AZ Inliners race at Wild Horse Pass Park

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AZ Inliners race at Wild Horse Pass Park

Post #1 by Crosley » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:12 pm

Waiting on a report from Rich aka 82F100 guy. I read that Rich won the race when ol Gene the Driving Machine red lighted in the finals .
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Post #2 by Gene Fiore » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:23 am

It's true...Rich and I met in the finals and I turned on the red bulb with a -.008 reaction time. Rich cut a .01 :wow: light though so that would have been hard to beat!

Where were you Tony?
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Post #3 by wsa111 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:32 pm

Gene, sorry the red eye got you, but at least Rich won.
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Post #4 by Gene Fiore » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:46 pm

At this time of the year 15.30's...it's been unseasonably warm and I believe the temps were in the mid 80's that day. But this is about to change as I have an aluminum head in the works!
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Post #5 by Crosley » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:52 pm

Gene Fiore wrote:Where were you Tony?



My 1962 Falcon's race days are over. Full street trim now, quiet muffler and all. Although the 4.11 gears have not been swapped out yet.

It would probably run in the 16's at best
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Post #6 by Gene Fiore » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:57 pm

So...my car is full street trim.
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Post #7 by Does10s » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:35 pm

Kelly's Falcon is full street trim too! 8)

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Post #8 by Crosley » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:43 pm

Since I have a mild 9.5 - 1 compression 200 CID engine with mild Hyd camshaft, with weak , late, cast iron rods.. I had to play all the tricks to get the car into the low 15's. Remove weight, add ram air type intake to the carb, other drag race tricks

Soon as the fresh air feed to the carb is removed and the 14 inch air filter are installed. The car loses a .5 second in ET. Then add the muffler , remove the electric water pump drive, jet the carb down, bolt street gear back on (mirrors, wipers, silly stuff) The car is now at best a high 16 sec ET.

I will not run a high 16 second car on the drag strip. My wife's 2013 Honda Civic will probably run that. LOL

Since I am knocking on the door of retirement, the disposable income is not there to build a better engine. That is also why I sold all the Nitrous equipment I had for the 200 inline 6... If I blow up the engine, I have no fund$ to build another engine

I have 2 other projects I would like to finish. One project in my garage for 9 years, that currently looks like 3 - 4 weekends of work has been preformed, which is about correct. I doubt it is ever finished

I will be around. The inline 6 race days for the Falcon are currently over. Decisions had to be made, I made them.

SpeedWorld gone, most of the Nostalgia type Drag races gone, that is sad & part of my decision thinking . My buddy sold his Henry J gasser car a few months back for the same reasons I decided to take the Falcon off the strip for now.
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Post #9 by drag-200stang » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:54 pm

My mustang was full street.......43 years ago :beer: Living blocks from woodward ave. I had to take it off the street for safety reasons.
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Post #10 by Does10s » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:52 pm

Hey Crosley,
We understand. We're just giving you a friendly hard time! :D

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Post #11 by Gene Fiore » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:54 am

Yep...sometimes you have to make tough decisions. I too miss alot of the race programs that use to run at SpeedWorld.
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Post #12 by Crosley » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:27 am

Gene Fiore wrote:Yep...sometimes you have to make tough decisions. I too miss alot of the race programs that use to run at SpeedWorld.



True. And; Rich won the recent race at WHP with a late model Hyundai. I guess it is an inline powered car. I Read the article on Arizona Auto Scene on the recent race.

Wild Horse Pass raised the track rental fees by 50% recently. Having any small races like we did at SpeedWorld will need to be at Tucson track. Jim Hughes and his staff are working on the Tucson track to bring in more folks . It would be nice to grow the local sport back up and have better spectator attendance

I do understand the verbal hard time. :lol: In a Couple yrs and I will be on Medicare. I am Getting old and retirement actually worrys me. :bang:
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Post #13 by 82F100 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:01 pm

Thanks guys.
I had a blast and wish the win would have been in the rail.Crosley I understand where you're coming from and hope you won't be a stranger and maybe bring the Falcon out to some get togethers at local car shows etc. Also I would like to see if we could get a group together for next years Arizona drag racers reunion. Went to my first one a couple of weeks ago. And I think we would be well received with our Inlines (Matter of fact there is a black 62' Inline six powered Falcon on this years shirt!). I will let you guys know when it comes up on the calendar.
Crosley, I will say this even if you're not racing please come hang out without us! My thought is that once you're a part of this Inliner family you always will be! Racing or not(I understand it's hard for some to be at the track if they're not racing) It's about being with people who enjoy our hobby. I will be honest I miss Mike and he was the fuel for alot of my drive as we shared the same enthusiasm for inlines. There are times I just want to sell everything and walk away from the hobby/racing, but it would be like losing family and that's hard to do.
I'm sure once the rail is up and running I'll be back in the full swing of things. I'll post some pics later from last weekend. Rich

P.S. Crosley....when I first started working out at SpeedWorld Mark Beavins was kicking ass and taking names in a 16 second 65' barracuda with a slantsix. It was one of the most consistent bracket cars out there!
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Post #14 by Gene Fiore » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:49 pm

82F100 wrote:P.S. Crosley....when I first started working out at SpeedWorld Mark Beavins was kicking ass and taking names in a 16 second 65' barracuda with a slantsix. It was one of the most consistent bracket cars out there!

Holy crap...I remember that guy from way back!
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Post #15 by 82F100 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:22 pm

We had our first event of the year last weekend. 6 cars showed up 1 injected Flathead dragster, 1 Buick straight 8 powered digger, 2 Fords (1 N/A 250 powered & 1 turboed 250) and me in my O/T daily driver and 1 32" Chevy with a stout 250. The Buick lost oil pressure on the 3rd qualifying pass and bowed out,The Flathead dragster with new driver was making some good passes and the new owner was being cautious and decided to park the car and check things out before the next race. So that left me, the 32' and the 2 Fords. 1st round saw my Friends Gene Fiore in his 72' Maverick with a mild 250 vs. Walt Pearce in his 32' Chevy with a hot 250 (I was picking these 2 to be in the final as both are really good racers)Side note Gene was #1 qualifier as he was hitting repeated .07-.08 lights. Walt broke out chasing down Gene. The other pairing had me vs. my friend Kelly in her turboed 250 63' Falcon. I treed her and she broke out chasing me down at the top end. The final had me and Gene pairing up I took off with my best light of the day .018 and Gene redlit by .008 you'll have to check out the time slip for the numbers as we both broke out. I hated to win that way but in my eyes it was a close race. I had a blast and it was my 1st win ever. Look forward to the next event and running my rail.

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Lining up for a qualifying run
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Gene and Myself with our new friend Daryls' better half Melissa, who was his Back up Girl and was nice enough to be our Trophy girl also.
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Post #16 by hotrodguy » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:22 am

Sounds like a great time was had by all, I am working to get more of the inliners and Bangers to Eagle Field in may, we have 3 days with saturday night strictly 64 and older. The Field is always a hoot. I will be working the water box. Would be super to see some Arizona cars there. Check it out Eaglefielddrags.com Randy

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