SECOND QUALIFYING SESSION - FRIDAY
Due to several
funny car oil downs the Top Fuel cars were left in the dark,
literally. Some took a shot at a very cool track but there was
not a lot of shuffling . With bad light the photos are not great
pair out was Pete Wittenberg and Rick McGee
Neither car improved. Wittenberg stayed #3
with his Q1 5.843 and McGee stayed #8 with a 6.662.
Next out were
the only two cars not qualified after session one. Phil Ruskowski
and Brendan Murry.
Once again neither car
improved and remained #9 and #10 respectivly.
The High Speed car was pulled
out of line due to track temp. Murphy, Bartone and Green also
The final pair for session
two was Adam Sorokin and Bret Williamson.
Williamson stayed #6 with his
5.937 and Soroken didn't move either standing on his Q1 5.920
and the #5 spot.
FIRST QUALIFYING SESSION - FRIDAY
The 6.0 index AA Fuel Altered
class is really taking off and the fans love it. Unfortunately
their first session was after Top Fuel on an even cooler track.
Qualifying was led off by Jim
Holtz in his '34 Ford "Trouble Maker" and James Generalao
Jr. in his "Impatent" '23 Ford.
Holtz shut off early
to a 12.174 while Generalao's 6.704 puts him #5.
Pair two was James Valencia in
the "Nitro Mas" '23 Ford and Brett Henry in "The
Valencia shut off to
a 13.167 while Henry didn't get off the line and received no
The class draws all kinds of
configurations including the not so old school "Heatseaker"
'34 Chevy driven by Dan Hix. The more conventional look was Todd
Miller in Dave Hix's '37 Topolino in the right lane.
Hix grabbed the #1 spot
with a 6.284 while Miller shut off early to a 14.749.
Next up was Nick Davies all the
way from Oxfordshire UK in the Loaring & Davies "Havoc"
'32 Bantam. In the right lane was veteran SoCal drag racer Rodney
Flournoy in his "Godzilla" '23 Ford.
Flournoy went to the #2 spot
with a 6.300 while Davies moved in right below him with a 6.570.
Up next was Jeff Bennett in "Pure
Heaven" and Ron Hope in his "Rat Trap". This was
an odd one. Bennett died on the burn out and Hope tossed a spark
You can see in this shot the
#2 spark plug had already blown out of the head and the plug
wire is flailing in the wind.
At the end of his burnout
Hope realized he had a problem and shut it off.
Out next was Steve Dickerman
in the "II Grumpy" '23 Ford for a single.
Dickerman shut off to
a 13.166 while ????? never staged.
Next pair was Rob Winefsky
in his '32 Bantam and Kurt Cruise in the Bad News Fiat.
The blades on the Enderle
tells me someone forgot to take the throttle stop off.
Winefsky went to #6 with
The final pair featured Bryan
Hall in "The Tramp" '32 Bantam and Keith Wilson in
the "Witch Doctor" '48 Fiat transformer.
Wilson landed in the
#4 spot with a 6.651. Hall's 7.657 left him #7 after day one.
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