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    Cancelled again: Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Sorry all, the track has been officially closed due to expected cold weather on Friday-Saturday.
    Last edited by contraption22; 11-09-2017 at 03:53 PM.
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Mike, i was beginning to wonder if you planned on attending!
    Glad to see you post this. I was about to if you didn't!

    So, I'm in. I was planning to do Cecil in November the same weekend as the ABM Nats were normally, but i have changed my schedule a bit to make this.

    Van is still at Brian's, but i expect to be ready for 10/28.

    Will plan on riding up that Friday.
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    NHRA tech + 800 miles = not going to make it


    after trying to pass NHRA tech at Route 66 and being told to go away before he even made it past the engine bay!!! I can't even consider risking the trip. 1600 miles round trip would be way to expensive to not even be able to race.

    Good luck to all who make it.
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    So speaking of NHRA tech, what do I need to be concerned about that would be their big heartburn?
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    I'll be there! The NHRA inspection might not go my way....I currently don't have a neutral safety switch. Guess I'll have to add one before October.

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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Sounds like a good opportunity for me to get some Turbo Mopar learnin'.

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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Cecil tech is always NHRA tech.

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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat View Post
    Cecil tech is always NHRA tech.
    Can you break it down for me??
    So as Mini sits, I'm legal until i hit 11.50? Then I need a rollbar?

    Is there a certain ET range that requires a jacket, or just specific mods?
    If i get kicked out, i'd rather it be after some runs, rather than not being allowed to run! But I'm not sure i could do that anyway. Just want to beat my 11.77...hopefully with at least an 11.74... lol!
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Just want to beat my 11.77...hopefully with at least an 11.74... lol!
    humm....wonder how you came up with that number? 🤔 Funny I'm searching for the same goal. Lol. My clncernen too would be not making it past tech. I'll look online for some fire jackets, is there a specific rating they look for. Like helmets have Snell rating, is there something for jackets?
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    maybe racing weekend before so it may be hard to get off.

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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Van_Duno View Post
    humm....wonder how you came up with that number? 🤔 Funny I'm searching for the same goal. Lol. My clncernen too would be not making it past tech. I'll look online for some fire jackets, is there a specific rating they look for. Like helmets have Snell rating, is there something for jackets?
    I figured 3 tenths would be just enough to prove to any naysayers it was no fluke!
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Just reading some NHRA rules posted on the srt forums.
    Another thing that i saw was slicks require screw in valvestems.

    The jacket spec is SFI 3.2A/1
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Just reading some NHRA rules posted on the srt forums.
    Another thing that i saw was slicks require screw in valvestems.

    The jacket spec is SFI 3.2A/1
    I definitely got flagged on not having screw in valve stems once. They let me run but told me to get them.

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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Quote Originally Posted by lengel View Post
    I definitely got flagged on not having screw in valve stems once. They let me run but told me to get them.

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    I'm going to try to get that corrected. I need new slicks, and thought about waiting since still trying to figure out if i need to keep the 23's or if i can upsize. But i think i'll get thr stems done so i won't have trouble.
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Realistically the tech at Cecil is pretty laid back, unless it's an obvious hazard.
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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Quote Originally Posted by contraption22 View Post
    Realistically the tech at Cecil is pretty laid back, unless it's an obvious hazard.
    I should have noted that Cecil was not the track the that flagged me on the valve stems. I would have to agree that Cecil is probably the most laid back of all the tracks I've been to.

    I'm planning to be there if me car is to broken be then. Haha!

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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    I might make this.... fingers crossed

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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Joe, I understand your reluctance but just an fyi, Joliet may be the worst tech in the country to try to get through. That is a great facility but may be the least racer friendly staff I ever encountered.




    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Van_Duno View Post
    NHRA tech + 800 miles = not going to make it


    after trying to pass NHRA tech at Route 66 and being told to go away before he even made it past the engine bay!!! I can't even consider risking the trip. 1600 miles round trip would be way to expensive to not even be able to race.

    Good luck to all who make it.

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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    Quote Originally Posted by contraption22 View Post
    Realistically the tech at Cecil is pretty laid back, unless it's an obvious hazard.
    Cecil has never given me trouble in tech..

    Mike did mention they were slightly excitable about when I went through the traps with the rear tires in the air at 130.

    New England Dragway has the worst tech.


    It is time, buckle up.

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    Re: 10/28/17 Turbo-Mopar Invasion Day Cecil County Dragway, Rising Sun, MD

    anybody know their helmet rule? around jersey 8 years ago when i ran last it was any helmet out of date the car couldn't run faster than a 14.0

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