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Event Coverage drag week 2019

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racer-x, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Baileys pass was the one of the last ones and jim ran at 5:02pm but not sure on what minute of the feed Screenshot_20190913-170217_YouTube.jpg
     
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  2. Final round of pics from my brother ... FB_IMG_1568430773946.jpg FB_IMG_1568430766130.jpg FB_IMG_1568430725345.jpg FB_IMG_1568430818825.jpg FB_IMG_1568430799623.jpg FB_IMG_1568430647149.jpg FB_IMG_1568430637330.jpg FB_IMG_1568430634630.jpg FB_IMG_1568430665568.jpg FB_IMG_1568430660482.jpg FB_IMG_1568430650517.jpg FB_IMG_1568430629726.jpg FB_IMG_1568430719211.jpg FB_IMG_1568430711478.jpg FB_IMG_1568430708672.jpg FB_IMG_1568430705616.jpg
     
  3. squirrel
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    The run against Mike was fun... would be neat to get a larger version of this picture

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  4. PM me your email address and I'll get my brother to email the original hi res version to you
     
  5. swifty
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    Hey @greasemonkey54 thank your brother for all the neat pics and thanks to you for posting them. They really added lots to this thread.
     
  6. Congrats to all the Drag Week gang. And a shout out for Tom for the first pass in the 5 second rang in Drag Week history. Yea our tracks in this part of the country make for some big ET.
     
  7. I seen a good number of tri five chevys competing. I never seen a single tri 5 Ford? Never noticed any car with a Y Block in the competition. Possibly because the Fix Or Repair Daily boat anchor Y block Powered vehicles couldn't race 5 days and drive to the next event? LOL. Yea its Mean! I just couldn't help myself.
     
  8. squirrel
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    Did you notice the blown big block Ford powered 55 Chevy in my class, that beat me? The other two cars that came in 1st and 2nd are Mopar powered.

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  9. Yes I noticed the ford powered 55 chevy. Ive never owned a Hemi. However I gotta admit they have the best design of the most common production engines. Cost wise its hard to beat a Chevrolet engine. except for the 348 & 409 they are poor design and expensive. The big block in your nova certainly gave t Finnigans Hemi a hard run. I think you had him beat in the 1/8 mile?
     
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  10. Jim, I saw your run with Mike in Blasphamy, and the run looked great. I remember the Roadkill episode where they picked up the 55 and took it up to get the new frame.
    I was almost certain that you would comment on the run. It must have a fun week.
    There were lots of pretty cars there, but the one that stuck out the most in terms of the finish, was the blue and cream 56 Chevy 2 dr hdtp. It also went like stink.
    Seeing the car make history by turning in a time in the high 5 second range, was also really exciting.
    I was glad to see that someone had a gear for Mike, so that he could finish off the week.
    I didn't watch every day, but on the days I watched, I saw you run a 10.08. Those other cars that placed ahead of you, must have turned in nearly perfect times every day. I did see one car run a 10.00, but I didn't know if he was in the same class you were running in.
    Bob
     
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  11. squirrel
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    Andy Starr from hilborn has the blue and white 56. He is the one who gave Mike the gear for Blasphemi. They both run a G Force transmission. Now Mike knows he needs to carry a spare gear. Also Jared with the Ranchero, which Mike just barely beat, loaned Mike some tools and stuff to fix the transmission. Everyone does what we can, to help our competitors. That's one thing that makes Drag Week so special for us racers.

    My class is not limited to 10.00. My car is, because I don't have 9 second safety gear in it.

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  12. squirrel
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    Mike's broke first gear IMG_20190912_134413835.jpeg

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  13. BadgeZ28
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    Any idea what percentage didn't finish the event?
     
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  14. squirrel
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    Not yet. Seems to me that the drop out rate was not real high. But I could be wrong. Final results might be out in the next few days.

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  15. I loved the way the guys advertised that they needed parts. They would write the notice on the car window, and Frieburger would announce it. It seemed to work great.
    Bob
     
  16. Hemi Joel
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    Tom Bailey's 5.998 pass was incredibly awesome! Also, I think Frieberger did a great job on the mic before, during and after the pass. When you do as much and see as much of the coolest car stuff on the planet as he does, it's easy to become jaded, where nothing really excites you any more. His genuine passion really showed through at that moment.

     
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  17. I think I read 35 had dropped heading into Thursday . Not sure in final count
     
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  18. squirrel
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    Thursday results showed maybe 45 out

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  19. ironrodder
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    Probably not a lot of 265 ci motors either... Hee Hee
     
  20. lippy
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    Wow Boys we have come a long way. Jeez.
     
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  21. lumpy 63
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    Hey Old Wolf, are you sure that was a Ford engine? It looked like an SBC with a front mount distributor...I believe you are talking about the Grabiak 55?
     
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  22. squirrel
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    Jay has a Jackson front mount on his sbc, but the black primer 55 has a blown Ford big block

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  23. squirrel
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    rolling homeward, only 1355 miles to go!
     
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  25. saltflats
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    Safe travels Jim.
     
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  26. squirrel
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    Driving through Ft Worth. Looked in the mirror, saw the fender flapping in the breeze. Used the broke off piece to clamp it in place. Another thing to fix. IMG_20190915_154348897.jpeg

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  27. Los_Control
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    You coming through 79512, DFW is 4 hours east ... you more then welcome to stop in and grab a couch.
    Just message if interested or have any issues.
     
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  28. Los_Control
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    ^^^^
     
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  29. Glad that happened on the way home, Jim, and not while you were making a pass!:eek:
     
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