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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
Registered: Aug 99

posted 11-27-2002 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm scheduling my vacation time for next year and want to race at the NMRA race in Reynolds, GA April 5-6. I know you live in that area. Also hope to race at their Finals in Bowling Green, Ky in Sept.

Question about the race: I have been told that the bracket portion of their race is now set up on whatever the track runs on a weekly basis. IE, if the track's weekly bracket program is 1/8 mile then the bracket race during the NMRA race will also be 1/8 mile. They did this at Bowling Green this past Sept. All the heads up classes and Open Comp brackets were 1/4 mile, but the regular bracket race was 1/8 mile because the weekly program at BG was 1/8.

Reynolds runs their weekly program on the 1/8, don't they?

Also, is their any tech inspection for the bracket cars at Reynolds? In the south many tracks, even sanctioned tracks, don't do much tech at all for bracket cars. The reason I ask this: My new dragster is certified and will pass tech anywhere. But I won't. Technically to race it at an NHRA facility I'm supposed to have a Super Comp license. Pain in the rear to get one of those. I would have to travel to an NHRA track, get the car inspected, make several qualifying runs, etc. My home track is IHRA so it would be a pain to get the NHRA license. Besides, it will be a long time before I have enough seat time to want to make a 7 sec 175 mph 1/4 pass. I'll prob need a supply of Depends until I get used to 4.90's @ 135+ in the 1/8.

Last Sept at Bowling Green they teched all the heads up cars and started on the bracket cars, but the bracket cars only got a quick look. They only started with the bracket cars however. They had so many cars to do that they soon announced for the bracket racers to just bring their tech card to tech inspection and to leave their cars in the pits. They signed the cards and sent them on their way.

If any other M&M members in the South are interested in going we could have a mini get-together.

Thanks,
David Cole

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MAV
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From: Macon,Georgia, U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 11-27-2002 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its quarter Mile track But I dont know how the NMRA race will be done. http://www.silverdollarraceway.com/

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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 11-27-2002 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you get an IHRA license that is equivalent to NHRA super comp, I think it's direct transfer without any licensing passes. You send them a copy of your IHRA license, and a physical form, and they send you a license. I might be wrong, but I think that's how several guys from my old track did it. Regardless, it might be worth looking into.

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PONY2178
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From: Lizella Ga
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 11-29-2002 02:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONY2178   Click Here to Email PONY2178     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave_C:
I'm scheduling my vacation time for next year and want to race at the NMRA race in Reynolds, GA April 5-6. I know you live in that area. Also hope to race at their Finals in Bowling Green, Ky in Sept.

Question about the race: I have been told that the bracket portion of their race is now set up on whatever the track runs on a weekly basis. IE, if the track's weekly bracket program is 1/8 mile then the bracket race during the NMRA race will also be 1/8 mile. They did this at Bowling Green this past Sept. All the heads up classes and Open Comp brackets were 1/4 mile, but the regular bracket race was 1/8 mile because the weekly program at BG was 1/8.

Reynolds runs their weekly program on the 1/8, don't they?

Also, is their any tech inspection for the bracket cars at Reynolds? In the south many tracks, even sanctioned tracks, don't do much tech at all for bracket cars. The reason I ask this: My new dragster is certified and will pass tech anywhere. But I won't. Technically to race it at an NHRA facility I'm supposed to have a Super Comp license. Pain in the rear to get one of those. I would have to travel to an NHRA track, get the car inspected, make several qualifying runs, etc. My home track is IHRA so it would be a pain to get the NHRA license. Besides, it will be a long time before I have enough seat time to want to make a 7 sec 175 mph 1/4 pass. I'll prob need a supply of Depends until I get used to 4.90's @ 135+ in the 1/8.

Last Sept at Bowling Green they teched all the heads up cars and started on the bracket cars, but the bracket cars only got a quick look. They only started with the bracket cars however. They had so many cars to do that they soon announced for the bracket racers to just bring their tech card to tech inspection and to leave their cars in the pits. They signed the cards and sent them on their way.

If any other M&M members in the South are interested in going we could have a mini get-together.

Thanks,
David Cole


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PONY2178
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From: Lizella Ga
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 11-29-2002 02:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONY2178   Click Here to Email PONY2178     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave_C:
I'm scheduling my vacation time for next year and want to race at the NMRA race in Reynolds, GA April 5-6. I know you live in that area. Also hope to race at their Finals in Bowling Green, Ky in Sept.

Question about the race: I have been told that the bracket portion of their race is now set up on whatever the track runs on a weekly basis. IE, if the track's weekly bracket program is 1/8 mile then the bracket race during the NMRA race will also be 1/8 mile. They did this at Bowling Green this past Sept. All the heads up classes and Open Comp brackets were 1/4 mile, but the regular bracket race was 1/8 mile because the weekly program at BG was 1/8.

Reynolds runs their weekly program on the 1/8, don't they?

Also, is their any tech inspection for the bracket cars at Reynolds? In the south many tracks, even sanctioned tracks, don't do much tech at all for bracket cars. The reason I ask this: My new dragster is certified and will pass tech anywhere. But I won't. Technically to race it at an NHRA facility I'm supposed to have a Super Comp license. Pain in the rear to get one of those. I would have to travel to an NHRA track, get the car inspected, make several qualifying runs, etc. My home track is IHRA so it would be a pain to get the NHRA license. Besides, it will be a long time before I have enough seat time to want to make a 7 sec 175 mph 1/4 pass. I'll prob need a supply of Depends until I get used to 4.90's @ 135+ in the 1/8.

Last Sept at Bowling Green they teched all the heads up cars and started on the bracket cars, but the bracket cars only got a quick look. They only started with the bracket cars however. They had so many cars to do that they soon announced for the bracket racers to just bring their tech card to tech inspection and to leave their cars in the pits. They signed the cards and sent them on their way.

If any other M&M members in the South are interested in going we could have a mini get-together.

Thanks,
David Cole


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PONY2178
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From: Lizella Ga
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posted 11-29-2002 02:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONY2178   Click Here to Email PONY2178     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reynolds runs a 1/8 mile bracket race when the NMRA race is there. Their tech is not strict but I think the NMRA people use their own people at these races. I know the NMRA people teched my car at the Reynolds race this year. Reynolds went to the 1/8 mile bracket races this year with 1/4 mile test and tune races on Friday nights.

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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
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posted 11-29-2002 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. That's what I wanted to know. I'll plan on being there. I turned in my vacation requests and that weekend isone of them.

Pony2178. Welcome to M&M. You'll like it here.

Later,
David Cole

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Fordwiser
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From: Metamora, Illinois
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 11-29-2002 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was at Bowling Green, wish I would of heard the announcment about leaving the bracket cars in the pits and just bring the tech card up. Could of thought of alot better things to be doing for 3 to 4 hours.LOL!
Roger

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