On Thursday the
name Matt Bynum probably wasn't in many discussions of who would
be in the final on Sunday, but here he was. In the other lane
was the quickest and fastest flopper on the property piloted
by rookie Bobby Cottrell.
got a slight jump and we had a drag race.
his lead to the stripe carding a 5.670 at 253.61. Bynum had nothing
to hang his head about running a 5.744 at 258.62. Cottrell's
MOV: 0.1040 seconds (approximately 39 feet).
Super Fan Kevin
Hoffsmith in his Nitro Kevin custom wheel chair, along with his
dad Brian, were invited to pose with the winners.
flanked by owners
and Bucky Austin.
Cottrell and the boys were on hand to see Dad win the gold.
noted, the TF final with the absence of Murphy was anticlimactic.
To give the fans a show Bob Bob McLennan offered to run his car
in the other lane. So, it was Jim Young and Adam Sorokin.
the tires instantly. According to Adam, "We were just doing
an exhibition pass, but Bobby wanted to run a .50 and it was
loaded for bear. It just was a bit over center!"
on a tight budget, Young clicked it early to a 6.31 at 137.86.
and his "Young Guns" team collecting the hardware.
his girlfriend Kim Horan Phillips and son Crew.
Altereds boiled down to Nick Davies and Vince Generalao.
left first and we had a drag race.
In a close one
Davies took the win with a 6.117 at 231.36. Generalao was right
there with a 6.136 at 232.51. Davies' MOV: 0.0370 seconds (approximately
Davies and crew
enjoyed a popular victory, especially with all the fans from
Great Britain who attended the event.
of their closest friends joined them in the photo shoot.
The #1 and #2
cars met in the final and it was a good one. Kin Bates and Drew
Austin squared off to see who would win the event as Bates had
already secured the 2017 Championship.
nailed Bates to the tree (0.042 to a 0.107) and the chase was
In the lights
it was Bates with a 5.868 at 233.68. Austin's holeshot made this
one a close race. His 5.936 at 231.64 fell a foot short. Bates'
MOV: 0.0030 seconds (approximately 12 inches). Great drag race.
Kin Bates and
crew celebrated a race win and the 2017 A/Fuel Championship;
nothing like running the table.
Martin and Ingrid
Chesworth make the trek from Great Britain for this race almost
every year. Here they celebrate the win with Bates.
last years winner Mike Molea and fan favorite Gary Reinero.
got a slight jump on the tree.
At the other
end it was Reinero with a 6.735 at 205.01 while Molea trailed
with a 6.972 at 193.43.
4 rounds of racing, the final pitted Pete Peterson and Eily Stafford.
a good job avoiding a red light with a stellar 0.007 RT leaving
Peterson playing catch up with his 0.085 RT.
there first with a 6.964 at 190.43. Unfortunately the class runs
on a 7.0 index so it was Peterson taking the win with a 7.054
Peterson and crew reaping the rewards of five win lights.
Jr. Fuel featured
vet Don Enriquez and John Marottek who was driving his recently
acquired ex-Neal & Parks car.
-0.012 red giving the win to Marottek who ran a shut off 7.625
in the winners circle was ex Jr. Fuel multi-champion Scott Parks
(far right) who used to drive this car.
with the huge injectors boiled down to Jeremy Hanger and Tony
Jurado got a
huge jump on the tree (0.051 to a 0.130) but had problems at
half track allowing Hanger to motor by for the win carding a
5.851 at 243.06.
along with Kirk Kuhns and the team sharing the thrill of victory.
5 round field went down to Terry Newton and Roy Castagnetto.
After a handicap
start, Newton took the win with, 0.025 7.647 176.86 to a 0.024
Harder survived 5 rounds of racing to win the final when Pete
Krona went red.
survived the five rounds of racing to hold the A/FX trophy, beating
Brandon Clark in the final.
Super Stock Winner
close race, Bob Tingler got the best of Donnie Graham.
Grand Prix Auto
A/F car and crew from Tulsa. They won the rain delayed March
Meet at Boise, got their award at the CHRR. Great group of Okies!
Best ET ever at the CHRR, lost to Drew Austin in a semi with
a 5.98 and a wheelstand.