Welcome to 2016 NTRA PRO STREET OUTLAW 3 at Bear Creek Dragway. We are at the late Summer time of year here and temperatures are still pretty warm, but fans are set up. Track temp will be upwards of 85deg for the duration of the race. This will be the projected racing schedule and format for Friday, and Saturday. All cars have been pre checked and are ready. PSO "Shark Pool" cars will run a round robin type elimination. The winner of the Shark Pool is assured the #5 spot since we have one car that did not show for this event. PSO will run two rounds of challenges for this event. Match races will be best 2 out of 3. We will check cars, pick ups for cleaning and contact, and clean tires before each run. We only oil as needed. Any special instructions supercede our normal procedures. All PSO and Match races will be run off of a simultaneous switch. No driver reaction times.
Friday's schedule: Shark Pool eliminations, PSO 1st round call outs, and end with Match races #1, #2, #9, & #10.
Saturday's schedule: PSO 2nd round call outs and end with the Kiwi Challenge races #3 thru #8.
That's about it. Thanks for sending your cars. We've got some work to do now. The track is in great shape. Lanes are running even, so there is no advantage either way. Anyway..........enough talk........let's get this thing going. Good luck to all the racers this weekend!!!
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2016 17:34:36 GMT -7 by jjwallace
1) JJWallace calls out Kiwidave for the #1 spot. 2) SKR calls out winner of JJWallace and Kiwidave. 3) Shark Pool winner in the #5 spot will race Nosubfor3 for the #4 spot. 4) If Nosubfor3 wins the call out from Shark Pool winner, he calls out the racer holding the #3 spot.
** That will complete the Round 1 of the Pro Street Outlaw. Once completed call outs can begin for Round 2. They will run in the order that the call outs are posted.
OK....enough chit chat. It's time to get the Shark Pool round robin going. Stay tuned.
Sorry for the delay in posting for anybody who has been waiting. I am running things a little different than I normally do. I have already run all of todays races and taken my pictures and notes. I will now move inside ( where it's cooler ) and post all of the results. I normally run the races and post as I go. Shark Pool winner outperformed the competition significantly. That was due to the addition of braids, shunts, bars, and traction magnets. Those modifications have made a big impact on performance in this class! The PSO list was shaken up about as much as it could be and the Match races proved to be "eye popping" and "redeeming" in some cases. Stay tuned, results will start being posted within the hour. Thanks for watching.
We found a helmet for our driver of the "55 Chevy MM/PS........
The day started out with the Pro Street Outlaw ( PSO) Shark Pool round robin eliminations. Basically each car runs the other two one time and the car with the most wins moves ahead. Cars are being run on a simultaneous switch. No driver reaction times. This is how it was set up. Round 1 Ham1200 vs Eagle
Round 2 Ham1200 vs Dave632
Round 3 Dave632 vs Eagle
Here's how it went...........
Shark Pool....Eagle Racing Cobra, Dave632 '57 Nomad, Ham1200 Corvette
Round 1 is Ham1200 in his slick yellow Corvette against Eagle Racing in a sharp Cobra. The excitement has been building. These guys want on the list in a bad way. The light goes green and the Cobra jumps out early and continues to pull the Corvette down the track. Eagle gets the first Shark Pool win with a 1.025et to the Corvette's 1.337et.
Round 2 put the Corvette against Dave632 and his Nomad. Both cars are ready to go. Ham1200 needs a win to have any chance at the list. They come off the line together but Wow that Nomad is fast! It blisters the track with a .669et. The Corvette slowed slighty with a 1.375et. The Nomad was the only car that was using the recently approved braid and traction mods. Big performance improvement. Dave looks like a force to be reckoned with and gets his Shark Pool win number one.
Round 3 and final Shark Pool round will determine who takes the #5 spot on the list. It looks pretty one sided, but I think we all know what can happen in drag racing. We have to run'em. Cars are lined up and ready.....they come off the line together but that Nomad is baaad to the bone and puts the Cobra away with a slightly slower .687et to the Cobra's consistent 1.057et. Dave632 gets his second Shark Pool win and takes the PSO #5 spot! Congratulations!
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2016 12:11:35 GMT -7 by jjwallace
Next up is the Pro Street Outlaw first round of call outs. Here is the current list order...... Left to right: #1 Kiwidave's "Villian", #2 JJWallace's "Dream Crusher", #3 SKR's "Slayer", #4 Nosubfor3's "Blue Silk", and #5 Dave632's Nomad.
First call out right out of the box is JJWallace vs Kiwidave for the #1 spot. JJ has been steadily working his way up the list starting last Spring in Colorado. The "Villian" is a mean Mopar and is not going to turn loose of that spot without a dog fight. Kiwi has elected not to go with any braids or traction aids but the Mustang has. Both cars launch hard and the Mustang gets that power down and is out on the Cuda. The Cuda is strong and has good top end but just not enough to reel in the Ford. Dream Crusher takes the #1 spot with a solid .685et to the Villians .820et.
The Villian now takes the #2 spot and faces SKR.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2016 17:31:23 GMT -7 by jjwallace
Next call out is SKR's Slayer vs Kiwidave's Villian for the #2 spot. SKR is another racer that has been taking spots and is hungry for that #1. Kiwidave is determined not to lose another spot. The cars launch and the Cuda spins slightly allowing the Mustang to get out several car lengths. That's how it stayed through the traps. Slayer takes the win and the #2 spot with a .728et to the Villian's improved .799et. Kiwidave moves to the #3 spot.
