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"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"That is going to make the most of it when rex started racing nascar. You probably noticed. Some of your fans may or may not He got his engines from jagdish. The rare morse and team down in texas. That were running pro stock at the time won championships consecutively. They supplied engines to rick hendrick when he first started is operation so yeah his vice beggars away back. Yeah all right. One last thing and i wanted to. I just say that. I appreciate on twitter. Just the positivity your hashtags of stay healthy and love this life always stand out. I love that so just anything else. People should know anything else. You wanna say either about you the job. Nhra or your twitter. I just really fortunate. Not everybody to do what i do. And i don't mean that as a look at me on those in the world. I mean between the travel and the stuff and the time away pre pandemic. I think i was averaging about two hundred fifty or sixty nights a year in who belts and it's just a kind of a nomadic crazy thing and i love. I absolutely love the fact that. Because i was the class clown i've been able to turn it into a career that has taken me all over the world. All over the country. Oliver physically set foot in all fifty states. Because of what i do and absolutely loved and then i get to come home and play with my odds and goof off around here but i think injuries in a good place right now i think you know. Hopefully we can get all of this pandemic stuff but the bed someway somehow so we can go back to normal. you know. we're starting to do more and more stuff at the racetrack. Smart and be the fact lots again and some of the other things. Where we can have the fans congregate but this come out and give us a shot. You you racetrack say I'm willing to sit and chitchat. Karch i'll have to tell you sometime off your. I'll have to tell you. Probably obama successful mustang. Of course. well. Let's wrap this up and again. I appreciate the fact that you tell great stories very educational. It makes it a lot of fun to watch the broadcast. And i also appreciate that. You gave me so much time today. So thank you very happy to do it. And i will make the same figure fans that i always make at the racist if you have a question or comment or something jimmy. Nemo announcer at nhra dot. Com comes to me then. Whatever your question is. I'll try to find you as always let me take time right. Now to thank allan for being on the show he was up for it right from the minute. I asked so. I appreciate that. We made it happen and again. I really really enjoyed it allen as i said. Nhra dot tv if you want to listen along and learn and watch everything from start to finish for hr if you're getting into nhra or maybe you've noticed that they don't have a live tv deal for the most part at least so. Nhra is on fox fox sports but a lot of it is pre taped. And it's coming to you after it's already happened or it's coming to you the next day and they do a great job. I watched the fox broadcast as well. But if you want to hear allen and no more about him and listen to how he does the job. I encourage you to check out. Nhra dot tv. You do have to sign up. It does cost you money. But i'm telling you it is well worth it. Not only for allen but as i continue to tell you about. Nhra let me just say the great thing about nhra dot tv is you can sit there from start to finish of when something is on track until they are done for the day. It's not just top fuel. It's not just funny car. If you wanna see 'pro-stocks if you wanna see the alcohol series if you wanna see the motorcycles whatever it may be you can watch all of it on. Nhra dot tv and allen or whoever else is working with him will cover it all and educate you on it. So i highly encourage everybody to checkout. 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"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"And then race going. I supposed to know this but i spent two days down there in his injured. Top working with those guys went learning how to operate our spend understand what shall nothing research and development the texas. That'd make i love it. That's awesome. That's so cool such a small world sometimes. That's awesome a few more things. Because i've kept you for so long. I appreciate this. But i wanted to tomorrow shelvin and hold in your good. I'll tell you that because we could probably just keep telling stories for days. But i wanted to circle to some current headlines. I guess you would say in the sport because again you guys are in the midst of your western swing and the season. There's been so many headlines. I mean the force teams come back and they're better than ever and you mentioned earlier. Steve torrens is just winning. Everything seems like. And i think he's already locked into the countdown for the championship. I believe You're the expert. What else what else should we be looking for. Because again. it's been a great season in hasn't lacked for headlines on the pro side. I mean what torrens doing. And i told him this sunday. I send a text message out. Congratulatory text messages to all the winters. If they're in my rolex and drivers crew chief seem owners in anybody's in my rolodex. In and so steve is getting pretty regularly and i pulled him last week. I said you realize what you're doing is impossible right. And he's doing it and the string that are on right now. They've got a really good restaurant but when they need to be good there when they need good fortune to gifted for took like epic. And i'm not taking anything away from. He won three races on whole shots in so three times in four trips to the starting line three times he went up there with the slowest car and still left with. And it's like you know when you get on one of those things that you just nothing you can do is wrong. So that's pretty fun to watch You know the forced him obviously with bob is doing funny fun but pro stock to me and i'm very postal guy apart. Because i'm a car. I still in my another. But i really liked no gasoline. Naturally aspirated engines are in two years ago a lot of casual fans and there were just leaving dr death. I look. it's run. Its course has had its moments if this get rid of but now there's so much new blood and so many young guns and classes wide open when rick hendrick's value in nhra pro stock said something further category as a whole but there are just so many next generation and young guns in the class. Now that is healthy has ever been under watch. There was a period for the stock. Where you go to the racetrack and know that unless pop linden screws up. He's gonna win so he's going to be. There was a period when warren johnson was so fast that you know if it doesn't make mistakes these the faith win the competition level right. Now you know when you look at a shaky go. I can pick twelve guys on this that if they win the race. I'm not gonna go. Wow how did that happen. It's just fun to watch. And then the motorcycles are same thing with harley davidson dropping out fanton high still around. They've got some new stuff but they're nowhere near dominant as they were an artist matt. Smith's got a great motorcycles. Got three hundred. Come out of that trailer. Steve johnson huge breath of fresh air category. Because he steve johnson and for anybody. That doesn't know. Steve is just the most outgoing gregarious. Fun guy you've ever and he's been involved in the pro stock motorcycle thirty years but for the last six or seven. He really wasn't back and on sunday. You know if you're putting your motorcycle way before lunch then you're just not going to be a part source but the fact that you know everything that he's been through from his chief having spent twenty days in hospital on later and coming back and he's now doing his own engine program doing so much stuff that is just so steve like and running. Well so that fun you know when parents for one. The racist ice weakened i racing with five or six years. Something like that but that class is well. You know the diversity in nhra again love nassar. But when dan was in nascar writers like hey did you see. I had a top twenty two like did you see. We have a four time world champion pro stock driver. It's also female and whether it's skin color whether it's male female we got it all and they all be head of an equally and they can all win when android brown windsor race. Nobody goes did you see that. An african american. What they go. Three time champions just want another rex. It's just so. And there's one thing i think i could change. I would like to be that because nhra has always been so diverse. It's not news. Any and with nascar and formula one drivers from are all over. The world is working on their diversity and doing stuff. We've always had that and so it's just not there when erica windsor pro stock championship. Yeah women have been winning in. Nhra for years so it's not using. It should be exactly exactly i was. I want to ask something about pro stock. And you mentioned greg anderson. They're going back to steve real quick for listeners. Who don't know why it's such a big deal when he's doing. What is it. Five wins in eight races or something to that effect. Six out of nine six at an end his dad one so the team has seven hundred nine the only two that got away with a for tracing year when gosh art one in his debut right. The guy's never raced top fuel before shows of at gainesville and wins the race and that hasn't been on in well. It's actually not make the wolves fan backwards news. It's happening on gary back in the day. Darrell russell did it back in the day but both of them got into establish talks. There were new driver with a team that would establish josh came out and most of the teams but it was still kind of a whole new organization and then anton on brown one but other than that. It's been the absolute worst. You know dad. One one and stephen seven even in the final. You know steve a winter circle interview. And i think you said it on tv too. It was a long trip and for fans are wants to. Cars are staged ready to go. There's a random timer window flavors it keeps the drivers going in and going okay. Now anticipating the traits. So there's a random delayed and when you're sitting there geared up in a half a second seem like an hour and it was a long and steve said he'd like started pushing the gas. I'm an old no wait. Stop the and then the tree and so he's always reaction time was also leah's wasn't great either and so he ends up winning the rates by two thousands of a second one fifteen reaction time that would not have won any other race all day long but it was good enough that and that's just where they are you know there's just sometimes no matter what you do if ends up grace and sometimes what you do you just these over and over again so enjoy while you can seize six. Yeah it seems like every time you turn the tv on their winning something. It's very impressive. Up started his. Dad was in harlem park fica division race and one supercop. Same that that's right. I think he mentioned that. Yeah oh my gosh. Yeah when your time on your numbers coming up your numbers coming up and they have been unbelievable. So speaking of greg. Another guy who knows how to win hendrick cars dot com. Rick hendrick as you said sponsoring that team so he gets to chase another championship. But i wanted you to explain for fans because there's been a lot of talk about. He's chasing that ninety seventh win. And i wanted you to explain for folks. Why that is so monumental. Warren johnson is the all time winningest driver in pro stock and he has ninety seven national. Greg currently has ninety. Six and greg spent a lot of years working with warren. Johnston didn't that's not really where he got started in. This greg worked with guy named john. Hagan who was out of minnesota which direction on which it also where warren's rich.
