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Old 02-02-2014, 11:38 AM
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Growing up in Detroit, we raced four wide on Telegraph most weekends. Guys would trailer in their cars and run full slicks with race gas on the street. Cops were mixed in with traffic but didn't hassle anyone unless they were getting really stupid. We'd pull over in the strip malls, pop the hood and see where the real action was going to be later that night. There was a club that would go out and run for top speed on the interstate in the wee hours of the morning....I think one or two guys on the board here may have been involved in that.

ahhh, the good ol' days.
I wish the show would start with a better disclaimer and a description of what is Drag Racing and what is street racing. It wouldn't hurt for them to explain that if someone is killed while street racing that both drivers end up facing man slaughter charges.

The show is as lame as those stupid a$$ Repo shows, and they are both as fake as wrestling!

What I would find way more interesting is if they picked a different bracket racer every week and followed him at a race, showing what he was doing, interaction with other racers, B's'ing with his buddys etc.
Carl any chance you know Mike Moran and this black n blue pinto? I saw some videos of it on Telegraph but cant find them back now.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:51 AM
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The show clearly has signs that they are not really on public roads when they race but I love the show, and as for the track I plan on running there when my build is done, and I also see why people race on private roads where there is no traffic, the tracks have to many rules too, I understand it is for safety reasons and insurance purpose, but not having to obey rules and put roll cages in cars that are street strip cars when they don't want them in there for what ever reason I do understand that too, as long as there is ridiculous laws and rules people are going to break the rules and laws they don't agree with, as I see it there is nothing wrong with racing on a road with no traffic it's a risk like any other risk and that should be each persons own decision....

The society of today are for wimps to many rules just like football I remember when it used to be fun watching the qb get his clock cleaned now you can barley touch him!!!!

Let each person make there own decisions and stop babysitting us with fines and court rooms we don't want it!!!!!!!!!!!!

But its the dumb asses that do race in front of houses and on highways where there is traffic present these clowns ruin it for us all, and those are the idiots that help make these stupid rules and laws present today!!!

I agree 100%.

I like the show even though most of it is staged.I'm kinda glad it is because i feel it is safer than actually racing on a road w/live traffic. As far as being bad for Drag racing,No not really. And as far as the Local PoPo watching everyone in every town closer,No.I have a buddy that I race with thats a City cop and he hadn't even watched the show. Us gearheads are the only ones watching it,even I don't usually catch it live,I DVR it and watch back/back epesodes.
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Got to say I like the show from an entertainment standpoint, but no doubt it's all staged. That's ok though.... It's a TV show and it should be looked upon as such. It's about as true to life as Mr. Ed. I haven't street raced since the '80s so watching the show has brought me up to speed with today's street racers. Apparently in today's world all you need to be a top notch street racer is a backwards hat, hoodie, cargo shorts, and act like a total douche. Seems easy enough.
the track staff wanted to prep it, the racers threw a damn fit though. They swept the dirt off and away we went.

The show has done wonders for our track as well as all the speed shops etc.

Ive bust Chiefs balls on letting be on the show with no luck. I just hope to get along side a few of them at some no preps races and try and make a statemnt lol.
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I enjoyed street racing in the 80's, mid 90's my street cars were 10 second runners, I won lots of money. Then a friend rolled his 427 Fairlane and came out of the car and died. I started a family and decided to be safe and just stick to the track. BoostedGT from the show is one of our locals, and working at the track, I've seen the times it runs, incredible for a car with less than 350 cubes, and small tires.
I agree with keeping the fast cars on the track. I doubt any of us would be into cars either, or making money off of Hot Rods if it were not for street racing. As for a the track being safe, the only death at Houston Motor Sport Park happened in a street truck, so you can die at a race track also. The ambulance on standby and safety crew is nice though. If two grown men want to line up, and are fully aware of what can happen, and nobody else, or property, is downrange, I could care less what piece of cement their on. The law in Texas does not apply at the race track, which I find very strange. Dead is Dead anyway you cut it.
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Big Chief and Murder Nova came to Texas Raceway Friday and Sunday. I enjoyed getting to meet them, and make sure they had a safe track to race on. I hope they come back for the No Prep race May 31
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