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Welcome to Diana 'The Doc' Thomas' official Blog ... A radio interviewer once referred to Diana as being a 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana has indeed filled the shoes (or fire boots) as truly being America's foremost 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana is known for being somewhat controversial at times... She speaks the TRUTH!!... Nobody else on the web possesses the ability to speak the Truth, and 'TELL IT LIKE IT REALLY IS' the way she does!!-- Diana tells it like it is about drag racing and other topical issues-- You've seen Diana 'The Doc' Thomas on our DVDs, with Bret Kepner on ESPN, and in all the major media-- Don't miss your opportunity to read her daily blog here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND... Diana's Blog gives you a daily does of TRUTH and REALITY with HEART... Diana's unique and refreshing perspective is unlike anything else on the web... We strongly recommend that you bookmark this page NOW!!-- Be sure YOU check in daily to experience & enjoy Diana's unique insight, worldly wisdom and perspective...

DEEP CONCERN FOR OUR DEAR FRIENDS IN CALIFORNIA...

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Today's blog installment message is rather plain and simple... As our dear friends in the northern and central parts of California continue to get brutally pummeled by "Mother Nature's" excessive rain and winds, resulting in severe environmental consequences, flooding, mud slides, sink holes, costly property damage, and even physical harm in some cases, we want you to know that you're all in our thoughts and prayers... Try to remain strong and hang in there... We're thinking about you...

 

 


Although we're still in the grips of "Old Man Winter", it's okay to mark your calendar for Sunday July 23rd, 'cause that's the date for Raceway Park's prestigious OLD TIME DRAGS event-- It's the longest running nostalgia drag racing event in the entire nation... This is one of my favorite races. There's so much groovy stuff that happens. Seeing the old school & traditional drag machinery that shows up for this gala gearhead gathering is always a bona-fide blast! I highly recommend that you make plans to bring your whole family out to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey for this shindig. All ages and generations can appreciate this colorful drag racing scene. If you'd like more information please visit racewaypark.com

 

 


THE "SUNDAY FUNNIES" THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL...

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Today is the return of the "SUNDAY FUNNIES" feature here on the blog, though admittedly, the way in which blowhard Marvin conducts himself in life, and especially on the drag racing internet, the situation isn't necessarily that, ahem, funny at all-- As a matter of fact, Marvin's type of behavior often has negative consequences for the drag racing scene... As we currently see drag racing stalwarts John Force and Don Schumacher engaged in a public feud of sorts, it is Marvin who actually believes that this feud is the direct result of a 'f-bomb' laced post, that he typed on the drag racing internet, several nights ago at 4am. You see, in the wee hours, Marvin "gets his load on", and sits at his computer, typing what he thinks to be 'authoritative' postings, trying desperately to rial everyone up with negativity (especially the racers and sanctioning organizations), and he believes that Force and Schumacher read his recent unflattering post comparing the two of them, and THAT'S the reason for their current confrontational state with each other. Marvin thinks he's a 'big man' when his postings drop multiple 'F-Bombs', much like an immature third grader does when bullying classmates in the schoolyard. Of course neither John Force nor Don Schumacher actually ever read Marvin's cockeyed postings, and their current feud has absolutely nothing even remotely to do with Marvin's babyish internet behavior at all. Marvin is one of those snerts on the internet who tries so bloody hard to rile up trouble... When dorks like Marvin get behind their computer keyboard, and just type negativity with their fingers, it never results in anything positive for the drag racing community, because we don't need the blowhard brand of 'debbie-downer' dingbat dissent, that fools like Marvin dispense 24/7 on the internet. I do hope that some will take this lesson to heart, because it's a lesson that needs to be learned by those who constantly pollute the drag racing internet with endless oodles of mindless nagging negativity. Let's get smart in 2017. Let's work together to help make the drag racing internet a place where more people can enjoy it and be enriched and enlightened by it. Let's put an end to Marvin's brand of blowhard bullying...

