The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Casey, Mar 8, 2008.
For you guys that are considering going ,you should .This is a great track in a cool location...
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can't seem to add photos...
What's this about Hutch as the new owner of Little River.
Unless something has changed recently, Linda Tomastik (Clifford's widow) owns the track again.
I may need to check my sources and the rumor mill again.
apparently Little River does have a new owner
Temple Academy Raceway has a new name, new owner and is gonna be a lot nicer place to race. Now owned by two time NHRA World Champion Robert "Hutch" Hutchison the famous old dragstrip was ground flat 2 weeks ago. A sealing coat was then applied and the track is getting better with every pass. A new p.a. system is in place, all the buildings have been painted and the grounds are undergoing much needed grooming
I hope he doesnt sign up as a member track with the NHRA or IHRA as that could shut the doors to alot of HAMB friendly cars.
I told you so.
Awesome news. Cant wait
I never claimed to be "in the loop"
I am in
tore it up ! fixed it ! made it to the round up
and I `m ready to race. I can`t wait !....
who all`s comin` and what are you bringing ?
You know I am trying my damndest to have my jalopy truck ready to break something out there at the track, ha.
Still trying to iron out the details w/ the wifey on getting a room @ the same hotel as you guys, Casey.
She's opening a new store this week, so it could end up running thru the month. There's no tellin'.
Eitherway, I'm there. Even if I have to grudge match my ugly daily on Friday, just for shits & grins.
See you all there.
hope ya found it ! I like beating cars with valve covers
and yea it is ET, racing so we can all race together.
know your car, cut a good light , shift the best you can !
and drive the hell out of it !
run what ya brung and have fun !
and every car has a chance to make it to the next round
and fender finishes
wait a minute I beat my fenders into flat sheet metal and made something useful out of them
I will start the trash talking, I challenge everybody
and I`m dedicating this years Flathead eliminator ?
if I win it ? To "flatdog" Rip my friend .
Heads up for all attending this event......
Rumor has it that the 1/4 mile lights have been taken out. 1/8 mile only now.(lame)
Also, the track has been resurfaced & although I have not personally seen it, the word on the street is that it is not safe to run on. I hear tell of large grooves in the new surface & at least 2 cars have been destroyed. I know of some folks who are refusing to run there now.
If ya'll are gonna run this thing. Be extra careful. This track is known for being "rough" but what I have heard scares the shit outta me.
Ya'll be safe.
Sounds like fun 'cept for that last part. Oh well, I don't think my car is strong enough to do any damage. If they did kill the 1/4 mile stuff, we'll just have to figure out how to convert 1/8 to 1/4 times.
I don't know you and I don't know the strip, but WTF? "haven't seen it"... "hear tell of..." Ooooh! STAY home and everything will be alright.
Casey, you guys need to comment on this shit.
I didn't say stay home. I said be extra careful this time out. My sources are good. They know the track & they have run VERY fast cars there for many years. They don't fuck around when it comes to racing & if they are concerned, I am concerned. These folks are the voice of experience. I pass "this shit" along to others so that they may have the heads up & take extra care. Not trying to rain on your parade. I'm trying to keep you informed.
D.W. please call hutch with any concerns he owns the track now great guy .and a drag racer
817-965-0535 cell . 254-982-9188 track
and he is a NHRA champ twice
he owened kenneldale
till the wife took it ? I`m sure he is looking out for the race car guy`s
and yes I heard it`s 1/8 mile now ? for insurance reasons .
I don`t care for that . but it was ok at the thaw.
Hey, DW. Not tryin' to make an enemy here, but your comments seemed a little "dumpy" on their show. I'm sure a lot of effort has gone into this event.
If your guys know something that can help, get them to post specifics to help out rather than scare everybody needlessly. I'll be there.
Man that sucks about the 1/8 mile thing .I wish they would left it the way it was , but oh well should be cool anyway ,just like the Thaw was .I plan to attend , but im not bringing the Falcon this time.I havent got the rearend swapped yet (im still looking for a chunk for the 9 inch) .
Let her rip.
After this week, I am ready to go!!!!!!
And these guys run there every weekend. I talked to the same folks yesterday and got the low down on this past weekend. I've never seen a car wreck there and for two to wreck since the change makes me nervous. Not that I get going fast enough in the 1/8th to wreck, but for folks that breath 110 oct fire out of there ass, like D dub, I'm nervous. Be careful out there yall.
I guess if the tracks bad we can still have a great time lots of great folks at this one. The racing is not what its all about! First round runner-up, last round winner, It's not the event, it is the people. Thats what makes it great!!!
Thats the spirit. Be safe, have fun, be extra carefull this time if yer gonna run.
Keep the shiney side up & as Littleman says.......Drag on!
Thank's, sorry you guys are not gonna make it.
talked with gram they were out there last weekend with the blown T his son was home from Iraq and said the track was great ? both sides.
and they have a new pa system.
I have seen people wreck and hit the rail there before .
that was driver and or car error.
Hutch has done a lot of work on the track. They had jet cars on the grand opening on April 19. If you used to go there years ago, not much has changed except no overhead walkway. Always a great place to go. More trees than most , if not all race tracks. It went through another owner last year, but the "deal" went sour. It should be good with Hutch. It is over 50years old.
We always called it "Little River" Thats what we called it when I raced there in the late 60's-early 70's. People were worrying if it would reopen this season... Old school Track...
IHRA Track. They run the Summit Racing Bracket series.
Ok just called hutch . they are going to let us run 1/4 mile
even though he`s worried about insurance and not enough shut down room?
I told him we are all trained professionals and have been doing this for years and that bar at the end of the track will stop ya
D.W. your going to need a parachute or a flathead ? to slow you down
and I talked with him about the track , he said they ground it to 330 ft and worked another 130 ft. so it`s a new track.
It`s only had two races on it and it`s getting better and needs more rubber on the track. last week end a car went 4.80 on it with no problems and they still want to iron it out some more.
he did say there was a vett that hit the rail .
I think all of our street driven hot rod`s will be fine there.
and I hope you show up D.W. this is the only way you and me can race and your gonna miss my victory doughnuts if your not there
Now thats nice! So Let's Race!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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