Category Archives: Discussions

Just Wondering by Roger Young – August 6th 2014

Just yesterday Edwards & Young Racing posted a video/slideshow of some of the photos Chris took out at the Northwest Nationals this past weekend. Chris has even uploaded some of the pictures to Facebook for local racers to have for … Continue reading

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No Time For The Past – Editorial

March 31, 2014: A few days back I was rummaging through boxes of old VHS tapes and came across the 1993 Winternationals coverage I had recorded so many years ago. I transferred the final rounds of the Pro coverage, which … Continue reading

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Keep Your Muscle Car Going Strong for Years to Come

From the slow, deep rumble of the performance-bred motor to its menacing look and raw, straight-line performance, the muscle car experience is seldom beat by any other classic vehicle. Of course, you want to keep your muscle car going strong … Continue reading

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Pacific Raceways Drag Racer Feedback Improvement Plan

Recently posted by Pacific Raceways: Drag Racer Feedback Improvement Plan

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Header Tether Discussion

Originally published on Oct 21, 2013 – Updated Jan 24th 2014 Effective January 2014, NHRA will then require an approved secondary collector restraint for all headers that have removable collectors. Here is a snap-shot of the rule change: You can read … Continue reading

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Best of 2013: Best Drag Racing Photos on Mark J. Rebilas Blog

Submitted by Todd Ferguson, some outstanding photos for your viewing pleasure! Thanks Todd! Best of 2013: Best Drag Racing Photos on Mark J. Rebilas Blog

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How to Properly Store Your Classic Car for Winter

It’s time to let your classic car rest until next spring, and storing it correctly means less work getting it ready next season. Follow these suggestions, and it’ll be ready to drive to next year’s shows with just a little … Continue reading

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The Decline of Our Sport

CompetitionPlus recently ran an article that stated that viewers of ESPN-2′s NHRA coverage is on the decline again this past season. That comes as no surprise to us here on the West Coast that often see the scheduled broadcast delayed … Continue reading

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Plug for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways

August 3, 2013 A new national record was nearly set in T/F on Saturday in the cooler air (mid 70′s) and overcast skies. Simply ideal conditions for traction and horsepower. It will be hotter Sunday during eliminations. I was a bit surprised … Continue reading

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Sportsman Disconnect?

Here’s some very interesting reading courtesy of CompetitionPlus.com To say there is a disconnect, in my opinion, is a gross understatement. Light discusses how the NHRA pours a lot of money into the Sportsman ranks, but we never hear how much money … Continue reading

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Ron West & Paul Young Team Up For 2013

For 2013, Paul has teamed up with Ron West to run Ron’s ’68 Mustang targeted for Sportsman bracket.   The Mustang features a stout 351W engine running 2×4 Edelbrock carburetors: The car is using a 8″ Ford rear with reportedly … Continue reading

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Proposal to Pacific Raceways for future stick-shift bracket

March 5, 2013 John Ramsey, Ed Garfield:   With the implementation of the automated shifters in Pro Bracket this year and your 2013 schedule set, I offer as a consideration for your 2014 season a gear jamming type event or two … Continue reading

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Automated shifters allowed in Pro Bracket in Div. 6

According to the Division 6 2013 E.T. rules posted here, automated shifters are now allowed in Pro Bracket. Why? 1) To allow more dragsters in Pro Bracket?  As if their dominance in Super Pro wasn’t enough? 2) To make it … Continue reading

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1949 Mercury Dwarf Car Video

Nice video brought to our attention by Terry Kelly:

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How lazy are we becoming?

For those who want to become total couch potatoes, here’s the car for you! I have one question; how does the car pay the parking fee? Or is that another app? The car parks itself about as well as some … Continue reading

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Ilulissat Glacier Calving

Not about racing, but Pam and I have been to Alaska and witnessed small glacial calving events which only lasted a few seconds, but this is an incredible and somewhat frightening event I had to share with you! Here’s the … Continue reading

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NHRA National Dragster

Opinion: After receiving my copy yesterday of NHRA’s National Dragster, I see what Paul was talking about. We will only receive the publication on a bi-weekly basis. Of course membership fees will remain the same! They say they will have … Continue reading

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Fuel of the future?

Brought to my attention by my good friend, Dave Tela. An interesting discussion and it is reported our military is testing this fuel for possible future widespread use: Is algae the answer to greener transport? Water and E10: Trouble by … Continue reading

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Mod Squad by John Dianna – 1971

Years back I transcribed an article by John Dianna from the December 1971 issue of Hot Rod Magazine on popular Modified Production engines of that time period. Remember, this was before aftermarket blocks, cranks, 4-bolt main caps. Here’s that article. … Continue reading

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The Death of NHRA Sportsman Racing?

Back in 1981, a group of cars at the U.S. Nationals at Indy held a peaceful demonstration because it was the last NHRA event their beloved stick-shift category, Modified Eliminator, would exist as an individual NHRA category. There were nearly 100 MP … Continue reading

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