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Old 02-13-2010, 09:33 AM   #1
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I managed to sneak out for qualifying yesterday at Pomona. Harley had a full display of bikes on hand. They even had a Sporty mounted on a dyno-kind of device. The bike was propped up and people could take turns sitting on it to feel what it was like to ride a bike. Well, at least shift gears and rev the engine.

I swear "The Unnamed" was on it.

Now for the good part. We got to stand right on the fence at the Christmas Tree while they were qualifying. It's so loud it blew up the audio capture on my phone but here's a 300 mph pass by my friend, Ron Capps.

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Old 02-13-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Alright, I love Funny Cars! we used to hitchhike to S.I.R. and sneak in when I was a kid. I still go once in awhile now but I actually pay to get in....
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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I took my girlfriend. Right when we were about to buy tickets, some guy from oreilly auto parts walked up and handed us two tickets in the reserved section.

Pays to have a cute girl or a cute kid!
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #4
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Are you and Ron really friends?

Holy shnit, that was fast! I've seen it on tv a bazillion times, but it never looks that fast. Probably the camera angle?
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:43 PM   #5
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Are you and Ron really friends?

Holy shnit, that was fast! I've seen it on tv a bazillion times, but it never looks that fast. Probably the camera angle?
I was 20 feet from the Christmas tree. I tried to describe it to my girlfriend a million times but nothing makes sense until you see it in person.

You're whole body vibrates. It just defies everything you know about car acceleration. 7000 hp is not something to sneeze at.

He and his wife are super nice people.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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I was 20 feet from the Christmas tree. I tried to describe it to my girlfriend a million times but nothing makes sense until you see it in person.

You're whole body vibrates. It just defies everything you know about car acceleration. 7000 hp is not something to sneeze at.

He and his wife are super nice people.
It's pretty impressive, Night Drags are even better.....surreal even..
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #7
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Top Fuel/Funnycar has gotten so damn fast, in an effort to keep it under control they're just racing to the 1000' mark, rather than the entire 1/4-mile.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:43 AM   #8
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I've got a cool 'trivia' sheet that has a bunch of stuff on top-fuel dragsters. I'd post it, but I don't know how.

Maybe I could cut and paste...
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I've got a cool 'trivia' sheet that has a bunch of stuff on top-fuel dragsters. I'd post it, but I don't know how.

Maybe I could cut and paste...
I've got some cool "leftover parts" from when Pedregon and Force were still buddies. ONE of these days, Ima make them into something interesting - a sculpture or lamp or somethin'..........
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Ah, Google!

Here it is: HotRodHotLine- A lesson in acceleration

A bit dated, but still some impressive numbers.
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