Oct 19, 2009

Sunday gallery from Bakersfield

Saturday top fuel gallery from Bakersfield Reunion.

The Hot Rod Reunion coverage from Bakersfield is here. Many Canadian drivers are in competition. Lots of photos as well.

 

Results from Beech Bend Kentucky for the Good Guys Nostalgia Nationals

Courtesy GG web site

Final eliminations

October 18th, 2009 – Bowling Green, KY – The Goodguys 2nd Nostalgia Nationals at historic Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky was a colorful blend of hot rods, vintage race cars, crisp fall weather and an enthusiastic crowd that witnessed a spectacular weekend of racing and hot rodding! In the end, the weather got warm and rods and race cars packed the quaint facility owned and operated by Dallas Jones and his family. The 2nd Nostalgia Nationals served as the third and final Goodguys Vintage Drag Race of the 2009 season.
After two runner-up finishes in nostalgia top fuel this year, the third time proved to be the charm for veteran Howard Haight. Driving the New York based “Nitro-Diction” entry tuned by Pete Jensen; Haight broke through for his 7th career Goodguys top fuel win in 8 career finals. “I want this one bad” said Haight while helping prepare the car for the final. He started the day by dispatching Kevin Brewer’s “Midwest Threat” with a 6.392, and then took down “Diamond Dave” Miller’s “Telstar” entry with a 6.303 in the semi’s before defeating the car of Odie Coker in the final 6.426 @ 234.70 to Coker’s red-lighting 7.037. The “Nitro Diction” entry was the only top fuel car to run a sub-seven second run in each round of eliminations.

Nostalgia funny car racer Peter Gallen of Broomall, Pennsylvania took his colorful “Poverty Stricken” ’74 Vega to a popular win here in Bowling Green defeating a stout field of 9 vintage funny cars. Racing out of the #2 qualifying slot, Gallen drew Paul Romine in the “Man O’ War” ’79 Ford Mustang for his first round race in what turned out to be the fastest side-by-side nostalgia funny car race in Goodguys history. Gaining a .114 to .141 advantage off the line, Gallen ran 5.945 @ 246.53 to defeat Romine’s gallant 5.955 @ 244.47. He then ran 6.151 to defeat John Dunn’s “Dunn & Gone” ’73 Duster in the semi’s then defeated arch rival and #1 qualifier Steve Nichols in the final running 6.107 to Nichol’s tire-smoking 7.766. Gallen’s 8 month old son Aiden joined his daddy and the rest of the happy crew in the winner’s circle to accept their first Goodguys hemi Oscar.

Returning to the winner’s circle in Pro Comp I for the first time this season was Richard Edwards and his VP Racing Fuels sponsored ’48 Fiat. A two time winner in 2008, Edwards used a 7.088 on a 7.00 class index to collect the event win over a red-lighting Steve Walczak. In the 7.50 index Pro Comp II eliminator it was Steve Knopp tasting victory with a 7.536 winning ET.

Utica, Kentucky’s Darrell Wathen showed everyone in the 8.50 index B/GBAS category why he’s the man to beat. Twice in eliminations, Wathen pegged the index with runs of 8.503 to defeat Rob Davis in the semis and again with an 8.505 in the final to defeat a wheelstanding Larry Grenke. Grenke must be given some credit for showmanship as the wheelstands he pulled throughout the weekend in his blown ’63 Plymouth Belvedere left the race fans begging for more!

Yet another treat for the fans was Saturday’s round robin, run-‘til-there’s-a-winner 1/8th mile eliminations for the Street Rod Shootout and Hot Rod Shootout. Pitting cars from the car show side of the event against each other in heads-up 1/8th mile competition in two divisions (Hot Rod are allowed blowers and nitrous) the event always attracts some exciting show cars strutting their stuff on the dragstrip.

