Hey Dave , Just read post ftom , Cordell. Wanted to express my thanks again to you & crew for putting on the race....... And thank you for the generous effort on your part in making it happen. Very kind of you !
Cordell, Feel sad about this happening. Kind of put damper on whole thing. DO NOT THINK SUCH A THING SHOULD BE A BURDEN BORNE BY ONE WHEN A BUNCH OF US RACED........
. Being you know something about international shipping maybe you could help me out.......... Be it individually , or as a group if others should decide to join in. I would like to help compensate , Dave. For the effort he put forth and the costs incurred doing so........ Hate to put this on your plate , but thought you would be the one that might know how to do this.. ............... Peter
Post by hairycanary on Jun 28, 2014 1:50:59 GMT -7
Been in Bakersfield Ca. doing some testing today. Made our last attempt at midnight. Going to make some more runs tommorrow. Got to the motel and was checking what I missed on NitroSlots and read Cordell's post on Dave putting the money up to get our cars out of customs. I agree with Peter to help pay Dave back for Saving our cars and still putting the race on for us. Thanks again Dave and Thank You Cordell for letting us know the situation so we can help. Count me in.
"Nostalgia Top Fuel Racing" Hours and Hours of tedious monotony punctuated by " 5 SECONDS OF SHEER TERROR"
Firstly, thank you all for the comments and messages. The customs thing was just a hiccup and I have put it down as a teething problem! We can easily avoid this next year now we know the rules and more importantly the loop holes to avoid a similar problem next year. There is no stress about any money because the very clever Mrs KiwiDave budgeted for this race. And even after the customs bill we came in under budget. I would like to thank all the racers for making the event really fun. There were some great races the crew really enjoyed. And thanks to Cordell for handling shipping State side! It is a privilege to get to run every ones cars and thanks again for helping make the event happen. Hope to see you guys and girls here again next year. So please don't anyone stress about money. I got it covered and it isn't an issue.
Thanks guys. Dave the Street class is run at 13.8 and the Funny cars are run at 18 volts. The reason for this is the Street class will run as fast and sometimes faster than the Funny cars at the same voltage. And I would like N/FC to be the premium class at Voltage Valley! Also if anyone wants to use the vids to promote Nitroslots/NTRA please do!
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2014 18:41:50 GMT -7 by kiwidave
Very good job on the videos which included times, reaction times, name of driver and car + the start and finish of each run, excellent. I do have a question though since reaction time can determine a winner, as happened in some of the races, is the start controlled by a switch which turns on both cars at the same time or is someone turning on each car independently? The new slot dragon has a random delay from the yellow to the green so you cannot anticipate the green, the system used here used the older system with the same time between yellow and green every time.
Thanks for your answer on the voltage and I understand the reason.
All of the dragsters I had were very slow compared to most of the cars. I therefore sold just about all of them. I always preferred the cars even in full size racing.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2014 18:47:46 GMT -7 by dave632
I have noticed with the slot dragon system the length of the car and of course the way it leaves effects the reaction time since it uses the same photocell for staging and reaction time. I use a common switch to start a race and I still get random reaction times for both cars.