Wondering what they are thinking

Just Wondering… If the NHRA believes that in order to sell tickets to NHRA national events they need 300-mph speed -- and trust me, they do -- and that 325+ is too fast for their tracks and tires -- and trust me, they do -- why don’t they quit dithering about trying to find a painless (cheap) solution to slowing down the cars and just make drastic changes  -- and believe me, they could -- to slow down the cars now and let the tuners and  teams start over trying for the 300-mph barrier?

Just Wondering… More on that subject. If 300 mph sells so many tickets, why not just book more jet dragsters at National events? (It’s a joke, folks, hold the nasty emails!) They will easily run 300 mph and are a lot easier to stop and more reliable than nitro cars. And why did the NHRA quit booking in jet cars at national events like they used to and have them close the race?

Just Wondering…  The last speed related item:  If speed is so important regarding selling tickets to NHRA events, why did the NHRA quit awarding those valuable Full Throttle points for breaking the national speed record?

Just Wondering… How can national event NHRA tracks, that know at least a year in advance of the exact date their national event will take place, often not repair bumps and other track surface issues before their yearly event? Does anyone from the NHRA or PRO check these tracks a couple of weeks before a race anymore?

Just Wondering… How many of you tuned in at 1:30 AM EST to see the finals of the E-town races? Wouldn’t this have been the time to schedule the finals at a better hour on Monday? 1:30 AM? What were they thinking? 

Just Wondering… Do NHRA national events make more money than any of us really imagined? There is no question that attendance has declined at NHRA events since 2008 due to the economy and it continues this year. On top of that it has probably rained on 3/4ths of the NHRA events this year. Yet, other than Memphis, no holder of an NHRA franchise race seems anxious to rid themselves of their national event.  

Just Wondering… If you are a fan of fast NHRA doorslammers aren’t Pro Mods replacing Pro Stock as your favorite? As long as those guys are around .75 of a second quicker and 40 mph faster, I believe Pro Stock loses fans. If I were Pro Stockers I’d take the wheelie bars off the cars and put some fan excitement back in the class. Pro Stocks will never catch Pro Mods so they may as well do something to make them more entertaining.

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