View Poll Results: Would you be interested in Frank Haley's Racing and Reaction time clinics?

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  • I would like it to be in conjunction with MV III.

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  1. #1
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    Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School

    OK, folks. I have committed myself to getting a SuperGas competition license from Frank Hawley's NHRA school sometime next year. When I was fortunate to have dinner with Maury (CRUZER) in Dallas last week when I was there attending a seminar, he suggested that I float the idea of having MM owners participate in a Frank Hawley course either at a MMV III, or in regional club sponsored events. When I talked to him, I hadn't communicated with Hawley about the particulars: i.e. numbers, locations, etc. I contacted the folks at Hawley's, and they said that they have a couple of programs that would likely be of interest to us as MM owners: The "Bring Your Own Car" program and their "Reaction Time Clinic". I won't go into detail here (since there's too much to go into), but these programs can be reviewed at www.frankhawley.com.
    What I have been told is that, since the "Bring Your Own Car" program and "Reaction Time Clinic" would not require Frank to provide cars, mechanics, etc. it would be more like a seminar activity, and obviously much less expensive. Obviously, if we do it at Gainesville or Pomona, we'd be at tracks that Frank is already at. On the other hand, if we want to build an MMV III around it (it's a two day program), it would have to be somewhere reasonably accessible by all who would want to participate. On the other hand again, he's willing to do regional clinics at Gainesville, Pomona and at regional tracks in the northeast (ATCO, maybe) and someplace in Washington or Idaho, so that the largest number of folks could participate. Obviously, it would be best if the regional clubs got together on these; then anyone across the country could participate, but the events themselves would be sponsored by regional groups.
    My point of this post is to poll the membership and find out three things: 1) Is there interest in this kind of event; 2) Would you prefer a MMV III event be planned around it, or a Regional Event; and 3) If national, where, and if regional where? I know this is very general, but as a trial balloon, I need to focus on what the group might want to do and where, and then narrow it from there.

    Let me add, that anyone who successfully completes these clinics, will receive their NHRA competition license sign-off by Frank. If we are going to do something like this, the planning has to start now, so please, let me know what your thoughts are.

    - Jim

    Poll:

    Would you be interested in an event that includes Frank Hawley's Drag Racing and Reaction Time Clinics?

    Would you like it to be in conjunction with MMV III?

    Would you like it to be sponsored regionally?

    If national, where and when?

    If regional, where and when?
    Last edited by jspradii; 11-19-2004 at 07:38 PM.
    JW "Jim" Spradling II

    2003 MM 300A
    B/D: 05/30/02
    Steeda Underdrive Set
    NGK Plugss & 180 Stat
    4:10 Ford Racing Gears
    Eaton Heavy Duty LTD Slip Diff
    Kooks Long Tube Headers
    SHM Front/Rear Sway Bars
    Mac n' Zack Rear Control Arms
    Eibach Springs
    MMX Driveshaft & Custom Driveshaft Loop
    Custom Exhaust
    Flowmaster 40's
    NOS Noszle Direct Port Nitrous System
    (150 - 300 hp shot)
    NOS Progressive Nitrous Controller
    Custom Dedicated Nitrous Fuel System
    BF Goodrich T/A Drag Radials
    Stallion 3000 Multidisk Converter
    Performance Automatic Transbrake Valve Body
    DR Level 2 Tranny Upgrade + (8-plate J-Mod)
    302 CI Stroker-Built, Balanced and Blueprinted by
    AMS Racing, Bossier City, LA
    Autometer Guages (Trans Temp, Oil Pressure, Nitrous, & Fuel Pressure)
    DR Cylinder Cooling Mod
    Perma-Cool Oil/Transmission Cooler
    Custom Air Box by Paul's HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspradii
    OK, folks. I have committed myself to getting a SuperGas competition license from Frank Hawley's NHRA school sometime next year. When I was fortunate to have dinner with Maury (CRUZER) in Dallas last week when I was there attending a seminar, he suggested that I float the idea of having MM owners participate in a Frank Hawley course either at a MMV III, or in regional club sponsored events. When I talked to him, I hadn't communicated with Hawley about the particulars: i.e. numbers, locations, etc. I contacted the folks at Hawley's, and they said that they have a couple of programs that would likely be of interest to us as MM owners: The "Bring Your Own Car" program and their "Reaction Time Clinic". I won't go into detail here (since there's too much to go into), but these programs can be reviewed at www.frankhawley.com.
    What I have been told is that, since the "Bring Your Own Car" program and "Reaction Time Clinic" would not require Frank to provide cars, mechanics, etc. it would be more like a seminar activity, and obviously much less expensive. Obviously, if we do it at Gainesville or Pomona, we'd be at tracks that Frank is already at. On the other hand, if we want to build an MMV III around it (it's a two day program), it would have to be somewhere reasonably accessible by all who would want to participate. On the other hand again, he's willing to do regional clinics at Gainesville, Pomona and at regional tracks in the northeast (ATCO, maybe) and someplace in Washington or Idaho, so that the largest number of folks could participate. Obviously, it would be best if the regional clubs got together on these; then anyone across the country could participate, but the events themselves would be sponsored by regional groups.
    My point of this post is to poll the membership and find out three things: 1) Is there interest in this kind of event; 2) Would you prefer a MMV III event be planned around it, or a Regional Event; and 3) If national, where, and if regional where? I know this is very general, but as a trial balloon, I need to focus on what the group might want to do and where, and then narrow it from there.

