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Dad Vishus

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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
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posted 04-04-2003 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NHRA's page is reporting that Ron Capps took part in a very successful test session in an IROC car.

Drag race drivers have traditionally been left out of this series I suppose cause everyone assumes they can't drive around corners. Well.... to that!

I contend that anyone who can manhandle a 6000 HP car down a quarter mile at over 300 MPH can drive about anything.

Put any of the NASCAR drivers in one and watch the fun. Not that they aren't good drivers, its just such a totally different set of circumstances. I think they'd be scared silly.

Capps impressive debut will hopefully get more NHRA drivers into this series which is great for the sport.

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posted 04-05-2003 12:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah DV,

I agree drag racers are real race car drivers, even if we don't have to turn.


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V8 Thumper

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posted 04-05-2003 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IIRC, John Force was real vocal (imagine that ) a few years back about IROC ignoring drag racers. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

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posted 04-05-2003 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be funny to see how many NASCAR guys would turn down the offer to drive John Forces Stang

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