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post #31 of 53 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 19, 4:55 PM
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Nah, Ill stick with my Roadkill and Hot Rod Garage shows.
I would rather re-watch episodes of Roadkill, or Full Custom Garage, or Car Fix for no drama, plain old wrenching and car stuff.
To me the fake drama should have died out with American Chopper and Monster Garage. As for seeing racing, the few times I did watch it, every time there was some complaint/excuse, never just a damn, that is fast, you beat me.
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I like the No-Prep Track series that Chuck runs. This is the closest thing to "street racing" in a safe and controlled environment you can come to.

Most of the 32 car field has a tough time with the no prep track. If it rains, they just dry it off and you run. You literally have to tune for what's there.

They also use an instant green start. Non of that stupid counting down the tree and going on yellow. Just my opinion, but Imthink that is the way all NHRA heads up classes should be run.
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They also use an instant green start. Non of that stupid counting down the tree and going on yellow. Just my opinion, but Imthink that is the way all NHRA heads up classes should be run.
Jackie, I have the opposite view than yours on this and here's why: I prefer handicap-style racing by far because it gives everyone, fast or slow a fair chance at winning. Having raced in NHRA handicap-style Super Stock classes for over 15~20 years, I can tell you that the tree "countdown" you're referring to has a purpose not only in bracket racing but also in heads-up racing: It's there to give the guys who run turbos and superchargers time to build boost before launching. I personally, hate heads-up racing because it only favors the big guys who usually have deep pockets. The local, little guys have zero chance. When they have heads-up classes at my local track, I usually go to do time trials and tuning on my car but I load the car back on the trailer when the eliminations begin as I'm simply not interested. It doesn't matter how fast you're running, there'll always be someone faster than you out there… The winner will usually be the one who happens to be there on that particular day, the rest might as well stay home.

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i like jackie like the no prep racing, have not seen no drama on there like these other car shows
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Makes me long for the days of those bozos building bikes while screaming at each other throughout the whole episode, or Boyd Coddington throwing a hissy fit,...not. This too will pass...
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I like the No-Prep Track series that Chuck runs. This is the closest thing to "street racing" in a safe and controlled environment you can come to.

Most of the 32 car field has a tough time with the no prep track. If it rains, they just dry it off and you run. You literally have to tune for what's there.

They also use an instant green start. Non of that stupid counting down the tree and going on yellow. Just my opinion, but Imthink that is the way all NHRA heads up classes should be run.
“No prep” is actually prepped differently. A friend does track prep at several area tracks including NHRA divisional races and a local “grudge” series, for which he is paid very well. He said the tracks are scrapped and dragged for no prep races, they do everything but use chemicals the day if the race as they would do for bracket race. The events many tracks cut corners with are T&T’s and generic grudge nights.

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I wonder with the idea of getting the smaller, less well off guys involved. start a separate class with a tire limited to say a bfg radial t/a in a 275 60 15. no drag radials everyone is limited to a specific regular street tire, full on treads and everyone starts the day with a pair of brand new tires. jim
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I wonder with the idea of getting the smaller, less well off guys involved. start a separate class with a tire limited to say a bfg radial t/a in a 275 60 15. no drag radials everyone is limited to a specific regular street tire, full on treads and everyone starts the day with a pair of brand new tires. jim
I’ve raced Wednesday nights and weekend bracket races for years, I also help out the track when they are short handed. If someone wants to run their car, they will. All anyone needs to do is show up, pay your $25 and run. You don’t need a fast car, drag radials, slicks or even a helmet to make some passes. There are many more people that talk a big game than there are who actually willing to run their car. That’s never going to change, in fact it’s getting worse.

The big thing that keeps people from bringing their car from the track is they are afraid it’s not going to perform up to their expectations. Someone can make any claim they want, and often do, once they have a time slip in their hand those claims are either backed up, or come across as BS. For many, there is nothing but downside if they make a run.

Very few people on this site race, they like going to T&T’s and grudge night. Those aren’t races. The ones around here aren’t split up into classes and if someone beats you to the finish line, you can still make more runs. Those are the parts of the sport that is growing. A race is where two go down, one comes back.

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Thanks for all the replies so far....here is a video made by 1320 that you might find interesting.

True Life - I’m On STREET OUTLAWS! - YouTube
Interesting. I was wondering how old that was, Big Chief no tattoos, and his former wife in the background. It was 2016. Be kinda neat if 1320 did a 2019 version.

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Interesting. I was wondering how old that was, Big Chief no tattoos, and his former wife in the background. It was 2016. Be kinda neat if 1320 did a 2019 version.

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For sure Daren. I just happen to come across that on youtube. Amazing what a couple of years of fame will do to you....
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For sure Daren. I just happen to come across that on youtube. Amazing what a couple of years of fame will do to you....
In the last year or two, "Big Chief" has been acting like he is a "gangsta", with is mannerisms and probably stoned discourse.

Of course these guys are making money, how much is the only question.

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I like some of the racing, and some of the car prep, but I can't stand the manufactured drama.. That goes for most shows on TV... The "negotiations" are okay, usually...


I hate the editing style, jumping back and forth between different views during a race, often making a 5-6 second race look like 10+ seconds...


One of the things I hate about all these reality shows, is showing a scene, and cutting for a commercial (understandable though), and then after the commercial, its the same 10-15 second lead in hype...

Memphis? Nah, reminds me of that "Honey Boo Boo" crap... It's like WWE wrestling, can't believe anyone over the age of 11 falls for that crap...
Wow, did you just admit on a World Wide Web Site that you watched "Honey Boo Boo".

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Well...I have been wondering about this.....came across this tidbit on youtube……its about five years old though.


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Well...I have been wondering about this.....came across this tidbit on youtube……its about five years old though.

STREET OUTLAWS Unfairly Targeted !!! vs NEWS MEDIA pt 2 - YouTube

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That story was was a whole bunch of nothing.

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That story was was a whole bunch of nothing.

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Maybe so Steve, but when law enforcement is staking out your work site...sounds kind of scary to me...

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