"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"Bought a ticket. What are the chances. I'm gonna get chase elliott auditor pretty slim. But if i'm just an average fan. Bought a general admission tickets. And i wanna go get points his autograph or i want to go john autograph. Walk over the hollered wake. They'll be and that's something that you know. You don't get anyplace else i think. That's huge my rating scale for races is a real simple passionate and like sunday. It's i think was an absolute ass. My rating scale free at the end of the day is if this was the first day you ever experienced. Nhra do wanna come back and if there was anybody sunday in sunol that had never been to west. Yeah then thanks for giving us a shot try bird-watching or whatever you know. We had incredible racing. We had drama. Tim wilkerson the explosion was and you got a little bit of everything. And then when the fact that the last two races day the combined total margin of victory was five thousands of the sex. I mean the top you. Electric cars racetracks and talk to a five hundred twenty five miles an hour. There are two inches apart the finish. And if that's not something you're excited about we ain't got nothing and talked about it over and over. I do joke. Acela does a podcast and radio. Do every tuesday and one of the things that i've talked about an time if you've never been to. Nhra events just cannot experience. If you last one was twenty five years ago come back and against because it has really changed and one of the things that we've got so much better at this packaging especially on a sunday. When i started doing this. I can't remember ever leaving the racetrack before seven. Thirty eight nine because the days were so long and drawn out and now partially because of television partially because you realize it fans don't want to be as they don't wanna be twelve hours ratio. They wanna come out. They wanna see what they wanna see. They wanna get a t shirt and get a cheeseburger to this and then they want to be able to get on with their day so unless we have weather issues other. We are always done by five o'clock often by forks so you can come out the show clips clips right along. You still got time to go down and get your autograph. See this stuff. But nobody has access like an ira does and one of the other things. I think it's very bad. Nhra because we're the only sport opens stadiums for the general public. You can't take your streetcar. Daytona on tuesday. Make sense but you can take your street carcinoma on saturday and go race down exactly the same and be a part of in kind of feel what it's like and like nobody else and i was for years i was very competitive softball and one of the things. We never got to go to diamondback stadium and play softball just because our professional teams out downstate and empty. Let's use it now. But i don't care if you drive a minivan if you want to go to indianapolis at lucas oil raceway indianapolis and drive down the same very strict that the us national spin held on for fifty five years every wednesday night while wednesday have fun and so that's another thing that i think makes the nature unique. Our stadiums are open to the public when the professionals aren't and to your point it doesn't have to be one of those things where because you like one or one does different than the other that urine salting anybody. Everybody offers something different and nhra is very unique in what you guys offer. That doesn't mean you're insulting what we're doing over here on the nascar side and you saying nascar reminds me of what i wanted to bring up because you mentioned this as you said earlier when i came to visit you in the booth at cinema that you have a brian france story. So if you don't mind sharing. I think people will get a kick out of that Yeah early nineties. When i don't know how many people didn't ask our side. No when brian france got out of school and was gonna learn. The business is dad. Wanted to learn literally from the ground up. Nascar held the lease on tucson raceway park which was the three mile dirt oil and to my knowledge. I think it was the only saturday night race. Track that nascar. I ac- actually was in control. But they wanted brian to learn everything so he was a general manager at the track. Their announcer at the time was not ever going to be in the hall of fame. I a lot of friends that race circle are just the local saturday night special guests and so i was out there one night and i'm watching the thing and i didn't know brian french. I i mean. I just going out hanging out and at the end of the night i wouldn't ask somebody you know. Hey kind of who runs the place. And i was young and probably and so they introduce utah and i said you need to hire me. I said because you're announcer is not doing. I do you and i i'll tell you what i said. I'll come out next saturday night and all work for free. I'll work with him. Was and i should at the end of the night. If you want to tell me to get lost fine. He said fair enough but went out the next saturday night and worked with the guy's name was time worked with him and brian came up. I don't think we're done with heat. Races came up and said. Don't leave the knife off. At the end of the night i went down. Saturday said you're higher at the time. I was just diddy. Nhra sta so. I can't be here every week but when again again and so For a couple of years. I was brian francis. Saturday night short-track. Now during that tenure they paved the track so went from august ashfall. And then you need a memory for this but remember the winter. Each series ideal actually tucson raceway park and that was under bryan's when he was the manager out there. I was driving down. I actually went out. Started totting mike. Joy would never remember this news in the booth. I was just moved far but there was anybody baker and hanging out with the guys that with brian france saturday night. Short records love it. I love how. Somehow i always find a way to circle things to nascar. I love nascar. Dave moody is one of my best friends. When i oh yeah when i'm back in his neck of the woods get together and have lunch and we'll slots and just you know it's funny. How the sports are a drastically different as they can possibly be. But there's still so much compensate. It's guys with cars trying to get away with things and trying to win races and know the dave and i. We really didn't get to know each other. Until i don't know five six eight years ago but like the first time we went out and had launched we just kind of clicked and now he's a very very good friend and i know a lot of over the nascar road donate stewart and i are pretty good friends now. Even before being leo were engaged we had a relationship there. And i think when i was working on the dodge bros where the factory don pro-style game at time and i was working with him and we got a new piece of equipment that somebody had to go to school to learn how to use. I wasn't there. That basically like just me so i went to nascar. Is evan hands ray. Ever engine shop. He was running. The doctor came on the nascar and it was really funny. Because i got there and it was whatever it was monday morning and i got there and i knew his receptionist who was married one group if i walk into. Hey hey gathering meetings okay. And so i had ray ever and ham this kind of in passing and so the meeting broke up raking. Hey ray yeah and then loop teens who was big christ. Hey louis pay on how you doing in wheeler who was the head in. Hey dante.
"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"We love someone. But i was the mechanical guy so if we were talking about you know some human interest kind of thing that it has been bonded that we're talking about the latest mechanical. But then i did that. And i really pride myself on when something happens on the racetrack. I know what happened. Not just that. Oh well but watch again you. The replacement is beautiful things. He's watch again. You see this and then this and that led to this. That's what have it wasn't just everything was perfect. And i'll always go down to the fifth or something happens and i'm not sure and go educate the next time i see this. I wanna know the one of the things that i dislike about sonoma and it's beautiful racetrack that you stop by my office where i am when all the people up there responding ours up there. It's very difficult to starting. So if something's happening i can't see in denver. There was a product started up and the island of lower chelsea's and i mentioned that before the far i see this is what trump grillo second round pick him up started car. I could see that look. This is what they're doing. There's a nozzle there. So i can explain to the fans what's going on because i see it and being mechanical that I think really helps me. I've got a little bit of a museum over here in my shop for things that i've just picked up over the years because dragway stuff is just so different from strong stuff and you know even from circle rich stuff and i have a lot of friends. That are very mechanical. Il has no idea. You know scared my cast. Why have a museum if you're not. That's a talk your fist. Wow that is a pro stock motorcycle system holidays. Goodness yeah but like. I said being mechanical guy. I really enjoy sharing that stuff. Because i know that a lot of our fans are maybe weekend racers for certainly guys would work on their own ours and trying to educate them about some of the stuff then when nitrous spoken about five years ago. That was one of the coolest things we ever did because telling a fan. This is how we nitro works and watching them. Go was is just fascinated me and just stuff like that again. You do a great job take listeners inside the booth maybe explain what equipment you have what you have at your disposal maybe any material you bring with you what you can see what you're looking at. If that makes sense what does the booth look like for you from track to track. Obviously the booth changes track to track but the equipment. And what's at your disposal really pretty basic. I've got a television monitor. That is basically the sonoko stream to replace screen and a house. I have got my computer monitor for the timing and scoring the system. We use this whole conflict. So i have when the cars go down the racetrack. I get the numbers as they happen for the sixty foot timer eight mile speed and all the way down there and then i have my laptop and i will go coming into the races. I will go back and go okay you know. Look you know who won last year. You know if somebody's one two or three in a row. Obviously i don't have to do a lot of research and find out steve points on a hot streak because i've been to all of the risks so i don't necessarily go back and look at last week the week before the week four. That's because i was there. But i will go back and find a look at trends from this racial what happened or something and sometimes they're just things that stick with you again this. Is this something that you remember. Even if it was ten years. And if i worked at work in one of the other things that louis bloom and i used to have this discussion all time win. Is it relevant to use the information. If kelly crandall is to six finals in a row at this track okay you mentioned the first round or do you mentioned that in the second round or you know like no never one qualifiers won this race senior okay in my mind when the number one qualifier loses. That's when you go okay. Well the streets is now eleven or if number one follow fire wins but lewis would always. He looked up. He was in the south. We've looked at it. And so we had that distraction a lot. You know there'd be a lot of times when they go okay. He's trying to do something that's never been done before. Everybody's trying how about after he. Does it telling everybody that was never you just saw history. That was especially. There's one of the things that come over and over again that the number thirteen qualifier has never won pro-secular cycle district every time number. Thirteen qualifier will get semi finals versus. It'd be like hey everybody has never had it has happened just has so instead of giving it away. Why don't we wait until the guy actually wins the race. And then tell everybody you've just witness history. Don't give it away. But that's a discussion with him. All the time and i have like reams of information all the different. Oh this'll be really cool if it happens and if it doesn't happen will look it up again next week. I love that. Because when i talked to recently actually matt yocum from the stockcar side formerly a fox sports. He was telling me the same thing. There's times where he has stories or he has information that sometimes he'll just hang onto for years until it fits into whatever's going on. You just have to know when that is in. Have the patience to do that. And i really think. And everybody has their own style and certainly not saying my ways. The only way to be the best. But i don't want to go into a final round telling people that okay. This might be special. This might be cool. This might be and it doesn't have. I'd rather wait until it happens. And then explained nobody has ever seen before you with assist for you at something and make the moment after it's a moment l. Never mind and that's just my personal no. I think it's a great one like you said you have to know when the moment calls for and you have to know not to use your stuff up right away and speaking of special the first lady of drag racing shirley modality. I think it is so awesome. When you're like oh look who's in the booth with me. So i'm curious i have to know. How organic is that. Or how preplanned does that or does she honestly just pop up whenever she wants to booth consolidated thought that she and i have known each other longtime. Obviously we've got a very good relationship. Shirley is you know obviously been through everything. And she is a bird. And i mean most complimentary fashion ever and the fact that the fans still clamor to see her to get an autograph. Say hi i think it's cool and you know occasionally i'll just get a random texas Take this hey this on thinking about you. Wanted to see if you're doing okay and and that's really prequel now. She's a wonderful piece of living district of the sport and yeah sheets. Sometimes they'll just pop up. If i bump into her and it's half it's no i don't always know she's going to be raced. Sometimes she'll send me no. Hey i'm going to be in dallas or whatever Sometimes i won't even know bump into her chevy and the bits somebody t-shirt failures meat and stuff and don't not up and say hi. I mean we love to make sure everybody knows but now she's wonderful. And i think don garlic's i have the same relationship with. He didn't come to the racetrack nearly as much anymore. But i went to his shop five or six years ago now. He invited me to come down to see the actual ray shop. Not the museum stuff. The.
