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Old 07-18-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Dissapointed...

65 thousand members....Thousands of modded camaros...Yet,I haven't read anything new about DRAG RACING in days.

I know there are new stories out there.Post up those numbers,brag about winning your first race,Tell us how you lost by inches to that #$%^%$#@
mustang.....ANYTHING....just tell it.Where are all the 1/8 and 1/4 mile guys at?
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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i been thinking the same thing were is all the camaro ppl at lol
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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might sound strange but it's hot as balls all across the country right now and with 99.99% of board members being daily drivers or fair weather once a year at the track peeps, I doubt any one is going on a regular enough basis right now to generate any stories. I am not going if the temp is above 75, I can tell you that, and it will be until probably november..... whats the point, I won't run at full potential and standing around in the heat for hours is not what I call a good time.

dragging my race car around through the summer sucks enough, thank god i broke my transmission at the last race. now I don't have to race until fall, lol.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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It is HOT in Texas and I haven't made it out to the track lately. I may try to get a couple of runs in before C5Fest, but after C5Fest, No runs until fall weather arrives....
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #5
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Well I've been going regularly but I don't really post most of my stories since mine aren't as fascinating as the SS's

On the upside, I did beat a challenger rt two weeks ago!

I'm also trapping 98 mph and want to break a hundred really bad so I deleted my rear cat and just got my ported intake manifold! This weekend I will see what happens. I also want to break into 13s as I'm currently running a 14.3 in this heat. If I can run a 13 in 104 degree weather then I'm sure I can run mid 13s when it get colder
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #6
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it's way too hot in Oklahoma/Texas right now for a weekend racer like me to make it out to the track a lot. Plus I have been wanting new rims/tires before I go again... the LS ones are crap for any kind of performance application. Trying to get my father to bring his SS out the next time I go as well.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:33 PM   #7
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All of my racing lately is mostly just testing different intakes at the dragstrip, no stories to tell, just gathering info, I haven't posted anything about the last couple trips as the results have been nothing to write home about...

Made it to the final round one night, lost the race on the tree, made it to the semi finals another night, and broke out by .026.

I'll be testing the 4th intake, which is "supposed" to be the best at the track, this Friday... We'll see how it fairs against the rest... I'm hoping it will surprise me and actualy do what they claim, but somehow, I doubt it will.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:56 PM   #8
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HRD did you guys race on just Saturday or Sunday too? I had a wedding on Saturday and predictably did not get up super early the next day.

I think you went around 13.doh in Atlanta, how did you run this past weekend? 3300 DA ay caramba.

Last time I was out I was helping on the TT 4th gen 7.40@195 WS6, ran a local MDRA 1/8th mile race at GLD. Won it, ugly win since the other guy wheelied mid track and we had electrical issues... car only went 5.3@136 hehe.

I won't be stock after this week, and plan to make a few passes Saturday morning at the MDRA race, heard it will be high of 85F so I'll have to correct for weather (to feel better)
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:29 PM   #9
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See..This is what I was talking 'bout...These post were like a breath of fresh air to me...lol...I know we will all run better times in the fall...heck. its been over 105 here for weeks...its still nice to read something about what everyones been doing.Now, lets keep it going...lol
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:42 PM   #10
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So you were running 13.4?
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #11
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:32 PM   #12
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Always hold a little to play the stripe with.

Youngest daughter had a 3 thou package winning the NHRA Bristol National event a few weeks ago in Super Gas....63 vette rodaster running 9.90 @ 168 on the stop.....car can go high 6's off the stop.

We also won Super Stock at the same event and are targeting a National win in Top Dragster so we can be the only driver in history to win 7 different classes of National Events.

Check out the July 6 issue of National Dragster, page 4 a 1/2 page picture of daughter, page 50 for Peter, page 56 for Emily, and both on the rear cover.

There....thats dragracing!!! We can contribute alot more but it rarely generates interest on this forum.






And a little money race from the month before....Peter won the $5k the bext day also.


Won the World at Pomona last year (in SG):






Current NHRA standings all time history of NHRA we have Peter #2 in Sportsman career National Titles (World)
#5 in Divisonal Titles (World)
#7 in National Event wins (National Championships)

1 of only 2 in NHRA history with 6 different class National Championships tied with Jeg Coughlin, Jr. and trying to bump Jeggie out this year with 7 if we can take Top Dragster in one of the upcomming events.

