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nickleman60
06-20-2012, 03:00 PM
I got a $30.00 check in the mail today from VMP, looks like runner-up in the 3rd round of the Quick Ford class gets some money, sweet..................:D

Chris, you should be getting one as well since you made it to the 4th round

BLOWN38
06-20-2012, 03:02 PM
Yeah I got one for 60. That makes 95$ for me this year. I won 100 back in 08 with the quickest 13 sec average in true street.

nickleman60
06-20-2012, 03:06 PM
Yeah I got one for 60. That makes 95$ for me this year. I won 100 back in 08 with the quickest 13 sec average in true street.

Cool, $10 more and mine could have covered the cost of the 4 gallons of fuel I purchased at the track for $10 a gal..............:rolleyes:

DrFishbone
06-20-2012, 03:28 PM
No offense to you guys or your cars but....

DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOBS!

:D:p

mywhite89
06-20-2012, 03:32 PM
All those thousands and thousands are finally paying off. Keep this going and you might be able to buy a couple slicks someday with that money your making!

nickleman60
06-20-2012, 04:59 PM
All those thousands and thousands are finally paying off. Keep this going and you might be able to buy a couple slicks someday with that money your making!

I don't think I'll ever win that much........:o

I just like having my name on a check from a race track..............;)

BLOWN38
06-20-2012, 05:09 PM
I'll win an event one of these days. I'm on a roll this year.

David Neibert
06-21-2012, 04:29 PM
Wow ! You guys are are the real deal Drag Racers if the track is paying you.

David

Ira R.
06-21-2012, 04:47 PM
First payout? Make a good photocopy of it and it gets framed and goes on the wall in the garage :D

Ira

nickleman60
06-21-2012, 05:07 PM
Wow ! You guys are are the real deal Drag Racers if the track is paying you.

David

HaHa................real deal drag racers....................:eek:

As mentioned earlier it only took me thousands and thousands of dollars to finally win $30.

That sounds like Obamanomics................:D

nickleman60
06-21-2012, 05:08 PM
First payout? Make a good photocopy of it and it gets framed and goes on the wall in the garage :D

Ira

Garage azz.............the framed photocopy is going in my den with my trophies....................;)

BLOWN38
06-21-2012, 07:34 PM
You know something Keith? The more I look at it and think about that day. We were in the wrong class. Shoulda been in fast ford (no electronics). Vmp's sight had it listed wrong. I wonder if other non electronics cars were there with us. If not that's even better on us as we were outclassed and still took home some dough.:cool:

nickleman60
06-21-2012, 07:45 PM
You know something Keith? The more I look at it and think about that day. We were in the wrong class. Shoulda been in fast ford (no electronics). Vmp's sight had it listed wrong. I wonder if other non electronics cars were there with us. If not that's even better on us as we were outclassed and still took home some dough.:cool:

I thought the Fast Ford class was electronics with a Pro tree where as we had no electronics and a sportsman tree. When we were lining up in lanes 5 & 6 they were lining up in lanes 7 & 8 and there was some bad azz cars in those lanes, most of them had wings and chutes. Plus I highly doubt that the red 67/68 fastback Fairlane/Torino or whatever it was that I raced in the 1st round had electronics. I'm not sure but I might have been the slowest car in our class.

J dot Miller
06-21-2012, 09:30 PM
Con-graduations! All that cool cache may someday cover your expenses... Who knows yall may turn pro soon and get some sponsors? :eek:

XxSlowpokexX
06-22-2012, 11:14 AM
This is why people bracket race stock cars. They still win and spend nothing! Congrats though!

JT's03
06-22-2012, 06:29 PM
Congrats! $30 is a meal out with you and the misses.

Whats funny to me sometimes is people a my work know I'm into drag racing, I get asked alot "how much money do you win" lol. I just tell them it's up in the thousands now haha.

shoalcracker
06-22-2012, 08:27 PM
Are Professionals allowed to compete at the ShootOut ;)

Paul

nickleman60
06-28-2012, 03:12 PM
Are Professionals allowed to compete at the ShootOut ;)

Paul

If so then Kevin's out..................:D

nickleman60
06-28-2012, 03:14 PM
Here's a pic from my 1st round win in Quick Ford Class.

DrFishbone
06-28-2012, 03:18 PM
Here's a pic from my 1st round win in Quick Ford Class.

Oh yeaaaah!

Awesome shot:cool:

1MTNCAT
06-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Here's a pic from my 1st round win in Quick Ford Class.

Keith, Great pic. Now you fully see the movement in an IRS suspension. See how the tire is pulled at the top to the inside of the wheel well & Forward. Those halfshafts are taking some shock so far!!! ;)

nickleman60
06-28-2012, 03:37 PM
Keith, Great pic. Now you fully see the movement in an IRS suspension. See how the tire is pulled at the top to the inside of the wheel well & Forward. Those halfshafts are taking some shock so far!!! ;)

Good explanation Steve, the picture I bought off of the VMP site is color and looks much better than black and white but that's all my copier/scanner does at home. Here's a picture I took with my camera of the picture, you can see a little better.

This run was an 11.33 on an 11.30 dial.

BLOWN38
06-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Love the pic. That guy took some good pics. We'll prolly pic up a few of them. Need some updated stuff

Ira R.
06-29-2012, 09:59 AM
What size are the Hoosiers Kieth?

Ira

shoalcracker
06-29-2012, 10:27 AM
Damn, that tires got more wrinkles in it than I do.

And thats saying something.:eek:

Great Pic.

Paul

nickleman60
06-29-2012, 01:39 PM
what size are the hoosiers kieth?

Ira

28/10.5/15

Ira R.
06-29-2012, 01:43 PM
28/10.5/15

Thought they were 28 inchers. Thanks.

Ira

BLOWN38
07-06-2012, 08:19 PM
Check out these pics. I'm gonna pic up a few from this guy.

DrFishbone
07-06-2012, 08:21 PM
Check out these pics. I'm gonna pic up a few from this guy.

Wrinkly!!!!!

1MTNCAT
07-07-2012, 05:26 AM
Nice pics both of you!

David Neibert
07-07-2012, 09:35 AM
Nice pics ! If temps ever drop I'd like to take my 91 Sc to the track for a couple passes to see if the Delrin bushings helped.

David

nickleman60
07-08-2012, 08:08 AM
That track photographer does take some good pics at good angles/times. That's another good reason to go to VMP.

1MTNCAT
07-09-2012, 11:28 AM
Nice pics ! If temps ever drop I'd like to take my 91 Sc to the track for a couple passes to see if the Delrin bushings helped.

David

If they work as well as what I've seen on a couple other cars they should certainly help yours too! :)