"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"And he said if you haven't heard for me a month these did you give me a call. Okay so month goes by and heard anything. Wanna bother guy but she did say call and cycle. Hey john no oh yeah. I've been so busy. I haven't had a chance. That goes off a chance to look if you haven't heard me thirty days like okay so this goes on for about three months and finally all them. We said okay. Yeah he says. I finally got a chance. Love your tape. Because there's a couple of things used to put. I think we've got a spot for you. He said are you going to be in from on. I really need to talk about now. From owner was the following week. And i had no intention whatsoever among so i said oh yeah absolutely wouldn't miss it But i'm not going to be there until saturday. I'm working friday and driving over friday night. Okay great on saturday. You can find so over promoter. Friday night got to the racetrack on saturday. It's raining and i literally pulled into gay. Just as they had cancelled those on the race following weekend. And i saw john. Mullin was standing pocket to mike. Lewis who was vice-president field operations for nhra. He's no vice-president bs sr and whoever else like three or four guys. John and i'm not gonna interrupt offender figure out what they're gonna do. You saw me and he says you don't move. I need to talk to you okay. So he gets done to this meeting. He comes over his block with me. Two o'clock here's the deal we've had this. We're going to do this. We're going to do these four chose you're gonna be working with body also going to be announcing that the races that way you we slick your expenses. You're going to have to catch two paychecks. That'll be okay with you. And i'm just one yet. Sure and he said okay great. We'll send you contract heavy lawyer. Look at a gary. Probably i gotta go. I gotta find about a half an hour. Guns pardon left and i went. I have all the way here for that. This is awesome and so in nineteen. Ninety-two started working as an announcer for. Nhra on the national side and exports and challenged in there. But that's that's how it all started literally a couple of times being in the right place at the right time. Wow nine hundred ninety two so it's been a while you've seen a lot over the years i was actually this year when i went to denver's thirtieth anniversary of when i went to addition but you have a lot of nhra sneaking up right now in the one thousand national. Because i have been to over seven hundred now you gotta remember in the early days. There's one a year then to then for a while. It was for you than for awhile so you could be ten years and only go to forty minutes right well. These days they had a whole lot work stuff. It's so funny. How you say announcing wasn't in the plans. Because now i listen to you. And you have an announcer's voice was always that way or is that something that you can develop over time you know. I don't know. And i mean i've always had the voice. I guess but announcing never something. I thought of another story that. Fold over and over this gospel truth when i was in middle school my middle school english class. I used to sit in the last year with the class. Lean back to churn generally not that was by john. I know it's hard looking at this. Might polish professionals under you. Now but that was my job and mr woodrow. My middle school english teacher. I will never forget. He'd be standing up at the doing this deal. And i'd be the back of jabbering away or and he would turn around and lyric reinhard. You need the one. We're talking about here unless you think your flasher gums for living your life one that and one of the best teachers i ever had because he understood how i connect with. Kelly is not going to be the same connect without and you know past like years ago i would love to be able to look them up and go. Hey and the other things. I don't have personal or how much you care about. I i was adopted for. I've never met my personal I was able to track down my birth mother. Who tells me that. My dad was a big guy in campus radio and did a lot of announcing a lot of stuff like that Back sixty years ago. So i don't know my father raised me as no interest in parse whatsoever certainly was not going to be a speaker at any point in time and so i guess i got some of that from must have inherited some of that from my dad. I ever meet him. Thank you yeah. That's awesome well against the with your announcer voice. Do you do a great job. Fans here you over the pa system at the racetrack. I listened to you either at the racetrack on. Nhra dot tv at one of the things. I love alan about you as you mentioned it a little bit ago. You just started making fun of your friends. And i love the fact that when i not only am i being educated because you are telling stories or telling important information about a team or driver or run. But you're one liners and your quips about. People are amazing. Is that just because you've developed that relationship over the years with everyone in pits that you can make those little marks. Are you quick on your. Yeah i mean. I think so. I talked to you. Know announcers local announcers and people that are trying to get the business of all time and dave mclelland. When i started and i was the biggest punk you'd helped me and one of the first things i told him when he said what. Are you looking to doing this business. Kids and i said i want your job and he said if you were gonna do my job you'd already habit. That wasn't really the answer. I was expecting but he was very helpful to even knowing that but he was so confident in this position in this stuff that i wouldn't wretched but if he could help me then he was willing to help and i try to do that. Now there's a lot of people in this business if you know unlike that guy wants to get and they're just so much of and a lot of people helped me out and i wanna help them. Someday somebody's going to have to take the job they need to do. And i always talk about processors. Which is this my term for what we do happens in her. You've gotta see us recognize it and turn that into words. Tell the story pretty quick if it takes you ten seconds to figure out what you're going to say that's not going to help you very much popular. And now there's a lot of times and they're like okay and It then kinda fit and then and you've got to be able to process information quickly. And i've been fortunate that i've always been able to do that and i do have a really good rapport with almost. Everybody admits i'm welcome to anybody's trailer. Somebody asked me one time. I most prices. Wasn't i said my rolodex. Because i've got everybody on speed. Dial and getting to know them over the years Everybody knows that. Hey if i've poke fun at you. That's all i'm doing. And if you wanna blast me back to the one liner come. I can take a hit as well and it just turns out to defy. I'm a big believer that from an announcing standpoint. If all you're gonna do is tell me who won the race but they speed was just need a guy actually read. You can read that off. And so if you're not adding something and i'm certainly not the show the race cars in the driver of show but if you're not adding something to it then you can just find somebody that could read upset creek and just something..
"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"Well i'm looking forward to chatting with you. Thank you for giving me some time today. Looking forward to getting to know you a little bit better and talking some nhra stuff and can we start with as we were talking when we came online. You're in your shop. Which is awesome background. There is great so just tell listeners where you are and what you have back there. Well i have a conversation retain shop when i'm not holding microphone i'm Probably building welding or doing something. i'd like. People don't know have equipment. That's how i made my living before. I started announcing for living. I was doing saturday night stuff. The local racetrack here the local short-tracker for a while before i turned it into a career. But i enjoy building things fixing things I spent five years working. David nicholas when he was running the accurate dodge pros program and that's an education. You couldn't find anywhere just fascinating. Spend time down there. When i quit doing that. I needed something to do between races. And a friend of mine and i kind of win and partners to start a business and that partnership didn't end up working out for a variety of reasons but i kept the shop. I needed at least one of my origin at some of my stuff. And you know the rent. I'm in kind of little industrial strip mall. And the rent's not bad. And it gives me a place to hang out and do stuff and i just. I really enjoyed camp. I actually did a shop tour. Video was on nature a still on their youtube channel last year. Chopard but my sixty seven mustang on its becker corner. That's my high school. And when i was going through. Its latest rendition Aluminum radiator wasn't happy with the way the thing was fitting. So i made a couple of billet mounts for my lunar radiator. I got about four hours in them. They're the coolest things in the history of the world. You can't see them unless you either have x ray vision or take the radiator out. But i know they're there. And i just really enjoy doing stuff like that. I enjoyed going. Okay how. I can solve this problem and then making doing or what am i just. This is one of my favorites. You can see that. Yeah that is a billet aluminum lever for the suction cups. I could've bought it on ebay for three bucks. I haven't changed so just putting it to good use like my twitter profile says handy to have around absolutely and where is that. So where are you. Based where's your shop. I'm in tucson. Arizona actually lived there my whole life. I was born here when school here started announcing here at the old tucson dragway with actually nineteen thousand five hundred. That's a pretty big on my own and spoke to a grad. Yeah well i was gonna ask and you open the door right there. Let's talk about how you into such a great job so from tucson and that's where he started announcing take me back even further to maybe just how you got into racing drag racing in particular in just your earliest memories. I've always really enjoyed cars. And i had a neighbor couple of doors down when i was younger. That was kind of the neighborhood mechanic back then. Everybody fix her own stuff. But they're thinking you know it wasn't nearly as high tech stuff is today and he was kind of outrider got a nineteen forty four at three ninety six four speed in it and took a variety of an eight year old that was coolest car ever and then growing up in southern dirt if you didn't have dirt by you didn't have any friends because anytime after ciller weekends we're on a dirt bikes out sifting through the desert. There was a motorcross track out. Also houten road where we all went to watch the old guy. I mean really old guys. Twenty three or something. We were all kids out there. Playing with a newer out erasing the drag strip was literally right next and one time when we were at the motocross tracks funny distraction and instead of on top of the grandstand which you know when i was a kid. It seemed like hall that there are probably ten rose high and you can kind of see him. You know between the taxes over there so me and a couple of buddies went over dump offense and went over to drag racists and my dad. Was you know every time saturday night. It's still to dragway after. It's gonna be tucson dragway this saturday night and so as long as i get my mom's car wash grass mode and blah blah blah. My dad would drag racers and that's kind of how it got started when down the drag strip and my mom's nineteen seventy ltd. As soon as i got my driver's licenses you didn't have junior. He'll back then the driver's license and so that's how i actually started going to the so. That's how you start going to drag racing winded now nursing become part of the plans when school or how did that come about. It really was not something i set out to do. It was one friday night. It had to be about nineteen eighty or eighty one. Maybe and do dragway than it used to run friday night. High school drags and kind of drudge racist and saturday night records. I was still in high school. So i'd eligible for that but you went to high school drags and get a trophy and one hundred point high. So if i won saturday it was like one hundred fifty bucks and that was all the money in the world back then so i didn't race on fridays. I raised on saturdays but friend of mine had done some work arden's and stuff. He was going out of friday test soon runs. Can i wouldn't do anything else. So i literally jumped in the back of a pickup it. Cool to ride in the back of a pickup and you get arrested and the guy that ran. The track was an old pro stock racer by the name of gerald jobs and he did the announcing. Now this is very primitive compared to today san. there's no score for. There's no really any coupla grandstanding. Little strip of asphalt desert and gerald would announce by looking out the window and going okay. That's a camaro in. That's the most far and you don't. He went thirteen fifty and he went well ninety. Okay that's the mustang. And that was like another camaro and that was all. That was the whole announced. Well they had just upgraded to the new chronic clocks at the time state of the art and gerald really proud of the fact that he's got the latest greatest upset. If anybody wants to come up with check out new fox. And i wouldn't do anything anyway so wandered there and i knew every we cruised the same drag the burger joints and stuff and everybody. I knew them all. So i'm standing up there chit chat with him. And i'm yeah you know this month librarian and just got a new camshaft. And he's a subconscious season. You should be non. I'm good thanks. And he's cover for me for a second. He's just gotta hit. The head handed me the microphone. Glad and he never came back and that was my first announced. Can i literally just started making fun of my friends. And i was kind of lasted just making fun of everybody all those years. It'd be in the class clown finally pay off into the night. He came back up book. I need somebody to wanna do. You wanna whip ration- come out and announced. I will wait race. You stone like. I'm going to be done garlic sunday. I'm not gonna quit racing. But i did work on agreements. De if i lost early i would come up and announce the rest of the day and it didn't happen often. I mean it was obvious. It's very small. But i missed the track championship that year by one round competition. Now i'm almost over it. If you want to go the story. It was only four years ago. But what gerald did it the racetrack. There wasn't a lot of bracket he had like a twelve second class of thirteen seconds. Fourteen second class in between i had nine nineteen seventy roadrunner before. It was my everyday streetcar. And also my race car that had nitrous on it and this is at this point. Nice like taboo people's united following and they'd run. This thing was to explode and i could run three or four different classes depending on whether or not i use the nicest of us we had to have four cars to make flat so there's only three cars in twelve fifty class..
"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"Host kelly crandall i am really excited to share this episode with you today. The guest is alan rinehart. He is an announcer for the nhra. Probably the most recognizable voice of the nhra if you go to races. He's the one you hear over the pa system. And if you're like me who subscribes to nhra dot tv. That's who you're listening to as well so allen is on the show today and what a fantastic guy. I've gone interact with him through twitter the last couple months to know him a little bit more as i've dabbled in nhra and got to meet him actually a few weeks ago when i travelled out to cinema while being hosted by toyota racing to take in snowman national so really excited to get alan on the show and he lived up to expectations. Allen has a great sense of humor. he's very. He's very smart. He brings all of that to the broadcast and he brought it to the show today for a wide ranging conversation on how he got into broadcasting kind of a unique story there of just being in the right place at the right time almost like johnny gibson of the world of outlaws when we had him on the show. Awhile back so we talk about that. Of course in. I really wanted to dig into how alan does the job because again. I'm very impressed. With the knowledge he brings. He's very funny. Has a lot of one liners in quips. He's quick on his feet. So we talk about that and again just a wide ranging conversation. You're a stock car fan though. I encourage you to listen to the interview. If you've made it this far in the intro please stick around. Listen to the interview. Because allen also has some nascar connections and a brian france story so somehow with it being a small world i have tied to this around nascar and alan shares. How he was connected. You brian france back in the early nineties and some of the nascar folks that he knows today and i thought that was really cool. Or maybe you just want to hear about some cars and allan talk spell cars. He's a mechanical guy. So that's awesome. He's going mentioned some cars and again just as a great sense of humor. And it's really easy to talk to so again excited to share this with you. I hope you enjoy it. I have been again dabbling more in. Nhra for the past. It's been about three years now. As i said toyota racing's on a great job of helping me get into that world and really get up close and personal with it so you might follow some of your favorite nascar writers. Maybe they go off and do open-wheel or sprint car. Racing and dirt racing. Nhra is going to be my thing. So i'm really proud to have another. Nhra guests on the podcast. And i hope you enjoy it as much as i did. So here is alan rinehart on.
