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RE: your latest Blast, Burkster, "...too many rules..."
Sigh. What to say, or probably better yet, what not to say. NHRA Pro has nothing for me anymore. Lots I'd like to say, but.... So shrug and just walk away. Consider it part of my past.
Mr. Burk, I think you are right on the mark in your last Blast. It is sad that the day is gone when a man like Don Garlits could build, drive, and tune a car... all the while supporting his family.
I think the tracks are far over-prepped, and the cars have way too much automation. I had hope for the AA/FC class, but I see it going in the same direction, when the big show guys start doing it as a hobby, and bring in the big show crew men, and big rigs with all the trimmings....
I wish the answer was easy, but for some of us drag racing will never be the same, but it is nice to get it off your chest every now and then. I thank you for that chance.
Punta Gorda, Florida
Rev. Burk, in your latest writings you forgot most people are tired of Schumacher and Force drag racing. They have most of the floppers and a big chunk of dragsters. Why pay all that money when the outcome is clear at most races? Drag racing used to be a sport where everybody had a chance to win. Now it’s big bucks that usually wins. As the late, great Chris Martin said, “It’s money not talent that wins racing today.”
And while I’m at it, 1000' is not drag racing. 1320' is. People aren't stupid (well, some who pay $65 on Sunday are). Have a great day.
Just got back from Byron, had a great time. Spent only $36.00: $25.00 to get in and, because I could bring my own beverage and a little food, I spent only $6.00 on food. And because it’s only 40 miles from my house, it only took four gallons of gas! GREAT!