PDA

View Full Version : Who is participating at the Cedar Rapids drags



41 Frank
06-19-2009, 09:47 AM
Just a heads up that the unofficial Studebaker drags will be held on Wednesday evening of the International Meet. It is a quarter mile track, track will open at 4pm, racing to start at 5pm. Track is located about an hours drive from the meet. For further info see the announcement by the Meet Chair Alan Meeker on the Cedar Rapids Meet Forum. How many here are ready to participate?

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

barnlark
06-19-2009, 09:51 AM
If I'm not racing, can I still park in the same area with the Stude group?

41 Frank
06-19-2009, 10:45 AM
Usually not a problem Dave,but not all tracks go by the same rules. Some require purchase of a pit pass and signing of a release form. Maybe put something on the Cedar Rapids Meet Forum "drags" thread and someone from the Meet will see the question. I am in no position myself to find out from Al Meeker as I am loading to head to a Zone Meet. Or e-mail Al through his profile, his screen name is "52trucks"
Edited for content

quote:Originally posted by barnlark

If I'm not racing, can I still park in the same area with the Stude group?

2R5
06-19-2009, 11:08 AM
Darn ...Frank thats the same time as the truckers dinner :( ...too bad , that was so much fun in Omaha , think that was the highlite of my trip that year :D
Guess we just can't get to everything



[IMG]http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/smallchamp-1.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l300/2R5/2008Daytona.jpg
Home of the Fried Green Tomato
"IF YOU WANT THE SMILES YOU NEED TO DO THE MILES "

1960 Champ
1964 Daytona HT

Dick Steinkamp
06-19-2009, 11:23 AM
I won't be there, but I HIGHLY recommend this "unofficial" event. Hopefully as a participant, but being just a spectator is still plenty of fun.

It's one of the few chances you get to see what your Stude will actually turn in the quarter mile. It will give you bragging rights for years [^]. It is a real adrenalin rush no matter if you are turning 13's or 19's. You can "grudge race" your best buddy (or worst enemy).

If you think that participating in a parade every now and then or tooling around town on Sunday afternoon gets you "Driver" status, think what a few passes down the strip gets you [:0].

I guarantee you that you will tell more stories about your afternoon at the strip than any other part of your experience at the meet.

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

candbstudebakers
06-19-2009, 12:48 PM
Do you think they will let me run my motor home?

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/IM000994-1-1.jpg

61Lark
06-19-2009, 02:22 PM
I'll be there with my 64 Daytona, bad clutch and all, turning in some solid 18s.

Nick

barnlark
06-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by 41 Frank
Usually not a problem Dave, but not all tracks go by the same rules. Some require purchase of a pit pass and signing of a release form.

Not a problem paying and/or signing, Frank, thanks. I'm used to that with my friend's top fuel rail team. I'd rather be with my car there, if there's room out of the way, than leave it in the lot unattended. My automatic with 3.07s aren't going to get it anywhere else. You're right, some tracks are easy going, some are sticklers. Sounds fun, either way. My money's on that R2 Hawk from Canada..[8D]


http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN2035-1.jpg

cool 1953
06-19-2009, 03:57 PM
Bob..i am sure the will let you if you wish ha ha :)

clayton-rip chicken hawk!

studebakersteve
06-19-2009, 10:06 PM
Frank,looks like I will be there with the Challenger.It will be on it's trial run,see if it will make it or break it.
steve doerschlag

Ian Mackellar
06-21-2009, 05:12 AM
Frank I'll race you but I need you to chip in for the shipping to get it over there!:D

1958 Golden Hawk
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R2
1963 Avanti Salt Racer
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/irmack/58005-1.jpg

studebaker-R2-4-me
06-21-2009, 11:28 AM
quote:barnlark Posted - 06/19/2009 : 2:53:18 PM Originally posted by 41 Frank
Usually not a problem Dave, but not all tracks go by the same rules. Some require purchase of a pit pass and signing of a release form.

Not a problem paying and/or signing, Frank, thanks. I'm used to that with my friend's top fuel rail team. I'd rather be with my car there, if there's room out of the way, than leave it in the lot unattended. My automatic with 3.07s aren't going to get it anywhere else. You're right, some tracks are easy going, some are sticklers. Sounds fun, either way. My money's on that R2 Hawk from Canada..




Looks like my plans for the summer holidays have totally taken a change. I doubt I will be even be making it to Cedar Rapids :( So no drags for me this time around. I probably will not even be able to make it Stanton for the PSMCDR in September.

