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Old 11-05-2019, 04:19 PM   #1
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Cool Dragster schools, how did you like it, worth the dough??

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A buddy & me were considering swapping cars, so he could get a door car license and I could get a dragster license.
Problem is the few guys I know with a dragster capable of 7.40's are much shorter than me

So I still want the long WB license, so I'll have to pay for a school.
Not sure a little card I will never use, but just want to have is worth $6000???
That's a lot of fuel & entry fee's.

If I do write the check, how was your experience doing the classes.
It says T/D on Hawleys webpage, so I know there is at least one school I can get what I want??

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Old 11-05-2019, 05:07 PM   #2
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When I went to Roy Hill's deal, I did it because I knew the chances of me ever being able to drive a Pro Stock car weren't very high. If all you're wanting to do is cross the license over, I can't imagine not being able to get that done for a whole lot less than 6-grand using someone else's car. I realize you said the short list of folks you know have cars that don't fit, but I would think SOMEBODY out there would be willing to help you out for quite a bit less than that.....

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Old 11-05-2019, 05:32 PM   #3
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I'm in Illinois and hate POS liberals.
I only know a couple of guys with dragsters,
and I highly doubt many strangers in Chicago would do me a favor knowing I think they are clueless idiots??

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Old 11-05-2019, 06:30 PM   #4
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I took Frank Hawleys back years ago. If you are a rookie just starting out I would say go. If your a experienced or semi experience driver looking to keen your skills and pick up a few pointers..... Save your money.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:57 PM   #5
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37 years in door cars, never drove a dragster, and thought it would be cool to have both licenses.
Not going to learn anything, just to rent access to a dragster basically.


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Have you been fitted for your drag racing dress? They will check for that safety equipment when you get the long wheelbase license.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:51 PM   #7
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Make some friends at Byron...
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37 years in door cars, never drove a dragster, and thought it would be cool to have both licenses.
Not going to learn anything, just to rent access to a dragster basically.


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Next time we talk, bring over your 5 or 15 and we will test fit in the car. Wide or not in the shoulders, i would like to see my self.. I can always move the pedals if needed.
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So all dragster drivers local to you are short?
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Whatever you do, don't waste your money om Foley's school!
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37 years in door cars, never drove a dragster, and thought it would be cool to have both licenses.
Not going to learn anything, just to rent access to a dragster basically.


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How Tall are you , since most modern cars have adjustable pedals and most have been built with wide cages in the last 15 yr's or so ???
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I have set in on Frank Hawley's class a few times when my wife was going thru her licensing process , and if you have actually have the seat time you have said much will be basics.

But I will also say you will come away with some New ideas , and will pick up some pointers from it for sure.

A few years ago I went to George Bryce's school to get my Pro Stock bike license , George brought in Frank Hawley to teach the class room stuff , then learned I am really to Big to ride Pro Stock bikes.
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I have set in on Frank Hawley's class a few times when my wife was going thru her licensing process , and if you have actually have the seat time you have said much will be basics.

But I will also say you will come away with some New ideas , and will pick up some pointers from it for sure.

A few years ago I went to George Bryce's school to get my Pro Stock bike license , George brought in Frank Hawley to teach the class room stuff , then learned I am really to Big to ride Pro Stock bikes.
So yer sayin ur a little bigger than Angelle?
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I did Roy's in 95. Was fun. Got yelled at for to long of a burnout and had to sit the rest of the day out but it was fun. I still bring it up to Roy when I see him and he laughs about it lol.
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