"nhra" Discussed on Jim Beaver's Project Action
"I'm like you can watch on tv. You can follow everybody on social media. I love any because it's got some of the best personalities in in all motorsports. I i love the personalities around the nature. A and i'm like you can see that on tv but if you actually get somebody physically to in nhra event in the atmosphere and the fact that they can go up they can meet. Ron capture. not you know you're you're not hiding behind you know a bunch of ropes and things like that and people got a lineup at a certain time and buy tickets to to meet you they walk up and meet you but the experience of top fuel funny car and that hit to the chest and your eyes are burning in your lungs or burning and and i mean. There's just something about that that i haven't ever seen one person golden. Nhra event went man. That sucks. I didn't like that it's like when do we get to do this again. You know and and i feel like that's the greatest thing about nhra as you don't get that experience in any other motorsport. Oh man you're so right and then once somebody has seen it live and then they watched on. Tv it's a different deal. You know it really. You're you look at it differently. And that's why. I love having all my hero. Rockstars people that i look up to and i love their music and i go to their concerts and then you have them out and sort of give them a taste Of being next to the stage at a metallica concert and it's hilarious because it's sort of the same thing Like this weekend we had The lawrence kids supercross motocross riders. Right these kids are fearless monir and jet and here. They are at the starting line just blown away. And that's all they've talked about since then and these are kids flying you know fifty feet through the air at a supercross track and so that was fun to turn them onto something really cool for the weekend and having stand behind the nitro car and get a dose and nitro and is water and all that. Cool stuff yeah. That's that's what. I've always told him. If you ever get the opportunity to stand in the water box For for funny car for top fuel. I might get it will change your life and i mean that in a good way i guess. Just the most ex-. I can't even explain the sensations. You get through your body. It's just it's crazy. It's other worldly almost you know yep absolutely so laurent It is always fun. Catching up my friend. We are just about up against the time break but what we do want to ask. I know you spend a lot of time on the i racing service. Obviously nature back in full swing. But you've been playing on the seminar lately. Yeah i've been doing this monday night. Thing with a whole bunch of nascar drivers and some tv people and you know it's different cars different tracks every week. So that's been fun to look forward to on a monday night I'm kind of waiting for you to get us back in the opera trucks man. That was one of the fun. It's the series that we've done through cova was getting in those things and battling some of the best in the world and Yeah i get this is often now. The season's going it's a little less but Still i still love getting home and sitting on the sim and hopping in and racing with all the other racers. Yeah well it's you know. I feel like covert and the whole pandemic if there was if there was any good that came out of it. I think the same race and community definitely grew. And i know we got another event coming up later this month. Actually going gonna email you on but Yeah i mean. I can't believe our events. I think we've got maybe tv lined up for all three of our events next year. But you know that being said like just. The whole sim racing community is a holy. I feel like so many people win. I racing when this is going on because we couldn't you know race are regular race vehicles and tracks closed things like that and i think it's been so good for for the iranian community. Been a part of the community for a very long time but you know to be able to bring in these other personalities from other motor sports and and just have them there and You know expose people the community that you know you and many others of slowly build over the last decade. It's been pretty cool. Yeah i mean. I was there the inception i was one of the beta testers for i raced so watching it grow and And then you know there's a lot going on through cove is a lot of you know just hard to get through but i gotta tell you i mean it probably saved my life. My wife says that all the time to wake up in the morning and have a race that i had to go practice for because it was going to err on. tv later it helped me because here we were locked down. There was no racing going on. So i mean it was just a lifesaver for me to be able to go out and do that. And we almost had a million viewers on the first couple of Tv races so It was nuts here. We were racing and people were tuning. Tv to watch us race online in virtual cars. So you know it was very happy for i race in but It was very cool for our fans. At least have something to watch. Absolutely i think I think it was good for not only the racist but the fans as well and a gave everybody something to look forward to. And it's about all you can ask. But i gotta tell you. I'm definitely looking forward to the remainder. The nature calendar my friend leading the points. you know it's going to be going to be fun to watch this one. Play out in funny car. Yeah you know Or or boy andrew brown. they're hitting their stride. I i think it's going to be. Hopefully we can get the get. Dsr don.
"nhra" Discussed on Jim Beaver's Project Action
"When i was a crew member. You get one or two and you're like okay. My i could be fine retiring and then you you know you have these stats okay. You passed on down past your motto. They start naming all this stuff off when it happens and you just it blows me away. The my name's even listed like that and that number sixty seven. It seems so far out of reach. You know even when i was larry dixon's teammate. He had tons of wins. And i looked at that at the time i was like. Wow manneken imagine avenue. Many wins and now here i am so yeah. It's crazy You know how it is. You get so into what you're doing and you're actually raised and you don't stop and put your head up and look around because you feel like you're you're gonna lose a step to the competition but it's fun to to have documented stuff and have guys like you say that you know it's it just it's a reminder of just how cool it's been and how people have had around me well the near term i mean. Obviously you know you knocked out task and you knocked out. Four set puts you now. I believe with a five point lead in the point standings and obviously got force and task it kinda right there but you know looking at that. I mean obviously seems like the team know. Dsr's a whole you guys have been on fire lately. Obviously you shared wins with leah this weekend. We've had a with a win recently. You know and hagan taking a win as well. I feel like you know you as a whole or hitting your stride i think. Dsr's it in your stride. I mean. I guess if if there was a time to get hot it would be about right now right. Yeah and i've been. I almost feel like i was jinxing came. 'cause i kept saying okay. A wins coming. And you know. This is a brand new team for me this year. My longtime critique retired in january. And i was put together with. What was jack beckman's all team. Great guys and just i. It just felt right but we've lost close races. And i knew we got a great car. I mean we've had four number one qualifiers. And i don't think i've had four qualifiers in the last four years maybe with my ochre cheeked. He was more of a a race day kind of guy and he didn't go up there. Grab the pole Like greed oh my crew chief. Now john medlen so yeah. It's been different. But i kept saying man. I know this car is a great car. It's gonna come but then it didn't you know and i'm like maybe i should shut up and not say that until it happens But lo and behold. I finally did so yeah. I think this is perfect timing. We're coming to what. I consider some my funnest racism and kansas and brainerd minnesota and the role into indian and boom are playoff start. So yeah we are. I think hitting at the right time. Well you know it's funny. You kinda talk about that and you knew you had a good car and you know the thing that blows my mind about any terrain indycars close and in nascar's close but nhra. I mean we're dealing with you know thousands of a second and millimeters and things like that. It's just to me like the closest you can have a good car but it doesn't mean you're going to be in the winter you know taking on the wall at the end of the weekend to me. That's what's so amazing about nhra. In i think sometimes a fans at home You know it's amazing to watch on tv but being there and then actually looking at what. The teams are doing behind the scenes things like that. It's just to me. It's mind blowing the tolerances and how close everything actually is ron. Yeah and you know i. It's hard to make a comparison. But i i look at it like a great chefs on. You can give somebody. You could all change chest and say all right. We're going to have you all make a soup. Best soup in the world to you. And they're all going grab their ingredients that are given to them and they are all gonna make their soup a little bit different and you're gonna go down the line of holy cow. That's good you know the next go man. That's good too right. So you have these ten crew chiefs with these parts to make eleven thousand horsepower. You know eighteen. Gallons of nitromethane deploring the tank and they. It's amazing that we can all go up there and go three hundred thirty miles per hour and be within attempt or thousands of each other with completely different ways that they tune that race car and they are all different you can you might have two guys next to each of the same parts but they all approach it differently. And that's the way. I kind of look at it and It it's an amazing thing. They truly rocket scientist. I believe you know these guys make this much horsepower. How do you get these. Goodyear tyres stick to attract one hundred fifty degrees and go zero to three hundred miles per hour. Just is mind boggling. Especially when you're hanging onto the steering wheel it's crazy so Yeah it's what makes sports so great and again just kid. I raised first round. He's a he's going to college right now. Bought bodey and he gets to go on weekends and drive a nitra plenty car for his dad and i get out of the car after beating him and he goes dude. I didn't sleep last night. I'm grace and ron caps. And i go. Are you kidding me. I was nervous that you're gonna be me like so. Yeah it's just. It's what makes sports so great. Yeah you know. It's funny too. Because i i tell everybody this i'm like you can watch on tv. You can follow everybody on social media. I love any because it's got some of the best personalities in in all motorsports. I i love the personalities around the nature..