    Let me add, that anyone who successfully completes these clinics, will receive their NHRA competition license sign-off by Frank. If we are going to do something like this, the planning has to start now, so please, let me know what your thoughts are.

    - Jim

    Poll:

    Would you be interested in an event that includes Frank Hawley's Drag Racing and Reaction Time Clinics?

    Would you like it to be in conjunction with MMV III?

    Would you like it to be sponsored regionally?

    If national, where and when?

    If regional, where and when?
    Folks, don't just answer the poll. I'm having trouble getting the rest of the questions on a poll, so I do need your input, until I can figure the rest of this out. Thanks!

    Jim
    JW "Jim" Spradling II

    2003 MM 300A
    B/D: 05/30/02
    Steeda Underdrive Set
    NGK Plugss & 180 Stat
    4:10 Ford Racing Gears
    Eaton Heavy Duty LTD Slip Diff
    Kooks Long Tube Headers
    SHM Front/Rear Sway Bars
    Mac n' Zack Rear Control Arms
    Eibach Springs
    MMX Driveshaft & Custom Driveshaft Loop
    Custom Exhaust
    Flowmaster 40's
    NOS Noszle Direct Port Nitrous System
    (150 - 300 hp shot)
    NOS Progressive Nitrous Controller
    Custom Dedicated Nitrous Fuel System
    BF Goodrich T/A Drag Radials
    Stallion 3000 Multidisk Converter
    Performance Automatic Transbrake Valve Body
    DR Level 2 Tranny Upgrade + (8-plate J-Mod)
    302 CI Stroker-Built, Balanced and Blueprinted by
    AMS Racing, Bossier City, LA
    Autometer Guages (Trans Temp, Oil Pressure, Nitrous, & Fuel Pressure)
    DR Cylinder Cooling Mod
    Perma-Cool Oil/Transmission Cooler
    Custom Air Box by Paul's HP

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    By the way, I'm prepared to discuss WHY Frank Hawley's training is important, for those who take their racing seriously.


    _ Jim
    JW "Jim" Spradling II

    2003 MM 300A
    B/D: 05/30/02
    Steeda Underdrive Set
    NGK Plugss & 180 Stat
    4:10 Ford Racing Gears
    Eaton Heavy Duty LTD Slip Diff
    Kooks Long Tube Headers
    SHM Front/Rear Sway Bars
    Mac n' Zack Rear Control Arms
    Eibach Springs
    MMX Driveshaft & Custom Driveshaft Loop
    Custom Exhaust
    Flowmaster 40's
    NOS Noszle Direct Port Nitrous System
    (150 - 300 hp shot)
    NOS Progressive Nitrous Controller
    Custom Dedicated Nitrous Fuel System
    BF Goodrich T/A Drag Radials
    Stallion 3000 Multidisk Converter
    Performance Automatic Transbrake Valve Body
    DR Level 2 Tranny Upgrade + (8-plate J-Mod)
    302 CI Stroker-Built, Balanced and Blueprinted by
    AMS Racing, Bossier City, LA
    Autometer Guages (Trans Temp, Oil Pressure, Nitrous, & Fuel Pressure)
    DR Cylinder Cooling Mod
    Perma-Cool Oil/Transmission Cooler
    Custom Air Box by Paul's HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspradii
    Poll:

    Would you be interested in an event that includes Frank Hawley's Drag Racing and Reaction Time Clinics?

