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View Poll Results: 1/8 mile vs. 1/4 mile vs. 1000'
1/4 mile 15 57.69%
1/8 mile 10 38.46%
1000' 3 11.54%
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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Drag Racers: 1/4 Vs. 1/8 Vs. 1000' Racing: Which do you prefer?

This may have already been done...If it has, I couldn't find it. I'm just curious to hear what the Blue Oval Boys have to say about it. I'm a Newbie to the Forum but, not to racing Big Block Fords'...I guess I haven't introduced myself either. 93 Notch, 557 w/glide, 4.10 gear, 2X3 full chassis, ladder bar, strut front, high 8, low 9 second ride. Anyway, my local track is 1/4 mile facility, newly resurfaced, plenty of shut down yet, they insist on running 1/8 mile for the faster car classes. I understand their reasoning but, I don't like it. I was just wondering what you folks have to say about it. By the way, this is by far the coolest Ford Site. I can tell that there a lot of knowlegeable and die-hard ford men here. It almost brings a tear.....Updated with the 1000' idea. Please vote on the poll.

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I run both and 1/4 is just more fun. Our main 1/4 track will run 1/8 for the faster cars when the track conditions are not ideal, and I'm fine with that. The shutdown is shorter on the 1/8 mile track we frequent, makes it harder on the brakes for sure.

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1/4, i need the time to watch the pits and stands. lol, high 13 sec racer bob.
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I like the 1/4 ,but the 1/8 mile racing is way easier on parts in a faster car :lol:

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BOTH ARE A BLAST, SO IT DOEASNT MATTER AS LONG AS ITS RACIN. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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i would have to say both are a blast --- but definetly would have to say that 1/8 is a little more exciting and easier on the parts ......



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Around here there are 4 tracks within decent driving distance, three are 1/8 mile & one is 1/4 mile (the Texas Motor Plex in Ennis). So the 1/8 mile tracks get a lot of use.

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I say 1/4 for me all the tracks i been to are 1/4 so its what im use too i dont know any that are 1/8 DE,MD,NJ ALL 1/4 that i know of they only run the 1/8 under bad weather conditions.
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1/4 gives me the only chance to stick in 5th and ride so its more fun to me .but 95% of the time its 1/8 that i race and i think its more competitive because the first ,middle and the last part of the track is shorter.

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In the old days, 1/4! Now, I like 1/8... Some reasons are, it is easier on the parts, the program goes a lot quicker, it is safer, and it sure makes you a better bracket racer! I like working at an 1/8 mile track too, clean-ups are shorter, safety is better, I'm sure insurance for the track is less.
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Well since I do boat racing, it's only 1/4 mile for me!! :lol: :lol:

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I'm an ole fashion Dragracer,I believe in the driver doing the racing instead of the car(shifting and Leaving). I also like 1/4 mile best. It's also a test to see if you assembled your engine the right way. I have a Chevy racer friend that hates 1/4 mi. He said after he gets past the 1/8 he holds his breath and prays it don't blow. :shock: ops: :lol: Rick

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To me as a spectator at the starting line, I can see which win light goes on easier at a 1/8 mile drag strip. :lol:

I think a 1/4 mile drag strip shows more of what HORSEPOWER can do vs. how the CAR is reacting.

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I have raced both and like hte 1/8 mile for bracket racing but nothing beats that top end charge on the last 660ft. I can't wait to run the dragster on a 1/4 mile track

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I raced dragsters before and everytime i think i got um cause the finish is right there i could taste it and their nowhere in site im like yea then whoosh their win lite comes on and im looking at the back of those darn things.
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