ARP QUESTION OF THE WEEK - ABOUT ONE-DAY PRO QUALIFYING, NIGHT TIME RACING
In this week’s ARP Question of the Week, should NHRA consider fielding two-day professional and night races? Would you be in favor of NHRA limiting professional qualifying to just one day and when applicable fielding national events where professional drag racing qualifies and races at night?
OUR MOST RECENT ARP QUESTION OF THE WEEK - IS IT TIME FOR A BODY RULE IN PRO MODIFIED - It’s time to make a Pro Mod a class for vintage bodies only. At least this is how the thousands of CompetitionPlus.com readers voted in the latest ARP Question of the Week poll.
A 56-percent majority voted the body styles should be 1971 or older for the quickest and fastest doorslammer division in NHRA Drag Racing.
“I think there should of been a rule a long time ago,” CompetitionPlus.com reader Dan A Baker Jr. said on Facebook. “The old school bodies is one of the reasons pro mod was so unique. The old school Corvettes, Studebakers and Willys were badass looking as Pro Mods they were like the Funny Cars of the ’60s and ’70s.”
Reader Steven Bunker believes, either way, Pro Modified goes, it’s still a monkey-see, monkey-do approach.
“It doesn’t matter what year the body is - competition will gravitate towards the best advantage,” Bunker wrote. “Remember all the 1963 Corvettes 10-15 years ago. This same conversation was blasted on the forum boards back then. People just need a desire for individuality like Chip King, Doug Winters, and others that don’t “follow the pack.”
Consider Dave Mathers, CompetitionPlus.com reader, and Facebook poster one of those against the idea.
“Do NOT touch the body rules,” Mathers posted on Facebook. “That is the magic of the class!!”