 

 


Today we have the trusty Stephanie substituting for The Doc. At this time Doc is either occupied with her Big Stick music related work, and/or her fine-art sculpture related responsibilities (as she will be increasingly frequently over the period of the next several months or so)... We believe that Doc will hopefully be back on the clock for Monday's edition of this popular blog installment... Of course on Sunday (tomorrow), we will be running our regularly scheduled 'SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY' feature, which I now help editorially administrate for Drag Racing Underground, each and every single weekend with the help of Doc's ever insightful oversight... Please enjoy Stephanie's Snapshot of the Day... This installment features a photograph that Doc snapped at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in scenic Englishtown, New Jersey.  We see Dave Sano's pristine "Screamin' Insanity" 1970 Dodge Challenger nostalgia Funny Car situated in the E'Town pits, at the track's prestigious OLD TIME DRAGS event. We're happy to inform you that the date for this season's scheduling of this event, which is the longest running nostalgia drag racing event in all of America, will be coming up on Sunday July 23rd. It might be a good idea to mark this date on your calendar right now and make plans to attend. This is one of Doc's favorite races of the season...  If nostalgia racing turns you on, be sure to check out Drag Racing Underground's NOSTALGIA RAW and FUNNY CAR REUNION RAW dvds, by simply clicking on the "VIDEO CATALOG" link at the top center of the page. It's no secret that racing aficionados who are genuinely in the know, claim that Drag Racing Underground dvds are the most entertaining, enlightening and hardcore in all the entire world...

 

 

Substitute Stephanie's Snapshot of the Day features Dave Sano's 1970 Screamin' Insanity Dodge Challenger.

 


Today is "FEEDBACK FRIDAY", meaning I deal with emails that my assistant Stephanie and I receive from readers regarding our most recent blogs... Let's get right to your feedback... Yesterday's blog featuring a still shot of yours truly from Big Stick's original "DRAG RACING" music  video prompted so many readers to write in. Here's blurts from the positive emails received. Evelyn from Nottingham, England wrote, "I remember when Big Stick was the coolest band in the UK. I'm chuffed that you'll be releasing a new record!"-- Mackenzey from Hoboken, NJ said, "Bring on the new Big Stick music! I can't wait to hear it!"-- Bill from Indian Wells, CA chimed in, "Tube tops are cute!"...  Wednesday's TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER serial series resulted in lots of you writing in. Delwy from all the way in Patzicia, Guatemala said, "Praise the Good Lord that Fred The Wrench got out of that nasty Darkside Drag Racing Association office!"-- Once again Gary from Wellington, OH wrote in, "I'll be glad to see Fred finally getting back to wrenching at the drags."-- Thanks to all of you Phantom Racer fans who wrote in this week... My blog titled 'THIS VALENTINE'S DAY DO SOMETHING FOR THE LOVE OF DRAG RACING" caused Jacqueline from Driggs, ID to write, "I agree with Doc that planning a date at the drag strip can be a romantic thing to do."... My blog congratulating Leah Pritchett and her team for winning Top Fuel at the NHRA Winternationals caused Edwin from Pembroke Pines, FL to say, "Leah Pritchett is my new favorite racer. She's sunshine pretty and the fastest of the nitro field!"... Our so-called "SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL" managed to get Bessy from Gold Hill, NV in a bit of an angry tizzy, she claims "Marvin is just like my slimy ex-husband. Totally clueless!"... Substitute Stephanie's Snapshot of the Day featuring a sweet Chevrolet SS396 inspired Truman from Aztalan, WI to write. "I still have the original Paul Revere & The Raiders' SS396 record from when I bought the car from my local Chevy dealer. I love the record almost as much as I love my car."... Thanks to all of you who wrote in with comments. Even though there's no way we have room to print all your emails, we want you to know that all your comments and suggestions are taken into consideration... Keep those emails comin' (by using the "Contact Us" link atop the page), whether you agree or disagree with mine, or any of our substitute guest bloggers' opinions, we're genuinely interested in your feedback... We just ask that you please keep your emails short and to the point, no rambling please, and please also include where you're from, we often find the location of where folks are writing us from to be sort of interesting. If you want to remain anonymous you can do that too (just write that you want to remain anonymous in the body of your email, and we won't disclose your identity in the event we choose to make a reference to your particular opinion)... Thanks...