Tasting victory in the Street Rod Shootout was New Berlin, Wisconsin’s Jiggs Lindhorst. Competing here in Bowling Green for the first time after winning the Hot Rod Nationals in Indy 5 times, Lindhorst took out 2008 Hot Rod Nationals champion Ralphe Dehne in the quarter finals with a 7.324 to Dehne’s 7.351 (which turned out to be the closest race of the entire shootout). In the semi’s, Lindhorst went sub-7 seconds clicking off a 6.919 @ 98.58mph, then in the final dispatched the ‘68 Olds 442 of Larry Mayfield with his best 1/8th mile lap ever – an amazing 6.865 @ 98.33mph!

In the Hot Rod Shootout, Chris Cowles, behind the wheel of his ‘70 Nova went looking for a repeat performance of last year’s win here. He got it with a straight and true 6.953 @ 96.05 to defeat Darryl Scott’s 7.728 @ 91.84.

The special match race between Rich Guasco’s “Pure Hell” and Dave Hough’s “Nanook” fuel altereds certainly didn’t disappoint with each car getting a match race win and bragging rights. In Sundays’ first lap, Jason Richey drove Gausco’s famed ’32 bantam to a winning time of 6.647 @ 161.11 while in the afternoon stanza, Nanook took the win with a 6.683 @ 216.83 while Richey smoked the tires the entire length of the quarter mile to the delight of the crowd.

Other event winners included Tommy Cook (Nostalgia Comp), Mike Shahan (Nostalgia Gas), and Brad Spires (Hot Rod Eliminator)

Official Race Results:

Nostalgia Top Fuel
Winner: Howard Haight, Brownsburg, IN 6.426 @ 234.70
Runner Up: Odie Coker, Kiefer, OK 7.037 @ 204.76 (foul)

Nostalgia Funny Car
Winner: Peter Gallen, Broomall, PA ’74 Vega 6.107 @ 241.37
Runner Up: Steve Nichols, Newark, DE ’70 Camaro 7.766 @ 205.54

Pro Comp I
Winner: Richard Edwards, Terre Haute, IN ’48 Fiat 7.088 @ 191.10
Runner Up: Steve Walczak, Rochester, NY ’32 Bantam 7.041 @ 190.40 (foul)

Pro Comp II
Winner: Steve Knopp, Shelbyville, IN 7.536 @ 184.32
Runner Up: Gayle Jenkins, Mt Sterling, IL 12.000 @ 81.97

B/GAS
Winner: Darrell Wathen, Utica, KY, ’41 Willys 8.505 @ 145.22
Runner Up: Larry Grenke, Muscatine, IA ’63 Plymouth 10.000 @ 103.72

Nostalgia Comp
Winner: Tommy Cook, Columbia, KY ’34 Roadster 8.563 @ 147.13
Runner Up: David Seacrest, Austin, AR 8.107 @ 166.52

Nostalgia Gas
Winner: Mike Shahan, Bainbridge, IN ’65 Falcon 10.382 @ 108.73
Runner Up: C.B. Bagshaw, Mooresville, NC ’66 Nova 12.437 @ 59.22

Hot Rod Eliminator
Winner: Brad Spires, Avon, IN ’70 Nova 11.156 @ 115.93
Runner Up: Tom Kovacs, Mooresville, KY ’69 Firebird 10.509 @ 125.93 (foul)

1/8th Mile Street Rod Shootout
Winner: Jiggs Lindhorst, New Berlin, WI ’34 Pontiac 6.865 @ 98.93
Runner Up: Larry Mayfield, Owensboro, KY ’68 Oldsmobile 8.723 @ 79.61

1/8th Mile Hot Rod Shootout
Winner: Chris Cowles, Bowling Green, KY ’70 Nova 6.953 @ 96.05
Runner Up: Darryl Scott, Elizabethtown, KY 7.728 @ 91.84

Saturday qualifying

It turned out to be quite an afternoon and an even better evening here at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green for the 2nd Nostalgia Nationals. This morning you could have gotten about 50-1 odds that we wouldn’t have been able to run anything down the track today but thanks to clearning skies, the track crew and the racers, we got an entire afternoon of racing in and in some cases, certain classes got in multiple qualifying attempts.

