Here are a few
shots from the second installment of Saturday Night Nitro held
at Famoso Dragway. Friday night, July 27 started with Friday
Night Drags which also served as a test and tune session for
the hot rods and nitro cars scheduled to run on Saturday.
A small field
of three AA/FD dragsters made two passes. Mendy Fry driving Forever
Young, John Rasmussen in Circuit Breaker, and Brendan Murry in
Running Wild. Bill Dunlap and the High Speed Motorsports fueler
had problems and they elected to not run. Murry took home a Wally
with a top speed of 203.55 and ET of 6.464. Mendy Fry turned
in the low ET of 6.063.
On Saturday eleven
nitro funny cars made their first runs at about 8:30 pm. The
first round cars were James Day in the Pedaler; Garrett Bateman
in Nitro Pirate; Zane Messenger in Future Flash; Rick Rogers
in Dark Side; Jack Wright in the Joker, Kebin Kinsely in Pisano
Bros, Alex Milodinovich in Hot for Teacher; Don Hudson in Nitro
Angel, Dennis Lacharite in Back in Black; Rian Konno in Kazanjian,
Lemon & Konno; and Dale Van Gundy in Quarter Pounder. Of
these, 8 cars went to the second round which started about 11:00.
After the second
round the two quickest funny cars, Zane Messenger in Future Flash
and James Day in the Pedaler, were set for the final round. Messenger
was the winner of the last Nitro Night but a red light prevented
him from repeating his win. Days final run yielded an ET
of 5.918 at 237.63 mph. Day qualified No. 1 with a low ET of
5.846 and top speed of 250.13 mph.
The photos are
not in chronological order.