Thanks for the interest, guys!Jim:
Yep, it's not free to ship these cars to Finland. Of course Race Cars are cheaper, because there's no need to do all of the registeration stuff. I don't know well, how is it today, but at least we have many cars, and there's coming more of them every year, many of them come from Sweden too.
In the 80's, something happened and cars were much cheaper to ship to Finland than they were before. Especially Race Cars were much easier to ship on those days. That's why Drag Racing came very popular in Finland on the 80's.Ken:
Thanx, here's some more coming...:George:
Wow, thanks for the information! Of course I know how '65 and '67 Chevelles look, I've built one '65 and I'm building one '67 right now, but never thought of that. But now when you said it--- it's very clearly as you said, '65 with '67 front end. Darryl:
Yep, these are great for inspiration, and I always have a camera with me to take some reference shots on the cars. I visit in every Drag Racing event in Alastaro and Motopark, so it's five times in a year. Next year we are planning to go driving in Kalajoki airport, too. Michael:
Yes, it is really popular in many places, but Thailand! Never heard of Drag Racing in there, but why not!
Okay, here is the next car category:SPET (Super Pro ET)
It's basically the same as Sportsman & Pro ET groups, but these cars have dial in times between 7,00 and 11,99. Cars can have delay boxes and throttle stops, but throttle stops are quite rare in this group. Car can be normal Doorcar, or Altered or Dragster. Otherwise there are no bigger limits. Or of course there are, but they're not important in this point. Ask something if you'd like to know more.
The qualification results are sorted by Reaction Time, and in Eliminator, it's normal bracket. This is good car category for cars, that don't fit any other category, but that is good thing in my mind.
This is very big car category in Finland, so I give you some different kind of examples of cars that run SPET:
First we have Mikko Niemi's Toyota Corolla DX with 509 Cid. Chevy Big Block. He won the Finnish Championchip this year, the car runs very nice and straight 8,8 times. This picture if from Motopark.
Then another pic from Motopark: Hannu Tekoniemi's AMC Javelin SST. This goes 8 second times too, and he does sometimes huge burnouts, too.