After a “get acquainted” opening nostalgia funny car session around 3:30pm, the floppers came back under the lights and really got busy with Steve Nichols and the Mill Road Boys Camaro jumping up to grab the pole. Nobody thought the track would hold a number like that but it did. As darkness set in, Nichols, Anthony Bronge (in his brand new ‘69 Camaro), Kevin Lennon, John Dunn and Shawn Bowen all improved their spot on the ladder in the second session.

Only one top fuel dragster opted to run the late session and it turned out to be the right move for Odie Coker in Charlie Smith’s alcohol car. He ran right past all the nitro burners (who admittedly struggled to get down the track earlier) for the top spot on the ladder. He’ll need some racing luck tomorrow when conditions get good. The fuel cars should be able to “pour the coals to it” tomorrow.

Pure Hell and Nanook lined up for their much anticipated fuel altered match race but at the line, Nanook developed a fuel leak and had to be shut off for safety reasons. Driver Jason Richey tried his best to get Rich Guasco’s Pure Hell down the track but was unsuccessful for the most part running an on and off the throttle 10 second pass

It promises to be a great final day at the 2nd Nostalgia Nationals tomorrow so come on out! We’ll have all the final results up later tomorrow evening!

Here are today final qualifying results.

Nostalgia Top Fuel:
1. Odie Coker, Kieffer, OK 7.096@169.93
2. Dave Miller, Cedar Hill, MO 7.716 @ 156.63
3. Howard Haight, Brownsburg, IN 7.776 @ 141.40
4. Kevin Brewer, Muscatine, IA 9.017 @ 79.60
5. Tom Steed, Billerica, MA 9.479 @ 94.95
6. Joe Krupinski, Salem, IN 10.613 @ 78.67

Nostalgia Funny Car:
1. Steve Nichols, Newark, DE ’70 Camaro, 6.109 @ 231.95
2. Peter Gallen, Broomall, PA ’74 Chevy Vega 6.374 @ 196.73
3. Greg Jacobsmeyer, Florissant, MO ’70 Dodge Challenger 6.382 @ 221.34
4. Anthony Bronge, Chicago, IL ’69 Camaro, 6.398 @ 220.08
5. Kevin Lennon, Merriville, IN ’78 Plymouth Arrow 6.463 @ 221.85
6. John Dunn, Monticello, IL ’73 Duster 6.504 @ 223.99
7. Paul Romine, Indianapolis, IN ’79 Ford Mustang 6.529 @ 197.74
8. Shawn Bowen, Grand Blance, MI ’77 Pontiac Trans Am 6.825 @ 153.53
9. Randy Baker, Waukee, IA ’70 Ford Maverick 8.927 @ 154.02

Pro Comp I
1. Frank Cervelli, Mt Holley, NC 7.130 @ 186.95
2. Richard Edwards, Terre Haute, IN ’48 Fiat 7.138 @ 189.07
3. Steve Walczak, Rochester, NY ’32 Bantam 7.247 @ 181.98
4. Larry Dixon Dr, Plainfield, IN ’27 Ford 7.374 @ 154.74
5. Shawn Evans, Lovington, IL 7.444 @ 183.77
6. Driver Not On File 8.648 @ 187.99
7. Don Slout, Williamsport, VA ’48 Fiat 14.630 @ 99.22

Pro Comp II
1. John Umlauf, Rolla, MO 7.518 @ 148.10
2. David Shaffer, Lincoln, IL ’33 Ford 7.703 @ 171.99
3. Derek McCuiston, Troy, OH 7.717 @ 170.86
4. Pat Malloy, Buchanon, VA 7.799 @ 169.38
5. Dennis Merkt, Ferguson, MO 7.835 @ 176.03
6. Jeffrey Sanborn, Shelbyville, TN 7.863 @ 170.84
7. Tim Schwent, Hillsboro, MO ’32 Bantam 7.907 @ 166.42
8. Wayne Sears, Middleton, OH ’32 Bantam 8.128 @ 183.94

