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Attention In The Pits / Re: Registration
« Last post by Mark Breznay on June 17, 2011, 07:26:56 PM »
People wishing to register on this forum please follow the instructions on the home page.  I had to shut off user registration because of the overwhelming amount of spammers, sometimes as many as 50 per day.  My apologies for this action, but I had no choice.
Niagara Drag Strip 1961-1974 / Re: CC Rider
« Last post by Dave Lamb on April 07, 2011, 07:21:11 AM »
Hi Mark.

I asked Bill Lindner about this, and here is what he said:

In the 1960's everyone said you had to run a low static compression ration...8.0 to 1....with a super charger on gasoline. I did not believe this because I knew the cam timing could be altered to relieve the static comp. ratio.

So I put together a SBC with a CR of 9.5 to 1 and very heavy wall flat top forged JE pistons. I then ran the blower at 10 % UNDERDRIVE. Blue Sunoco 260 gas came along and it worked very well! The exhaust note was loud because of this CR and long headers. I actually ran 45 degrees (total) ignition timing which made up for the rich fuel setting, so I wouldn't melt off the corners of a piston or blow the head gasket weak point between the cylinders!!! Had to put head gaskets in every 4 or 5 passes because of leaks!! In Late 68, I finally had the block "O' ringed which solved the weak point problem. I tried to learn every thing I could about fuel mixtures and spark timing. I always kept it running sharp by changing plugs and watching the air density meter. One time I raced at LaPlace, Louisana at 15 ft. below sea level. The air density meter was off the top end of the scale!! I put in the smallest return jet (richen!) and went to 1 to 1 blower drive ratio. What a sound that night!! Last run for Eliminator was against Willy Ragsdale from Texas.(NHRA street roadster Hero & Veteran in 1968. He couldn't hear his engine for the shift points because I was just a few feet ahead of him and the my headers were pointed at him! He complained about that! The track said I went 10.10 but that was BS as I shut off early, because Willy shut his off!

The new engine seems to be louder then I remember which is quite possible due to the new profile cam. It does tickle your eardrums.
The "new engine," refers to the one he just completed for the car!

Hope this is interesting to some!

Best regards,

Davd Lamb
Niagara Drag Strip 1961-1974 / CC Rider
« Last post by Mark Breznay on April 06, 2011, 06:55:51 PM »
I remember Bill Lindner's CC Rider as being one of the loudest drag race cars I've heard.  Why was this so?
When it comes to verifying historical information, I will always err on the side of caution.
Niagara Drag Strip 1961-1974 / Re: 1967 Nationals C/Gas Supercharged Trophy Run
« Last post by Dave Lamb on April 05, 2011, 11:09:36 PM »
Glad we know that it was Sam Gellner in the other Willys!
Niagara Drag Strip 1961-1974 / Re: 1967 Nationals C/Gas Supercharged Trophy Run
« Last post by Dave Lamb on April 01, 2011, 05:30:59 PM »
Thanks for posting these, Mark! :D

I hope people will enjoy seeing them!  ;)

Dave Lamb
Niagara Drag Strip 1961-1974 / 1967 Nationals C/Gas Supercharged Trophy Run
« Last post by Mark Breznay on April 01, 2011, 09:55:01 AM »
Here you go folks.  Let's hear what you have to say!
Niagara Drag Strip 1961-1974 / Re: Dean Johnson
« Last post by Mark Breznay on March 27, 2011, 05:04:31 PM »
Dyno Dean is a good guy.  I'd sure like to get my hands on the stuff he has.
Niagara Drag Strip 1961-1974 / Dean Johnson
« Last post by Paul Cuff on March 27, 2011, 10:19:22 AM »
Had the pleasure of spending some time re-living past times with Dean Johnson at the Buffalo Motorama on March 26. Dean is still full of life about Niagara. He's got lots of old photos and memorabilia from the Niagara Drag Strip heydays. Tons of stories and tales from some of the events and happenings there. It was great to see Dean again, and share some of the days gone by. Thanks for all you did, Dean. Niagara is sorely missed by so many.
ESPN2 and ESPN2HD to telecast 10-race season

GLENDORA, Calif. (March 7, 2011) — After much fanfare and success, the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series enters its second season in 2011, beginning at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals, March 10-13.  The 10-race NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series will be featured on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD.

ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise 30-minute highlight shows of the racing action from all 10 NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Series events.  The shows will air on a tape delay basis and will recap the weekend’s events, including final elimination coverage of the 16-car fields.

In addition, ESPN International will telecast the events around the world through English-speaking affiliates.   

The shows will be produced by ESPN, which has been producing NHRA programming since 2001.  Calling the action on the telecast will be veteran NHRA announcer Dave Rieff, who will be joined in the booth by race analyst Mike Dunn.

The formation of the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series wouldn’t have been possible without the financial commitment of ProCare Rx and Get Screened America, which agreed to a multi-year commitment to fund the series.

Following the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway, the schedule features stops at some of the biggest events on the circuit including Las Vegas (April 1-3), Houston (April 29-May 1), Atlanta (May 12-15), Englishtown (June 2-5), Bristol (June 17-19) and Norwalk (June 23-26).    The second half of the season will see the 250 mph machines race at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, (Sept. 1-5),  the fall national event in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 15-18), and conclude with a return to Las Vegas (Oct. 27-30). 

With body styles ranging from ’41 Willys to '53 Corvettes, ’57 Chevys to ’70 Cudas, and first-generation Camaros and Firebirds, to profiles as racy as the latest Dodge Viper, along with show-quality “themed paint jobs,” Pro Mods have been crowd pleasers at NHRA events for several years as an exhibition. With huge slicks at the rear and superchargers poking through the hoods, there’s no doubt that these cars are a whole lot more than souped-up classics.

ESPN2 is now available in nearly 100 million homes nationwide.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011.  As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States, NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA.  NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17.   In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

2011 NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Television Schedule*

Event                                                                                        Air Date/Time

Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals                                         Sunday, March 20, midnight
Gainesville, Fla. NHRA Nationals                                        Saturday, April 9, 4 p.m.
Las Vegas           

O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals                               Sunday, May 8, 2 p.m.

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals                  Saturday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.
Commerce, Ga.               

NHRA SuperNationals                                                          Sunday, June 12, 1 p.m.
Englishtown, N.J.           

Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals                                      Sunday, July 3, 2 p.m.
Presented by Your Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers
Bristol, Tenn.   

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals                               Sunday, July 3, 2:30 p.m.
Norwalk, Ohio 

Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil                      Sunday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.

O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals                                         Sunday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m.
Charlotte, N.C.

NHRA Las Vegas Nationals                                                    Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m.
Las Vegas           

* All times Eastern. Schedule subject to change. Please check local listings.
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