"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"Really. What are your interests or hobbies on like racing my hobby. I do this for a living. And i'm trying to think of new france. Which out there like will you like. Yoga put yoga down. Which i do i. I go two times a week to yoga like well. You really like eating like why. Don't put down the food. I was gonna put eating bread. But i figured eating would have been fine. Yeah so yeah. I was gonna say so. I guess bread i mean do you have any. Don't what's the favorites If you're maybe on the road or at home waters some. I like all kinds of things with definitely pasta. Yes that has my heart right there. I just any kind of pasta. In fact the funny thing is. I literally jez blah poster for my kitchen. Thirty different types of pasta on it. The frame to convince can hang up my boyfriend's like why did you buy this cool. But the and i. I like trying new foods. I love eating different things. And i actually lived in greece for six months when i was in college and sell just the you know you got to experience a different worlds food and how they e- across pond and all kinds of stuff so i'm definitely a foodie and me and my best friends and my boyfriend. We all go once a week. We go out to a new restaurant here in indy. We like exploring too. So i guess it really is hobby. Spend time doing it as a racing yoga eating. Hope you guys like that. I love it. that's awesome. I'm going to have to find that poster. Now my boyfriend. And i would also appreciate that. Our world wasn't offended to you. Buy yes show me what i have to look for my boyfriend and i we will fit in with that right away. I guess i'll wrap it up one more thing and we'll circle back to racing and not just being you've talked about your funding you've talked about knowing what it takes to get these cars online. Tell folks maybe you have some funding but not full funding. So where will people see you the rest of the year. Do you kind of know what your schedule is gonna be and how many races you think you're gonna do from here on out at all on the schedule right now. I have two more races. Brainerd minnesota at the middle of august in us. Naturals here in indy. During labor day weekend but are has something in the works. I'm like this clearly saying close to announcing it and so far is one race deal. Hopefully it into more. But the coolest part absolutely. The coolest part is the partners. I do have now a luke. Soil engineering racing. Pas the specialties in of course mcleod racing They all thoroughly enjoy that. They're on this journey with me. They've all said that. So that's pretty cool because usually a sponsor doesn't say that but they're like men you representing our company's while it's so that's a that's a huge pat on the back in the crazy part is for macleod on actually the sponsorship coordinator on that side. So i do get both sides of this sponsorship thing. It's tough let me tell you. It's it's so tough in that. Fat itself sponsor funds it a full time job in itself. These like do much more to my plate but i- china hardest You know nine to five mcleod and paul lee and then a five to nine. It's k b r dot fuel. You gotta just try to figure that out for it difficult but it's cool when someone compliments. You like that so you know you're doing something right absolutely well. Hopefully we will see you at more races. I look forward to whatever that announcement is going to be. Maybe for another one and some more and you definitely have lived up to expectations. I have enjoyed this immensely. You are fantastic. You've got a great personality. And i hope more folks will continue to follow along and give you that support. So thank you for joining me. Of course thank you for having me. This has been really fun. all right. and let's wrap up this episode. Thanks again to christopher coming on being so open honest engaging enthusiastic. I can't get over that. I love her attitude. I love her joyful infectious enthusiasm. I think it's great for racing. Great for nhra and hopefully you all got a good idea of who she is and the joy she has to compete in the nhra. So i don't know maybe you'll wanna watch the more drag racing and support krista in that team and everything they're doing in top fuel. And how awesome is it that she's balancing so much between being a business woman and a driver and team owner and everything else she has going on and it shows just how much she enjoys it. Also thank you again to christopher coming on the show. I appreciate that very much all right so let me tell you about copies. I'm so excited. As i said at the top. You've heard their message. So you can go to copies dot com and get anything. You may need screen printed so again apparel cousy stickers. Everything you need. Go check out the website. They're on board with us for a couple episodes and as i said. How amazing isn't that now. We have merchandise for the racing writers. Podcast i can't get over that. It has been sinking in the last couple of days as i have finalized details with them. The design looks great. What they did with the logo to change it a little bit to make it fit on t shirts and hats and we have stickers and hodie just so much as just so cool so you can also find that through their website but of course you can also find the link on social media on my pages as well as in the show description of this episode. Very easy for you guys to find again. My social media. Twitter handle is at kelly crandall at kellyanne on facebook instagram. Very easy to find me so it will be very easy to find these links. So merchandise for the podcast. My gosh. i can't get over some of the cool things have gotten to do with this. So thank you to copies for coming on board. The catch is that this is for a limited time. So copies is on board for four episodes. So that means if you merchandise you have until august third pre will close august third and then everything goes to print and we'll get shipped so don't think about it too much. Go check out the website. Go find those links that i just mentioned and go find something to support the podcast through merchandise. That's just so awesome so really excited to work with copies over the next couple of weeks. I also have to thank some new patriot supporters. Yes that is also something you can do to support the podcast. That link is also available on social media or in the show description of this episode so we had new support on patriot. And i will apologize again in advance. If i don't pronounce your name correctly but thank you for supporting larry. Junior joan as men and tim mcklusky and again. I apologize if i did not pronounce your name correctly. They are new supporters to the patriot in the last week. 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"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"Did have elites are into the driving thing but for reasons out of my ability to control. of course. I turned eight in the two months later. My dad passed away and so back then. It used to be eight years old when he were able to top field or a from car junior dragsters and so when my dad passed their illicit feasible for you moms to do it on her own and so going through high school i thought man. I'm probably never going to drive. There's no way that a starting so late. There's no way. I'm going to be able to drive. I need to do something to be out here at the drag races and went to college. I got my public relations degree because wanted to be out here. But i had this awesome opportunity back. When i was eighteen just graduate. High school was able to run a front engine. Dragster on the nostalgia side seven seconds. One hundred eighty miles an hour still flying. Tell you like snow so fast. Eighteen year old. Who only had her license for sixteen urged since sixteen. It's it's still super fast. And so i got to do a few races in southern california on the west coast. Probably maybe like three or four years. I drove car during the summer. 'cause i couldn't drive it during school 'cause i had to go to school i before i could drive and then i went to college in there. I was fortunate enough to meet anthony to sarah who had the night university which is now top. Alcohol dragster ranks which is five seconds two hundred eighty miles an hour and it's kind of like the minor leagues of top fuel I met him he adds. Let's see in september of two thousand fifteen. I got my license december of two thousand fifteen. I walked the stage to get my degree from northern arizona university february two thousand sixteen debut so i went to school identifying with the school. I cheat out on that. And then i drove that for five years and then last year i stepped up into top fuel and so yes it was a late But i think i would have changed it because they had. It would've changed my g with if anything made me a better racer. But i had to learn it on the fly and i had to learn quick because in the april stor in the top. Alcohol dragsters series. It's definitely cutthroat in. It's tough class with competitors the because agents there's more than half of us were girls and so every race that we went you like you know girl gang allen's pretty cool and of course the top fuel there's only a couple of us in the pro ranks but definitely like the grill Status let's touch on that because nhra is fantastic and how diverse it is with drivers and that includes women. There's a lot of women drivers there has been over the years. There's been a lot of successful women drivers in nhra that has to feel good to be in a sport. That is that diverse. And i guess. Is there any way to explain. Maybe why women and so many women have been able to come into. Nhra and hold their ground and drag racing. If it were for the few in the beginning they were the pioneers firming paula murphy insuring downey and gosh there's tons of people out there that kind of paved the way but the coolest thing i should say is that the dragster literally doesn't know what you are like it just wants you to hit the gassing dough and so the fun thing of it is we're all friends a lot of the girls our lady's out here in. Nhra drag racing. We all support each other. Which is great and we are a threat like we're not like other motor sports but we are definitely a threat on the asphalt in. Obviously there's erica enders four-time world champion like insane especially in christoph now that is a cutthroat class. They're like if you are ready to you know be in the hardest class of nhra 'pro-stocks one of them just from driver standpoint but the cool thing is is that like i said everyone support you and it really doesn't matter what you're an injury is so diverse for the reason that anyone can drag race anyone any car. You could take your regular car out there on a wednesday night during your Wild wednesdays at your local track in draggers. So it's very accessible to everyone and so i think that's one of the key factors of why the women are so successful one of the things. I'm always curious about. And i love talking to people about on the podcast especially when they have family in racing are kind of following that same route is to just know whether or not it was something to where you felt like well my future set or was it something to where you said. Okay i can't wait for it to be my turn because you mentioned there. Even at eight years old. Your dad had already been racing any passed on your age. And you're gonna wanna do it at that young age. So was it for you one of those things where it was just a natural. I can't wait my turn and not so much. Well i guess. I kinda have to follow what the family is doing. I believe it was not pressured to do this. Let me tell you my own doing but The biggest thing is is that yes. My family raised. But my grandpa was never keen on the driving. He never was totally on board with me. Driving until The last couple of years. When i really showed my skill at the dragster that he was. Okay let's get you in the top co car. Let's make this transition. But when i had the work really hard to this point this because i didn't have that immediate personnel in my family evacuate helped me in a lower card. Set me up to go to top fuel because it was literally destroyed top in my family a so. I had to find my own way before that. Because obviously i'm not that crazy talk. Fueled car green as green. Could but i want people the know that anything's possible like series when my dad pass i honestly didn't think i could drive at all like i honestly didn't think it would happen Went to school. Because i knew i wanted to still be out here. I knew i wanted still support the fee. Emily and the friends and the colleagues that i loved and i wanted to be a part of this industry somewhere somehow something. I wanted to do something out here and working hard at that side of it led me to the opportunities. I was granted to drive these cars and it gets even harder at.
"nhra" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show
"We have a new advertiser with us for a couple of weeks. And i'm really looking forward to letting you get to know them and sharing more about how they're offering merchandise for the podcast. I'm going gonna do all of that at the end of the show and give you more details on that and where you can find it how you can support copies. But we've got to take care of some business and that's the reason you are here for another great episode so really exciting really. Can't wait to share that with you on. Today's show is krista baldwin from the nhra. And my goodness. I love her so much. Christos enthusiasm is infectious. Her joy pure pure joy of being a race. Car driver is so amazing. And you'd be impressed by her and just love someone who loves racing so much and i wanted to have chris to on the show and even though this is audio. I think you're going to be able to get a really good idea of how excited she is and be able to picture that enthusiasm. Krista got my attention because she had a fantastic run at z. Max dragway in before nationals again. She just got her top fuel license coming into this year. She took over for her grandfather. Legendary top fuel driver so now. She's behind the wheel and she went to charlotte and she got it done. Krista made the sunday elimination round for the first time. And she lined up alongside leah pruitt and ron brown and shawn langdon and she finished second to an browns who advanced to the second round and again what got my attention as she got out of that car and was just beside herself the joy the enthusiasm her tv interview were phenomenal. She got so many. Congratulations hugs and fist pumps from fellow competitors and i said i need to know more about her so krista is here to tell you who she is where she came from and how she got to be a top fuel driver so phenomenal conversation. I enjoyed it very much. There's a lot here that i think will educate you on who she is and hopefully turn you into a fan because she couldn't be sweeter so here is krista baldwin.