    Yes.

    Would you like it to be in conjunction with MMV III?

    Yes.

    Would you like it to be sponsored regionally?

    Yes.

    If national, where and when?

    Atlanta before Legal Knevil heads back to New York

    If regional, where and when?

    Atlanta before Legal Knevil heads back to New York or at Englishtown after Legal Knevil comes back to New York
    My answers are in red.
    Last edited by martyo; 11-19-2004 at 08:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspradii
    By the way, I'm prepared to discuss WHY Frank Hawley's training is important, for those who take their racing seriously.


    _ Jim
    Discuss away Jim.....

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    Glad you're on board. I think most guys would be willing to express interest. The suggestion of your first born is not acceptable. Huh?
    JW "Jim" Spradling II

    2003 MM 300A
    B/D: 05/30/02
    Steeda Underdrive Set
    NGK Plugss & 180 Stat
    4:10 Ford Racing Gears
    Eaton Heavy Duty LTD Slip Diff
    Kooks Long Tube Headers
    SHM Front/Rear Sway Bars
    Mac n' Zack Rear Control Arms
    Eibach Springs
    MMX Driveshaft & Custom Driveshaft Loop
    Custom Exhaust
    Flowmaster 40's
    NOS Noszle Direct Port Nitrous System
    (150 - 300 hp shot)
    NOS Progressive Nitrous Controller
    Custom Dedicated Nitrous Fuel System
    BF Goodrich T/A Drag Radials
    Stallion 3000 Multidisk Converter
    Performance Automatic Transbrake Valve Body
    DR Level 2 Tranny Upgrade + (8-plate J-Mod)
    302 CI Stroker-Built, Balanced and Blueprinted by
    AMS Racing, Bossier City, LA
    Autometer Guages (Trans Temp, Oil Pressure, Nitrous, & Fuel Pressure)
    DR Cylinder Cooling Mod
    Perma-Cool Oil/Transmission Cooler
    Custom Air Box by Paul's HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspradii
    If national, where and when?

    If regional, where and when?
    I added the national/regional questions to the poll. These ^^^ must be answered as a post.

    BTW: "national" will most likely not be up for debate (MVIII.)
    Last edited by MM03MOK; 11-19-2004 at 08:33 PM.

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    Thank you Bunny, from this obviously challenged Internet guy!!!
    JW "Jim" Spradling II

    2003 MM 300A
    B/D: 05/30/02
    Steeda Underdrive Set
    NGK Plugss & 180 Stat
    4:10 Ford Racing Gears
    Eaton Heavy Duty LTD Slip Diff
    Kooks Long Tube Headers
    SHM Front/Rear Sway Bars
    Mac n' Zack Rear Control Arms
    Eibach Springs
    MMX Driveshaft & Custom Driveshaft Loop
    Custom Exhaust
    Flowmaster 40's
    NOS Noszle Direct Port Nitrous System
    (150 - 300 hp shot)
    NOS Progressive Nitrous Controller
    Custom Dedicated Nitrous Fuel System
    BF Goodrich T/A Drag Radials
    Stallion 3000 Multidisk Converter
    Performance Automatic Transbrake Valve Body
    DR Level 2 Tranny Upgrade + (8-plate J-Mod)
    302 CI Stroker-Built, Balanced and Blueprinted by
    AMS Racing, Bossier City, LA
    Autometer Guages (Trans Temp, Oil Pressure, Nitrous, & Fuel Pressure)
    DR Cylinder Cooling Mod
    Perma-Cool Oil/Transmission Cooler
    Custom Air Box by Paul's HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyo
    Discuss away Jim.....
    You know, Marty, for a guy who lets someone else race his car before he does, I don't have to answert that!
    JW "Jim" Spradling II

