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The only sport I know of that this is allowed to happen. Speaking specifically of Ender Stevens skipping two races and still remain number 1 in the standings. To me that seems quite a bit unfair to the rest of the teams that participate in all events and spend more money and equipment/personnel to compete. That would be like NFL allowing teams to just skip games because they had enough wins for the playoff already. The way it is now, a part time team could win the championship running less events than a full time team. Just doesn't seem right to me. IMO if teams are not going to participate in all events, they should be ineligible for the championship. Am I missing something here thinking this way?
 

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You're missing a lot

For fucks sake, skipping the races is bad for their team, gives others a chance to close the gap.

Also, what's the alternative, kick the out and have races with less than a 16 car field.

As to the NFL comment, a lot more money there, a lot less money to play one more game vs. making a race. Finally, late season games that mean little..... Ever notice the first stringers don't play........

Alos you missed the newbie thread. Prepare for some cactus.
 

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I tend to agree. Except I'm sure they are spending money and not saving it. Allowing a team the extra "free" time to build and test shit in the height of the season seems a little unfair to me.
 

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My buddy at work that also works on a top fuel dragster have a budget to race 12 races before they start the year and depending on how they place half season they may add a couple dates. The 12 races they put it all in to try and compete instead of spreading out the money over all the races
 

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You're missing a lot

For fucks sake, skipping the races is bad for their team, gives others a chance to close the gap.

Also, what's the alternative, kick the out and have races with less than a 16 car field.


Alos you missed the newbie thread. Prepare for some cactus.
Umm, you do know that the points reset during the "playoffs" and Erica is already locked in .....right ?
 

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Yep, you are missing something.. The BEST team should win the championship. If a team is good enough to skip races and still be #1 they must be pretty good.

That being said I totally don't agree with the "countdown" crap.. If it was a normal points system no team in first place would ever skip races. The countdown is what is causing this problem.
 

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Yep, you are missing something.. The BEST team should win the championship. If a team is good enough to skip races and still be #1 they must be pretty good.

That being said I totally don't agree with the "countdown" crap.. If it was a normal points system no team in first place would ever skip races. The countdown is what is causing this problem.
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The NHRA don't pay the fucking bills. The Freeman' do. Until NHRA steps up and covers the mortgage and the light bill, the Freeman', like many others in the past, will do what they think is best for them. Who needs another dictator in their life, telling them they need to be out there racing. The NHRA copied the CHASE format from NASCAR. Blame the NHRA for making it possible to skip races and still win the deal.
 

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If you look at what Nascar does. You have to attempe to qualify for All the races to qualify for the chase. Should be the same in NHRA if this system will work. Or, do a best of races, throw away your worst points race and average it out.
 

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The NHRA don't pay the fucking bills. The Freeman' do. Until NHRA steps up and covers the mortgage and the light bill, the Freeman', like many others in the past, will do what they think is best for them. Who needs another dictator in their life, telling them they need to be out there racing. The NHRA copied the CHASE format from NASCAR. Blame the NHRA for making it possible to skip races and still win the deal.
Nascar doesn't pay the bills either. But smaller teams can go and make a go of it sometimes. It's not Nascar or NHRA responsibility to pay the racers bills. But seems like there's a lot of money going to others pockets.

Plus Nascar has a TV package that's split up. Nhra pays for TV time.
 

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I don't agree with having to attempt all races. And racers have been skipping races for many decades. Lots used to not show at Montreal, maybe scofflaws that couldn't get across the border or had wives that wouldn't let them near the French chicks. Sometimes travel distance was out of the budget.
 

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Yep, you are missing something.. The BEST team should win the championship. If a team is good enough to skip races and still be #1 they must be pretty good.

That being said I totally don't agree with the "countdown" crap.. If it was a normal points system no team in first place would ever skip races. The countdown is what is causing this problem.
I'm agree with you, don't like the countdown at all. Only person I pull for in FC (Tim Wilkerson) got beat out because of the count down and Force give Height a race to get him in....then he won.

