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Drag racing help anybody?
« on: December 04, 2008, 06:20:17 PM »
I am new to the Lawn mower racing world and would first like to start with a drag racer. I have drag raced cars nearly 10 years but now have 2 little kids and cannot go as much as wanted. I have a mtd mower and would like to first upgrade the brakes and steering (for saftey) then move to hp. I have spent 2 days reading through the forums but there is not a lot of help in the drag racing world. There sounds to be a lot of people on here with more knowledge about these mowers than I could ever think of, just wondering if the steering and braking systems would be close to the same between round track racing and drag racing. Thank you in advance for any input.

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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 07:16:25 PM »
I'm not a drag racer, but I think I can help!

Brakes would be very simmilar.  You NEED good brakes and the hyd kart style brakes work very well.

Steering I'm not sure you would need as fast of steering as we use, and I'm not sure you would want it that way.  If your a drag racer you know that you don't want quick steering.  We need quicker steering because we have to turn to make laps.
I'd look in to the Jr Dragster parts for steering stuff.  I know ARC makes a very nice rack and pinion set up for Jr. Dragsters.  I'd recommend using one of them as you will NEVER wear it out and your kids would be safe.

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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 09:23:15 PM »
the tractor pullers have their place to post on here, how about one for the drag racers, would be interesting to see some of their ideas and pictures of mowchines!! ;)
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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 09:29:06 PM »
the tractor pullers have their place to post on here, how about one for the drag racers, would be interesting to see some of their ideas and pictures of mowchines!! ;)

i agree with you i have a mowchine that is strictly for drag racing and we have a whole group in my area that would be willing to post on here.
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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 01:02:59 AM »
hopefully they will consider! ;)
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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 08:42:33 AM »
Do yo have some rules we could see... I'm up for helping..



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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 08:52:16 AM »
 
I would like to see a place for the drag racers here also. I would like to see someones rules/guidelines for their classes/divisions.
I think someone here said they were building a drag-strip track in Georgia. Would like to here more about that.
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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008, 09:04:47 AM »
Well after doing some drag racing this past weekend on dirt I won't be doing no more. I knew it was a risk of braking parts when I did it but a tranny and chain later yall can have at it I run the same tranny for several season  and have it well mounted, but to rip it apart internally in ponly a few passes NOPE I would rather roundy de round, More fun lasts longer and faster and have more fun with very seldom breaking anything.
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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 09:10:37 AM »
we race on pavement but are fixing to change to dirt since our head person has raced on dirt. and we have never messed up any parts.i can post my classes and general rule here in a little while i don't have them on the computer only the printed sheet.

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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 09:12:58 AM »
When ya got a twin cylinder like ours and dump the clutch at 6500 sevral times something is gonna give sooner or later. Some folks love it and thats great it was fun for me but just not my thing.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 09:51:24 AM »
Racerchck51 check your pm

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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 10:42:51 AM »
hello, there is a drag racing track and a round track.in the works in west ga.i will find out more details.we have raced a few times at a church and one time for the shriners.its fun and it draws a lot of people who want to know more about lawn mower racing.send me a pm and i will get you some  contact info...   tommy
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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 12:13:59 PM »
George it ain't yo thang cause Ragsdale put it on ya Ga. Style several times. :rofl: :rocknana:

I don't think it was the dirt that got your parts it was the dragstrip runs that got them.That tranny was makeing a noise all day.I want to say we enjoyed yall making the long trip down as allways yall put on a good show.Now for Jeannie all I'll say is it ain't over till the fat lady sings. :D
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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008, 05:33:55 PM »
George it ain't yo thang cause Ragsdale put it on ya Ga. Style several times. :rofl: :rocknana:

I don't think it was the dirt that got your parts it was the dragstrip runs that got them.That tranny was makeing a noise all day.I want to say we enjoyed yall making the long trip down as allways yall put on a good show.Now for Jeannie all I'll say is it ain't over till the fat lady sings. :D


I know it was the runs we did doing the TV shoot at the real Drag Strip on the 8th mile. I kept getting braver and pulled a 74mph pass off before I had a wheel lock up. I told Tim I would loose it before the day was done. How it made thru the racing not sure. But the drags we did after ended it for sure. OH well was fun.
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Re: Drag racing help anybody?
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2008, 09:35:21 PM »
I was trying to get Ryan to take his to the dragstrip near here but we didn't do it yet and now it is winter