The third call out is the Shark Pool winner in the #5 position vs Nosubfor3 for the #4 spot. Now this would have been a race for the #5 spot which was held by Nosub, since we had one list racer not here, Nosub took the #4 spot and we are racing for that. The outcome of this race will determine if we have a fourth challenge in the first round. If Nosub holds off Dave, he will challenge Kiwidave for the #3 spot. If not, then round one will come to a close till tomorrow. We all know what the Nomad has going on, but the Blue Silk Corvette is still a mystery. The lights drop and both cars go. The Corvette is spinning off the line and that's all the Nomad needs to jump out to the early lead, but once the Corvette stops spinning it starts running that Nomad down. The Nomad takes the win only because Blue Silk ran out of real estate. That Corvette was coming! Dave632 takes the #4 spot with a .707et to the Corvette's .717et. Blue Silk goes to the #5 spot.
That concludes the first round of Pro Street Outlaw list call outs. Post any call outs for the second round and I will run them tomorrow. Call outs will run in the order they are posted or received.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2016 17:30:31 GMT -7 by jjwallace
OK....going to wrap up today with some Match races....best 2 out of 3. I am running races #1, #2, #9, and #10. Saving the Kiwi Challenge to end the event with tomorrow. Match #1 is one I've been looking forward to because these cars have not run all year. These 4 gears are highly modified with "one off" gear set ups and craziness. It is still a class in progression. This is F.E.D. 4g unlimited outlaws JJWallace vs SKR for bragging rights........ok it's really just for fun. SKR has owned the Texas tracks with his F.E.D.'s in the past. Cars are at the line......man that Blue Hell is a beautiful thing. Lights hit yellow and they are gone. JJ jumps out to the early lead and keeps it there and takes the first win with a .498et to a losing .561et. One slip up and SKR was there for the win. They line up again in opposite lanes this time. They take off together and it's almost a mirror of the first race. JJ has the faster dragster this day running a .494et to the Blue Hell's .577et. JJWallace wins Match race #1 in two.
Match race #2 is an inline class and puts Kiwidave's MM/PS Thunderbird against Eagle Racing's Neon Prime. Kiwidave is hoping to dim that Neon! Cars leave together and the Neon blisters the track laying down a ..433et for the win. The Thunderbird clocks in with a .584et. Drivers pull back around and switch lanes. Lights drop and the cars leave. The Dodge is too strong and puts down another .43 pass to Dave's improved .576et. Eagle wins Match race #2 in two.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2016 15:01:19 GMT -7 by jjwallace
Match race #9 has Kiwidave's MM/PS Thunderbird coming back to the line against Dave632's "55 Chevy convertible. Cars are staged and then they're gone. The '55 peels up the pavement with a crushing ..369et to Kiwidave's slowing .622et. The Thunderbird seems to be losing speed. Next race they switch lanes and do it again. the '55 is super strong backing his previous run up with a .356et. The Thunderbird is definitely slowing running a .656et. Dave632 wins Match race #9 in two.
Last race of the day is Match race #10. This is a rematch of the New Zealand Finals that saw SKR and his LA Hooker Mustang beat Nosubfor3's USA #1 Camaro. Nosub wants to show how it should have gone down. The cars are looking clean sitting on the line. As soon as they see yellow, they put the pedal to the floor. The Camaro gets out first on the Ford and continues to pull all the way through to the finish line. The Camaro is fast and lays down a sub 1 second pass at .989et to SKR's respectable 1.067et. They line up again in opposite lanes....drop the hammer....and the Mustang keeps the Camaro honest but just doesn't have enough for the Chevy this day. SKR loses this one with a 1.077et but still has the N.Z. trophy . The Camaro's winning time was 1.003et. Nosubfor3 wins Match race #10 in two.
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2016 15:03:05 GMT -7 by jjwallace
That's it for today activities. Get your challenges posted and that will be the first order of business tomorrow morning. Lots of shake ups today. I can hear all the gears turning in the heads of the tuners. We are progressing in this class and race format. Kiwi Challenge 2 is going down tomorrow as well! The last one ended in a tie. Good luck to everyone tomorrow. Thanks for checking us out today.
Post by Eagle Racing on Sept 9, 2016 15:30:49 GMT -7
What a blast, allows so much fun being involved in the racing action!! My POS ran in the PSO shark pool and did pretty good. I lost to a better prepared car, congrats Dave. I will be a lot faster next time. Jeff and SKR with the FED's got me wanting to build another one and get in on that action. The Kiwi challenge is always fun, fun, fun. That group builds some really nice cars. Jeff thanks for running the race and letting me help out, always fun. CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS AS WELL AS TO THE REST OF THE RACERS FOR SUPPORTING THE RACE. IT'S ALL ABOUT HAVING SOME FUN!!
Great pictures Jeff. I enjoyed reading all the results. Congrats to all the winners. I laughed when I saw my driver with his new helmet. It is the right helmet for my blockhead driver but it seems he lost it going down the track. Times are pretty close to what the 55 Chevy ran here as tracks are similar. It hit .33s here @ 43 MPH running at 26V. The 57, time wise, was all over the place here running at 18V. It ran a best time of .594 all the way to much slower .738 ? I was not able to figure why it varied so much. Farm truck was similar but a lot more consistent varying between a .599 to a .667, with a little better hole shot but less top end. Those two had some great match races here. I do have a 4 gear FED that I built awhile ago that might be competitive in future match races for that outlaw class.
Would Eagle accept a match race with the 55 Chevy?? That should be a good one. Chevy vs. Dodge. How about my Farm truck vs one of the PSO cars. Any takers?