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Old 08-24-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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From the age of 15 until about the age of 19 or 20, my family campaigned a number of different door slammers in classes ranging from the NHRA's Super Gas to the IHRA's ProMod. As a driver, I took my lumps and had my failures, but I hung in there and ...

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Old 08-24-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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Outstanding!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:35 AM   #3
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Well now, that was fun, however not as much fun as haveing to oppetunity to be the one driving, I suspect (having never)
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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Was that an oil fille cap that flew by the camera?

Actually watching this video temps me to call Keith Tardell and order one of his new chassis'
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:47 AM   #5
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Very nice! Congrats brother kerry AKA "The Worlds Fastest Mennonite!"
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:58 AM   #6
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That was awesome. Great video.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:59 AM   #7
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Preach it Ryan. I enjoy the video a LOT (Thanks KCMongo!) but am appalled at my driving and how flustered I get. The second pass I got confused as to what gear I was in and actually downshifted momentarily. Doh!!!! That and how timid I seem. I have way to much pedel travel to get to WOT. Rooman set me straight on how much I should have.

The cap you see flying off in the second run is the cap from the right Ansen water fill. :-( I walked the track after the race but it's not to be found. Anybody got a spare?


I was kinda fried and thinking that I was done for the day at two passes. Rooman was giving me a hard time and I thought, what better test than to have soemone with some experience make a pass. It was WAY cool to watch him drive the old girl. :-)


All of that said I am humbled but learning. Already have a line on some wider slots for some better slicks. :-)
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:08 AM   #8
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That was way cool! Ya did good Kerry! Thanks for the ride
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:15 AM   #9
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Really dig the Ingenuity in Action opening changed with the HAMB logo...cool
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:25 AM   #10
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AWESOME!!! That thing was killer and it was cool to see the POV version. Loved the opening credits.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:28 AM   #11
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One of my favorite pics of the weekend...



It just looks so right for the HAMB Drags
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:32 AM   #12
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Kerry how wide a slots do ya need?

I don't think I would be too concerned about your driving skills you just have a very large learning curve. An old fella I once knew told me once you should never brake in a curve. Keep the gas on and hold tight, she may drift a bit but I am sure that you will make it around the curve.

Awful proud to know ya friend, you done good.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:35 AM   #13
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That was really cool to watch, thanks for sharing it! I would love to have a chance at driving an FED. I had no idea what a handfull they could be
Kerry, you are living the life!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:43 AM   #14
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How cool was that! I enjoyed!
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:51 AM   #15
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That was awesome! I had to watch it again in full screen.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:53 AM   #16
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RULES are RULES

There must always be a driver in the seat when the engine is running--PERIOD!!!!!!

Other than that it was cool.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:11 AM   #17
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Way too cool Kerry there is nothing like a FED to make your heart rate go up. And that experience really feels good after you are 60. Even better after you are 66, even if it is in a slow Flathead FED. Great video to boot, looks like you are having a blast just remember to "Keep em between the whites"......Carl
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:13 AM   #18
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One very cool sidebar was the kid or kids helping out,think of their "what I did on my summer vacation" essay! Way to keep the next generation involved.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #19
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Shoot, some of the things I miss out on. Killer ride Kerry. So glad you got that monster scooting down the track. Your determination paid off in spades. Way to go!
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #20
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Damn, man, that thing is freaking awesome! Gotta start somewhere...........how did you ever get your balls to fit into the cockpit?
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