B/GAS
1. Rob Davis, Lawrenceburg, IN ’67 Nova 8.539 @ 158.09
2. Randall Bolles, Slaughters, KY ’68 Corvette 8.540 @ 100.24
3. Darryl Wathen, Utica, KY ’41 Willys 9.061 @ 117.73
4. Paul Johnson, Sheppardsville, KY ’68 Camaro 9.378 @ 121.08
5. Elden Miller, Lawrenceberg, IN ’33 Willys 9.697 @ 98.85
6. David Donaldson, Washington, IN ’48 Thames 10.346 @ 91.48
7. Larry Grenke, Muscatine, IA, ’63 Plymouth 11.701 @ 78.01

 

Sept. 14, 2009

Words and photos by Bill Jeffery.

A gallery of more Friday action is here.

The second weekend of every September has become synonymous with Canada's largest outdoor car show in Langley, B.C.. Known simply as the Langley Cruise In, the event plays host to an incredible gathering of over 2,000 street rods, hot rods, collector cars, jalopies and every other conceivable form of vehicle that has, at some point in history, motored down our highways.

Saturday is the main show and shine event and upwards of 200,000 enthusiasts flock to this city to take in the sights and sounds of automobile history.



However the Friday night before the show and shine has also become legendary as 100's of high horsepower street legal muscle cars cruise the streets of downtown Langley. Again the crowds gather, but on this night they are looking for something different than static displays.

Yes, spectators line the streets of downtown Langley, carefully watching every car as they cruise by, in hopes that they might perform a long, noisy and smokey burnout or maybe even mount a short drag race as a traffic light turns green.

Over the years the crowd has not been disappointed and the scope of the event grew in stature. However, as more people attended, the potential for disaster increased and as fate would have it, the local constabulary has stepped in to ensure public safety.

Over the past couple of years they have clamped down on any "illigal" activity, and in fact have adopted a zero tolerance policy with regards to these activities. Dozens of police cars cruise the streets along with the street rods.

At times the police presence seems larger than the rest of the cars put together. So for the most part the cars cruise up and down the strip, and every once in a while some brave soul briefly lights up their tires.

However the frequency and intensity of any real action has now been replaced by the rumble of idling horsepower.



All of this said, it is still worth the price of admission (free) to see so many beautiful cars (and trucks) driving down main street in such numbers and to experience the common love affair that all of those present share for these incredible machines.

Here are a few shots that I took on Friday to record my experience of the evening. I hope you enjoy!

A gallery of more Friday action is here.

(A quick note to say that by the end of the Friday action on Fraser HWY and Industrial, the police had handed out over 200 citations for various infractions including noise bylaws, dangerous driving, stop light infractions etc.)

August 3, 2009

Final round results from the Langley Loafers Old Time Drags

Gallery one (show n shine)

Gallery two (Paul Grant photos)

Gallery three (Saturday qualifying)

AA/Supercharged

Mike Molea, Grants Pass OR, '33 Willys 6.957/193.67 def. Brent Harris, Edmonton AB, '33 Willys (red)
Low ET and Top Speed weekend- Gary Reinero, Merced CA '48 Austin 6.739/207.08

Street Machine A


Jim Behnke, Mission BC, '67 Cuda, .050/10.265/128.11def. Bubba Boyd, Sedro-Wooley WA, '68 Camaro, .008/10.997/125.47

Street Machine B


Robert Bruch, Cloverdale BC, '70 Camaro, .019/11.968/107.91def. Lloyd Butt, Calgary AB, '69 Plymouth .110/12.011/111.92