 

 

It's "FEEDBACK FRIDAY" here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND. That means I print excerpts from some of the emails that you readers write in with. I always appreciate you folks who sit down at your keyboard and type me your thoughts and opinions.


For today's blog installment, I thought I'd post this still shot from the original Big Stick music video for the "DRAG RACING" track. Location is Old Bridge Township Raceway Park's drag strip. And yes, I'm wearing the obligatory and necessary "tube top" for the occasion. "DRAG RACING" is featured in the U.K. Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame's "JOHN PEEL'S RECORD BOX", and artist extraordinaire Robert Williams' "CHROME SMOKE & FIRE" Hot Rod Music Picture Disc Compilation... I'm happy to report that there will finally be a brand spanking new Big Stick LP release in 2017. There's 15 new songs that have been recorded over a period of several years. Some guest musicians who lent their talents to the upcoming record include Fred Schneider of the B52s, Groovie Mann from My Like With The Thrill Kill Kult, Jerry A of Poison Idea, and Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative (you've seen us with mopar gearhead Johnny Kelly hanging out at E'Town's drags from time to time). All the songs are back from the mastering lab. I'm currently working on the liner notes and getting the artwork together for the Big Stick release. It's all keepin' me pretty darn busy. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, there will be at least one drag racing related song on the new album...

 

 

Yours truly from Big Stick's original "DRAG RACING" music video shoot.

 


 

Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?-- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact ... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you... TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire.

Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team were back home at their heavenly living compound & racing operations base, all except for Fred The Wrench. Fred's on special assignment, posing undercover as a traveling celestial carpet salesman, teleported to the executive offices of the Darkside Drag Racing Association (D.D.R.A.). The brass at the Heavenly Drag Racing Association (H.D.R.A.), selected Fred, to covertly infiltrate the offices of their drag racing afterlife adversaries, in order to find out whether or not the cover-up that was recently initiated to erase all memory of Larry Lamb paying a hefty bribe has stuck solid among the enemy. You see, Larry Lamb paid a hefty bribe to the crooked Druscula Fusscula, the officiator of the corrupt international world legislators, who would have completely banned drag racing in the year 3000, had not Larry come up with a mammoth-sized bribe to save the sport. Of course the bribe weighed emotionally heavy on our group, because they never paid a bribe before. Paying the bribe caused controversy among our crew, due to what can admittedly be perceived as a morally and ethically questionable strategy...

The Heavenly Drag Racing Association believes that the fact that leader Larry Lamb paid a bribe, leaked out through a pirate-news-broadcast, distributed to members of the drag racing afterlife's darkside, including the Darkside Drag Racing Association. H.D.R.A. administrators believe this development could possibly open the floodgates for threats of future bribery and extortion against our do-gooder crew and the H.D.R.A.... Larry and Sebastian used their metaphysical programming console, to create a 'replacement scenario' to erase the bribe incident from all forms of the enemy's intelligence and recorded history. They morphed time and space, to create the deceptive illusion that the bribe was instead paid by an 'obscure alien being', that immediately self-destructed and expired after the extortion sum was turned over, therefore clearing Larry Lamb of the ethically questionable deed.