Astrazeneca Vaccine Trial Paused Amid Fear of Blood Clots
"It was a nuisance now. It's a story that threatens to undermine the uk successful vaccination drive rare but still lingering risk of blood clots recipients of the oxford astrazeneca jab. We're joined for more on this by mortals health and science correspondent cambridge university religious. Dr christmas to discuss the story which just doesn't seem to go away. Chris often thanks for being with us as always. Just tell us first of all. So why exactly has this. Trial been posed. The story begins in the last month or so. When a number of countries documented an association between a rare form of blood clotting and specifically the cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. These these are the particular blood vessels that you have inside your head that drained out to the brain and they do rarely form blood. Clots this happens to about fifteen people in every million in the population in general and often. It's more common in younger people and more common in younger women but what was noticed was there appeared to be a handful of people who had just had astrazeneca's vaccine and presented with this problem and in the uk when our regulator the nhra has looked out of about twenty million doses. That have been administered. If that vaccine there are about thirty people who have presented with blood clots in their heads about seven people have passed away and those people are chiefly young people and for that reason. The trial was going on at the moment in order to test. The effectiveness of astrazeneca's vaccine in young children has been paused in order to appraise this. Because what we don't know yet. Is this a causal relationship or is it just down to chance. Is it an association. It's got nothing to do with the vaccine. It's just been picked up in these people if they do establish causation. That point though then have to work a why it's happening
Covid vaccine: PM to have AstraZeneca jab as he urges public to do the same
"When johnson talks about the uk's world-beating response to covid nineteen vaccine pogrom passes muster. It's been an unqualified success or one of the reasons. His conservative party are so far ahead in the polls over twenty five million brits have received their job so fall but the government unexpectedly announced show fall in the number of vaccines delivered in april juice. Supply issues and the debate has a geopolitical angle. To given the you struggling with its own vaccine rollout slovan the line. The european commission president on the block might even consider export controls. All options are on the table. We are in the crisis of the century. And i'm not ruling out any anything for now because we have to make sure that europeans are vaccinated as soon as possible so sarah. Let's begin with the overall state of the uk's vaccine pogrom based on what was set out in december. It's pretty much all going to plan fairly high levels of takeover ninety four percent i believe and the government is insisting that all over fifty will have had their first job by the middle of april. So what's the problem. Well a week ago we would have said. This was indeed the most Astonishingly amyloid success and a sign of vessel. Buoyant moved around it. Was that the with some very clear briefing to a couple of the saturday newspapers suggesting that we were actually going to move to the over forty's much sooner than expected so it was a bit of a jolt to find out on wednesday that in fact. Nhs people involved in the program had been told that they must hold booking any new appointments throughout april because the been a sudden very significant reduction in the supplies available so that really has put the first serious dent in the narrative which right from december the eight. I think it was the day. That william shakespeare became one of the first two vaccine as now suddenly. The government is in the unaccustomed position of having to explain what's happening and explain why some of the public expectations that they'd raised so hard may not be met to be fair to the government. They still absolutely insisting they're on track with the two big dates that they've set for this program that all over fifty should be vaccinated by the middle of april. And all adult britons. Who wants a job will have had it at the end of july. But there's no question that it's been a difficult political management problem for them this week and very much not the position that they'd hoped to be in the club. Let's have a look at why this might be happening and seven. I spent a lot of this week speaking to people. Whitehall trying to figure out exactly what was going on behind the scenes with matt. Hancock gave us a of clarity in the house of commons and the government is pinning own production issues. The first one is this batch of one point seven million jobs that we sent back for testing and the second thing is the supply from the soham institute of india which again the governor's put down to supply issues but others are saying that actions being blocked by modi's government from shipping out to the uk. Exactly it is pretty opaque what's happening. There are two elements. Here that can hold up. Supplies one is the genuinely technical difficulties in producing a complex biological process. I mean it's not straightforward zanu vaccine and a lot of the manufacturing sites haven't made this sort of marin a vaccine before it scale factor. You could say none of them have because this is the first one. That's the fiso won. The astra zeneca at novartis vaccine is also level to a complicated process. So there are technical supply issues and then there at the political ones. You alluded to and i don't know whether the serum institute of india supply has been blocked for political reasons because india was having rather a good downturn in covert cases. But that's turning up again. Unfortunately and there are feelings. That indian government wanted to have it at home. This is so. I think if we look at the context of this a lot of it is actually not that much of a serious problem that we were crunching the numbers this week and april is a significant moment in the vaccine program for the uk. Because yes they were vaccinated all over fifty which according to people like christie chief medical officer of england which uses ninety nine percents of deaths on messages the pressure on the nhc s. But eneko you have to install the second jobs. Really the po- gum began to scale up towards the end of january and eleven week window. The nhl is set between the first and second doses. That really kicks in april and but hancock said this week that really still going to be delivering about fourteen million jobs throughout april which is low though. It's been in march but it's still a pretty high number so it's probably good to keep it in context with feels really what's gone wrong. Here is expectations that the rogue briefing about forty s really feels like delivers come off the bush tourism bush. Johnson's tried to restrain for much of twenty twenty. One yes and i think some. Nhs officials were less than delighted about that huge raising expectations last weekend. In a way. I think this was always going to be a difficult point for the program. It was absolutely predictable that at the point at which second doses to scale up there was going to be a deep in first doses. So it's perhaps unfortunate that there wasn't more subtle public preparation. You're absolutely right international standards even in april. We're still going to be doing more. Vaccinations than many of our counterparts. So it's particularly unfortunate wasn't better preparation. Because i think in the minds of a lot of britain's the will now be a sense of this program isn't doing well it's stumbled. It didn't have to be this way that it could have been very differently presented. And after all as i said the government is still on track to meet those two deadlines that it says now clive. We need to put this in the context of europe as well and we heard from s. the von d'alene at the top. That and you still really struggling with its vaccine vo loud but the most baffling things. She's seen this week. Is the story about the astra zeneca job and how effective or side effects. That may have in this concern. Over blood clots we heard from the ama from the nhra in the uk from the world health organization. All saying there are no concerns about blood. Clots and ashes annika vaccine yet at didn't stop lawson countries from halting giving out the doses. It's a very complicated picture on side effects. At least the spotlight turned away from efficacy. Before countries in continental europe were worrying that the astrazeneca vaccine wouldn't work well enough to older people. I think the efficacy questions have more or less be answered now. The spotlight is on whether they're adverse side effects and a few of those have been discovered there. These two different sorts of blood disorders do with abnormal clotting thrombosis that have been detected in people who just been vaccinated in norway in germany elsewhere on continental europe. The numbers are tiny. I would say fewer than twenty around the continent. Investigation is still continuing. There's no proven link with the vaccine. But a lot of vaccine knowledge ists the might be a link. But that is no reason to stop the vaccination program when it's saving tens of thousands of lives probably and people have said that just by halting for a few days the astrazeneca vaccination and continental europe. This week until the european medicines agency said it was okay that would have cost lives. It loves cost lives directly because people weren't getting vaccinated and it also probably unfortunately of cost lives indirectly because all the publicity about ad side effects will just undermined confidence in the vaccine
Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer jab in UK
"Well. Biontech and pfizer's landmark coronavirus vaccine has been given to the first person in the uk as part of a mass immunization program. The uk's vaccine roll it is being watched keenly across the rest of the world has other countries begin. Prepare to vaccinate their own populations for the latest on this. Let's talk to our health and science correspondent. Dr chris smith. Chris is also consultant for all the gist at cambridge university. I good afternoon. Chris tyler so i guess So far so good at least we have. We have a soundbite already. We had at the top of the program from this ninety year old woman. Who's been there the first to be to vaccinated chris last week. We saw a little bit of Chest thumping on the part of some politicians the uk saying look. This is great The uk is steaming ahead. How eagerly he would you say not. Just the immediate neighbors across this side of the channel but around the world are going to be watching. What are they going to watching. Forty you think over the coming days and weeks as this rolls out well think it will be a confidence boost to those other countries because no one likes to be i they unless it's a shorty. A dead cert. There's always some risk with any kind of intervention. And this is no different. So having a regulator a regulator that's world renowned the jewelry the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency. Which is the. Uk's regulator which prior to just having jurisdiction over the uk walls prior to the brexit transition kicking providing that service for the whole of europe. Now europe does that through the ama it. It gives a precedent that other countries can look to and say right. Okay one fairly ferry. Big actor has gone ahead with this nathan. It's good therefore we're happy to Gives us some confidence too. So i think that there's always that aspect to it and it's coming good for the uk in the sense that it saying here we are. We've had a pretty rough time with this. But now some some fantastic triumph of sciences kicked in and we're about to start deploying this across the country and we're gonna we're gonna protect our outpatients. We have this type of approval from a respected Player how much do agencies elsewhere of course within the eu and obviously similar bodies all over the world. how much does it short circuit For them as you said. It establishes a precedent And does that mean that you have you know days or weeks then knocked off the process. Of course he. I'm sitting here in switzerland. Obviously a lot of talk as well about of course is also on the uk as well so does it actually then really prevent And and and and you do you have a moment where you have a real series of time locked off. They'd process well. The europeans are considering this through the jurisdiction of the ems the european medicines agency but the uk is still subject to a you know and in the uk is used one particular rule which is a regulation one seven four which is a specification for in public health crisis. Or emergency you can. Emergency approved something for use in your particular jurisdiction so the nhra has used that to approve this for the uk. Any other country in europe could've done the same thing so it's quite interesting that they've actually decided to white on a broad overarching decision from the a. But it doesn't matter. Who your regulator is they have to meet the same checks and balances. Because at the end of the day they all the gateway between a manufactured product and the public who going to receive it and it's on their neck that the decision rests so then going to say a will. They did it so we'll kind of ignore with this stuff would just sign it off. They are going to apply wherever they are in the world the same rigorous checks that they would apply whether or not someone else regulated something but it does help to give them confidence and he gives them a bit more political impetus when they see that. Another major regulator has taken a product which is also going to be wheeled out in that particular country and said well you know what's good enough is enough the ganda over the past few weeks. Of course astrazeneca moderna in this case. Biontech visor they. They've all been popping up in the headlines. Chris and of course various speeds that of course these approval processes have been working at now. We have three vaccines. We're we're now told her that there might also now be a fourth which is very much in play might be getting closer to approval. How different are all of these in terms of effectiveness and and do they all function largely the same way or do you. Also because obviously many countries that are hedging their purchasing all of them. Am i going to be particularly concerned. In a couple of weeks. If if i choose to get the moderna vaccine versus the astrazeneca versus the by pfizer one. In fact i think the uk has go options in on seven different vaccines and yes. You're right three of them are nearing the finishing nine in the uk but there are many others waiting in the wings around the world. There are ten different types of vaccine the work in ten different types of ways or being generated a more than forty and now in advanced stages of clinical trials. So pretty soon. We're going to have more vaccines than we can shake a stick at up to a point. That's a good thing and it's a good thing because not vaccines are going to be suitable for all people not vaccines are going to be available to all people not vaccines are going to work in all territories and what i mean by. That is if we take the fiso vaccine as an example. This needs to be kept at minus seventy degrees until five days or so before you're going to use all nine hundred and seventy five doses that are in batch and i've just seen a letter go from medical director saying can we make sure that we we use all nine hundred seventy five days in a within the five days so that we don't waste any of this very precious vaccine. Now that's going to be no use whatsoever in some countries where they don't even have a stable. Electricity supply let alone a stable minus eighty degrees freezer. So therefore having lots of options is a powerful thing also We don't know what the long term outcomes with these vaccines against be. We know that they provide pretty high level of protection but short after the vaccination program is finished in other words in in the weeks to a month or so. The person's completed the vaccine course. They're protected with the fis vaccine to the level of about nine hundred ninety five percent. But what happens in five months. What happens in a year. we don't know. And it may well be that other products that come along are able to confer a longer term protection. They might confer a big boost if you give one of those on top of one of the other products. This is a learning process. We're going to be sort of going through this process as time goes on an. It's always good to have more options. Where this sort of things concerned. If if your project yourselves twelve months twenty four months out do you think we also end up in a place because of because of cost because of stability many other things that they're only going to be potentially to vaccines. Is that the way things often go. The other ones might be effective but they might be too expensive as you said they might be too volatile and they fall by the wayside. I so i guess what i'm getting at. Will there sort of a clear winner in all of this in terms of one of the players and obviously the concoction that that ends up within the syringe. Well it's hard to say. I mean you know it's like niels bohr. Who is the forefather of quantum mechanics. Said prediction is very difficult especially when it concerns the future. But it's it's going to be very hard to know because we don't know what the long term outcome with these agencies. They are expensive. These genetic vaccines that pfizer. Madonna offering all pricey the astra zeneca vaccine. Which is still sitting with the regulator here in the uk. At the moment that one will be much cheaper and is also much easier to deploy and store so that there are pros and cons of all these things and it may not come down to simply a case if this one does this and this one does this therefore two horse race. I think we will definitely be a market for a few of these products whether or not. That market's going to be sufficient to sustain all forty plus of the clinical trials that are going on now but but certainly while the world is rushing to get this stuff in sufficient volume. Because that's the issue at the moment the companies just can't push it out the door fast enough the moment it's any partner storm so people are desperate to access whatever vaccine they can as fast as they can and just before we go chris any sense. When you're maybe discussing with your medica- medical call leaks. What the uptake is is going to be. I was talking to a doctor at the university hospital here in zurich the other day his defense was that you know probably just within the hospital owned probably fifty percent of the staff. You know would not be interested in taking the vaccine. Is that sort of a a pretty good gauge. In terms of how the public will look at this. Or if you're not in the medical trenches all day maybe you're going to be keener to take it any any house view from your side. I'm sensing quite a degree of what we dub vaccine hesitancy based on the questions that are coming into various radio programs on participating in basic enquiries from members of the general public and if you look at the day to this come out of the pew research center in america have been running a number of population surveys in the states and originally that was very alarming showed that fifty percent of people would reject a vaccine offered one at that point in time. They recently repeated that survey found that in fact the uptake had risen to fifty from fifty to sixty percents so in other words forty percent. Turn it down. But that's still forty percent. Turn down right now in the uk. We think it's probably going to be Less than that but at the same time still a significant proportion of people are uncertain citing rapid production very rapid approval. As a reason for concern. I do think this is largely going to take care of itself though because what will happen is that because of the way in which these vaccines are being rolled out to high priority high risk groups. I with a trickle down into the younger echo lonzo society over time by the time many of the people who live in countering who is saying. I'm nervous about this. Come to be offered a vaccine. It will have actually been through a very significant proportion of other people and that may well have in still quite a bit confidence into people are safe track record by then so i think it may be one of those short term problems. The actually takes care of itself. That's what i'm hoping anyway. Chris thanks very much for that. That was monocled health and science. Dr chris smith.