Street Machine B


Randy Ness, Langley BC, '69 Roadrunner, .009/12.276/107.91def. Max Tonsaker, Aldergrove BC, '65 Nova, .087/12.481/106.81

Street Rod A


Russ Armstrong, Burlington WA, '29 Ford .002/9.477/138.44 def. - T. Charles, Langley BC, '41 Willys, -.009 (red)

Street Rod B


Tom Mongomery, Silverdale WA, '34 Plymouth, .052/12.392/108.04 def. Les Petrin, Anacortes WA, '30 Ford, .037/11.995/109.66

Street Classic A


Zach Liston, Mt. Vernon WA, '55 Chev .083/9.075/148.76 def. Steve Pyburn, Melba ID, '57 Ford, .016/9.694/136.57

Street Classic B


Randy Hermsen, Mission BC, '58 Olds, .069/15.203/84.98 def. Jerry Brabander, Cloverdale BC, '62 Chevy II, .194/11.170/120.48

Outlaw


Terry Langdon-Davies, Yarrow BC, '41 Willys .058/8.517/158.75 def. Grant Howell, Victoria BC, '37 Chev, -.341 (red)

Photo highlights


August 1, 2009

What a day at MRP. Wheel stands and career bests and few brushes with disaster. Five AA/GS in the 6's in extreme heat, including Gary Reinero going 207 and Brent Harris annihilating his previous bests going 206 mph and qualifying #2 with a 6.817 . Darryl Stone goes 6.73 in his Camaro for a career best as well.

AA/Supercharged qualifying

Gary Reinero 6.739/205.38
Brent Harris 6.817/203.43
Mitch Chaimberlin 6.851/199.37
Howard Anderson 6.899/203.29
Mike Molea 6.951/196.24
Scott White 7.058/195.99
Troy Owen 7.191/191.77
Bill Fitting 7.340/184.61

DNQ
Joel Matton 7.345/183.13

 

 

July 7, 2009

Darrell Webb warming up for the Rocky Mountian Nationals go a little airborne the week before

File photo

June 17, 2009

22nd Langley Loafers Old Time Drags @ the Eagle Motorplex.

Weekend gallery is here

A wild weekend at the Plex, as there was a little bit of everything by way of weather, racing excitement and something a little bit unexpected.

 

The largest car count in recent memory for any event at the 'Plex included a whopping 257 race cars and over 150 show n shine in attendance making the total over 400. Kudo's to the Loafers and the 'Plex for putting on a great show, as the action was completed by 4:00 pm Sunday.

The street action in Cache Creek was also pretty lively Friday and Saturday Night. There was a huge Burnout contest, and a massive BBQ put on by Frybe's gourmet foods Saturday night. They know how to put on a BBQ for sure.

 

Looking at Robbie's Motel and seeing all the cool rods lined up on both nights was very reminiscent. The Bonaparte hosted the BBQ and it was the first time I have been to that Hotel, it has a very nice set up in their courtyard. A few of the other older Hotels would be wise to improve their look.

As far as the unexpected part goes, scroll down and you will see!!

Here are the winners from Sunday Elimination's.

Blown Outlaw

 

A bit of a disappointment for the cars in this cool class as four of the quicker cars (all six second performers) broke in qualifying and did not play in elimination's. Three of the cars that were in elimination's including winner Brent Murray, runner up Troy Clayton and Dennis Hicks FED driven by Jim Obalek all put in awesome performances.

Brent Murray 48 Fiat .257 rt 7.046/192 mph defeated Troy Clayton fed (Broke)

RH Race Cars Canada West Doorslammers

A solid field of 15 Doorslammers ran in eliminating on Sunday, and I have to say that Kerry Stone's new turboe'd Camaro is one awesome machine. He will give Terry Spargo a bit of a run for the money in the #1 qualifier battle if he makes the trek south to MRP from his home in Kelowna. Zak Clarke took the win though, over a very surprising Phil Davis. Phil was on quite a roll in the first three rounds of eliminating, but his stellar rt's weren't there in the final round, and Zak had his best rt of eliminating in the final, as he took a tenth of a second stripe at the finish line.

