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Event Coverage Welcome to the 2017 Meltdown Drags

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  1. Okiedoker
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    Nice looking altered... I can't see the wheels to make sure they meet the criteria, but there are typically about 15-20 altered stunning each year. Make sure to pre-register!


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  2. saltflats
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    Guess it was running pretty good for being choked down.
     
  3. pnevells
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  4. beebee78
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  5. 55belairx2
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    Isn't salt under your cars what rusts out your frames and floors back there?
     
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  7. 62Furious
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    Jeff , the magazine was FUNNY

    Salty , glad to see you hard at work. Your reaction time is looking good. I take it that next year you want to see if that motor will out run the Furious.
     
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  8. saltflats
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    Bob the question is will the Furious out run the BelAir.
     
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  9. 62Furious
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    Well I did it last year! we shall see what the new year brings
     
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  10. saltflats
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    Yeah I was a little anxious.
    Maybe I will do better next year.
    I think you have some cubic inches over me.
     
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  11. Okiedoker
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    Holy crap guys...we are 27 days away from Pre-registration and 220 days away from the 8th Annual Meltdown Drags...

    Can you believe this will be the 8th year? I remember the first year when there were 30 cars and we were sharing the track with the Pontiac club (yawn...) and racing snowmobiles....wow have times changed.

    Stay tuned for later this week we are going to have some announcements for 2017!
     
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  12. saltflats
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    Yeah no snowmobiles.
     
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  13. saltflats
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    Jeff my hat if off for you guys that put this together.
    Personally I cant think of a better way to spend a weekend in the middle of July.
     
  14. Okiedoker
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    Hey guys - here is an update about some changes for the 2017 event...let me know if you have any questions:

    We are a little over 7 months from the 8th annual Meltdown Drags. This event started with a dream and 30 cars, now has turned into the biggest and best vintage drag meet in the World. We have made amazing friends along the way and learned many things…these have led us to make the following announcement for 2017:

    Bigger isn’t always better:
    With that being said, we will have a strict race car count for 2017. This event is for racers by racers and if we continue to let the event grow we will eventually run into an issue with the number of passes each racer will be able to make. We will have a strict cut-off of 500 cars.

    Period Correct Matters:
    We are going to tighten up the following criteria to ensure that we remain period correct:

    Wheels:
    We are tightening up our criteria on wheels. For 2017 Rod Lite wheels are no longer allowed. While they may appear from a distance to look similar to slots of the 60’s they look too modern. If you currently run these wheels…you have 7+ months to change them. Also, moon discs will only be allowed as a one year exemption. You must purchase correct wheels to replace the moon discs. Back in the 60’s the widest wheel that was produced was 10 inches wide which would allow at most a 12 inch tire. Any wheels and tires wider than these requirements will not be allowed.

    Wheelie Bars:
    In 1966 wheelie bars did not stick out excessively behind door cars. Modern wheelie bars stand out and do not fit the intent of the Meltdown. Cars with wheelie bars that do not appear period correct will be asked to remove them or change them in order to participate.

    Non-Period correct numbering or decals:
    We recognize that people race at other events other than the Meltdown but non-period correct numbers or decals such as “pro” in your window that is part of your bracket racing must be removed.

    Pre-registration:
    With the car count limit and the revised criteria we will be making some changes to pre-registration. Pre-registration will open at 12:00 am on the morning of Monday, January 2nd as it has in the past and it will remain open until February 28th at 11:59 PM. Upon the conclusion of pre-registration we will reply to all racers in order of receipt with their registration number. Once we reach our car limit individuals will be put on our waiting list. Cars that are not yet complete will be put on a project list until complete. Individuals who fail to submit an adequate picture of their car or do not meet the criteria risk being placed on the waiting list until they can demonstrate that they meet the criteria.

    No New Race Car entries on Saturday:
    Please arrive at the track Thur or Fri. (The only exception would be a long haul that had travel issues). This is a 3 day event, and many passes can be made on Friday or Sunday. Saturday is always the busiest in the staging lanes. Please take advantage of these other days...so you can enjoy yourself and your time at the Meltdown.

    As our event has grown these tweaks are required to ensure we maintain the event in a period correct manner.

    If anyone has any specific questions or wants to know if there car meets the criteria, please send an e-mail to preregistration@meltdowndrags.com.

    Thank you for your support in making the Meltdown Drags what it is!
     
  15. saltflats
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    Sounds good to me but I don't go very fast or quick so I don't have no fancy stuff.
     
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  16. wrenchbender
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    I agree James I don't have fancy stuff either lol all my crap is old and slow you proved that cause if your car is slow mine is worse cause you outran me lol


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  17. saltflats
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    I remember a different story before though. We all have are day.
    I am working hard to have some tubing to roll with you soon.
     
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  18. Tickety Boo
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    409 FED ? :rolleyes: :cool:
     
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  19. saltflats
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    Now there's an idea Norb.
     
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  20. Deuced Up!
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    What is the fastest pass a door car has made at the Meltdowns?

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  21. wrenchbender
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    Not sure the exact time but I've seen some 8 sec passes you better hope you get a good tune if you are goin there lol


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  22. saltflats
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    Now Now... its all about being the coolest and there are some serious cool !!!
     
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  23. 55belairx2
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    Hey Jeff, just bought this Nova and wanted to make sure it's Meltdown friendly...
     
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  24. saltflats
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    How did that make you feel?
     
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  25. Okiedoker
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    Marc - sure...go ahead and try to pre-register it. I will put you in the same category as the guy last year with his '78 Malibu "gasser" that he was very upset wasn't allowed.
     
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  26. Okiedoker
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    Big Deuce-

    We don't care how fast anybody goes at the Meltdown...it is about fun match racing.

    If I was to venture a guess, it would be in the high 7's with some of the AA/Gas cars or the AFX cars. I think that Scott's mustang was looking to be in the low 8's based upon the first few feet...then it kind of fell apart :)
     
  27. Is that the new track dragger ??... you know - put it in park, slam a tow hook in the hood and drag it down the track with the tractor
     
  28. Skai High
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    I am shooting for the show and maybe race. Will there be any slow cars to match up against. I am guessing this thing will be a 14 second snoozer. Trying to get the original owner to meet me there to drive the car again after a 52 year hiatus.
     

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  29. Okiedoker
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    Oh man Skai High! That thing is sweet.

    Don't worry, with 500 cars we have tons of cars running in all different time ranges. The guys who run 15 seconds have just as much fun as everyone else. So, you bet you will have some awesome match races! We would love to see this car there!
     
  30. Gammz
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    For sure Skai High!!! Bring it!! My kid had the time of his life running stock class in our 64 ranchero. [​IMG]


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