Larry Lamb, Sebastian, Maria, and Peter The Parrot are at the home base, anxiously monitoring Fred The Wrench's undercover activities, by viewing the screens of their covert telepathic relay system. Fred materialized inside the headquarters of the Darkside Drag Racing Association. Fred's shocked by the hedonistic environment of the enemy's offices... "Good Lord!!" Fred whispers to himself, "The womens here are barely dressed decent-- and there's pulsating music and lights!! How do they get any work done at this place?!? How can they concentrate?!?!"... Fred approaches a receptionist, "Can I help you?" says a lavishly made-up, gaudy looking lady ghoul, "I've never seen you here before, bud. You look like a salesman."... "Uh, yeah." reacts Fred, "Uh, I'm a traveling celestial carpet salesman."... "Well, you'll have to speak with Mr. Fearsome, the purchasing agent for our organization." says the receptionist, as she smacks her gum, "Have a seat, I'll tell him you're here. What's your name, bub?"... "Uh, Fred." replies our nervous mechanic playing the role of carpet salesman...

The receptionist calls Mr. Fearsome, informing him about Fred and his carpet selling intentions, and then says to Fred, "Mr. Fearsome will be right out."... A door flies opens from a corner office, a large imposing figure of a ghastly ghoul steps out and walks towards Fred... Fred can't help but gulp in apprehension as he sees the menacing purchasing agent standing in front of him... "I don't recall requesting any carpet salesmen lately!!!" sternly blurts Mr. Fearsome as he eerily looks down at a seated Fred... Fred scrambles to think of a come back, "Uh, well, I was selling to a client in a nearby parallel universe, and I thought I'd do the courtesy of stopping in here, and seeing if you wanted to get in on a special clearance sale we're having on a manufacturer's overrun."... Mr. Fearsome replies, "Well, alright, I have some free time, come in my office"... Fred follows Mr. Fearsome into his lavish office and takes a seat... Mr. Fearsome sits at his desk and asks "So, what sort of carpet are you peddling, Fred?"... Fred opens his book of carpet samples and replies, "Uh, I've got a sinister devil-red colored shag carpet that would suit you and your organization just dandy, Mr. Fearsome."...

Fearsome reaches for Fred's sample book with his long-clawed appendages. "Oh, I do like the devil-red color, and shag carpet IS a must for us hedonist honchos here at the D.D.R.A.."... Fearsome glances at the carpet sample. Fred wastes no time, and immediately makes small talk, to find out if Fearsome has any knowledge of the recent bribe incident, "How 'bout dat bribe dat recently went down with those international legislators, who were gonna outlaw drag racing?"... Mr. Fearsome's wicked eyes look up from the carpet sample and connect with Fred, "Yeah, I heard about that, evidently it was some sort of obscure afterlife alien life-force that paid the big bribe, then it self-destructed or something like that."... As Larry, Sebastian, Maria, and Peter The Parrot watch this from the screens of their covert telepathic relay system, they all give each other happy high-fives, because they realize that their cover-up scheme was indeed a brilliant success...

Fred then says to Mr. Fearsome, "So, how many square yards of the carpet should I put you down for??"... "Ya, know, come to think of it," replies Mr. Fearsome, "all the carpets here at our darkside headquarters could use replacing, and I really do love the shade of devil-red on this particular one that you're selling-- And I sure do like your casual though bluntly persistent style, Fred!"... "You do???" comes back a now somewhat befuddled Fred... "Yeah!" replies Mr. Fearsome, "And I tell you what, after we close this carpet deal, whaddaya say we discuss YOUR future with THIS organization??-- We have some openings, and I think YOU could be a great asset to our team, Fred!"... A blank stare comes over Fred The Wrench's face... "Oh no!" says Larry Lamb, while watching this all transpire over the covert telepathic relay system screens, "I do NOT like the direction this is going!!"... "Figures that the creep would like Fred!" squawks Peter The Parrot, "Everyone likes Fred!"... "If this foul Mr. Fearsome does any kind of prospective employee check on Fred, that could easily blow Fred's cover and put him in a dire situation!" says Sebastian with a tinge of distraught anxiety... "This sure turned from a good mission to a possibly dangerously bad one in a matter of minutes!!" interjects a weary and worried Maria... "Fred's got to get out of there!!!" adds Larry Lamb...