Zak Clarke 94 Beretta .023 8.102/156 mph defeated Phil Davis 41 Willys .169 rt 7.859/176 mph

Blown Doorslammer exhibition

In a best of three battle between a couple black beauties, Duane Grosart in his very awesome 55 Chevy defeated Roy Lazic in his new 53 Studebaker. When Roy gets his new ride dialed in it will be badazz.

Outlaw

Gary Wiebe .133 rt 8.890/150.20 defeated Brad Powell .091 9.326/135.35

Street Rod "A"

Dwayne Neuman .014 rt 9.513/136.32 mph defeated Terry Charles .052 red light 10.255/129.44 mph

Street Classic "A"

Paul Paprskar .045 rt 10.167/123mph defeated Ray Bollinger .005 red light 15.77/83 mph

Street Machine "A"

Jake Martens .011 red 9.878/134.28 mph defeated John McCartney .029 red light 10.927/122.74 mph

Street Rod "B"

Veteran Bill Clifford .036 rt 11.429/104.89 mphdefeated another veteran Martin Dykstra .108 rt 12.686/102.24 mph

Street Classic "B"

Wayne Friesen .070 rt 13.550/87.55 mph defeated Butch Tuokko .14 rt 13.608/102.65 mph

Street Machine "B"

ay Bollinger was in his second final of the day and he won this one. .107 rt 11.234/111.51 mph defeated Gary Schley .109 10.704/129.64 mph

Street Machine "C"

Stacey Keelor .085 rt 14.000/93.56 defeated Glen Fillingham .120 rt 12.265/110.55 mph

Other photo highlights

Now for the other story from the 'Plex

As far as the unexpected, lightning hit the track Saturday afternoon and what followed was something most will never see. A fire broke out on the hills just east of the track and before long the track's own airshow was the headline as six different water bombers, three or four different bird dog (spotter planes), and a number of private aircraft buzzed the track.

Weekend fire gallery is here

California Hot Rod Reunion

Gallery is here.

Oct. 12-14, 2007

AUTO CLUB FAMOSO RACEWAY, BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Clear blue skies and sunshine, along with amazing nostalgia racing and the chance to reminisce with hot rod heroes from the past conspired to make Sunday at the 16th Annual Automobile Club of Southern California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by Holley, the largest event yet in the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum's Hot Rod Heritage Series.

Brad Thompson took the Nostalgia Top Fuel class victory with the quickest and fastest time and speed of the meet - 5.721 seconds at 261.62 mph over Pete Kaiser's 5.924 and 228.54 respectively. Thompson capped a perfect weekend in which he set the elapsed time and top speed records during qualifying. His was the quickest of 20 dragsters in the class, one of the largest showings in recent years.

In Nostalgia Funny Car, run in the "Chicago style," Bucky Austin took the honors in the "Northwest Hitter" over Terry Capp in "Bubble Up". In Chicago style racing, only the top eight qualifiers advance to eliminations. At Bakersfield, 16 cars ran for time, sending eight home after just one qualifying run. The eight-fastest ran again, with Terry Capp and Austin the two quickest winners, advancing to the final. Capp defeated NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series star Ron Capps, taking a brief break from the Countdown to One. Capps' POWERade Series crew chief is Reunion Grand Marshal Ed "The Ace" McCulloch.

Perhaps the scariest moment in the event came when Funny Car driver Randy Walls lit his car on fire. Walls was able to exit the car and suffered only a blister on his hand in the intense flames, but the car burned to the ground.

Meanwhile, vendors reported a brisk business in souvenirs, the Auto Club helped members with instructions on how to get around a blockage on Interstate 5 between Bakersfield and Los Angeles and spectators and reporters from around the world filled the grandstands and lined the fences.

