New Pro Comp class

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  1. Will Hanna

    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    Proposal for new "Pro Comp" class for NHRA Divisional competition -
    -1/8 mile
    -Run what you brung (Top Alcohol, Nitro, Outlaw Pro Mod, Altered, etc.)
    -3.66 quickest dial in - 4.10 slowest dial in
    -32 car field
    -Similar payout Top Alcohol divisional purse (700 quarters, 900 semis, 1500 r/u, 2500 win)

    1/8 mile opens the door for current Advanced ET cert cars/drivers to run the class with no major modifications. If it was 1/4 mile and quicker than 6.00, the cars would need Top Alcohol/Pro Mod cert, licenses, carbon brakes, etc.

    This would need to be at all divisionals within a Division with a Division Champion crowned. Nobody is going to pull out of TD for a one-off deal.

    The first step is we need to show there is racer support for this. If you like this idea spread the word!
     
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  2. blownapex

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    im interested with no od or weight limits on screws 3.66-4.10 dials this is good for a lot of cars
    1/8 mile only is safer / cheaper for most
    d3
    keep me posted how this works out
     
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    I still believe the cause all started letting the screws in. COST WENT UP.Before that you had a ton of cars!!!
     
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  4. Cpt Kludge

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    Wow!
    Sounds a lot like like Funny Car Chaos with more than just funny's! The ET range is a bit stout but I'd be down with our new injected nitro F/C if we can get to running that quick. I'd bet a lot of other racers would be too!

    Steve
     

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  5. Randy G.

    Randy G. Top Alcohol

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    Before the screws came out if you ordered a roots supercharger, before it was delivered, it was already obsolete by the time you bolted it on your car. Do you remember the helix blower wars? The screw blowers put a stop to it. Even one of the leading roots blower manufacturers who raced TA/FC bought a screw.
     
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  6. Will Hanna

    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    Roots....cheaper....hmm.

    NHRA legal Pro Mods can only run a roots...Last I heard a Chuck Ford RENTAL blower costs $6000 a race and he takes it off after the race. I'm sure a new Janis, Billes or Hammer deal is going to cost close to $40k for a hat/blower combo. Even at $30k, if you have a spare, you're going to have to have $50-$70k in blowers, or rent a Ford for $72k a year.

    Even better when you figure out your <insert the blower you have on the car> is not the hot lick anymore because <the other guy> has a new mod and you gotta have it to stay competitive. I saw Stevie Fast post his old blowers for sale for $22k after he switched to another mfg.

    Yeah, that sounds way better than $20-25k for a brand new PSI D rotor and carbon hat.
     
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