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Old 02-05-2018, 03:20 PM   #11
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I will take the grass over the hot asphalt any day
You run S/ST. You're lucky they even let you through the gate!
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:13 PM   #12
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now the "Rest of the story"
I was helping parking (pouring rain again) and originally the whole asphalt parking was going to be T/D, T/S and major sponsored (Lucas, ect) cars and the Hemi shootout cars. I made a deal to give me the tree line to first come first serve as you know there is not 45 spots back there. This year it might be only TD=TS only for asphalt, I have no clue. Was glad to be able to give around 35 rigs places back there. MJ and a few others got lucky and parked over grandstands on those asphalt spots.
BTW I parked myself and parents down by scoreboards in the grass area.
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:28 PM   #13
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I have two question, is the Sportsnationals IHRA or NHRA, I believe from the schedule & the flyers that it is an NHRA event. Ok, if stock & super stock are the backbone of NHRA (like they tell us it is) then why are two IHRA originated classes getting the asphalt, inquiring minds want to know. I think if you took a poll first come first serve would be unanimous. MJ help me out here ..
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:07 PM   #14
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I have two question, is the Sportsnationals IHRA or NHRA, I believe from the schedule & the flyers that it is an NHRA event. Ok, if stock & super stock are the backbone of NHRA (like they tell us it is) then why are two IHRA originated classes getting the asphalt, inquiring minds want to know. I think if you took a poll first come first serve would be unanimous. MJ help me out here ..
Do people say that Stock and Super Stock are the backbone of NHRA?

I've heard many times that Sportsman racers are the backbone, but never heard it broken down further than that.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:10 PM   #15
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There were 200 less racers at the 2017 Sportnationals than in 2016.If that trend continues we will all get asphalt parking soon.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:37 PM   #16
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now the "Rest of the story"
I was helping parking (pouring rain again) and originally the whole asphalt parking was going to be T/D, T/S and major sponsored (Lucas, ect) cars and the Hemi shootout cars. I made a deal to give me the tree line to first come first serve as you know there is not 45 spots back there. This year it might be only TD=TS only for asphalt, I have no clue. Was glad to be able to give around 35 rigs places back there. MJ and a few others got lucky and parked over grandstands on those asphalt spots.
BTW I parked myself and parents down by scoreboards in the grass area.
Let me make one thing perfectly clear... I am a BIG Nitro Joe fan....Nitro Joe had his instructions from the D 3 DD to park stock and superstock on the GRASS...Nitro was ALLOWED to park a few non TD,non TS on the asphalt close to the grandstands...I have the utmost respect for TD and TS but......there is quite a bit of asphalt at Bowling Green and when a stock or SS or sst racer shows up TWO full days before the race starts....shouldn’t he get a lil piece of the asphalt ??
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:14 PM   #17
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Interesting note.....NHRA has set 100 car quotas for all sportsman classes....
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:23 PM   #18
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Let me make one thing perfectly clear... I am a BIG Nitro Joe fan....Nitro Joe had his instructions from the D 3 DD to park stock and superstock on the GRASS...Nitro was ALLOWED to park a few non TD,non TS on the asphalt close to the grandstands...I have the utmost respect for TD and TS but......there is quite a bit of asphalt at Bowling Green and when a stock or SS or sst racer shows up TWO full days before the race starts....shouldn’t he get a lil piece of the asphalt ??
I am a "pit snob" If I get to a track early and do not get to pit where I want I will get my money back and leave .
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:32 PM   #19
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I am a "pit snob" If I get to a track early and do not get to pit where I want I will get my money back and leave .
Cmon Don, D 3 has welcomed you with open arms....They gave you a wonderful,GRASSY pit spot at the points meet and told you in tech to replace your questionable ? hood....SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY at its finest.....LOL. LOL.......Hope to see you at the sports Don.....
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:51 PM   #20
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I am a "pit snob" If I get to a track early and do not get to pit where I want I will get my money back and leave .
Seriously Don?
I can't remember ever winning or losing a race because of my pit spot...
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