Challenger Drag Racer Project

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63larkr1
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Re: Challenger Drag Racer Project

Post by 63larkr1 » 12 Apr 2019, 09:55

When I did the editing on the Studebaker Nationals Drag video I missed some of the runs. This covers at lest some of the ones I missed.
Richard
PS, The Studebaker Drags are just a few weeks away on May 25th, Don't miss out! Great people with great cars show up every year.
Richard

https://youtu.be/pUrozDLP7tU
Studebaker Drag Racing You can't beat it.
The 11th annual all Studebaker Nationals Drag Race is Saturday May 25th, 2018 at 9:00 am at Brown County Dragway in Bean Blossom, Indiana. For more information contact Richard Poe

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Re: Challenger Drag Racer Project

Post by 63larkr1 » 05 Aug 2019, 13:22

My nephew has wanted to come for a visit and take my Mean Green Challenger to the tracks so we did that at Wagler Motorsports Park. It was the weekend the Southeast Gassers Association was here and they always put on a great show. The Challenger has not been out much and I have been really having a lot of trouble getting off the line without spinning the slicks. You can see that on the first pass on this video as I smoked the slicks. You can see the smoke in the video. Second pass went better after I found the front brakes were dragging and adjusted them. It looks like a master cylinder problem not letting them release. I didn't have enough front brake after the adjustment to hold the line lock so I didn't get a good burnout. They have a long shut down so that went well. After the second pass you see here I tried to get another pass but the front brakes locked up on the pit road and the car would hardly move so I was done for the day.
Enjoy, Richard

https://youtu.be/5VdOc17DX-k
Studebaker Drag Racing You can't beat it.
The 11th annual all Studebaker Nationals Drag Race is Saturday May 25th, 2018 at 9:00 am at Brown County Dragway in Bean Blossom, Indiana. For more information contact Richard Poe

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Re: Challenger Drag Racer Project

Post by shifter44 » 05 Aug 2019, 20:23

Looking good , Richard , real good .

Hope that the camera man didn't fall down......... :D .

The track announcer needs to be " educated ' as to what your engine is , for sure .
If you can't get there in a STUDEBAKER,
it ain't worth goin' .

Bill H .

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Re: Challenger Drag Racer Project

Post by 63larkr1 » 07 Aug 2019, 11:11

Thanks Bill. My nephew took the video and he had my camera and his phone at the same time.
The track announcer should have known it was Studebaker powered it was on the tech card and the side of the car.
Richard
Studebaker Drag Racing You can't beat it.
The 11th annual all Studebaker Nationals Drag Race is Saturday May 25th, 2018 at 9:00 am at Brown County Dragway in Bean Blossom, Indiana. For more information contact Richard Poe

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