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Old 03-19-2017, 10:10 PM   #11
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I came back in to drag racing 4 years ago at 70.and having a ball. Built a F/FIA stocker Mustang, it runs 7.70s ina 1/8. I race mostly in mod at our home track[ IHRA ] . Drag racer's are great people, old and young alike. They will help anyway they can, except when they line up with you .And that the way it should be.
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:13 AM   #12
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Not sure if this is the right place, forgive me, bear with me, and move it if needed.
I grew up around oval tracks, I had a NASCAR license and raced in the Saturday night, pro-truck division at Lake Erie PA Speedway. But this drag stuff is a bit different for me.
I'm a bit older (58) but still have that competitive fire, and I'm considering getting into dragging.
I want to be a bit different, so my plan is to use a Ford V-6 SHO, in something light, like a Ranger, (I'm a truck guy). I want to start out mostly stock, and build up over time.
My questions to start with are;
How much stuff can I remove to lighten the truck?
How do I know which class I'm actually in, or doesn't it matter? Is it strictly by time, or are there rules? I can't find a rule book.
Thompson OH Raceway park will probably be my main track.
I have found draggers to be very friendly, and the people on this site seem to be too. That's a big difference from ovals.
Age doesn't matter as much as having a good time. What I would suggest is get yourself aboard your street truck or car and try your hand at trophy and tune days to help you understand the " HOW TO RACE'' theme of drag racing, after a while you can then decide if you want to build a race truck. Race as much as you can.
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:54 AM   #13
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For my 60th birthday - well, that year last year LOL - bought a dragster. Went from a door car that I've had for 42 years to a pipe rack. Also went from 8.1x @ 80 MPH to 5.5x @ 123. Nice.
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