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Event Coverage Drag Week 2018

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by WTF really, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. WTF really
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    The scenery down here is beautiful. These mountains might be a little harder to keep them rides cool though. And definitely harder on brakes coming down.
     
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  2. We have to cross the mountains twice. Once to Bristol and then back to hotlanta. I agree the scenery is great. I just hope it's cooled off a little in september.
     
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  3. squirrel
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    Just how big are these mountains? for comparison, I live at 4500 ft and drop to 3000 ft to race in Tucson, and about 1200 to race in Phoenix....
     
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  4. WTF really
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    You should be fine from what I remember they are under 6000 feet
     
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  5. Its not how high but how many. As you travel in that area the road goes up and down with a lot of turning. Its crazy. You can almost get worn out. It will be interesting to see what route we take on the smaller roads. It could get interesting. If there's car trouble don't knock on anyone's door after the sun goes down. Que the banjo music. Taking us on the dragons tail would be alot of fun. Look that road up. I really enjoy that area of our country. Great food; scenery and people. I can't wait to go back there.
     
  6. squirrel
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    I've driven up Devil's Highway US 191 (the old 666) in Arizona, in my 55.... look that one up
     
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  7. A complete brake inspection should be done prior to leaving home.
     
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  8. WTF really
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    What I saw today. Might be one of the roads. 20180505_095737.jpg 20180505_105140.jpg
     
  9. WTF really
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    Loading the trailer and a spectator buddy ready to get loaded. Lol Resized_2.jpg imagejpeg_0.jpg
     
  10. I won't leave until 3pm Thursday. Lots of work to do still. A year just isn't enough time to prepare.
     
  11. WTF really
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    My brother in Rockford is coming to tennessee Friday then I believe we are heading to Atlanta Saturday evening
     
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  12. Cool. Sunday is tech along with test and tune.
     
  13. hog mtn dave
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    I'm only 1/2 hour from Atlanta Dragway but Sunday is the only shot I have of getting to the track. Is there much testing going on then or do most just wait for Monday to get after it?
     
  14. After a car passes tech they can choose to make runs. Alot of cars do make passes. If you are that close stop out. There is alot to see.
     
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  15. hog mtn dave
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    I'll do it. Thanks.
     
  16. Cool stop by and say hi.
     
  17. BamaMav
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    I was going to try and make Atlanta, but my damn truck decided to blow the radiator, so it's in the shop and and I'm home with no income this week.:mad: No income + shop bill = stay close to home.
     
  18. WTF really
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    Now that's very unfortunate. Hope to see lots of people there.
     
  19. 20180907_184152.jpg Drag week dedication. Hemi Joel's car get a new rear end in the rain. They picked up a new 9 inch center on the way to the track. They are going from a 3:73 to a 4:56 ratio.
     
  20. hog mtn dave
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    Looks like a wet Atlanta Dragway. Never rained here today. I'll bring some good luck Hell za Pop'n t shirts for y'all Sunday.
     
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  21. 20180908_155526.jpg The hamb guys hanging out. We have a good bench racing session going on. We are checking out the new builds. Joel got his down to 10.15 at 135 mph.
     
  22. Tricky Steve and cheryl showed up last evening. They drove the model a truck in from stlouis. So our group of four is all here. I saw Joel passed inspection. Everyone else must still be in the tech line.
     
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  23. DDDenny
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    I imagine that canopy is some of the best (smart) money you ever spent Brian.
     
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  24. Pics of car numbers to follow along. Steve must be in tech still. 20180909_112410.jpg 20180909_113110.jpg 20180909_124628.jpg
     
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  25. The big awning just came in handy. The sky just let loose with some brief but heavy rain. Both cars and the trailer are dry. Too bad I can't take it with us.
     
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  26. Some ones week isn't going well. The engine is out. The parts are on the way. They plan on doing a all nighter to get it going. That's drag week. 20180909_174814.jpg 20180909_174833.jpg
     
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  27. mcmopar
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    That's a big start to the week for them. Good luck to all the HAMB guys.
    Tony
     
  28. egads
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    God luck to everybody!!
     
  29. glrbird
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    Anyone know if Jim got a full run in today?
     
  30. We all made it to the first check point. Hard rain most of the drive. 20180910_152332.jpg
     

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