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What a bunch of ****. Were running the national this weekend and didn't realize we were not able to buy no ones fuel but VP's supplied buy good out NHRA. $10.50 a gallon for the 108 -110 octane junk............ I'm going to E85 real soon $1.99 at the pump


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I was an NHRA member for thirty years. Gave up in 2007.
Right after Wally died, it seems everything has been going downhill.....:(

They need real racers run the home office....IMHO
 

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I believe anyone who goes to a NHRA sanctioned race deserves everything they get. :(

We got out of the circus in 1998.
 

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Ace Rick went to E85 in the 557 bbf RX7 he changed from 116 to e85 and runs great and a lot cooler.
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Ace Rick went to E85 in the 557 bbf RX7 he changed from 116 to e85 and runs great and a lot cooler.
Jim
I'm going t make a switch on a little Mustang here in the next few weeks and see how that goes before I do the dragster.

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NHRA rule. VP pays the NHRA to be the only fuel available.
You can buy VP fuel directly from VP before you get there.
If you buy your gasoline at the track, you SHOULD pay more for it to cover all their expences along with the actual fuel cost.
 

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You can buy VP fuel directly from VP before you get there.
If you buy your gasoline at the track, you SHOULD pay more for it to cover all their expences along with the actual fuel cost.
I think the problem is that there are no choices at an NHRA event. Alor of people dont know that. Nitro classes are ONLY allowed VP fuel at an event.
 

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NHRA all thats around here. What do you race?


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We maintain a IHRA license and chassis certification. Bracket racing only. If the track we want to race at doesnt allow anything but NHRA certs, we go somewhere else. We have a lot of options, and there arent any tracks around here that wont accept an entry.

NHRA Bracket Finals is just a 3 day circus with the same BS.
 

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NHRA, NASCAR, and Indy style are just about the same anymore ticket prices and entry fees are outrageous. Rules have priced the common backyard racer out of contention most of the fastest cars in all three santioning bodies are generic cookie cutters. As much as I like John Force when he changed to a mustang all he did was slap a Ford blue oval on the same car he was racing. In NASCAR if you put all 4 MFG engines in a row without valve covers everyone would be hard pressed to ID which was which. I want to return to the days when you had to put 500 cars on the road to make them legal for competion. Make the MFG challenge mean something!
 

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NHRA, NASCAR, and Indy style are just about the same anymore ticket prices and entry fees are outrageous. Rules have priced the common backyard racer out of contention most of the fastest cars in all three santioning bodies are generic cookie cutters. As much as I like John Force when he changed to a mustang all he did was slap a Ford blue oval on the same car he was racing. In NASCAR if you put all 4 MFG engines in a row without valve covers everyone would be hard pressed to ID which was which. I want to return to the days when you had to put 500 cars on the road to make them legal for competion. Make the MFG challenge mean something!
Like VERY limited production 2010 Mustang Cobra Jets being allowed to run in Pure Stock at the drag races ... what a crock.
Us Ford guys can complain about the Chevrolet "mind set & rules" advantage but, I gotta tell ya, this is absolutely rediculous.
 

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NHRA, NASCAR, and Indy style are just about the same anymore ticket prices and entry fees are outrageous. Rules have priced the common backyard racer out of contention most of the fastest cars in all three santioning bodies are generic cookie cutters.
I think this is the reason Pinks! has become so popular. I had some Mile High National tickets given to me a few years ago (VIP tickets at that), and it was just boring. Don't think I'll ever go again.

Then I went to Pinks All Out in Denver a year or two ago and it was the most fun I've ever had at a professional motorsports event. Huge variety of cars. Non-stop action. All grass-roots self supported guys. I'm 100% going to be there again this year, and hope to enter my car in future years.
 
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