IHRA Pro Fuel

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  1. The Zone

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    Aidan 1, While I applaud you for your dedication, It will have to improve its performance just to run with the Pro Fuel class. Having a blower on it last year was possibly the issue. A whole different game with a blower last year.
    What were your best ets. I don't think I remember it running quicker than 5.50's.
    Not a fan bashing, I am a journalist reporting the the info I have.

    I do wish you guys good luck.

    Dean
     
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  2. GraveyardMotorsports

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    I think we ran a 5.45 once with a blower.. Last race of the year we finally had the right parts ( mainly a larger pump) to get the thing to be properly tuned. Probably saw it on Speed, but we hooked good, but almost wrecked.

    As for Pro Fuel / vs Top Fuel, I'm about 98% sure we are sticking with the blower. I think we can get this thing into the 4's within the next few runs, we also go our data logger to work well, and got some valued info.

    Her is the vid, nice header flames

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaEIe0Zl6P8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nvRsVlGAoA&feature=related


    I CANT WAIT TO RACE!!

    Jon
     
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  3. ticker

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    Where are you going to race the car?
     
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  4. The Zone

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  5. Aidan1

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    Well the mainline menace is going to be back at cayuga and around ontario this season! with me driving my dad baught back the old 35 chev body!

    and dean like i said we did struggle with what we had but it was our first season, each race we went to we had a different issue but we got better and better each pass, rockingham1 we ran a 5,45 shutting off at 1100ft and kicking 2 rods, and michigan we ran 5.50 something with the blower coming off the car at 700ft so we are right there with the tune up and after out last pass it made the 1/4 under power, plus another 1000ft past the finish line under power before letting go after the throttle hung open! , we are not sure what events we are doing this season but the issues have been solved over the off season and the car is being re built as we speak and has real potential

    thanks

    Aidan
     
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  6. The Zone

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    did you look at the pics adain
     
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  7. Aidan1

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    Yeah awesome pics! it took me a while to remember what happened at that event but it was clear when i saw them , that last run we had a weird malfunction in the clutch and its destroyed everything, we still qualified but pulled and all nighter and had to run the clutch old school style and just hang a bunch of weight off the primaries! still made it to the startline but just went up in smoke right off the hit!
     
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  8. vamcaptain

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    Pro-Fuel

    Jon,

    That was one WILD ride! I'm surprised you got her stopped as well as you did. Good job, glad it all worked out.

    Since this thread is about the IHRA Pro-Fuel class I would like to ask if anyone here has taken time to look at the ADRL revenue formula? As I understand it, and please correct me if I am wrong, the ADRL shifted the revenue from the racers and fans to the sponsors. The fans are now what is marketed to the sponsors as exposure is excellent for the ADRL. I have read reports of a number of races closed to spectators for capacity reasons.

    I think the Pro Fuel and sportsman race format could do well in something similar. The ADRL was smart enough to realize that the fan is only going to put out so much $$$ for a family to watch.

    I'd be interested to know what anyone else thinks of a revenue shift model?

    Best,

    Mike
     
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  9. GraveyardMotorsports

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    Well, I guess that is kinda a good question, I have not really had much time to look into ADRL since they don't have a T/F class to my knowledge. As a sponsor this season, we are just paying the team for some room on the car, get some exposure, and help out racing. I guess we are a "Better than nothing" style sponsor if that makes any sense, but we are keeping our eye open to bigger sponsors, and I will take a back seat and just help out on the engine if one comes along. We are planning on running a full season of AHRA Reunion tour T/F and IHRA if we get the call ( I really want to run US 131 since its our home track!)

    As of ADRL, if they picked up Top Fuel, that would be amazing in my opinion, they really seem to have there act together, and have great turn outs.

    Hope to see everyone at the track!

    Jon
     
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  10. cooter@nsr

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    what someone help me

    I believe pro fuel is inj only no hair dryer slap me if Im wrong This is one of 2 new classes IHRA. This thread has gone way off track from what I can tell
     
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  11. ticker

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    Welcome Cherissa Smallwood and Guy Kelly

    I want to wish the best Cherissa Smallwood and Guy Kelly for joining the IHRA Nitro Jam event in Rockingham. Now we have 8 Pro Fuel cars. I'll see you when you get there.

    Thomas
     
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  12. Darren Smith

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    I thought IHRA Pro Fuel was basically A/Fuel cars at 98%?
     
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  13. tad2155

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    pro fuel

    thanks

    just thankful to get to go and race:)

    GK
     
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  14. cooter@nsr

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    basic rules

    A-fuel 100% allowed, with clutch management, fuel, Ign and anything else you can think of managing. Cold fuel allowed, unlimited cid. Any head or engine combo, min weight about the only performance affecting rule. Yes, basically an A-fuel car but the cuffs are off. Back to run what you brung. Should be interesting with a full field. We have Automan to thank for all the hard work. Congrats and good luck to all. Time for 4sec and 300mph. Get er done.
     
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  15. Darren Smith

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    Be interesting to see what those big 538 CI Arias those guys used to run would do, but building a car to those specs has to be expensive!
     
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