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As usual, money dictates rule changes. Usually not for the benefit of the weekend racer. If they want safety, look at some of the sanctioned tracks. Shorten the distance, not lengthen the track. I have seat belts we pick up with engines that are 20 years old and are still good. Why not have a stress test to test belts at the track? I know, it would cost the sanctioning body not the racer. It started as a hobby; it’s now a business. I guess if you can afford a $300,000 tow rig & trailer, what the heck is another couple thousand?
Just read the '2a.m.' blast and all I can say after reading it is; Amen, brother. Amen. Keep up the good work.
Burkster, thanks for the shout-out on Patty in the new Blast; all us Dakin fans enjoyed it! (Although I'm sure you didn't like having to call the bomb-squad, CSI: O'Fallon or whatever when your mailbox BLEW UP over the apparent typo on 1976, last year of 32 T/F cars ON MONDAY.) But we knew what you meant, again, thanks for mentioning Pat. Enjoy the pix from 1976, and a Chicago Jon 'shout-out' to Pat’s sister who helped me get this autographed & shipped back from Dayton.
Keep up the good work!
‘Chicago’ Jon T. Hoffman
Thanks for the answer about night qualifying at NHRA events. Burks Blast Oct ?) I raced Top Fuel back in the ‘70s (when it was fun), and hey, most of the races at OCIR, the beach, and Irwindale were at night. There's gotta be a BIG difference between 240 and around 320. 'Course, in the front motor cars, peelin' off the Saran Wrap from your goggles (from gettin', oiled into the seat) made it a lot more fun. Lol, keep up the good work Jeff, it is appreciated.
Las Vegas, Nevada
What a joke if you can find the races are at a different time. Stick ball on all the time. Way to go, NHRA.