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July 03, 2015, 08:42:23 pm

funkaholik

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More Drag Strip Fun
« on: July 03, 2015, 08:42:23 pm »
Lined up during qualifying next to a kid in his 20's driving a 1946 Chevy coupe with a '50's GMC straight 6 and a 3 speed.  Closest race I'd ever had.  It was so much fun to be door to door all the way down the track, looking over at him looking over at me, both of us urging our cars to hit the finish line first. He beat me by less than 1/2 a second the 1st race.  I turned up the fuel and was only .14 sec behind him the second time. Pulled out the air filter and beat him by .03 seconds in race 3!  Then he turned up his fuel and took me by 1/4 sec in the 4th.  Loads of fun! Usually everyone else is so much quicker than my caddy, this was a real treat.

When it came time for actual racing, I didn't want to line up against him, since that would mean one of us was going home for sure.  Raced a '90's BMW M5. Guy was a real poser with his sideways hat and his phone glued to his ear in the staging lanes. thanks to the handicapping in bracket racing, I beat him soundly.  I should say he beat himself, since he picked a 12.9 dial in time and there's no way his car was that fast.  lost to a blown Mustang in round 2 - they seem to be my nemesis.

Here is a pic of the 4 races against the Chevy.  I'm #74.



Erik Miller
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1981 VW Caddy - 1.6TD 
2005 Infiniti G35 - Vortech supercharged, drinking E85
1967 Mustang - 390 4 speed - for sunny days
1970 Datsun SPL311 Roadster - hibernating...

Reply #1July 03, 2015, 09:00:29 pm

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Re: More Drag Strip Fun
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 09:00:29 pm »
In another bracket racing miracle, my friend drives my caddy against a 13 second AMG Mercedes, and wins!

Video proof:

Erik Miller
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1981 VW Caddy - 1.6TD 
2005 Infiniti G35 - Vortech supercharged, drinking E85
1967 Mustang - 390 4 speed - for sunny days
1970 Datsun SPL311 Roadster - hibernating...

Reply #2September 06, 2015, 09:38:57 pm

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Re: More Drag Strip Fun
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2015, 09:38:57 pm »
Cool, that sounds very good.







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