The funny thing is, that it makes more sense reversed!
bigjoe1 wrote:One thing that comes to mind that I hear alot, is that the cars of today are MUCH heavier than they were when I was a kid. I see guys with 4000, even 4200 pound Chevelles. My 1970 Chevelle was 3700 lbs when I got it brand new, and after I removed everything that was not nessasarry, I got it down to about 3500 pounds.I remember as a youngster, everyone would run their car accross the scales at the local dragstrip. To me, telling everyone that your car in real heavy ( when it is not ) is one way of tricking the drag strip into thinking your car is faster ( or has more HP ) because the times it car turn at the inflated weight. Just food for thought.
JOE SHERMAN RACING
John Wallace wrote:[quGoing back to the finish line lights being higher, I know an old Stock class racer that 'fooled' the competitor/track.
(long time ago)
He had a rubber chicken with a rope tied around it's neck.
It would sit inside his front bumper area.
When he got toward the finish line (and needed the extra ET) he'd slam his brakes on just enough to where the chicken would drop down and swing in front of his car, triggering the light.
cspeier wrote:A Comp car can run faster than the hp available because of all the killer LW and friction aided components.
Most of the issues I see with cars not running the ET the dyno says they have is because their race cars are bound up, hard rolling, sleds..