HIV Under the Microscope
"I this week there was cause for celebration as a covid. Vaccine became a regulator approved reality in the uk. All the time we've been waiting and hoping for the day when the searchlights of science would pick out invisible enemy. Give the pala to stop the enemy from making us ill. And now the scientists have done it and they used the virus itself to perform a kind of biological jujitsu and in fact because of that jujitsu the uk has become the focus of world media attention as the first western nation to formally approve corona virus vaccine for public use. Nevertheless some are questioning. Why britain's been able to move so fast according to the uk education secretary govern williamson. Speaking to see it's because we live in great britain. I just reckon we've got the very best people in this country and we've obviously got the best medical regulators much better than were french. Arab muslim belgians have much better than me americans. That doesn't surprise me at all because we're much better country than every single was okay but if that is actually true then what is that. We're better at in reality. The buck stops with a body called the nhra there. The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency and down to them. That we've been able to approve sizes new coronavirus vaccine in record time and to explain what's involved what gaps still remain in our knowledge. And what is happening with the other major vaccine contender. The one being made by astrazeneca. His gino martini from the royal pharmaceutical society. Any new medicine has to be reviewed and tested the mitchell ray. The job is to inspect review. The data that's being generated so foams physical companies have to pay the testing. We'll clinical trials. Testing will phase one face to face free with effectively. The the medicine in this case. The vaccine is tested in human volunteers and subjects which representative while the population people. You're gonna begin the vaccine to create these clinical trials. The data's collected and the whole basis have put together a dossier and that's been reviewed by the shaarei in this case. What is the damage of being working in real time with manufacturers review the data in real time so that's why we've been able to get an accelerated. Is it as simple as that. Because what some people. Think quite legitimately appointing out is that normally. It takes ten years to make a drug or vaccine and get that to market. Which means by the time it gets there. You've got ten years in some cases of follow up from the first time a person was exposed to that drug to the time at which you begin to marketed. Here we've got ten months so we don't have that long term insight true. What's happening here. Is that the nhra actively viewing people being executed. So there's already assistant quotes called surveillance. And so they'll be muller shaking people. Boxing aged just in case there are any adverse events alba to understand. The nhra is a very very good regulatory agency. Got great expertise in looking out biological jokes. Vaccines whom the signing. What data is needed sensual. Quality and safety and of course efficacy. Interestingly though the nhra have approved this agent for uk use but the the european counterpart for the hr a have not approved this more. Broadly across the rest of the eu and other countries in the eu. Haven't done what the uk's done. So why have we got that difference. And if it's good enough for us why is it not good enough for the rest of europe. But these things do happen. I mean differences do occur in interpretation with with data particularly when you have those as just the s but again a while alluded to before is immature About could lead robertson so a lead coordinates when they were part of the mea for all the you took applications like said sixty percent of new medicines being less than ten years or so the amateur were coordination. I got great experience in this kind of area and a great network of keeping lead his experts. Who can give council on this data so you know. I'm i'm fairly confidence. That amateur are happy. With the safety and efficacy and quality than out of oxygen. There are some gaps in our understanding and in the data we've had generated so far though. Aren't there for instance. No one under eighteen has had the agent tried on them so they won't be being vaccinated pregnant women. Currently there regarded as a risk group. But they've not been included intentionally in the charles. They've been actually excluded from the trials. So how we gonna deal with the fact that there are these individuals or groups in the population that haven't been actively explored as time evolves. They will obviously investigate. Those subjects will be evolving. The plan with the mitchell ray in finding house was the best way to include those people.
"nhra" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"And you know that kind of put you know our buddy Richey cramped on the outside so you shortly you know I think his first love is is talk you'll you know you want to change the chip there I believe it's two thousand fourteen right just you know how some struggles and and the funny car just like I did you know I could tell just you had a you know a more of a love for for top fuel so I they could be really comfortable for him to go back there and that run a bike for them at the same time hopefully we can you know get funding in the future to our you know bring back another car and bring back our buddy Richey Richey cramping who's actually had to actually is an Australian hours can be in in top fuel down under this weekend so he's happy staying sharp like the rest of us and you know and in the minute he'd be ready to go find opportunity came knocking and how about the new rules in in the NHRA has implemented for the twenty twenty countdown to the championship it's interesting I don't it's about it I mean in the past you know yeah the room you know earn your way into do the countdown to the championship the playoff format in you know I think they kinda got upset about some teams not right in the the full eighteen events prior to the six race count down and you know they were able to to qualify for that which I mean that that it shows that those cars had better performance than than some of the whole time cars but either way I guess if it if it draws in more cars more quality cars are sport that's that's good because that's what we need but I still like to try to take away from the importance of the playoff now allowing you know basically more than more than ten cars can can lock into it but the in the day as long as you can you know when races and get a hot the right time and beat all those guys out the in the year for the championship that's what it's all about this is the H..
So you're thinking of buying a project car...
"Week's project car was an e Bay find and it just so happens to be one of my favorite cars not just just because I own one but because they're cool a nineteen sixty eight dodge dart so this car is an abandoned racecar project. At least that's what it looks like to me. Maybe the guy just lost interest in it but whatever the case. It's an unfinished project car. And it's set up for drag racing so or at least it's headed in that direction so this is a nineteen sixty eight dodge DART superstock hemi clone. It's got fiberglass front. From fenders two sets doors looks like Dana rear end with four link. Strange Break Strange Axles Manual Steering Column Column The seller says that most of the trim is included with the car. Except it's missing the windshield trim. It's got the sixty eight dark grill. Sixty Dr Tail Lights. It also comes with two pieces of four by sheet metal. My guess is to finish off the interior and all the tin work and it looks like the seller alert is GonNa throw in anything else that he may have forgotten the list with the car. It goes on to say that this car is a race car. Only now it's set at a buy it now. How price of eighty five hundred dollars and you know? Is it a good bye. I'm not quite sure I'd have to see the car in person but based on looks alone. It's pretty much. Just just a shell with a roll cage with hogged out rear wheel wells to fit bigger tires. And it's you know it's got some stuff going for and it's also got some stuff that it really needs addressed like is the cage even up to Nhra specs. You know how was the car built. These are a lot of questions that you need to ask when you go in. Look at these cars these unfinished unfinished racecars. Or if you're considering one I am a fool for these. I love seeing unfinished race cars. Because because I'm like Oh cool all the hard work done in this case there's still a lot of hard work left but if someone wants to get a little bit of a head start on a dart then I and I think it's a it's a good buy for somebody. That's looking for a race car. If you'RE LOOKING FOR MORE OF A streetcar you might WanNa shy away from something like this because it setup for drag racing so if you're gonNA spend eighty five hundred dollars I'm sure you can find a decent driver quality Dr that maybe it has a slant six in it. You know what it's pretty clean and you can always yanked the slant and throw in big block or a small block. Whatever you want you don't always have to get a race car and I think a lot of the time people you know they see st outlaws on TV? And they're like Oh. I got to do that so they go and they buy a race car. You know that hasn't been finished yet. And then they get in way over their head. That's probably what I would do you. You know if I didn't have my projects that I have now and I had some money burning home. My pocket in a car came up like this dart and already had a roll cage in it and it was already doubt if I didn't know any better. I probably would just buy based on cool factor alone but I do know a little bit better so if I ever go and look at a unfinished race car. Then I'm really going to look at the craftsmanship and the quality of the wells and the quality of the work involved in the car because the seller could have just started the project and got got in over his head realized he had changed a bunch of stuff and thought. You know what I'M GONNA cut my losses here. The car is nowhere near done. A have a bunch of money invested so it may may be easier for him just to say you know what screw it. I'm going to sell this car. And then just go by something and start over again. You have to watch for that kind of stuff when you're going and looking at these he's project cars because you never really know who built it you know. That's kind of scary when you're talking about safety equipment like a roll cage in you don't know who built it then then you've got you know. How do they got good welds or do they have experienced building race cars? Do the wells have good penetration. Trey Shen you know last thing you want is to roll a car that has shoddy roll Cajun at first of all you probably went to pass tech inspection. But let's just say you. You wield your way through got on that starting line and you rolled the car and you had a shoddy cage. Guess what not only can a cage save your life they can also kill you so those are things you have to keep in mind when looking at race cars like this or either x race cars or future race cars depending but that still doesn't take away from the fact that this car is cool if you were to go look at it and you're looking at the cage and you're like wow this is actually really well built. Maybe it just wasn't painted then in your saving a couple grand and then you've got the suspension set up and you know anything else all the little extras included with with the car. Like in this case. He's got some fiberglass fenders. Those definitely aren't cheap. When you're looking at project cars you really have to consider it as a whole you know? I'm kind of a fool in the way that I would go look at his car. And just think Oh my God look out coolest racecars everything else is like an afterthought I would hope that if myself or or anybody else is going to hand over. Eighty five hundred dollars on an unfinished project that you at least look it over really well maybe bring a friend. The second set of eyes is never a bad thing. But I really like this dark you know. I would have to see it in person to kind of determine if it's something that I wanted to get into into or if it looks like there's a lot of work that needs to be redone and I might as well start fresh with a much cheaper car a much cheaper Shell and then go oh from. They're not a bad car. I just thought it was cool looking on in the picture. It actually shows an overhead shop crane. It looks like it's You know him. He's hanging by right right in the engine. Bay The DR so a good sales tactic like this could be you but not a bad car. Are I wish the guy luck with the sale. I hope it's set up good in that somebody gets a good start to a race car out of it that that would be really cool because I love Dodge Dart superstock cars and the sixty eight Hemi Dr is also one of my top Mo- parts of all time along with the Barracuda. They're just so cool. Hemi bodies any body with a Hemi as cool in my book so cool Dr Check it out on Ebay. It's not hard to find. Just look up. Nineteen sixty eight dodge DART superstock. And you'll probably run across it so if you're looking for a little fun at the track and a a little fun at the garage I because you're probably going to be building this car for two years before you even get into the track. This might be a good deal. So they'll check it out on Ebay. It's still going to be up for another twenty nine days as it's got fifty two views per hour which is seems Seven people are watching it so it also has the make offer option so on Ebay you can do auctions by now or you can have a buy it now but also a make offer option option which tells me that this guy will take less than eighty five hundred dollars or else he wouldn't even put the make offer button there. So who knows what you could get this thing for. You might be sitting on a potential real cool deal you might go see. This guy will take five and Lo and behold he's like. I really need to get rid of this thing. It's taking up space in my garage. Yes I'll take fifty five hundred and then you eat that extra five hundred and Dan you know you call it a day and you bring your race car home your five thousand dollar Racecar so keep that in mind cool car. That's all I got to say about that. I would love of if my dart was built to look like a superstock but I just feel I would feel like an impostor because mine is a sixty nine and you know looking at the pictures this car. He's including these five relax vendors and they're actually four sixty nine because they have their rectangular marker lights if it's just a race car who cares and that's that that cool dark.
