have two dogs at home named "Snake" and "Mongoose.
You want to have kids just
so you can run a Jr. Dragster.
You know more about a drivers
career than his wife does.
Your weed wacker was blueprinted
by Keith Black.
You put a 60-foot launch pad
in your backyard instead of a pool.
After your garage door opens,
you "stage" and wait on the tree before pulling out.
After one pass around the
yard on your lawn mower, you read the plug and fatten er
During the winter, you roll
the windows down just to smell the tire smoke from skidding tires.
You can't remember your spouse's
birthday, but you know the e.t. and speed records in every professional
You think the purpose of wings
is to prevent flight.
You catch yourself saying,
"I wish stoplights would flash yellow before they turn green."
That way, you could get a better reaction time.
You know Hookers are headers.
You memorize the Summit and
Jeg's catalogs, so you can build your dream car in your mind
when you're bored.
"Going to the lanes"
means getting ready to race, and not going to roll some stupid
heavy ball down a wood floor to knock down pins.
Your home page is set at NHRA.com
When introducing your family,
you refer to them as your crew members."
You see burnout marks in the
pavement, and try to determine how serious a car it was by the
length and width of the stripes. Then you say, I couldve
done better. You refer to a cold day as "fast air."
While youre squirting
dish soap in the sink, you're thinking about priming the injector.
When you joined AARP. you
got mad because they didn't send you a pin, a patch, a rule book,
or 48 issues of anything.
You talk in your sleep, and
your wife wakes you up in the middle of the night and wants to
know who Shirley, Connie, and Yolanda are.
You describe someone who's
upset as being "on the chip" or "on the tire."
You've even told a co-worker
that your nutty boss finally "tossed the belt."
You refer to an employee who
didn't show to work as "having a cylinder out."
You use the emergency brake
handle as the "hand brake" while inching up at a stoplight,
pretending your staging.
You send a monthly letter
to the city council asking it to move the traffic lights to street
level, because looking up at them is messing up your reaction
Your wife and kids report
you missing 23 times a year.
You are more enthusiastic
about getting your National DRAGSTER in the mail than a check.
You don't know that Richard
Nixon was from Yorba Linda, California, but you do know that
John Force is.
You'll spend $300 for a single
slick, but you won't spend more than $150 for four new tires
on your daily driver.
You run your daily drivers
tires at 6 psi.
You have a shift light in
You call the freeway off-ramp
the "shutdown area."
You refer to Sacramento Raceway
Park and Samoa Drag Strip as "The happiest place on earth"
While you're shopping for
underwear, you find yourself looking for an SFI tag.
You know that all the things
they claimed to do to that car in the show Grease can't really
be done at the same time.
You have a CD mix of car songs,
including "409," "Little Deuce Coupe," and
"Shut Down." (FYI: Theyre all on The Beach Boys
1963 LP Little Deuce Coupe.)
You honk and give a thumbs-up
to any other car on the road sporting an NHRA Member sticker.
You drive 350 miles to your
sisters, just because there is a drag strip 20 miles from
You never wanted to play with
your friends sister until you found out she had a dragster.
Now you will drive 350 miles just to play.
You take your helmet along
when you go to buy new eyeglasses or check out cars.
When something falls off of
your car, you wonder how much weight you just saved.
You bought a race car before
buying a house.
You're looking for a tow vehicle,
and still haven't bought furniture.
The requirements you give
your real estate agent are (in order of importance):
1) 8-car, climate-controlled garage with an attached shop.
2) Outside parking for 6 cars, a motor home, a crew-cab dually,
a 28' enclosed trailer and a 34' 5th wheel trailer.
3) 3-phase 220V outlets in the garage for your welder.
4) A grease pit.
5) Deaf neighbors.
6) Some sort of house with a working toilet and shower on the
property--or hookups for the motor home.
You have enough spare parts
to build another car.
More than one racer supply
store recognizes your voice, and greets you by name when you
You save broken car parts
You've found your lawnmower
runs pretty good on 108 octane gas, but doesn't particularly
care for alcohol.
The local police department,
sheriffs office and state highway patrol have pictures
of your car taped to their dashboards.
Instead of pictures in your
wallet, you have time slips.
After you tell your wife where
you'd like to go on vacation, she answers: "Why...is there
a race there?"
You are on a first-name basis
with owners of every local speed shop.
You are the type of person
who goes crazy when you have to sit in a traffic jam for more
than five minutes, yet you can spend five hours in the staging
Every stoplight becomes a
practice tree, to test your ability to tree the guy in the other
lane's eyes out.
You wash your car like it
was your first-born child, you tend to its needs like it was
your own body, you protect it like it's your family--then you
drive it like you stole it.
When someone asks your weight,
you tell them the weight of your car with and without a driver.
You use racing fuel as an
You treat a traffic light
like a Christmas Tree.
During the off-season, you
sit in your race car making engine sounds and pretending to shift
You take an old tire off of
one of the many cars in your yard. Then you proceed to take a
torch to it, then inhale the tire smoke.
You take your wife or girl
friend out to a fine restaurant, and when she gets up to go the
ladies room, you commence to draw on the tablecloth the
new engine design.
She comes back and catches
you drawing this engine that she had no idea existed. You then
say that it's for a friend.
You go to the Drag Strip on
your first date. True love would be if she suggested it. That's
when you find an old beer tap ring and propose.
Your wife says she expecting,
and you think that it means she expects you to win the next round.
You can find your way to any
drag strip, but get lost going to your in-laws.
You think about racing every
You know that POWERade is
a drink ,and not a new kitchen appliance.
You know that "Breakout"
refers to a driver running quicker than their dial-in time, not
a prison escape.
You refer to a "Diaper"
as an absorbent blanket used to contain oil and parts in case
of a blown engine. Not something you put on a baby, even thoughthey
both contain similar stuff.
E. T. to you means Elapsed
Time, not Extra Terrestrial.
You know that Weight Transfer
refers to the front end lifting, causing weight to be transferred
to the rear wheels, and that its not a new wave diet.
You use 10W40 motor oil for