We used to race full time with no breaks and 5-7 drivers, but the shop owns me now so not near as much time on the road.

Got alot more but dont want to hog it all up.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #13
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WOW!!!!! SC2150 if my family was that sucessful in drag racing I would post so much it would test the server on camaro5...lol...Congrats man you are living the life.

PS...I'll read everything you guys print.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:58 PM   #14
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HRD...What are you going to do first as in modding? I'm on the fence now between a stall and changing the rear gear. I'm looking for a 3000-3200 stall or a set of 3:73 gears just don't know which one would help the most. I ran a 12.80 in Memphis Sat night @ 109.sixty ft was in the high 1.9's all night but i was on street tires. gonna take the dr's next trip.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #15
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I'm going to say this. Gen 5 Camaro's make lousy drag cars. Way too heavy. Takes too much money to make them even relatively fast.

Gawd, guys are spending big bucks on ZL1's and mods just to break into the 11's. I have a buddy who bought a Vega with a mild flat top 350 in it that runs high 10's. He bought the whole car for $1500 and has run it for 5 years trouble free. Won the track championship in his class. I put a $3800 383 in my Vega and run high nines.

Too heavy I say. I'm not even going to take my 45th to the strip. What for?
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I'm not even going to take my 45th to the strip. What for?
For fun?
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I'm going to say this. Gen 5 Camaro's make lousy drag cars. Way too heavy. Takes too much money to make them even relatively fast.

Gawd, guys are spending big bucks on ZL1's and mods just to break into the 11's. I have a buddy who bought a Vega with a mild flat top 350 in it that runs high 10's. He bought the whole car for $1500 and has run it for 5 years trouble free. Won the track championship in his class. I put a $3800 383 in my Vega and run high nines.

Too heavy I say. I'm not even going to take my 45th to the strip. What for?
But could he drive the Vega to work, day after day? Lot of these 5th Gen's are not dedicated track cars...
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For fun?
EXACTLY!!! I leave the track numbers on the Flex for few days... that way everyone asks the wife what the numbers are for.... I think she secretly likes telling them her husband drag races her Flex, so she can see the look of utter disbelief on their faces!! LOL
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65 thousand members....Thousands of modded camaros...Yet,I haven't read anything new about DRAG RACING in days.

I know there are new stories out there.Post up those numbers,brag about winning your first race,Tell us how you lost by inches to that #$%^%$#@
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I lost by .0300! Not sure how many inches but this is what it looks like!

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I've been going regularly to the strip to race against my wife's Mustang. Its hot and we are both new to racing, so the times aren't good yet. Seems like everybody pulls for the Camaro though when we line up.
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Quick, PM me and I guide you on the best results for the $$.

Have not gottem where we are w/out a steep learning curve.

Here are a few more pics:

The early years when the youngest was in high school:



starting to pay her way.....she beat multi time world champ Scotty Richardson for this one:








at age 15 in first dragster:


NMCA/LSX multi time world champ Edgar Perez racing for us:

the race rig:




IHRA World camp Kenny Underwood (he dropped this car off the back of the open trailer one time.....saw in the motorhome camera going down the interstate just as it happened. Car sllid into the ditch and jumped a drain grate and only bent one of the wheelie bars....he crankcked it back on before the cops arived and made it to the race and still won!:

My racing girls (no sons, all the men that race(d) for us were hired guns on the team):



the second ever Wally won in a all corvette class:
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Tracy this is awesome to see as this is what alot of us dream of is to experience a side of drag racing like no other. I used to race motorcycles and know that side of professional racing as I did it for years but now I am older I am venturing into cars and everything I do is 110% head first. I would love to sit and talk to you and just listen to some of the stories over the years as Im sure there are many. Keep all of the pics and the info coming as I like seeing it and reading.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #24
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Well was at the strip on sunday and ran my best time so far 13.220 and best 60' of 1.991 its hot here as well 95-100 and DA is about 71-7300. Still have fun going out even if its just for a test n tune. Racing picks back up here in sept. with another TnT in aug. Last time I was out did take out a charger with a .5 sec start on me but broke out of my time by .20.
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Car is heavy, but I have modest goals, 11.9 stock internals and 10.9 with a blower. Both will happen.
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