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Offline bunkie314

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2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« on: August 24, 2011, 09:54:17 pm »
So who is going?   ???

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Just too far, 1750 miles, for me this time of year (school starting, etc.).
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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 12:44:29 am »
Ben Cole is headed there with late model CJ. Then going to MCA Grand National show in Maryland with his 135 Car. I would have like to make the same trip but to busy for both and will make the Maryland show. Wish they would televise it.
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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 11:56:37 am »
Yea, that is what I was thinking myself (televised).

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2011, 02:02:42 pm »

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 01:12:19 am »
I think it was not right to not include original Cobra Jets. They could have offered some kind of class for them to run in.

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 01:29:43 pm »
It was a great show- about 23 of the new CJ cars  running in a variety of classes. Tasca ran an 8.28 sec  on his first run but then red lighted in his class. What HP does it take to run that fast?  700?
Technically the 428CJ car could run but as far as I know cannot compete with the supercharged cars. None were there.
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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011, 06:04:20 pm »
They had seperate classes based on blower size so they surely could have come up with something for the real CJs that a normal person could buy.

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 07:46:32 pm »
It was a great show- about 23 of the new CJ cars  running in a variety of classes. Tasca ran an 8.28 sec  on his first run but then red lighted in his class. What HP does it take to run that fast?  700?
Technically the 428CJ car could run but as far as I know cannot compete with the supercharged cars. None were there.
For details of the Sat races go to --
http://classracer.com/classforum/showthread.php?t=35579
Some where between 1100-1200 Hp
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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2011, 11:59:54 am »
They had seperate classes based on blower size so they surely could have come up with something for the real CJs that a normal person could buy.
You should contact Jesse Kershaw(he is on FB) from Ford Racing and see if they would be interested in including a class for the FE CJ.  This event was put together by Ford Racing not the NMCA.  It was to showcase the new cars I believe.  I agree it would be cool to see the old cars run with them but I doubt this is what Ford was interested in.

By the way, I was at the event and it was very cool.  I just wish I had a new CJ to race!!

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 03:45:32 am »
Yea Bob, I would love to see your 68 there next time!! I don't see why it would't've fit in the CIC class. It was for Push Rod motors, and various configurations of "CJ" cars. I was surprised at the number of Non-Factory built CJ's there...somewhere near half?

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 12:59:16 pm »
Ben,

How many CJ's showed up?
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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 02:25:13 pm »
I think Jessie Kershaw said there were 30 CJs there.

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2011, 01:29:12 am »
It's on the WIsh List for 2012...I got a letter today talking about it. You guys start making plans. Bob, get the 68 ready to go!!!

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2011, 09:58:25 am »
Was it a letter from Ford Racing and the possibility of including the older 428 CJ cars in the shootout?

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 11:43:39 pm »
No, It was a NMCA letter "planning" for another one next year. There was the CID class that was for basically any Mustang with Any motor. They were 08 and up body style cars with 352 and stroked 428 small block motors. I can't imagine any reason Ford Racing wouldn't allow the 68's to race in that class. It wasn't for the 150 Factory Built race cars only...which was what I thought? There was basically a class for any Mustang with a CJ sticker on it. The race had a car show on site also...Keep in mind Milan is NOT ZMax or THE STRIP!!! It's a pit but the track seemed to be in great shape? Anyway, If you guys have real interest we can contact Jesse Kershaw and see what he says about it...Let me know.
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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2011, 01:21:22 pm »
Ben,

What was the tech like?  Did they truly look over the car for S or SS rules?  I would plan for next year just to get together with other owners.  Did they take a group photo?

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Re: 2011 Cobra Jet Showdown
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2011, 02:56:13 am »
No Blair, They didn't tech anything. AS far as rules go I mean...the roll cage, rear shut off, and weight, and that was it. It was really a run what u brung deal. The whole purpose was to have it at a non NHRA event so the cars can go as fast as you want without raising the NHRA horsepower factor. If you've been watching the 08's are Super Stock only now. And the 2010's are getting their horsepower re-factored almost every race so they're SS/AA only and their almost too heavy for it too. NHRA is going to have to make a new class for the cars for next year it appears. they have to weigh 3670 or so now and it keeps climbing.

No Group photo, a couple lunches but if you were racing they're wasn't much time for that either. It was a great event, they need to have three or four of them around the country each year and it would be a good draw I think? I kept telling people how that "twenty years from now were going to wish we would have done more stuff here".

Ben