Fred realizes that he's boxed in a pickle of a predicament, and says, "Uh, could I use your private washroom, Mr. Fearsome?"... "Sure." replies Fearsome, "And when you come back, I'll have you fill out a brief background questionnaire, it's just a small precaution we take around here, just to make sure we don't accidentally hire any goody-two-shoe types, who might be spies from the heavenly side of the drag racing afterlife."... "Uh, yeah, I-I know what you mean, Mr. Fearsome." awkwardly replies Fred as he gets out of his chair and hobbles to the adjoining private washroom door, trying ever so desperately not to show his underlying nervousness...  Fred opens the door, steps in, and then rapidly closes the door behind him...

"This is the break we need!" exclaims leader Larry Lamb, while watching all that's transpiring on the screens of the covert telepathic relay system, "I'm going to initiate an immediate teleportation of Fred out of that washroom, and right back here to headquarters!"... Larry tweaks a few dials and controls at the teleportation station... Fred The Wrench then vanishes from the washroom in a swift swirl of bright magenta light, accompanied by the sound of a compressed sonic boom!... "WHAT THE?!?!" shouts Mr. Fearsome from his desk, as he sees a light flash from under the washroom's door, and hears a loud metaphysical disturbance take place "HEY, FRED!!! WHAT'S GOING ON IN THERE?!?"... Mr. Fearsome jumps up, dashes to the washroom door and uses his colossal physique to break it down... "FRED'S GONE!!!!" shouts Fearsome as he drools with frothing humilation, "HE MUST HAVE BEEN SOME KIND OF SECRET AGENT MAN SENT FROM THOSE DO-GOODERS AT THE HEAVENLY DRAG RACING ASSOCIATION!!!!"...

Fred safely materializes back at the home base, at the teleportation station... "I'M BACK!!!!" Fred yells "I AM SO GLAD YOU TELEPORTED ME OUT OF THERE BEFORE I HAD TO SUBMIT TO A QUESTIONNAIRE!!!!"... "You did it, Fred!" says Sebastian, "You found out that our cover up of the bribe incident was a complete success!"... "We were getting worried about you, Fred!" squawks Peter The Parrot, "Towards the end of your phony carpet sales call, you were walking on delicate dastardly ground with that creepy Mr. Fearsome!"... "You sure played an awfully convincing role as a carpet salesman!" chuckles Maria... "Congratulations, Fred!" says Larry Lamb, "I promise that on our next mission, you'll only be playing your most favorite role of all, that of a top notch drag racing mechanic!!"... Fred The Wrench proceeds to wipe some nervous sweat off his brow, sighs, and says "THAT'S THE BEST THING I'VE HEARD YOU SAY IN WEEKS, BOSS!!! I'VE SURE HAD ENOUGH OF PLAYING SECRET AGENT MAN!!!-- I CAN'T WAIT TO START TURNING WRENCHES AT THE DRAG STRIP AGAIN!!!!!"... Everyone gets in on a warm group hug and celebrates their recent celestial success against the dark forces of evil...

 

 Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER... Fred The Wrench successfully completed the covert operation of finding out whether or not the 'cover up' of the bribe incident stuck with the dark side of the drag racing afterlife. However, there's no denying that it was getting pretty scary when Mr. Fearsome actually took a liking to Fred, and expressed his desire to give Fred a job with the Darkside Drag Racing Association. Fortunately Larry Lamb activated the teleportation console and got Fred the heck out of there with his heavenly spirit and soul intact!! Upon Fred's triumphant return to the heavenly home base, Larry makes a point of telling Fred that for their next assignment, he promises that the only role Fred will have to play, is Fred's favorite role of all, that of a top notch drag racing mechanic!!! WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). All characters appearing in this series are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2017 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.


THIS VALENTINE'S DAY PLEASE DO SOMETHING FOR THE LOVE OF DRAG RACING...

