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The Hobby Racer
« on: June 03 2018, 08:43:47 AM »
At any given race track there is always 'that guy' who is a hobby racer that will never win a race yet will work endless hours and will spend money he doesn't have to race anyway. God bless that guy, cuz our sport would really suck without him.

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Re: The Hobby Racer
« Reply #1 on: June 03 2018, 08:48:32 AM »
and every year there are less an less.  :(

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« Reply #2 on: June 03 2018, 12:27:11 PM »
Bracket racing - the only racing that the automatic escort has a chance at winning.

Props to all the guys having fun no matter the budget. I’d rather see a junkyard built pos run low 12s knowing the guy built it, than a high dollar “10 second” car run mid 15s because (insert excuse here).

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Re: The Hobby Racer
« Reply #3 on: June 03 2018, 12:28:50 PM »
Brad - keep building that YouTube channel, then monetize it. It’s your supplemental racing fund!
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Re: The Hobby Racer
« Reply #4 on: June 03 2018, 01:19:07 PM »
You nailed it.  NHRA has a habit of forgetting those guys that made them.  I'm not a big bracket racer fan, but, it's necessary.  What I hate are the electronic cars with a box in them...
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Re: The Hobby Racer
« Reply #5 on: June 03 2018, 03:23:45 PM »
Well said, Brad!  And I couldn't agree more, Steve!
One guy I worked with loved to drag race and would go into the States and race at major events.  I remember him telling me about red lighting against an opponent who also red lighted but my buddy's red light was longer so he lost!  Now he has him self a built 55 Chevy.

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Re: The Hobby Racer
« Reply #6 on: June 03 2018, 03:47:41 PM »
You nailed it.  NHRA has a habit of forgetting those guys that made them.  I'm not a big bracket racer fan, but, it's necessary.  What I hate are the electronic cars with a box in them...
No electronics here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LMsBR1dsAs Dude can drive.
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Re: The Hobby Racer
« Reply #7 on: June 03 2018, 07:29:33 PM »
That is our local quarter mile track. I see they did the prep as usual for street car events. Apparently it was a particular light application in the left lane the guy was complaining about spinning.
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Re: The Hobby Racer
« Reply #8 on: June 03 2018, 07:46:26 PM »
That takes some skill. He taps the brake and is watching the other car in the Go Pro 10.0 final. Great post Mike...thanks.

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Re: The Hobby Racer
« Reply #9 on: June 03 2018, 10:00:02 PM »
NP, Brad.  Yeah, I watched that video twice it was so cool to see him sling that HEMI like that.
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