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Mon, 27 Jan 2014, 10:48 AM

Bob Needs Help!



Ok, so you knew that, but it's not the kind of help you're thinking of.

As you may or may not know Bob has been busy over the last few years compiling a data base of NHRA events, both national and divisional, with an accent on the national events. Right now he has every national event from 1970 to the present in the data base with the races prior to that in a special format (they ran class runoffs for Top Fuel and "sit-out" positions for eliminations so they are in a different form than the more recent events).

As he continues to update the information Bob still says that there are a few "holes" in some races that he would like to address. It's minor things, like a qualifying time here, a round of eliminations there and so on, and that's where he needs help. For some reason the coverage of the 1970 & 1971 races almost always left something out, and that includes National DRAGSTER, Drag News and almost every magazine that covered an NHRA national event (and believe us, Bob has all of them) and it's those races that Bob is still trying to complete.

Here's how you can help..If anyone has a final qualifying or final elimination's sheet from any of the races listed below we would appreciate it if you would make a copy of it (scan it, take a picture of it or whatever you want to do with it) and send it to us here at www.DragRaceCentral.com. Bob has most of the information from these races but there are still some gaps that he would like to fill in to complete each race. Now a word in advance..as mentioned Bob has all of the magazines that covered these races so we're not looking for a copy of a Hot Rod or Car Craft Magazine article (or even a National DRAGSTER story) about the race. We're looking for an actual final sheet from either qualifying or eliminations. Bob has checked out most of the obvious places and talked to a lot of people (and we mean a lot) and still hasn't been able to come up with ALL of the numbers from these races. We know the lists exist somewhere and thought that maybe some of our readers would have them or know you might.

The races in question are..

1970 Springnationals (Dallas) Qualifying mostly

1970 Indy Qualifying speeds

1970 World Finals Qualifying and eliminations

1971 Winternationals Eliminations (mph mostly)

1971 Dallas Qualifying

1971 Englishtown Qualifying and Eliminations

1971 Sanair Eliminations

1971 Indy Eliminations

1971 World Finals Eliminations

Note: Bob has most of the numbers from these races but there are still some in either qualifying or eliminations that have eluded him so far, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any of these results please forward them to us at reporter@fastnews.net. We (and Bob) will be eternally grateful (and so will Diana...who won't have to listen to Bob whine about this anymore).

Thanks.and Happy New Year.

An Example of what we seeking.






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