Bruton Smith's dog & pony show...just what I thought!

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Bruton Smith's dog & pony show...just what I thought!

Postby RH » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:55 pm

I guess NHRA has no real concept of drag racing heritage though they do give it lip service.
Do away with the 1/4 mile and now for 2010 4 lane pro qualifying AND eliminations with a wacky format.
It won't be long before we'll have a school bus jumping 50 bicycles instead of wheelstanders. :cry:

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Postby WCB » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:57 pm

I totally agree Ron.......(re: the 4 lane idiocy)..funny how Smith suddenly thinks Drag Racing's hot stuff ? ( on a positive note re: "that"...Our sport is "Big Time" and has been....He just discovered that..(a few years ago)

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Postby Jack Redd » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:22 pm

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Postby Andamo » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:44 pm

What ever happened to the NHRA motto " Dedicated To Safety " God forbid that all 4 cars would wreck at one time. Do they have the manpower and safety equipment to handle something like that ? You're putting a hell of a big safety burden on the safety workers. Another NHRA idiotic move !
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Postby WCB » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:49 pm

Adamo, It's a "Brutie" move I think..not nhra so much..I agree, re: serious Safey concerns...Staging ought to be a 3 ring circus ( it would be if I was running 4 wide) :D
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Postby Andamo » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:57 pm

Wally, that's true, it is a "Brutie" move and not the NHRA. But he's just providing the track for the NHRA to run their event on. That's probably the NHRA telling Brutie, "thanks for not attempting to buy us now" and you can do whatever you want.
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Postby Zappy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:48 pm

Seems I'm the minority here. I think it's great. I'm sure they will have safty crews for both tracks...they'ld be crazy NOT to.
This could lead to good things. Lets give it a try & see how well it works.

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Postby Barb » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:11 pm

I'm in total agreement with a safety issue. Think back a couple of years when Shoe had the horrific crash at Memphis Motorsports Park. Or Brandon at Englishtown. Or Cory Mac or Larry Dixon at Bristol's Thunder Valley. I guess I also need to include the devistation of the incident between John Force and Kenny Bernstein at the Texas Motorplex. How about Kenny Koretsky and Bruce Allen. All these incidents were running two cars at a time. What would it be like running 4 at a time and an unfortunate situation raise it's ugly head? There was a time and place for running 4 at a time but not in today's world with the horsepower they have.
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Postby RH » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:11 pm

Seems I'm the minority here. I think it's great. I'm sure they will have safty crews for both tracks...they'ld be crazy NOT to.
This could lead to good things. Lets give it a try & see how well it works.
Zapp,
I have a selfish issue here and I believe others might to.I !!!! like to watch the mechanics of a pass.Really not too concerned over the winner and the loser but I!!! like to see the tree job being done,how the car reacts,who drives thru the clutch,who pedals what etc.Thats a lot to take in in a brief 3+ seconds with only 2 cars going down the track....just insane to imagine doing it with 4. Plus...how the heck is the starter going to run his operation?,I like the staging duels and line games.To me drag racing has and always will be two drivers racing each other to the win light....If I want to see 4 cars it'll be a pair of side by side passes,not 4 cars running a pass.Why not run 8 at a time and after 2 passes we can have a final?......
If I want to see 4 cars running side by side I can give Bruton the money and see it at one of his NASCAR tracks.It's cool and accepted there.
Just my opinion and we all know the saying about those! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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