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This Valentine's Day, please do something for the love of drag racing... Sure, candy and flowers are nice, and yes those over-stuffed teddy bears that they're constantly hawking on TV are kind of cute, HOWEVER, I suggest that y'all consider a Valentine's Day gift that not only reflects the love and appreciation you have for your sweetheart, but also benefits our beloved sport of drag racing... I say that Valentine's Day is the perfect day to purchase a pair of advance tickets for an upcoming NHRA national event that's being held in your region of America. Imagine the romance of taking your mate to the races! Love is definitely in the air at your local drag strip. Please consider buying some tickets today for a future date of togetherness at the drags-- That's what our loving couple in the illustration below look like they're going to do. All's I ask is that you please take my suggestion into consideration. For more information regarding advance ticket purchases for NHRA national events you can go to nhra.com

 

 


CONGRATS TO LEAH PRITCHETT ON HER NHRA WINTERNATIONALS WIN...

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It certainly does appear that when Leah Pritchett recorded the unofficial quickest pass in NHRA history a couple weeks ago during an Arizona testing session, she was indeed serving notice that the 2017 season will see her compete as a substantial threat among the ultra-tough Top Fuel field-- And her win this past weekend at the 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals, at her home track in Pomona, California, really secured that notion... Congratulations are absolutely in order to Leah Pritchett and her Papa Johns's Top Fuel Pizza crew on scoring victory at the very first national event of the 2017 NHRA racing season. Leah was the number one qualifier at the Winternationals, and went on to defeat heavyweights like Doug Kalitta, Steve Torrence and Tony Schumacher to make it all the way to the winner's circle. (And congratulations to Matt Hagan on his Funny Car win, and Jason Line for defeating all his opponents in the Pro Stock class)... It's also definitely worth noting that Mike, of our brand new Mike & Barbara NHRA event prognosticator couple, successfully picked Leah to win the race. So maybe there really is something to be said for Mike's & Barbara's approach of using hard facts and extensive research when making their winner picks. For the upcoming NHRA Arizona Nationals, we'll see our old mainstay couple Franky & Felicia try their hand at predicting the winners. Of course it's common knowledge that Franky & Felicia don't base many of their picks on hard facts and extensive research, they take a much more, uh, loose and casual approach to their prognosticating duties. It should be interesting to see which of the two couples wind up with more successful picks in the winners' column this season...

 

 

Congratulations to Leah Pritchett and her Papa John's Pizza Top Fuel crew on their NHRA Winternationals win.


THE 'SUNDAY FUNNIES' THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL...

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Today is the return of the "SUNDAY FUNNIES" feature here on the blog, though admittedly, the way in which blowhard Marvin conducts himself in life, and especially on the drag racing internet, the situation isn't necessarily that, ahem, funny at all-- As a matter of fact, Marvin's type of behavior often has negative consequences for the drag racing scene... As Courtney Force and Leah Pritchett have recently recorded the most blistering time slips in their respective classes of Funny Car and Top Fuel, this causes windbag Marvin to express his befuddled discontent with the whole situation. You see, Marvin's thoughts are that driving a race car is a man's job, and women only belong in short-shorts and high heels, working as back-up girls for the men. (To be clear, there's nothing wrong with women being back-up girls, as a matter of fact, it's part of this sport's rich history and colorful culture, however, women are also deserving of the opportunity to drive the cars and compete at the wheel). Marvin is miserably uncomfortable with the concept of ladies like Leah and Courtney driving their race cars faster and quicker than the men. To Marvin, women were put on this earth so that he can constantly harass and bully them. Marvin is one of those snerts on the internet who tries so bloody hard to rile up trouble... When dorks like Marvin get behind their computer keyboard, and just type negativity with their fingers, it never results in anything positive for the drag racing community, because we don't need the blowhard brand of debbie-downer dingbat dissent, that fools like Marvin dispense 24/7 on the internet. I do hope that some will take this lesson to heart, because it's a lesson that needs to be learned by those who constantly pollute the drag racing internet with endless oodles of mindless negativity. Let's get smart in 2017. Let's work together to help make the drag racing internet a place where more people can enjoy it and be enriched and enlightened by it. Let's put an end to Marvin's brand of blowhard bullying...