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Re: NHRA to cut Pro Stock field in half at nine races next season.

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Originally Posted by Steve R View Post
I was talking to a friend on Sunday that has worked races for NHRA for the last 30+ years, he said the exact same thing. Ford and Mopar have both stopped financially supporting Pro Stock and put most or all of their of their recourses into sportsman classes. With Mopar, it seems to be working, my local track has a race most Wednesday night's, late model Mopars easily outnumber Ford and GM cars 2 to 1.

Steve R
IMO, perhaps Pro Stock should go back to its roots, "Stock" derived, or at least closer to them... Make them use actual cars (actual dimensions), with limited body/aero/stance mods for safety and maybe a mildly scooped hood). And make all the rear wheel drive cars use rear wheel drive bodies (Camaro, Mustang, Challenger), and maybe go a step further, forced to use actual (body in white" production pieces... Think back to the "win on Sunday, sell on Monday", with the Pro Stock cars looking just like something you could buy off the showroom (minus the huge rear tires, wings, hood scoops and roll cage)... Really, they could basically use the current "COPO/Cobra Jet" cars as the basis... Use "production engine" architecture, no superchargers, and maybe adjust/handicap...

Basically sounds like some of the Sportsman stuff anyway...

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