Three weeks ago sold my house to my ex and have to be totally out of the residence by July 31, including my all my woodworking tools, car parts,my old engine and transmission, engine lifts, engine dolly, hand tools, etc, not to mention my household stuff.

I bought another house last week and will be taking possession of the house on June 25. I need to put in a kitchen, bathroom and build a shop in the back yard. Shop construction starts as soon as the permit is approved. I've submitted the permit application to build a 24' X 32' shop to the township and should have the permit in the next week or two.

Looks like the summer is gone for Caroline and me but I will have a nice shop and home for our cars by September.

Watch out Dave! Caroline is threatening to go to Cedar Rapids without me in her Lark and is going to swing by your place to meet up with you and your girlfriend. She told me last night that She was going to phone up some friends here in Ontario and drive down with them without me. She figures I still need balance in my life and drag racing my car at Cedar Rapids is the way to go.

I think she is right...now where is my passport?

Allen


http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/Side.jpg
1964 R2 GT Hawk
http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/th_IMGP0662-2.jpg
1963 Daytona Convertible
Oakville, Ontario.
Hamilton Chapter
See you in Cedar Rapids Summer 2009

41 Frank
06-21-2009, 02:28 PM
No problem Ian.;):D Good to see you are coming again.


quote:Originally posted by Ian Mackellar

Frank I'll race you but I need you to chip in for the shipping to get it over there!:D

1958 Golden Hawk
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R2
1963 Avanti Salt Racer
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq337/irmack/58005-1.jpg

41 Frank
06-21-2009, 02:30 PM
Cool Steve,hope it runs hard, I am still flogging some things trying to improve my times some. What did you build, R-1 R-2 R-3 or?


quote:Originally posted by studebakersteve

Frank,looks like I will be there with the Challenger.It will be on it's trial run,see if it will make it or break it.
steve doerschlag

hotrodstude
06-21-2009, 03:06 PM
is this a 1/8 or 1/4 mike track?

great i do not like 1/8 mile tracks. thanks

41 Frank
06-21-2009, 04:04 PM
The track is 1/4 mile, more info at www.tristateraceway.com/ It is located in Earlville, IA.


quote:Originally posted by hotrodstude

is this a 1/8 or 1/4 mike track?

58PackardWagon
06-21-2009, 04:30 PM
The chassis is finally done on John's R2, but the motor and interior will not be done. I think she will be ready for the National in Missouri.

57 & 58 Packards and Larks

Sdude
06-21-2009, 05:22 PM
I think you can safely count out the Chicken Hawk.

Jon Stalnaker
Editor, Hawk Talks
Karel Staple Chapter SDC
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/2848527836_6f817c03fc_t.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
07-14-2009, 07:37 PM
I am going straight from the Chicago area to the race track Wednesday. Timing it to get there just before 4pm.
I can lend a hand to anyone that needs some help.
Looking forward to an abbreviated visit to Cedar Rapids...
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by 41 Frank

I received an e-mail from Al Meeker saying that the drags will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm, track opens at 4. I was told the track is an hour away from Cedar Rapids.Cedar Falls I think. Looking forward to it. I especially enjoy picking on Studebakers powered by something other than Stude engines!!!:D:D:D All the more reason for Dick Steinkamp to get that Chevy powered Lark I've been hearing about done and bringing it.;) Now if that is not enough bait I don't what would be[^]
Frank van Doorn


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937CEBearfootingArtwithLabelgif-1.jpghttp://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/SDClogo4forum.jpghttp://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/StudebakerTruckFarmerStickerA-1.jpghttp://www.racingstudebakers.com/avatar_01.jpghttp://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/GatorDadBigjpg-1-1.jpg

http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

candbstudebakers
07-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Ian Mackellar from Australia is here and ready to run his Avanti, bet you didn't think he would be here with a car , hay Frank.

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv271/canbstudebakers/IM000994-1-1.jpg

barnlark
07-14-2009, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by studebaker-R2-4-me
Watch out Dave! Caroline is threatening to go to Cedar Rapids without me in her Lark and is going to swing by your place to meet up with you and your girlfriend. She told me last night that She was going to phone up some friends here in Ontario and drive down with them without me. She figures I still need balance in my life and drag racing my car at Cedar Rapids is the way to go.

I rolled in today Allen, I wondered what happened to you. Too bad it all came crashing in this month. We'll miss you at the drags. I'm running solo, so I'll keep Caroline and her girlfriends occupied for you! :D

11SecAvanti
07-15-2009, 08:21 AM
Hope someone can post some video on YouTube.

Start and Stage Your Studebakers