the nat'l record at 3.63 @ 217 for the 1/8 mi.

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Originally Posted by burnskustomz
Originally Posted by zipper06
Seth you're missing the point, bracket racing is not about how fast you can go. If i remember correctly a couple weeks ago your logo said i don't know how too build them but i can drive the hell out of them. Bracket racing is how good does your hand,eye, and foot work together. Your truck can 10's and you can win money if you can drive consistently and the truck will run close to the same #'s, that's what it's all about and that's why i said you need some seat time before you can be a real racer.

Mopar, there's four tracks in No. Miss. that they call 1/8 mi. tracks but in fact are shorter. Them being Pick Wick, Fulton, Blue Mountain, and Byhalia about 600 ft.. There may be more but i don't know them, Jackson Miss.(Byram) is only 500 ft. and used to be a NHRA certified track. the reason they don't run a full 1/8 mi. is because there are some scary fast cars in the area and stopping is a problem, even with hanging out the laundry. Case in point a few weeks ago a promod car at Holly Springs full 1/8 went 3.91 @ 187 and dropping the laundry before he hit the first mph lite. Another guy in Tupelo Ms. holds the nat'l record at 3.63 @ 217 for the 1/8 mi.

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Blue Mountain Dragway 600ft track some pretty fast cars for around here W/O actually being tubbed out.
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Well Chit !!!...Guess we a little faster around here then what I thought....these 4.40's-4.70's our Local 10.5 cars been running would be 4 20's-4.40's on those 500 and 600 ft tracks....lol


I did the math One day and from the 330 ft mark forward..we traveling close to 194ft per second....On a true 660ft track 8)
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Blue Mountain Dragway 600ft track some pretty fast cars for around here W/O actually being tubbed out.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x5IMloKMY8[/quote]


Well Chit !!!...Guess we a little faster around here then what I thought....these 4.40's-4.70's our Local 10.5 cars been running would be 4 20's-4.40's on those 500 and 600 ft tracks....lol


I did the math One day and from the 330 ft mark forward..we traveling close to 194ft per second....On a true 660ft track 8)[/quote]

IDK if these tracks around here can keep up with that kind of power!! :lol: :lol: Most of them little tracks that I go to hardly have much track prep they might blow off the track and spray something on it but thats about it.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:23 PM
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I've seen a pair of alcohol funny cars run 4.30's at Fulton. There's about 200 ft of asphalt beyond the turn off and believe me they used every inch of it. 4.30's is definately scary fast at either one of the tracks i mentioned. One of the guys that was at Byhalia with us (Tommy Fowler) has been low 4.'s in his dragster at Byhalia and said he thought he would never get stopped, made the turn off about 40mph. I've seen him run 4.70's at Memphis in the same dragster.

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