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Old 02-22-2018, 07:55 PM
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I checked Englishtown track photographer's pics and found this one of my car from a couple years ago. Bought the electronic version for $40 and here it is. Won't be any more pics from there since they shut down the track. Well, we still have 2 tracks left in Jersey.
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I like that....nice pic Bruce! Same year as mine.

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Old 02-22-2018, 08:06 PM
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Great pic car looks great
Put a big smile on my face
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It appears the car hooked up pretty good!
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i like the starter(?) having a choof on the start line...

safety first.....
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Cool pic, especially given the circumstances surrounding the track. I will say this though, thanks to E-town closing, now NHRA is coming back to local to me Virginia Motorsports Park, so I'm not mad about that!
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That's now become a nice keeper since the drag strip is no more.
The picture in your avatar is also from E-town isn't it?
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That's now become a nice keeper since the drag strip is no more.
The picture in your avatar is also from E-town isn't it?
Yes it is. The track photog there would get pictures from different spots. Not all of them do that it seems.
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What a great shot, Bruce! It's nice that you have a couple other places to race but it makes me sad every time I hear of a storied drag strip being put to rest. It looks like my "home" track is in it's death throes too- may not even run a regular schedule this year, although I haven't heard any news for awhile now. Anyway, it's cool that you have so much history at Englishtown.
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Photo is cool . Now, if you can just get that front-end vertical motion translated to forward motion...
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What a great shot, Bruce! It's nice that you have a couple other places to race but it makes me sad every time I hear of a storied drag strip being put to rest. It looks like my "home" track is in it's death throes too- may not even run a regular schedule this year, although I haven't heard any news for awhile now. Anyway, it's cool that you have so much history at Englishtown.
Thanks Les. It is sad to see the ongoing process of track closings. I do have a lot of history at Etown. Spectating & racing there since the late 60s. Attended many national events there, even raced my 69 Camaro A/S car at the Summernationals in 76, I think it was.
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Great pic!! Your car runs STOUT!! I love what you've done with it.

Sad to see Englishtown go away......that was the king of "cave air"!!!

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Photo is cool . Now, if you can just get that front-end vertical motion translated to forward motion...
Thanks. That is an interesting point about front end lift vs forward motion. Obviously not something I worry about too much but, as you probably know, Pro Stock guys make a science out of directing all movement straight down the track as opposed to wasting energy and time lifting the front end.
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Great pic!! Your car runs STOUT!! I love what you've done with it.

Sad to see Englishtown go away......that was the king of "cave air"!!!

JIM
Thanks Jim. You're right about the "air" at Etown. I think my car runs about a tenth quicker there than at Island Dragway where I usually race. Island is about 500 ft higher in elevation. However Atco Dragway is known for good conditions - but a 100 mile drive from my house.
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doing a lot with a little
didnt know etown closed that is sad!! Most are gone out here too
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Killer pic! Definitely one for the wall in the garage. I've always loved seeing pics of your car on the strip.

I bet you run 1 tenth quicker at Atco then E Town minimum.

Times/speeds at Atco are always insane... Rumors of "down hill" and "short track" have always lingered, not to mention -1500-2000' DA at times..... I'd do it for the slip tho...

A lot of the C7Z guys have been 10.30s-10.40s in bone stock cars at Atco, here in Houston in our winter air(-500-1000') we are good to get 10.70s out of them.
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Wow nice DA!! many yrs ago always wondered what was wrong with my C4..some guys claming 13s-couldnt do better than 14s at LACR in that heap. Famoso was always a few tenths quicker its just too damn far to go & break.
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Nice picture!

It's all nostalgia now.

I was looking forward to finishing my build and meeting you at the Etown this year, but the latter won't happen.
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