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I never said anything about free tickets, what does that have to do with the racing?
You have obviously watched the ADRL racing, would you agree that the racing is ultra tight and exciting?
nothing to do with the racing, just saying at ADRL tickets are free, so you get alot of people turn up.
i definitely agree can be some great tight racing. if you fall asleep at the lights you’re losing.
group buy on Prolite li-ion batteries anyone? 😆
ADRL give out alot of free tickets (if it was free i’d go also, to be honest i’d even still pay to go watch it) and Slamfest are at regional tracks which don’t get to see cars like that in action very often. yes, it is a great show and they love it and so would i, but, being accustomed to seeing 1/4 mile racing i think the typical spectator that gets out to see it would want full track racing.
they had a pole a few weeks back, 25 people voted, 2/3 said would prefer 1/4 mile. as i said i have more of a chance over the 1/8th, cut a good light and anyone has the chance to beat anyone, im not focused on racing and winning it’s about going out and having some fun, to me winning a race or having Campo run a 5-sec pass against me is the same 😆
obviously it’s coming down to money if that is the direction 10.5 racers want it to go, im happy to run 1/8th at APSA events there is always ANDRA events, test n tunes etc that you can go out and have fun on the 1/4.
Wait till you sart racing your car instead of the computer then we will ask you again 😆 😆 😆
😆 that’s why i went a tight ass combo to build n run. if i leg it, i can order a 2000hp shortblock from the US for $4k, fully assembled heads are even cheaper 😛
times are tough but the spectators shouldn’t be the ones to miss out it. even though u get to see a shitload of great racing all day. Outlaw 10.5 is a big popular class, i went to the track championships and the nitro champs etc to watch 10.5 and alot of people loved it, u can see there posture change soon as 10.5 came out or hear them talking about the cars etc to their mates. i know as a spectator i feel like im missing out when i don’t get to see a full 1/4 mile pass cos like u guys im up there hoping that each n every pass is going to be a new record 😆 unless there was some major safety concern that will affect racing then maybe do 1/8th, like if the track is cold n dewy as its a late night run on a cold winters night apart from that i don’t see any other safety concerns the yanks seem to be doing alright with it.
1/8th would be good i’d have half a chance 😛
@col palmer wrote:
Not that i race 10.5 but can i ask why you guys would go to 1/8th mile?
where do you sit when you go to the track as a spectator ?
i know i sit near the start line , all the action is in the first half of the track (unless you are on trailer tyres )
should be a lot easier on parts also
do u pay half price for tickets to watch 1/8th mile racing? 😆 the action is all the way down the track as anything can happen at any part of the track, all the good stuff doesn’t just happen at the start if it did then every other class would be 1/8th racing also.
Outlaw 10.5 is supposed to be the premier class of the APSA, the cream of the crop so to speak, the best cars that the APSA has to offer. you go out buy/build a $250k car and want to only run it to half track to save some $’s, you got to be kidding 😆
as long as it stays 8.50 cut-off is sweet. i can see Scott dominating with the HG, apart from that i think only the Mustang was in the mid 8’s. hope the slower guys don’t get the shits and say they want 9.0 then, maybe that was just cos they didn’t want the turbo cars racing 😛
Saw 2 of them today sitting in Scott hoffman’s workshop today.
Are the Benz bros going to come out, is paul geri going to race, sure that kyle knows of a few others.
The rules were always going to allow 7 sec cars, just surprising that it happened so quickly.
Just turns the class into something that nobody except the people running 8.50s are going to give a f#@k about, which seems counter intuitive to me.
we are still going to race just not x275, will be in OLR/MSB. there is no point slowing the car down, for the quicker cars the VL n Capri it is an index, we can dial the cars in to run 8.50 all day, but, what’s the point, even in proper index racing you get to run as fast as you can. this is in my eyes not the nature of Pro Street racing to be limited to a time even though racing under the same rules. had we really given a shit we wouldn’t intend to race any APSA events there is enough test n tunes, ANDRA events etc on during the year but we don’t give a shit about racing for so called sheep stations. just want to go out and have some fun and race with friends and other like minded people..
in saying that i just want to say this, its not directed at anyone in specific or APSA committee it’s just something on my mind for a while (i would have put it in the whinging thread but im not having a whinge just pointing out a fact).
i find it amusing how it’s ok to put the Capri n VL in OLR/MSB because they can run quicker than 8.50, so it’s ok for us to be around 1-second slower than the fastest guys in those classes? how come the x275 guys aren’t allowed to be 1-sec or more slower than us? we keep hearing people say anyone can win in drag racing that’s the nature of the sport any car can win on any given day. if that was true how come the VL and Capri can’t run as fast as they want in x275? 😆 or is that just a bunch of hypocritic bullshit, i don’t see a reason that can’t apply to x275? 😆 we are .4-sec slower than the VL we got smashed by him, obviously we have the right to whinge also don’t we???? yet we didn’t have a whinge we applauded n congratulated the achievement. guess we believed that bullshit how any car can win 😛
it’s a sad day in Pro Street drag racing when people give more of a shit about winning and competition than just going out and having some fun
leave Outlaw 10.5 as it is 😀
the Capri cost a whopping $36 in fuel to run at the APSA event, it went thru 27L of E85 @ $1.36/L 😆 fairly upset though cos we just put in new gearbox oil and we burnt it all, engine and gearbox oil is usually changed every 5000km or 5-10 times at the track @ a cost of around $150 so using the minimum amount of meets it would do that is $30
i dunno how Joe can afford to race having to fork out $66 a race meet in fuel and oil costs 😆
over time i’d love to see what these so-called NOS budget battler cars cost to run, 1-2 bottles of NOS a meet @ $100/pop, a drum or so of C16 @ $200+ that’s minimum $300 already, 5 times what we spend.
Joe did like 17 test n tunes, wednesday race for reals, full throttle fridays, race meets etc in the last 12 months. went thru
2 pairs of tyres $1100
$700 in fuel
$300 in oil changes
say $1000 in other things (which i way overbudgeted with)
$3100 for 17 times going out racing. that is $182.35 a meet to run the car.
so you want to talk about budget racers?????????????
lookin’ good, love the CF tubs, im jealous 😆
great looking car and some nice power to boot 😀
Paul, it’s pretty good once prepped. A fair few pro street guys have run pb’s here, so it’s not far off the mark. We’ve had nitro funnycars run 5.2’s here, to give you an idea. Just as long as the track doesn’t get cold. And I’m not sure of any 10.5’s at this stage.
ok kool, sounds like it’s a very good track up there.
what’s the track like up Mackay, how does it compare to prep on tracks like Sydney/Willowbank etc? any of the Outlaw 10.5 cars going?
it’s not hard to sort out the tyre and run consistent on a 275 tyre, the other week, first 4 passes were 8.41, 8.40, 8.40 and 8.38 even the last pass with burnt gearbox oil the car ran a 8.48, we thought it was DYO and not x275 😆 since we changed to radial, all but 1 pass has been within around 1/10th. if we can work it out i’d hate to imagine what someone with half an idea can do 😆
practice more on the lights, it’s gonna come down to who can cut the best light. look at the run we had with Scott Cortina, he ran 8.94 we run a 8.69 because he cut a good light he beat us.