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View Poll Results: Do you drag race?
Yes I drag race with my Ranger 14 27.45%
Yes, but not with my Ranger 8 15.69%
No, not at all. 29 56.86%
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Old 05-21-2006
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race?

Was just wondering how many people here drag race. What do you race and what times do you get. Just curious.

My times and all are in my signature.
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Yes, not with my ranger, with my RX7. And not on the strip. Also, I dont want a lecture.
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no, but hope to
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I occasionally race one of my friends down the street, but I haven't gone to the drag strip, so I do not have times. I don't want any lectures either.
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I'll take down a ricer every once in a while, but that's it.
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i got a 2 speed huffy bike..i can spin the tires sometimes..never got times tho
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right now im in the passenger seat of a lightning lol.... when i sell the truck im gettin a srt-4
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nice, those neons are nice
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I know I can't be the only one who thought this was going to be a poll on what "race" you are. Causcasian, black, hispanic, etc...lol
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^^lol
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i revv at all sorts of people (woot Flowmaster) but thats just to get them to take off fast, i love hearing a Stang/Vette/other sick car take off. With the 3.0 pushing off-road tires dosent give me a chance in the world, so i just use my flowmaster to have fun
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Old 05-21-2006
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I know I can't be the only one who thought this was going to be a poll on what "race" you are. Causcasian, black, hispanic, etc...lol
I sort of thought the same thing.

I don't drag race much anymore. On ocassion when I drove the aspire or festiva it was fun to whip some 17-18 sec. cars... hard to get traction with 12" and 13" tires. The 2.3L Ranger isn't bad but I don't know if I'd go through the trouble... now the fiancee's escape since it's her gas I just might.
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yea i race it, since the 2nd month i bought it last year. stock = 16.1; Lifted+tires = intially 17.3, at the end of last season i was running 16.6 . I raced one day so far "this year", Hangover nationals, January 1st. everyone had to run a 20.01 dail in, quickest was 17.5, deep staged and in 4wd intill the 60ft mark, and then the days slowest was 22.8, spinning the tires like mad to the 330 ft. mark, and then when it shifted into 3rd gear.

Deep staging helps alot actually, once your running rather taller tires. I usually have to use 4wd to launch to keep it straight and not spin the tires as much.
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Uh, I sometimes race my ranger. I just cant seem to get the dates right on the tracks. I went last weekend to Rockingham and they were CLOSED!!! My truck ran a 14.09 at 90 something mph 2 years ago, and I havent made any passes with the new stuff.. I will keep it posted.
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I'll run anything I own (same as you looks like)I like to race in the winter when Nascar is over. I like actual Races, not test 'n tunes so I'll bring whatever they are racing in the brackets that night. Here are some times:

For the import shootouts they would let me drive my Saturn which was around 14.7's with nitrous. I haven't run it in a couple of years. Gave it to my son.

truck shootouts I'll run my 4.0- 16.37 best. Since the 33" all terrains it hasn't been a good track truck so...
I bring a 3.0 Ranger single cab. It's a one wheeler but I can run high 16's (16.93 best).

Mustang shootouts I have a 2003 mach 1 and best is a 13.79. I normally stay in the low 14's with it.

My true race truck is a work in progress. It's a non street legal s-10 that currently runs 14'.8's n/a but I haven't run it on nitrous yet.

here is one seasons worth of trophies from about 2 winters ago. I was on a roll and won the whole series (big trophy). It was a street shootout so I could run anything and I did. I got trophies in the 4.0 ranger, the 3.0 ranger, the saturn, and the mach. It will never happen again but it was a fun season for sure.

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BTW, one of my brothers has you beat. He could never quite get in the 20's with his diesel chevette or his diesel izuzu truck. Both were 22 sec rides.
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hopefully the splash gets done then its life will just be a drag truck after a year or so after i put a 5.0L in it. plan to start on the tubing and cage then build a monster 5.0L and basically beat the **** out of it till it dies then rip **** out and send it to the yard...
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I done a 15.8 at new england dragway on a fri night last summer bone stock truck. i raced my freind's chevy extreme he did 17.3
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I have taken my 97 cobra mustang to the local track for test and tune nights. i haven't run it for serious competition yet.

I ran 13.90 @ 102 MPH with the cobra

I ran my ranger when it was stock it ran 15.80 @ 89 (I can't remember exactly but that's very close)

I pit crewed for a NHRA sport compact car a few years ago.
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i got a 2 speed huffy bike..i can spin the tires sometimes..never got times tho
lol. thats good. i tired to race the pontiac grand am i had, it sucked.
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Oh yea, I forgot about my lawnmower!!! No BS, I ran it at the local 1/8th mile track and it ran a 16.98 @ 35mph!!! NO LIE!!!!
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heck no! Tonkaranger04 always tries to race me! thats enough! lol
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Oh yea, I forgot about my lawnmower!!! No BS, I ran it at the local 1/8th mile track and it ran a 16.98 @ 35mph!!! NO LIE!!!!

i saw the video. i was about to say dont forget the lawn mower
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Oh yea, I forgot about my lawnmower!!! No BS, I ran it at the local 1/8th mile track and it ran a 16.98 @ 35mph!!! NO LIE!!!!
Thats crazy Nick. Do you have the vid hosted anywhere?
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I raced my 88 2.9 ranger, it ran high 9's in the 1/8, never ran the new one yet but probbly take it to test and tune night when our track opens back up
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