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    NHRA Spring Nationals

     



    I get emails from NHRA and yesterday I received one for the Spring Nationals at Bristol. I went online to check the entry list and the news is not good. Sixteen entries in Top Fuel, 17 in Funny Car, 13 in Pro Stock and 30 in Pro Mod. I think the writing is on the wall, NHRA is in definite decline, especially Pro Stock. The new mandated EFI is so much BS and nobody has come close to either Anderson or Line and I can't stand either one of them.
    IMHO, they should have taken Garlits advice from a couple of years ago and went to one fuel pump, smaller blower and back to 1/4 mile racing. For the average person it's pretty hard to tell the difference between 250 and 300 mph and there's more opportunity for the little guy.
    And in Pro Stock you should have to use the clutch everytime you shift, that should separate the men and women from the boys and girls.
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    I agree 100 %, but then they won't listen to us ? will they??

    Until the pocket book runs dry.
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    But its at Houston

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    But its at Houston

    You are so right, must have been a senior moment or the fact that the Spring Nationals were once held at Bristol many moons ago.
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    actually I seem to remember maybe Columbus?/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    actually I seem to remember maybe Columbus?/

    About the same time the finals were in Tulsa, mid 70's or so. I don't think it lasted too long as I seem to remember they became an IHRA strip. IIRC, there was 4 majors at the time, Winter, Spring, Summer and the finals at Tulsa. I'm going from memory here, first was the Nationals and the Winter Nationals was added in 61 which made Indy the Summer Nationals. From their website, Bristol's first Spring Nationals was in 65.
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