1982 Mint 400 - class 8

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  1. Old School 8

    Old School 8 Well-Known Member

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    While discussing this subject through E-mail with others last week, I thought this subject may also be of interest to other readers here on RDC. I copied this entry list out of a 1982 Mint 400 program.

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  2. Old School 8

    Old School 8 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about the size of the text in the last post, this is a re-sized post

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  3. John F2000

    John F2000 Active Member

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    those were some great years for class 8.
  4. younggunracer

    younggunracer Active Member

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    I love class 8 wish I could of seen it like that, unfourtenetly I wasn't born for another 3 years.
  5. Dan McMillin

    Dan McMillin Guest

    Class 8 were the Old School Trophy Trucks! No doubt about it!!
  6. schifanelli

    schifanelli Member

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    Cool, almost 20 entries that day. Apparently, Doherty is the only guy left from that group still racing Class 8 today. Hopeful that we will continue to see this class grow although today there are several more sanctioning bodies than in 82.
  7. younggunracer

    younggunracer Active Member

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    Hey Mike whats the biggest class 8 field we have had recently, like within the past 5 or 6 years?
  8. Ramsey_ElWardani

    Ramsey_ElWardani Ironman

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    2004 Baja 1000 had 19 class 8 trucks.
  9. younggunracer

    younggunracer Active Member

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    Very cool, thanks for the info!!!
  10. Old School 8

    Old School 8 Well-Known Member

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    The Whiplash Snowflake races (held in the Az White Mountains every Labor Day)
    had around 18 class 8's between 2000, and 2003.
    But, Whiplash is not very serious about enforcing the SCORE rules, and they werent all true class 8's.

    The big question is, where are all the Class Eights, NOW ?
  11. Old School 8

    Old School 8 Well-Known Member

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    How many of you also noticed that in the right-hand column listing Sponsors, there are FOUR tire companies represented ?

    BF Goodrich
    Firestone
    Goodyear
    Bridgestone

    And out of the 20 entries listed, there are only FOUR Chevy's, (and one Dodge)
    The rest were all Fords......
  12. Fourstroker

    Fourstroker Well-Known Member

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    I like the FAIR sticker on the front of that buggy on the cover. Still going strong today

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