    2003 MM 300A
    B/D: 05/30/02
    Steeda Underdrive Set
    NGK Plugss & 180 Stat
    4:10 Ford Racing Gears
    Eaton Heavy Duty LTD Slip Diff
    Kooks Long Tube Headers
    SHM Front/Rear Sway Bars
    Mac n' Zack Rear Control Arms
    Eibach Springs
    MMX Driveshaft & Custom Driveshaft Loop
    Custom Exhaust
    Flowmaster 40's
    NOS Noszle Direct Port Nitrous System
    (150 - 300 hp shot)
    NOS Progressive Nitrous Controller
    Custom Dedicated Nitrous Fuel System
    BF Goodrich T/A Drag Radials
    Stallion 3000 Multidisk Converter
    Performance Automatic Transbrake Valve Body
    DR Level 2 Tranny Upgrade + (8-plate J-Mod)
    302 CI Stroker-Built, Balanced and Blueprinted by
    AMS Racing, Bossier City, LA
    Autometer Guages (Trans Temp, Oil Pressure, Nitrous, & Fuel Pressure)
    DR Cylinder Cooling Mod
    Perma-Cool Oil/Transmission Cooler
    Custom Air Box by Paul's HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspradii
    You know, Marty, for a guy who lets someone else race his car before he does, I don't have to answert that!

    Well, me making the first passes in my car would be like me allowing my clients to stand up in Court and argue their own cases.....it just won't happen!

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    Reaction Time Clinic

    Did you know?
    • The RT number you get is actually measuring three different things.
    • The RT number you get may not accurately measure your reaction as a driver.
    • Your own driver RT is only about 50% of the RT number you receive on your ET slip.
    • There are three separate elements of your own physical ability to react to the tree.
    • Your car has a RT just like you do. And, just like you, it can vary.
    • Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School, with use of the exclusive DRT equipment, has the ability to measure a driver's reaction time separate from the car's reaction time.
    Interested in more? Read on.

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    Thanks for posting the link Bunny. Any comments? Ideas? Good idea or not?
    JW "Jim" Spradling II

    2003 MM 300A
    B/D: 05/30/02
    Steeda Underdrive Set
    NGK Plugss & 180 Stat
    4:10 Ford Racing Gears
    Eaton Heavy Duty LTD Slip Diff
    Kooks Long Tube Headers
    SHM Front/Rear Sway Bars
    Mac n' Zack Rear Control Arms
    Eibach Springs
    MMX Driveshaft & Custom Driveshaft Loop
    Custom Exhaust
    Flowmaster 40's
    NOS Noszle Direct Port Nitrous System
    (150 - 300 hp shot)
    NOS Progressive Nitrous Controller
    Custom Dedicated Nitrous Fuel System
    BF Goodrich T/A Drag Radials
    Stallion 3000 Multidisk Converter
    Performance Automatic Transbrake Valve Body
    DR Level 2 Tranny Upgrade + (8-plate J-Mod)
    302 CI Stroker-Built, Balanced and Blueprinted by
    AMS Racing, Bossier City, LA
    Autometer Guages (Trans Temp, Oil Pressure, Nitrous, & Fuel Pressure)
    DR Cylinder Cooling Mod
    Perma-Cool Oil/Transmission Cooler
    Custom Air Box by Paul's HP

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    If there's not enough interest club-wide, I'll ask you hard core guys to chime in and maybe we can arrange a training/licensing session just for us.
    JW "Jim" Spradling II

    2003 MM 300A
    B/D: 05/30/02
    Steeda Underdrive Set
    NGK Plugss & 180 Stat
    4:10 Ford Racing Gears
    Eaton Heavy Duty LTD Slip Diff
    Kooks Long Tube Headers
    SHM Front/Rear Sway Bars
    Mac n' Zack Rear Control Arms
    Eibach Springs
    MMX Driveshaft & Custom Driveshaft Loop
    Custom Exhaust
    Flowmaster 40's
    NOS Noszle Direct Port Nitrous System
    (150 - 300 hp shot)
    NOS Progressive Nitrous Controller
    Custom Dedicated Nitrous Fuel System
    BF Goodrich T/A Drag Radials
    Stallion 3000 Multidisk Converter
    Performance Automatic Transbrake Valve Body
    DR Level 2 Tranny Upgrade + (8-plate J-Mod)
    302 CI Stroker-Built, Balanced and Blueprinted by
    AMS Racing, Bossier City, LA
    Autometer Guages (Trans Temp, Oil Pressure, Nitrous, & Fuel Pressure)
    DR Cylinder Cooling Mod
    Perma-Cool Oil/Transmission Cooler
    Custom Air Box by Paul's HP

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspradii
    If there's not enough interest club-wide, I'll ask you hard core guys to chime in and maybe we can arrange a training/licensing session just for us.

    I would like to be involved either which way.

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