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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  richter69 on July 26th 2013, 12:08 pm

torino501 wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:
richter69 wrote:they still aint mailed my license renewal back........ NHRA can suck my nuts.

Sounds kinky affraid 

Anyway......untill NHRA offers the 7.3L diesel class I'm not watching that crap Evil or Very Mad 
if they where to have a 6.7L class id watch it.between the turbos, ex valves and h/p fuel pumps crappin the bed,those racers would be busy between rounds. id like to go just to listing to all the cussing and swearing.


there would be a lot of down time.......

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  Wes Littrell on July 26th 2013, 1:13 pm

affraid  Don't scare me like that.Laughing 
TravisRice wrote:
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Lem Evans wrote: "Things a normal person could actually own and race."

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Does a "normal" person build wooden cars?  
What you trying to say Very Happy 


I'm thinking Lem is trying to say this thread would really blow up if Lumber Liquidators tried to screw the racers ...........Laughing  I like thinking outside the box myself

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  richter69 on July 26th 2013, 4:01 pm

this says it all................ http://www.dragzine.com/project-silver-bullet/tv-ratings-street-outlaws-topples-nhra-broadcasts/

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Post  rmcomprandy on July 26th 2013, 8:20 pm

richter69 wrote:this says it all................      http://www.dragzine.com/project-silver-bullet/tv-ratings-street-outlaws-topples-nhra-broadcasts/

Well, when the racing gets pre-empted OFTEN by womans college softball and little league baseball for almost an hour sometimes, watchers just don't come back to watch the next time.
ESPN is just to stupid to see this ... all they want to think about is Yankee's / Red Sox. The rest of the people in the country really don't give a rats a$$

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  Lem Evans on July 26th 2013, 8:45 pm

Randy: Relative to "put the screws".

I do not see a sponcorship being any different than alimony or child support. Once the contract has been honored everbody should go their own way.

Just because some person or thing has be fed a lot of $ over a period of time does not i.m.o. mean that the entity that recieved such has been 'screwed'.

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Post  cool40 on July 27th 2013, 12:53 am

rmcomprandy wrote:
richter69 wrote:this says it all................      http://www.dragzine.com/project-silver-bullet/tv-ratings-street-outlaws-topples-nhra-broadcasts/

Well, when the racing gets pre-empted OFTEN by womans college softball and little league baseball for almost an hour sometimes, watchers just don't come back to watch the next time.
ESPN is just to stupid to see this ... all they want to think about is Yankee's / Red Sox.  The rest of the people in the country really don't give a rats a$$
x100!

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  rmcomprandy on July 27th 2013, 9:00 am

Lem Evans wrote:Randy: Relative to "put the screws".

I do not see a sponsorship being any different than alimony or child support. Once the contract has been honored everybody should go their own way.

Just because some person or thing has be fed a lot of $ over a period of time does not i.m.o. mean that the entity that received such has been 'screwed'.

Charlie,
Fulfilling a contract certainly would be the thought however, finding a loophole in the text of that contract, (which was put there intentionally to be able to later opt out), simply because of your own best interest and "damn the other side" is something different entirely.

They try to keep those times out of the public eye but, they happen almost with regularity.

GM & Mopar make their semi-finished parts available to a lot of people at no or little charge with no money actually changing hands. They make those parts available to others at cost or a little cost simply so they are "out there" in front of everybody to see that they are being used; consequently they will sell more of them and every other one of your parts to the masses.

FoMoCo wants CONTROL of almost everything they produce and if they can't have complete control over most of their real race parts, they just quit making them. Now, they are available to nobody.

This is nothing new ... it has been happening for decades.

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Post  bbf-falcon on July 27th 2013, 10:28 pm

Did you just call Lem "Charlie"? Now that's some funny chit right there. Embarassed Razz Razz

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  richter69 on July 27th 2013, 11:12 pm

They are brothers you know..........

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  Lem Evans on July 27th 2013, 11:42 pm

richter69 wrote:They are brothers you know..........

Twins I hear.

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  Lem Evans on July 28th 2013, 12:00 am

I watched a little of the NHRA stuff on ESPN this afternoon. The talking heads were whining about Ford getting out of the MELLOW YELLOW Series [read that pro stuff]. They did preview the Ford press statement which mentioned the CJ Mustang program that 'they' are not exiting. We will see but , I suspect Ford is gonna put some of those PRO $s into the CJ Mustang program & put the rest of it in their pocket....which they should do.


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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  rmcomprandy on July 28th 2013, 12:11 am

bbf-falcon wrote:Did you just call Lem "Charlie"? Now that's some funny chit right there. Embarassed Razz Razz

YEA ... thinking one and typing the other; a senior moment you know.
 OR, you will know, Laughing

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  racnrick on July 28th 2013, 1:52 am

Lem Evans wrote:I watched a little of the NHRA stuff on ESPN this afternoon. The talking heads were whining about Ford getting out of the MELLOW YELLOW Series [read that pro stuff]. They did preview the Ford press statement which mentioned the CJ Mustang program that 'they' are not exiting. We will see but , I suspect Ford is gonna put some of those PRO $s into the CJ Mustang program &  put the rest of it in their pocket....which they should do.

Here's more on what Lem said, http://www.dragzine.com/news/ford-to-scale-back-nhra-drag-racing-efforts-following-2014-season/

While more details regarding the announcement will likely be learned in the coming weeks and months, all indications are that this move will indeed effect the Bob Tasca and Larry Morgan racing operations, along with John Force Racing’s four professional nitro teams. With Ford’s departure from Force’s organization, it will end one of the longest current marketing partnerships in the sport, dating back to Force’s switch to a Ford Mustang body in early 1997.

Also part of the scaled back effort, although unconfirmed, could be Ford’s status as the official vehicle of the NHRA, a title the company has held through an agreement signed in 2009.
The popular Mustang Cobra Jet program, which launched in 2008 with the debut of the much-anticipated FR500CJ, will continue into the future as part of Ford’s grass roots efforts in the sportsman drag racing ranks. The Cobra Jets, which are factory-built race cars designed for Super Stock and Stock competition and assembled at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, have been offered every year since that debut season with the exception of 2009 and 2011, with a 2014 model currently in development.

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  dfree383 on July 28th 2013, 7:19 am

Lem Evans wrote:
richter69 wrote:They are brothers you know..........

Twins I hear.

Identical......drunken 

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Re: IS FORD LEAVING NHRA?

Post  Doug Rahn on August 2nd 2013, 1:51 am

http://racing.ford.com/drag-racing/news/articles/director-jamie-allison-discusses-nhra-sponsorship-1293055427306/

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