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Until the NHRA starts paying all the racers a decent purse they shouldn't have the right to tell them to do shit.
 

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The only sport I know of that this is allowed to happen. Speaking specifically of Ender Stevens skipping two races and still remain number 1 in the standings. To me that seems quite a bit unfair to the rest of the teams that participate in all events and spend more money and equipment/personnel to compete. That would be like NFL allowing teams to just skip games because they had enough wins for the playoff already. The way it is now, a part time team could win the championship running less events than a full time team. Just doesn't seem right to me. IMO if teams are not going to participate in all events, they should be ineligible for the championship. Am I missing something here thinking this way?
Good Lord, where do you fucking communist come from?

Let me guess. Washington State, Kalipornia, Oregon, Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota, Illinois.
Drag Racing ain't like Pro Football in any way shape form or fashion genius. Now go organize a community or something and be sure to use hope and change for your broken promises just like your daddy. Fucking moron.
 

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Nascar doesn't pay the bills either. But smaller teams can go and make a go of it sometimes. It's not Nascar or NHRA responsibility to pay the racers bills. But seems like there's a lot of money going to others pockets.

Plus Nascar has a TV package that's split up. Nhra pays for TV time.
You are missing my point completely. The CHASE created this deal. If NHRA wants the #1 car there, pay for it. There is no good reason to go race at any of the Western swing races if you are #1. Save the resources and attack the tracks that are in the CHASE. Have all your stuff as best as it can be and let it all hangout in the CHASE. Richard Freeman and the Elite team did the right thing by sitting out. They only saved a bunch of travel, hotel rooms, meals and a couple of pots of gold by staying home. They also probably spent a ton of time in the dyno room looking for it and finding it. The empty fuel drums behind their shop might be the reason they win this deal.
 

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NHRA is like the Little League compared to NASCAR.

NHRA pays ESPN $12,000,000 per yr to Televise 24 races, $500,000 per

NASCAR just signed 10 year TV contract -$8.2 BILLION-:rolleyes: $820 Million per yr

Teams get 25%-$2,050,000,000- $205,000,000 per year

Tracks get 65% - $5,330,000,000- $533,000,000 per

NASCAR gets 10% -$820,000,000 - $82,000,000 Per

:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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Good Lord, where do you fucking communist come from?

Let me guess. Washington State, Kalipornia, Oregon, Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota, Illinois.
Drag Racing ain't like Pro Football in any way shape form or fashion genius. Now go organize a community or something and be sure to use hope and change for your broken promises just like your daddy. Fucking moron.

I ain't no communist and you can go fuck yourself and your gay boyfriend. Don't know who the fuck you think you are talking to people that way who just post a comment. I'll stick to what I said. To start I love to watch drag racing. Been doing it probably before you were born you worthless no dick fuck. Just don't like it when it's not required to compete in all events. Apparently a lot here have no problem with it. OK with me, don't have to agree. BTW, I sure didn't deserve your comment but you sure deserved mine.
 

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You are missing my point completely. The CHASE created this deal. If NHRA wants the #1 car there, pay for it. There is no good reason to go race at any of the Western swing races if you are #1. Save the resources and attack the tracks that are in the CHASE. Have all your stuff as best as it can be and let it all hangout in the CHASE. Richard Freeman and the Elite team did the right thing by sitting out. They only saved a bunch of travel, hotel rooms, meals and a couple of pots of gold by staying home. They also probably spent a ton of time in the dyno room looking for it and finding it. The empty fuel drums behind their shop might be the reason they win this deal.
No I understand. But it should be, You want to be in the Countdown? Run all the races. Or
take away the reset and countdown and run the points. If you don't make the races you don't get points and you fall behind.

If the teams want to spend money on testing, let them. Let them burn all the fuel they want. They all can test and do what they want if they have the money.
 
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