Say Goodnight IHRA

Discussion in 'System One Pit Buzz' started by Chuck Anderika, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. jim phillips

    jim phillips ta/fc

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    UDRA- used to be a lot of fun back in the day but you never knew what you were going to get paid til it was put in your hand and then you look at the money whats up DUE'S my question used to be how many times do i have to pay due's ( lol ) diamond jim what i guy but i did meet a lot of good people and at least it was a place to race and a lot of good races did come out of there maybe hal canoad can get some more races next year they only had two this year i would go back and run with them hell may be some out law quick 8 will come back around hell they used to pay 2500 to win and 800 to qualify
     
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  2. M Tigges

    M Tigges TAFC

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    Whats the wait on a new Screw?
     
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  3. john348

    john348 Top Alcohol

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    I suppose it depends on how good of one you want!! :D :D
     
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  4. Stefan Kontos

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    And i guess it depends how many IHRA Racers switched over plus the amount of NHRA drivers buying new ones. Oh boy, its going to be a busy winter.:D
     
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  5. Les Mellows

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    Sharing !

    WHY ?? Do you wanna share ?? you get the east coast and lease it out for the others ?? ;)

    Merry Christmas !!
     
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  6. flyingproudracing

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    Alkyman:
    Obviously you don't know Chris, or you wouldn't be making the foolish statements about him that you are. He is very knowlegeable about Alcohol Funny Cars and drives a Nostalgia one now. You don't remember the Gerber family that owned the funny car that Mark Thomas drove for years? Same family that you are ripping on. I know Mark as well, and privately and publicly his statement for stepping away from the sport is the same.
    Chris never made any statements that deserved the brash replies that you gave him. You may want to learn a little more about funny car history before making statements like you do. And before you start on me, I have a little knowledge about funny cars as well, having worked on the late Shad Wheeler's Lil' Thumper TA/FC for a few years.
    Tim Newmeyer
    Flying Proud Racing
    36 Florida Avenue
    Shelby, Ohio 44875
    thenewmeyers@aol.com
     
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  7. Chris Gerber

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    Thank you Tim. Apologies were offered and accepted through PMs. We are all passionate about the BB/FCs, in my opinion because of the people we have met through the years.

    My family and I did help Mark in the late eighties and early nineties, though Mark funded the operation entirely on his own with the help of great sponsors like the Corn Growers.
     
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  8. AFC357

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    THIS WHOLE WAITING GAME IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!:eek: I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN HOLD ME BREATH:mad: AAGGHHH!
     
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  9. Stefan Kontos

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    Im assuming by the PRI show something should be released.
     
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  10. john348

    john348 Top Alcohol

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    Breathe in
    Breathe out
    Breathe in
    Breathe out
    Ok now you’re still with us
    Now call M Pavia and get what you need
    :D:D:
     
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  11. Stefan Kontos

    Stefan Kontos Member

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    Does anybody know if Tony Bogolo, Rocky Hummel, or any of those guys (sorry if i forgot any) are going NHRA. John what division are you going next year?
     
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  12. Tom L

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    Waiting untill PRI!!

    You really think there looking for money for AFC! The real bummer is you will never see 10,000 to win ever again. Time to support NHRA and thank Mr Lucas for his Support.
     
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  13. alkyman

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    Hey Tim I sent Chris a PM and apologized for spazzing on him. The trouble is that Chris and yourself more then likely have been out of touch with IHRA and you haven't seen the decline up close as I have seen it. At the very best Aaron and his sidekick have single handed brought IHRA to it's knees or quite possibly it's belly. Case in point would be to read Burke's Blast on Drag Racing on Line where he points out some of the obvious that seem to be way over their heads. Let me see Aaron assumed control of IHRA with Hooter's in place and they left he brought in E-Max which didn't fly because they didn't pay. Then came Mansfield and we don't want to go there do we. You can say what you want about Evan Knoll but I think he helped a whole shitload of people out and bailed IHRA out when he should have been paying closer attention to the people he had in place that were in charge of running his businesses. Now he's broke and people are blaming him because he threw money away he never had that he thought he did. Wait a minute who put all their eggs in one basket?? Everybody that ever took a high school business course knows you never do that. Why didn't IHRA announce they were dropping the class at their banquet when they introduced their schedule? Why would they wait two weeks and do it on Competition Plus and not their own website? How do they figure on getting any backing when they introduce their schedule in November when most corporations are already planning 2010 budgets. If these two guys came knocking on your door for a couple million would you give it to them?? If this pair of Clowns worked for me their asses would be out in the street waiting in the soup line. Ahh! Clowns!! Feld Entertainment owns a couple of Circus compnies. That is why they bought Live Nation so he could aquire a couple more real clowns. Well done Mr. Feld.
     
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  14. john348

    john348 Top Alcohol

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    div 3 :rolleyes: if i can raise enough cash to do this
    going to be peice at a time until i have enough parts
    i could buy 2 new cars to drive around town for what this is going to cost to convert.
    this sucks but the writing was on the wall a year ago and i was to stupid not to believe what i knew was happing :mad:
     
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  15. Funnycarbob

    Funnycarbob Top Dragster

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    I guess we were lucky

    We sold our IHRA Funnycar to a guy in Thieland when they went to a 8 car field. We tryed NHRA but in Div 1 We have Manzo, David Ray, DJ Cox (The guy I bought my car from) at the time Jay Pane and a host of others that had screws. I had a Wipple that had become a tire chock. We then went outlaw 10.5 and found that a 2500 hp motor on 10.5 was for the young that heal faster than me. Now we are back with a out law top dragster and just chase money.
     
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  16. pete9857

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    I talked to Bogey, he's updating his car for nhra. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
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  17. Stefan Kontos

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    It will be nice to have most if not all IHRA guys there next year lol. I would miss everybody especially Bob Atchison.. :)
    & Noakesy of course

    Division 3 is most appealing to me and isnt to far from our location
     
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  18. hemi honey funny

    hemi honey funny New Member

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    Going to miss IHRA

    Well here goes......We have been reading alot of Bad things about IHRA, but our history with IHRA began way back in the seventies racing our pro-comp BB/FC, when IHRA was in the reigns of Larry Carrier. Maybe everyone has forgot how IHRA gave all the sportsman classes a place to race and welcomed the Alcohol Funny Cars as a Pro Class. I may be partial because I am The First IHRA Alcohol Funny Car World Champion!! Even with the ups and downs with different owners, sponsors, management and tracks, we still had a place to race and was greeted with a smile. Over the last few years when the going was really getting tough, Scooter Peaco still handled bad situations by taking the bull by the horn and solving any adverse problems. Aaron Polburn is the Gentle Giant of IHRA, he has not lost the ability to think like a racer and treat racers with RESPECT. Of course I didn't agree with all their decisions, such as an eight car field for Alky Funny Cars, but I know you can't make everybody happy. But for the record, Aaron and IHRA has made my team happy on more than one occasion. I haven't totally given up on IHRA yet....but I'm hoping that they will continue to seek sponsorship for the Alcohol Funny Car class......and bring back the 16 car field! YEP, sure gonna miss IHRA. :(
     
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  19. Tom L

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    Sponsor

    There were rumors of front runners in the class who offered (some) or all of the Money for AFC and were turned down! Someone must know the story?

    Tom
     
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  20. MrMoparRacing

    MrMoparRacing New Member

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    Has anyone heard what the plans are of the World's Fastest Roots Blower Top Alcohol Funny Car driver? Mr. (254.14 MPH) Larry Dobbs
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    This photo shows the MASSIVE power that Larry's car has!
    Photo by: Brian Epps
     
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