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Huffing Nitrous

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by titsonritz, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. titsonritz

    titsonritz has left the building. Well-Known Member

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    over and out
     
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  2. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    I can't imagine how much fun that was. Hope you wore ear muffs...
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    It's much better when your in the car.;)
     
  4. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Nitro yes, nitrous no.
    No nitrous allowed in NHRA Top Fuel classes.

    Unless maybe you're talking about unlimited sportsman classes. There's lots of those in the NHRA/IHRA

    Glad you enjoyed it anyway!
     
  5. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    Jealousy always breeds criticism tits ;-)
    Force is my favorite driver. John "The Snake" Prudhomme was my old school favorite. Still smiling at the thought of the fun you had.
     
  6. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    That would be Don "the Snake" Prudhomme.
     
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  7. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    Absolutely correct. I'm getting old...
     
  8. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Wish I was there - think I still have my pit pass from the '77 Orange County winter nationals (RIP Orange County International Raceway). And you are correct - infineon will always be Sears Point.
     
  9. husker

    husker portland Active Member

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  10. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    I went to Seattle last year , WOW WHAT A RUSHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!! I was hoping to go this time around but things came up. It is worth the trip, an experience you won't forget. WoodBurn Dragstrip is a fun way to spend a day also............
     
  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    No worries.
     
  12. Smoke It

    Smoke It northwest New Member

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    nothing like Horse power at the toes of your feet be drag boats or four wheels it is like nothing else on earth
     
  13. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    When I was 10-ish, an elderly neighbor (with a Studebaker Hawk) gave my dad and me his Popular Mechanics and Pop Sci mags every month after he read them. I also got car and motorcycle magazines with all my paper route cash. I would've preferred Playboy, but I avidly read them all, cover to cover.

    One result was that I could identify every car on the road or racetrack, could tell you what was under the hood, top speed, estimated HP, braking distances, option packages, etc. I studied all the racers, hotrods, everything. So when I see John Force flirting with 4 seconds today, I'm stunned with how sophisticated and refined all motorsports have become (and a d*mn sight safer too).

    Pasted a link below to a 1965 Popular Mechanics article by my childhood hero Don Garlits explaining what it takes to win drag races, lots of 'em. Whether you were a race fan back then or not (maybe not even born yet), this is a totally cool read. I was impressed then, and now for other reasons, at Big Daddy's statement that it cost $60 every time he made a run. Imagine!

    Anyhow, I loved going back and reading this again. Thanks for starting this thread that got me looking for it.

    Starts on page 72.
    Popular Mechanics - Google Books
     
  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    And Tom 'The Mongoose' McEwin

    With some 'Big Daddy' Don Garlits around the pit somewhere

    They say smells bring back memories best,and whenever I smell tires burning <it takes me back to Puyallup Raceway(gone) or Seattle International Raceway (Pacific Raceway now)
    Sat in the stands ,right behind the start line,one time.My eyes were burning from the raw fuel barking out the straight pipes

    I must say I'm a little jealous
     
  15. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    I used to run my car there on wednesday nights when it was Sears Point. Great times!
     
  16. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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