YOU CAN CHEAT IN NHRA!!!!!!

Discussion in 'System One Pit Buzz' started by Wendland, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Wendland

    Wendland Guest

    I started reading some of the crap again going on and I can say it's the same ol' shit. McDonalds should invest in this sight and serve some Whaa-bugers and french cries.

    I have sat out most of this year to concentrate on my business but was invited to Topeka Division race. There, someone was chilling the fuel on a A-Fuel car. When the cars crossed the scale, this persons fuel was 20 degrees colder than everyone elses. My questions, is chilling fuel legal? If it is not legal, is this person cheating?

    If this is not legal, I doubt that NHRA will do anything about it. They lack in the ball sack department. I'm just one guy, I have seen my share of cheating and no recoarse from NHRA. I say kick those out! Lets set an example so others will not want to cheat.

    Those who have been caught always have a reason that's a fine line of a stated rule. If it's questionable, it should be asked first. That's if a person is honorable. Good luck to all you in Indy, don't forget your rain gear!!!!

    [ August 30, 2004, 09:22 PM: Message edited by: Will Hanna ]
     
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  2. Chris Demke

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    Rob,
    I think the rules say you can't chill your fuel once it is 'in the car', but I could be wrong. I will check the rule book when I get home from work. Did this team have their fuel jugs on ice or were they icing the fuel tank??? The division 6 tech guy caught Hillary Will on a 'marginal' blower overdrive infraction (2.1515...) but at the Sears Point National event Collins (NHRA tech director?) checked all of the blown cars rotor profiles to make sure no one was using a Gizmo, but I never saw him count teeth on any pulleys. Rules enforcement seems to be inconsistent at best. I remember back during the 'blower wars' they checked pulleys at the weight and fuel check on a regular basis.

    -chris
     
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  3. was R4K

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    Division 6 has always checked pulleys and put a tech sticker on the pulley at each event. If you change pulleys you are advised to get a new tech sticker prior to your run.
     
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  4. dmwells

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    the rule book states any method of artificially cooling or heating fuel is PROHIBITED (ie cool, cans, ice, freon, wet rags, etc)except as noted in class requirements. that is what it says Dave
     
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  5. showard

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    I think you had better check with NHRA before you begin accusing anyone of cheating. I've tolerated alot of cheap shots here and on other message boards, but not anymore.

    Shelly
     
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  6. tjenna

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    At best, sounds like a good post for the a-fuel board.
     
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    For clarification on the rule you should contact Danny Gracia,Jim Collins,or Bob Blackwell.
    Talk to them to find out how stupid you maybe.
     
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  8. Chris Demke

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    Eeny Meeny Miney Mo.... So who wuz it??

    Reposted without permission from DragRaceCentral.com

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, event at Heartland Park Topeka presented by Goodyear:


    Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

    1 7321 A/FD Ashley Force, Azusa CA, McKinney-BAE 5.317 267.64 267.64
    2 8 A/FD Shelly Howard, Tulsa OK, Uyehara-BAE 5.415 266.69 266.69
    3 596 A/FD Randy Meyer, Spring Hill KS, Meyer-BAE 5.441 253.23 253.23
    4 4 B/AD David Wells, Lemars IA, Santos-PVR 5.451 262.85 262.85
    5 53 B/AD Edwin Schmeeckle, Gothenburg NE, Hadman- 5.516 254.90 254.90
    6 59 B/AD Larry Traugott, Woodward OK, Esparza-TFX 5.576 253.71 253.71
    7 513 A/FD Brian Badgett, Foristell MO, Uyehara-BAE 5.692 257.09 257.09
    8 566 A/FD Troy Kaiser, Littleton CO, McKinney-BAE 5.747 243.63 243.63

    ------------ Not Qualified ------------

    9 43 A/FD Gene Snow, Fort Worth TX, Gaddy-TFX 5.754 241.71 241.71
    10 551 A/FD Bruce Bowler, Denver CO, Dragster-BAE 5.801 238.30 238.30
    11 7000 A/FD Darryl Hitchman, Hanford CA, Swindell-BAE 6.250 219.29 219.29
    12 5761 B/AD Brent DuCray, Grand Junction CO, Nielsen 6.280 191.70 226.24
     
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  9. Will Hanna

    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    this is from the top of nhra tech. cooling of fuel is illegal AFTER it is put in the tank. there are no rules governing temperature of fuel before it is put in the tank. so there was no cheating in topeka, and nhra has ruled on this.

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