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Old 08-21-2019, 06:52 PM
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By the looks of it there are quite a few people involved in some form of motorsports on this forum. I don’t care if you are racing lawnmowers or top fuel funny cars. Post about it here. Share pictures, stories of the good old days, your next race, what is next on the maintenance list, anything motorsports related.


I used to race on a dirt oval in the limited division. It was a street stock class that required a rear wheel drive car with DOT approved tires. The engine was a mild 350 with a 2 barrel Rochester carb.








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I used to go to the South Florida fairgrounds speedway in the 70’s. Nice, fast, paved 1/2 mile short track. But developments got close and a-holes started bitching about the noise, so the racing got shut down. Sad. I would have loved to have built a car with my 3 boys take there.
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I raced both NHRA & IHRA in top dragster for about 5 years.
Started out in a 245 inch Nelson swingarm car with a 540 alcohol motor, switched to a 638 with 2 stages of nitrous. Wanted to go heads up racing instead of brackets so I picked up a 280 inch mike bos dragster. Had mike Stawicki do up a 526 Keith Black Hemi with a blower & carbon injector hat. Ran 3.90's in the eighth & 6.12 in the qtr. Had a blast. It was one of the greatest hobbies I have ever had, the adrenaline rush was amazing. Just wanted to go as fast as I could every pass.
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I run a tube chassis four wheel drive mudracer with a fiberglass Ford ranger body. It has custom built Ford 9 inch and front and rear, yes it has a 9 inch in the front, uses Dana 60 steering knuckles. C6 with Frank Merkyl transbrake and the heart of the beast is a Kaase boss nine hemi, 598 cubic inch with FAST efi..
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Raced street stock at Hialeah Speedway back in the early 90's. Miss that old track.
Raced hovercraft in the late 80's. That was a hoot.
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I've always been a dirt guy......If there was some curvy asphalt around here, I might change my tune.





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Decades of SCCA road racing. Driver and crew.
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Use to race MX a good bit and miss it. Need to get back into it.


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SCCA - autocross - driver (winner!), crew and course worker
Drag racing crew and fabricator at 16 - Pinto, we put in 289 built by Jack Tant 1/8 mi local stuff
Driving schools - which helped in real life, leave it on the track
Spectator at lots of events - NHRA, IHRA, NASCAR, favorites SCCA, dirt track and IMSA (back in the day)
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FTR (Home | Florida Trail Riders)





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My Honda’s all shined up. The 250 has finished its share of enduros and the supermoto has graced a couple open kart track sessions. My favorite things to do when I’m not on the water.
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I used to race Motorcycle Flattrack , Hare Scrambles and TT , but my all time favorite was Ice Racing Motorcycles .
Drag Raced a few cars , my 5.0 Mustang went 11.90 in street trim .
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Originally Posted by Smitty 45 View Post
I used to race Motorcycle Flattrack , Hare Scrambles and TT , but my all time favorite was Ice Racing Motorcycles .
Drag Raced a few cars , my 5.0 Mustang went 11.90 in street trim .
Used to race my 5.0 Foxbody years ago. Kept the engine mostly stock and got it going 12.50s. Was a blast! I miss those days now with kids and life in the way.

This was a Fun Ford Weekend event from YEARS ago. I won money at that event also!

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Used to race my 5.0 Foxbody years ago. Kept the engine mostly stock and got it going 12.50s. Was a blast! I miss those days now with kids and life in the way.
Yeah , mine was a GT-40 crate engine with a B&M Powercharger 140 (I think ) , and a Holley 750 , with the five speed tranny , it was a blast to drive on the street .
I took it to the Woodword Cruise , the first year they had it , it was a blast .
Burn outs at every corner/ stoplight , everything was cool the first year , then they shut it down , gave out tickets if you even squeaked your tires .
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Originally Posted by NoProplem View Post
I run a tube chassis four wheel drive mudracer with a fiberglass Ford ranger body. It has custom built Ford 9 inch and front and rear, yes it has a 9 inch in the front, uses Dana 60 steering knuckles. C6 with Frank Merkyl transbrake and the heart of the beast is a Kaase boss nine hemi, 598 cubic inch with FAST efi..
Nice! Do you have any pictures? When I get a little more garage space I want to build a street legal mega/mud truck.
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My 1977 Husgvarna I bought brand new , $1470 , out the door !

My 660 Rotax in a J&M frame , I won a regional National on that bike , Flattrack .

My 505 CRF Honda stroker , it was a 04 and fast !

A Chopper I built in 04 . A 127 6 speed , 45 degree rake and a 250 rear tire , it was super fast !

Playing on the ice !

I bought this off of Ebay as a shell for $1500 and rebuilt it , cost $1750 to ship it from Ca to MI .

The engine bay 355ci , I replaced everything !
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Originally Posted by Smitty 45 View Post
Yeah , mine was a GT-40 crate engine with a B&M Powercharger 140 (I think ) , and a Holley 750 , with the five speed tranny , it was a blast to drive on the street .
I took it to the Woodword Cruise , the first year they had it , it was a blast .
Burn outs at every corner/ stoplight , everything was cool the first year , then they shut it down , gave out tickets if you even squeaked your tires .
Nice!

Mine was a stock 5.0, stock heads (GT40 valves), stock cam, Cobra Intake, 65 TB, 75 MAF, full exhaust, 3.73s, full leather interior, power everything. Only made 256/295 on a dyno and was around 3100 lbs, but it runs like a
scalded dog. 12.50 on ET Streets, 12.90s on those 18" street tires. The best part with the stock cam, it was mild on the street and never had any running issues. Still own it, but for the most part it's stored/covered and not in use.
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My E ticket ride don't know why pictures won't load sorry Been 6:005 @229.96 in 1/4 3.83 @ 189.78 in 1/8

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Originally Posted by 77Pace View Post


Nice! Do you have any pictures? When I get a little more garage space I want to build a street legal mega/mud truck.
I do, but I work on the Arctic slope in Alaska this time of year, I won't be home where I have access to them until late October...
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My 10 yr old gettin it.





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