Chasing the Wally

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  1. flyfish

    flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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    All loaded up and ready to go try for a Wally again tomorrow...which makes me wonder, how many of you have won the elusive Wally? For me, it's one race that I have never won...but I'll keep trying! I'm even debating entering Pro AND Sportsman tomorrow, but it's all 1/8 mile, so I would be doing some MAJOR sandbagging if I went that route in Sportsman.
     

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    Mrmopartech Well-Known Member

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    We manged to bag 3 wally,s back in the day with the super stocker,and have not got one since.Takes big time money and time and allot of mid night wrenching,mrmopartech
     
  3. Tony Fields

    Tony Fields That's How I Roll Legendary Member

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    Good luck David!
     
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    Knowing what you've done/been thru recently, I'd focus on the Pro class. As much as you have to slow down, I think only luck can get you deep in Sportsman.

    Hit that tree, and bring us "non active" FABO members, a Pro class wally...:thumbrig:
     
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    d55dave Well-Known Member

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    Good luck!
     
  6. crackedback

    crackedback FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Get after it! :cheers:
     
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    67Dart273 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with it!!
     
  8. famous bob

    famous bob mopar misfit

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    never had the $ to chase one. got a friend thats got 18 of them tho!
     
  9. flyfish

    flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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    Thanks Tony :)
     
  10. flyfish

    flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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    Thanks everyone....lots of heavy hitters, lots of cars in general, should be fun :). I decide it only run Pro.... Which I might be kicking myself later for. A couple weeks ago I found a GREAT spot to dump and run almost perfect on a 7.50 ( which is the bottom dial for sportsman).
     
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    Hope you get er done. Entertained the idea years ago when NHRA actually used to support the backbone (sportsmen racers) and decided it wasn't in the budget even with sponsorship help.
    Take no prisoners and bring that WALLY home !!!
     
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    RyanUpdike70 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck
     
  13. flyfish

    flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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    Just had a triple zero light in rd 4, going to rd 5!!
     
  14. mikedevore

    mikedevore Well-Known Member

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    My son has two & 1 State Championship Wally plauqe.
    He missed out on one last weenend.
    It was a King of the Track Wally, No-E vs Super Pro, He decided to finishline race a 4.70 dragster. LOL
     
  15. WRB426

    WRB426 Insane 4 Mopars FABO Gold Member

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    Go get that Wally!!! :burnout:
     
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    OldmanRick Well-Known Member

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    That's getting it done David :thumbrig:.

    No matter how much farther you go.....that's a great outing!
     
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    That's how ya tree em !!!
     
  18. flyfish

    flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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    We'll, I got down to 5 cars in rd 6 and gave away a win... I Had the light and gave the stripe back by .002. :banghead:
     
  19. flyfish

    flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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    Here is the evidence of my bad driving, lol. I'm racer B410, right lane. :banghead:... I scrubbed over 7 mph, and 4 numbers.....oh we'll, that's racing.
     

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    Congratulations!!!

    Going that many rounds against good racers is a win in my book! I've been there before in races like your last round. That lead approaching the stripe can't help but make you think, i'm too quick.....Don't second guess yourself, that's a split second decision. You did great today. :cheers:
     
  21. crackedback

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    Nice effort.
     
  22. 66340SEDAN

    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    I agree, good job and you will earn one soon. My friend won one a week ago, he was pretty proud of it, I would be too.....keep up the good effort and it will happen :burnout:
     
  23. tqfastfish

    tqfastfish "let the big fish eat"

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    good job! we never tried to run for a bracket wally but we have 3 super gas wallys , 1 divisional and 2 national opens, my uncle has 1 king of the track wally , great job!, keep trying.
     
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    Keep trying, bro!
     
  25. flyfish

    flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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    Thanks for the support guys, I'll try it again next year. It was a good day, although I had a hard time getting the car to cut a good light early on...the roll out must be slightly different from my home track. I had to really work the stripe for 2 of the round wins because I was behind on the tree. Track prep was great, I had the car dialed 6.78 or 6.77 all day, 60' times were 1.45 all day. Here's the details if you're interested.

    Rd1, I dialed 6.78 to his 6.26, I was .046 to his .030, I lifted too much, ran 6.80 and gave away the stripe and lost a win-able race to the guy that later won the whole event and got the Wally #-o.

    Rd2, Bought back in, dialed 6.78 to his 6.40 (current track champ), I was .023 to his .014, but I managed play the finish line and run dead on with a 6 scrubbing 4 mph :D.

    Rd3, Dialed 6.78 to his 6.40, I was behind again on the tree #-o .039 to his .030, but worked the stripe to take the W running 1 over scrubbing 7 mph :D.

    Rd4, Knowing my car was capable of much faster than 6.78, I dropped my dial to 6.77 to his 7.37. I was .000 (perfect!!!) to his .110....not much to say there, I slowed down a crap load and took a comfortable amount of stripe.

    Rd5, Got a bye run thanks to the triple zero light and decided to see if I could make the car run what I dialed. I dialed 6.77 and ran 6.77 with a 0...looking good!

    Rd6, dialed 6.77 to his 6.83, I was .025 to his .044, I womped too many times, scrubbed 7 mph and let him back around me by .002 #-o :banghead: :violent1:. I ran 6.798 and he ran dead on with an 8.

    For those that are wondering, my car was capable of running 6.75 all day, I just didn't let it by changed shift points and playing the stripe. Since I don't race at this track very often I had to leave a little in the bank in-case the starting line went away. Being a "small tire" guy, it's just what I have to do sometimes, that way I would still have a chance to win if the car spins.....it's all part of the sport that is bracket racing. :D
     
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