Robert Hight wins 3rd NHRA Funny Car season title
"NHRA champions for twenty nineteen were also crowned and promote on Sunday Steve Torrence clutching his second straight top fuel championship walkie get up in the semi finals and the final day of the season really special to be able to be part of a team that that goes out has a success that we've had I mean ultimately it's not it's not the driver that does anything I mean he's got a do your job and and and the guys at work on this car they're really the ones that get the credit Robert hi took care of business at the auto club NHRA finals to win his third funny car title only done really well I mean that's I've always dreamed of you know now that they're in the countdown era of winning a championship from start to finish being good all year because I've had suffered in the past where you're good the beginning when you fail at the end or vice versa we've been good all
"nhra" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"So we'll get back to our colors with our trivia. We've got an open question right now. Think. Last guy missed that case comeback, right after the NHRA update on America's trucking network. Report, America's trucking and work. Nothing says Father's Day weekend, quite like eleven thousand horsepower, and picturesque thunder valley. And that's exactly what the NHRA mellow. Yellow drag racing series will provide when if three hundred mile per hour, nitro breathing machines. Roar back to life at the nineteenth annual NHRA thunder valley nationals at Bristol Dragway this weekend in Tennessee. It marks the eleventh of twenty four events during the twenty nineteen and comes as a third race in a rigorous stretch of four straight race weekends top fuel and funny car qualifying action at seven thirty pm on Friday night. Help start out the weekend and memorable fashion with fireworks after the second round the qualifying concludes with winters being crowned on Father's Day. Nobody has been hotter and top fuel going into Bristol than current points leader and defending world champion Steve Torrens. He has recorded five straight victories will look to strengthen his hold at the top of the talent filled class, what he raises for a second career victory at Bristol, Dragway Ron Cavs. Looking for his third straight? Funny car victory and thunder valley, racking up his fifth career win at the track a year ago. For more on this check it out at NHRA dot com. NHRA.
"nhra" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"It only had. Adversaries. Dog got for you. Just a quick reminder for the drivers out there. Be safe. Right. Well, thank you very much. I felt delighted. Stay warm about seventeen past the hour. Alright. NHRA update lines available around the country. It's eight eight eight eight six zero eighty seven eighty five here on America's trucking network. NHRA report, America's trucking network. Major drag racing news from Thursday, the most successful female funny car driver in NHRA history. Courtney force revealed that she will end her drag racing career with immediate effect force a top ten finish your the NHRA mellow yellow drag racing series and six of her seven professional seasons, and she'll we'll be climbing out of the driver's seat of her eleven thousand horsepower three hundred thirty mile an hour. John force advanced auto parts Chevrolet Camaro s funny car while her driving duties will come to an end for says she looks to continuing to stay involved within the NHRA by supporting her teammates as well as maintaining off track partnerships and one hundred sixty seven pro races. She racked up twelve victories was runner up seventeen times and reached the semifinals on another twenty nine occasions. She was the number one qualifier twenty eight times eleven times during the twentieth. Eighteen season for more on this. Check it out at NHRA dot com. The NHRA.
"nhra" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Veterans. Andrew heinsohn. Eddie craic. That's not bad right there. Let's see what are we got? And we also got to say once again, congratulations to our main man at lawrenceburg, Indiana, the one and only JR Todd had him on after the ahead him on after the championship. Ten years in ten years in top fuel. And they are saying gentlemen that they ranked him as the top ten stories of two thousand eighteen they ranked him fourth on the NHRA. Memorable moments of the NHRA, and I'm trying to find. I'm trying to find where they raided him on somewhere else. But. Just congratulations to him. And what a season for that team. And I mean, they they took they took a to him. I mean, he took off after the US nationals and didn't look back because you remember he repeated US Nash limit two in a row. You can't hardly do that anymore. Yeah. They they they rated. Let's see. Well, the next. The NBA NBC dot sports dot com. They read the top five story lines to watch for twenty nineteen number four is well, the next potential NHRA superstar JR Todd. Hopefully, no how about that. How about that? So the first one was can Steve Torrance, get even better. Maybe he can just run the table all season long and win every race. The next one is how will fans react to the pro stock reduction. Right. I mean nine thousand nine hundred eighty s and nineteen ninety s Dennis. I mean, we know all this pro stock class right up there with the popularity of top fuel and funny. Carlos Bob Glidden warned what Johnson Johnson. All those guys are up there. And now it's like what they cut the half the season. Got it back the half season. Unbelievable. So so we'll get into a few other things here. And also want to tell you a Michael Schumacher just celebrated his fiftieth anniversary. And apparently, no one is seen this man in public or no pictures have been taken of him since his accident. And like, I I'll have to look I have to check it out Rex. Yeah. So, but he's not bed ridden. So he's in a very unbelievable story, and we'll get to it here in a few minutes. Okay. This is the Miami valley gaming racer report Miami valley gaming exit twenty nine of I seventy five Monroe harness racing is back at Miami valley gaming with our man the wizard checking things out presented by colored electric wiring for today's world colored electric Cincinnati dot com. More coming up right after this at eight sixteen on seven hundred w w..
"nhra" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"New NHRA season set to begin just over a month. From now at the Lucas oil winter nationals February eighth to the tenth in Pomona, California. As time to kick off the new year or some of the top stories drag racing fans should be watching four and two thousand nineteen will the next potential NHRA superstar be JR Todd when lawrenceburg Indiana's Todd won the HR funny car championships that season it helped elevate his status significantly when legendary team owner Connie Coletta asked Todd to drive for him Coletta. Saw something in the young driver from Indiana that meant success could potentially be in the offing having been into sport for more than half a century been an exceptional judge of talent. And Todd paid back Calligas faith in him by winning. This year's championship can Steve Torrance get any better. The Texas native enjoyed one of the most dominating season is NHRA history in two thousand eighteen not only did he win nearly half. The season's racism. Seven of twenty four that is he also became the first driver to win all six races in the countdown to the championship playoffs. But at the age of just thirty six the cancer and heart attack victim may only have scratched the surface on how good he truly could be. And also how much better he can become how will fans react to 'pro-stocks reduction back in the nineteen eighties in one thousand nine hundred ninety s the pro stock class was right up there in terms of popularity with the kings of the sport mainly top fuel and funny car, but it's no secret that pro stock has seen a great deal of its popularity waned in recent years even worse costs keep going up causing several teams to either scale back or completely leave the sport plus technological advances in the last couple of seasons, including elimination of the big hood scoops, very popular among fans and introduction of electronic fuel injection. Have only added to soaring costs NHRA.
How Lewis Hamilton won and Sebastian Vettel lost the 2018 world championship
"ESPN Lewis Hamilton securing his fifth world championship today in Sunday's Mexican grand prix max Verstappen took the race victory. Hamilton finished in fourth place. But with title rivals Sebastian failing to secure the victory. He is crowned the. A champion only one mine juan-manuel found GIO and Michael Schumacher. Have won five championships are more in Formula one. So Lewis Hamilton. Leila Lewis Hamilton joined the join the club today. We also got to say congratulations to our man JR Todd at a large Burgh, Indiana. He is winner of the funny car title tonight at the at the strip in Las Vegas Motor Speedway the NHRA events out there. Mr. Todd will it gets his fifth win of the year sixteen th career win seventh career and funny car, and he will roll with a seventy four point lead in the next weekend's finals
Barclays Center Will Ban Plastic Straws By End Of Year
"See what comes up This is a Yeah that's me what picture they. Got up there Download and subscribe at apple podcast Google play and the Westwood. One, podcast app from the Westwood One podcast network At least fourteen people have died. After a magnitude six point four earthquake hit Indonesia's Lombok island early this morning a bigger arena is banning straws New York's Barclay center home to, the NBA's nets in the NHL islanders. Announces that they will. Eliminate drinking straws by the end of the year do their poor effects on the environment BSE. Global who operates the arena says this will divert almost four million straws a year from going. To the dumps the New York City council is considering legislation that would ban. Single use plastic straws and stirs I'm Tim show vers and this is. Major league baseball hall of fame, weekend the induction ceremony. Is set, for later, this afternoon in, Cooperstown New, York, among, those going into the hall. The Braves. Chipper Jones Vladimir Guerrero Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman I'm Christopher cruise SF oh. Traffic good morning well. It is all about obstructions on your roadway and we, do, have some roadwork and just a heads up the NHRA at raceway happening today, and expect some hefty delays making. Your way to, that event some roadwork five eighty. Westbound at Bayview avenue closing all your lanes down and then twelve eastbound at Abernathy moving through Fairfield looks like all lanes are going to be, closed until midnight tonight also eighty westbound. At Columbus Parkway that. Obstruction is off to the shoulder so that's some good news but it looks like we have. Another obstruction on your this is four westbound just west of lone tree way bypass and then. We have reports of a stalled out vehicle but the good news that is. Off to the center divider and it's not really creating a delay on. Your roadway this is one zero, one southbound just north. Of Coyote creek golf drive with hey, SF SFO try Traffic. I'm Katherine whole tree. You're listening to Bob damn in the garden on talk, radio, five sixty ks Okay let's hear further garden with Bob Canham and this is the time of the. Program. Where, eighty. Comes on, and shake, tells. You all the wonderful things going on in the bay area welcome thanks daddy all. Right good morning everybody. Here we go with all of the events that I've got, written down here Let's see fall and winter vegetables talking about that earlier UCSD gardeners and. Napa county. Invite the community to join them for a public guarding. Workshop fall and. Winter vegetables this, workshop will be held on August eighteenth two thousand eighteen from nine thirty until eleven. Thirty and this is at the UCSE meeting. Room at seventeen ten Cisco avenue and Napa create your own garden to table movement growing vegetables. There's a fight alleged, charge per, person, for, this, workshop registration is preferred. Seating. Is limited so so you would like to make sure.