Re: To Drag Race or not to Drag Race
On any street-strip car, gear it for what you will tolerate at highway cruising. I raced a street class for years, the track was just over 50 miles from home. Iíd run 45-50 events a season, most of the guys that raced as often geared their car such a manner, even if they lived closer. The guys that race a lot tend to be pragmatic, they are all bracket racing, so they know all out speed isnít the most important thing. Itís nice, in theory to chase ET, but youíve got to live with the car. That should be number one on your list of priorities.
At one point I very nearly finished building a 67 Chevelle. I had an 11-1 427 and 430 gears, all I needed to purchase was a converter and I would have been finished, then I thought to myself, what the hell am I doing. Gas was going to kill me, towing wasnít an option since my side access was often blocked at 11:00pm in the evening. I wound up selling off the car and picking up a 70 Nova, which I will eventually run with a small block and a tall gear. Unfortunately, job changes have made the car less of a priority versus paying bills, itís there waiting.