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Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2019 is ( kind of ) underway.
« Reply #60 on: September 13, 2019, 12:49:14 PM »
Jackie Steinke has the quickest average close to the 10 second cut off in Street Machine Eliminator going into today. Her husband is a many time Drag Week competitor whose car is nicknamed “Honk if Parts Fall Off”, hence her license plate “Mrs Honk”.

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« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2019, 01:41:04 PM »
I don't know if anyone is even paying attention, but the battle in Gasser A/Gas has really been a good one. Finnegan is in a narrow lead, but ONLY because 2nd place contestant, Jarrad Scott, gave him spare parts to fix the G-Force tranny in his car AND helped him fix it. That is true sportsmanship! Both guys run a Hemi/GF 5spd combo. Finnegan lost 1st gear yesterday, then tried a 2nd gear run, which didn't pan out. That effectively put him out of the running, because there was no way he was going to make a pass good enough to maintain his position over 2nd place Jarrad....until Jarrad stepped up, helped him out, and BARELY got him to the line before lanes closed, where Finn made a pass just good enough to keep him in 1st place.

Jarrad was behind me in the tech line in 2017, with his then newly completed Falcon Ranchero gasser. Being a Falcon lover, and having owned several of them over the years, I talked with him quite a bit that day and throughout the week. He ended up winning his class, and well deserved it. Jarrad is a really nice guy, and this goes to show just how nice a guy he truly is. I can't think of a better DW story than this, and it goes to show just how cool some of these guys are.

In my opinion, this is the class/race to watch today. Finnegan has a narrow .163 lead, and if Jarrad has a good run, he could close that gap quickly. I think both of them deserve awards this year!

Sounds like Jarrad would be a good candidate for the Spirit of Drag Week award...
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- 1964 Ford Galaxie, Drag Week 2009 Winner Modified NA (9.50s @ 143), 585" SOHC
- 1969 Shelby Clone, Drag Week 2015 Winner Modified NA (Average 8.98 @ 149), 585" SOHC

   

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Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2019 is ( kind of ) underway.
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2019, 02:56:10 PM »
Sounds like Jarrad would be a good candidate for the Spirit of Drag Week award...

I agree 100%.

Scott just ran a 9.11 @ 148. That should seal his win!! Way to go Scott...BP powered FE for the win!!
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« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2019, 04:25:05 PM »
I'm hoping he pulls it back through and dials the car up!

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« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2019, 06:50:00 PM »
In the 15th running of Hot Rod Drag Week, Tom Bailey makes history being the first legit street car to run 5.998 @ 250 after completing Drag Week. He won the Unlimited class today, then on the final pass of regular competition today he pulled off the 5.998.



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« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2019, 06:54:25 PM »
Wow
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« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2019, 12:32:39 AM »
It was a perfect run...like a rocket on rails. Pretty awesome to see.

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« Reply #67 on: September 14, 2019, 09:08:08 AM »
Double wow! Not entirely surprised by the 5 second e.t. but......250 mph? Didn't think that was even possible w/o big wings, nitro or a blower (or both).

Made me think of "240 Gordie Bonin", a nitro funny car driver of yore, may he now R.I.P., when F/C e.t's were IIRC in the 6.40-6.60 range and yes, the 240 mph moniker was given to him by the press after hitting 240.

http://www.speedzonemagazine.com/zones/nhrazone/13/bonin/gordie_bonin.htm
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Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2019 is ( kind of ) underway.
« Reply #68 on: September 14, 2019, 12:13:05 PM »
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« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2019, 12:25:17 PM »
That was a pretty great way to cap off Dragweek.
That Ranchero was run by Dennis Taylor (Alex's dad) in gray primer and a Chevy engine in Drag Week three years ago, so it was painted and the Hemi stuck in by the new owner.
 Notice it doesn't have rollbar tubes through the back window like most do. Dennis told me it's legal the way he did it and i'd love to see close up interior pics to see how. I saw the car in person then but never looked to see where the back braces go.

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Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2019 is ( kind of ) underway.
« Reply #70 on: September 14, 2019, 12:36:02 PM »
... Notice it doesn't have rollbar tubes through the back window like most do. Dennis told me it's legal the way he did it and i'd love to see close up interior pics to see how. I saw the car in person then but never looked to see where the back braces go.

I noticed a couple trucks like that while watching the live feed and thought the same thing, although I wasn’t totally paying attention to the ET’s they were running. But I was curious as well.
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Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2019 is ( kind of ) underway.
« Reply #71 on: September 14, 2019, 03:45:57 PM »
Im curious about this too. I have tubes through a plastic window on my truck, not that crazy about it.

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« Reply #72 on: September 14, 2019, 08:51:14 PM »
I am just guessing they go back through the quarter panel and then bend inward to the frame. But they can't attach up near the top of the hoop.

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« Reply #73 on: September 15, 2019, 09:34:51 AM »
Thanks to all who watched Dragweek 2019 and followed the cougar. The Blair Patrick FE had a few changes. It’s now a 527, little bit more aggressive cam, 2 - 1050 Pro System Dominators.... I think that’s all the changes.
First day was a bad call by me. Because of the rain we were only allowed one run. So instead of foot braking it for a safe pass I transbraked it and tried to use my air shifter for consistent shifts. The car hooked initially but then lost traction and immediately shifted to second. So I pretty much made that pass in third gear.
Second day, Cecil, ran a 9.02 at 149, probably should have tried a second run to see if she would leave off the transbrake, but I didn’t.
Third day, Atco, ran 9.07 at 149.51, kind of muggy so I called that a good pass and hit the road.
Fourth Day, MIR, I was hoping for good DA but it wasn’t there, 9.20, don’t remember the mph.
Fifth day, VMR, 9.11 at 148.99, tried a second hit on transbrake but no go.

We went to Test and tune at VMR one week before DW and had two good hits off the transbrake and thought we had it figured out but I guess we didn’t. I good launch off the transbrake and the 8.99 is in reach.

I would love to find a little more air flow in the intake and/or heads, the small block chevys NA are getting too close for comfort. 3200lb BB have to get in the 8’s before SB.

Thanks to my dad for putting together a great total package that is reliable, runs cool, doesn’t use oil, never took the valve covers off, never changed oil, never checked the transmission fluid, we did change spark plugs. Car runs at 180 engine temp, 165 trans temp, and runs cooler in stop and go traffic. Now the passenger area is like a sauna and you sweat like a pig.

Thanks Blair Patrick for an engine that Brian Lohnes and David Freiburger love to talk about. One of the best compliments is from my Chevy buddies who tell me if they ran a Ford they would want an FE.

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Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2019 is ( kind of ) underway.
« Reply #74 on: September 15, 2019, 11:27:13 AM »
Thanks for the recap Scott, great job winning your class, 3 in a row is unreal! Congrats to all involved, way to represent.
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