Alcohol funny car and blown dragster are drivers cars. A/Fuel not so much... I don’t really care what you guys get or don’t get in Funny Car. My concern is car count in Dragster and the amount parody or lack there of in the Dragster ranks. NHRA if your listening, give the Alky dragsters (1) two steps (2) auto shift (3) sequential type transmission (ie non planetary) (3) EFI (4) allow Turbos Severance is the exception to the rule, he runs really hard with minimal parts carnage. He’s really in a league of his own. The blown cars that run really well have at least one spare bullet, more than one blower and several complete transmissions in the trailer. There are guys that can run low .30’s with minimal spares and not hurt parts if they run the car smart. I think most of the top dragster guys coming up through the ranks are scared (financially) of having to shift the car and the carnage that will ensue if they fail to make a shift. I just walked a guy through putting together a blown TAD with a converter. His big hang up on putting this deal together was having to shift the car. So now that he is worried about shifting the car he is going to short shift it every time because it’s on his mind. This can be a very hard habit to break and can be problematic if you don’t have enough pump speed it can hurt stuff just as bad or worse than the over revving problem. So to “cure” this problem we can either (a) run EFI or (b) auto shift. Just my two cents. With all this being said, we broke the chassis on our blown car earlier this year and are hesitating to get it fixed as we cannot keep up with the A/Fuel cars. We ran a personal best and didn’t come close to qualifying at the Virginia Regional. We are seriously tossing around the idea of purchasing a pro mod and running some local events as most places here on the east coast have changed their rule structure to allow the screw blowers. It’s coming to the point where there are gonna be (4) screw blown cars in the country (Severence, Cowie, Demke, Stevens) and when they decide to hang it up it’s gonna be A/Fuel dragster and it’s not gonna be a drivers class then either, as you can see my first post about the driving skill or lack there of for an A/Fuel driver(s). Any person that drives a blown car currently can hop in an A/Fuel car and run a good number, not the case the other way around.