Next year's Reunion will be the concluding event in the Hot Rod Heritage Series, which gets under way at Famoso in March with the March Meet. The dates for next year's 17th annual Automobile Club of Southern California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by Holley, are pending.

Final qualifying

AUTO CLUB FAMOSO RACEWAY, Bakersfield, Calif. - Brad Thompson, of nearby Visalia, took his Uyehara-Rodeck Nostalgia Top Fuel dragster to the top of the charts in qualifying for Sunday's final eliminations at the 16th annual Auto Club of So. Calif. Hot Rod Reunion, presented by Holley. Thompson roared down the quarter-mile in just 5.741 seconds at a speed of 255.89 mph. Second-quickest was Jim Murphy of Santa Rosa in a Stirling-Rodeck at 5.774 seconds and 257.43 mph. Courtesy of Drag Race Central here are the results following final qualifying sessions (both Top Fuel sessions listed, in the order they were run) for the 16th annual Automobile Club of Southern California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by Holley at Auto Club Famoso Raceway:

Funny Car qualifying

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Order after one round of qualifying in Nostalgia Funny Car at the California Hot Rod Reunion,

16th California Hotrod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:

 

1 617 Bucky Austin, Fife WA, '77 Arrow 5.952 237.78 237.78
2 627 Terry Capp, Edmondton AB, '77 Firebird 6.031 239.93 239.93
3 722 Sean Dale, Glendale AZ, '69 Charger 6.072 241.28 241.28
4 7737 Mike Savage, Tucson AZ, '70 Barracuda 6.127 229.94 229.94
5 520 Dennis La Charite, Rolling Hills Estates CA, ' 6.128 234.98 234.98
6 735 Jeff Utterback, Santa Monica CA, '73 Vega 6.133 227.33 227.33
7 769 Ron Capps, Carlsbad CA, '72 Charger 6.145 232.85 232.85
8 748 Bob Godfrey, Moreno Valley CA, '69 Camaro 6.147 229.06 229.06

------------ Not Qualified ------------

9 720 Lee Paul Jennings Jr, Pomona CA, '70 Challanger 6.160 220.85 220.85
10 732 Chris Krabill, Orange CA, '78 Arrow 6.185 234.74 234.74
11 707 Jim Holtz, Acton CA, '72 Satellite 6.203 235.72 235.72
12 736 Dan Horan Jr, Sylmar CA, '66 Mustang 6.347 195.22 195.22
13 756 Nate Bugg, Orange CA, '71 Barracuda 7.517 112.54 112.54
14 726 Randy Walls, El Cajon CA, '69 Nova 10.611 73.98 73.98
15 7140 Jack Wright, Oakhurst CA, '70 Challanger 10.876 62.27 62.27
16 758 Rian Konno, Rosemead CA, '70 Mustang DQ

 

 

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Nostalgia Top Fuel at the California Hot Rod Reunion, 16th California Hotrod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1 7917 Brad Thompson, Visalia CA, Uyehara-Rodeck 5.741 255.89 255.89
2 774 Jim Murphy, Santa Rosa CA, Stirling-Rodeck 5.774 257.43 257.43
3 766 Adam Sorokin, Los Angeles CA, Uyehara-Rodeck 5.816 239.61 239.61
4 4002 Troy Green, Purcell OK, Stirling-Donovan 5.830 251.04 251.04
5 705 Brett Harris, Kaysville UT, N&P-Rodeck 5.879 244.69 244.69
6 780 Pete Kaiser, Merced CA, Stirling-Donovan 5.885 243.04 243.83
7 724 Denver Schutz, Fresno CA, Stirling-Rodeck 5.886 250.62 250.62
8 7131 Rick White, San Diego CA, Hansen-Rodeck 5.929 244.16 244.16
9 772 Rick Williamson, Stockton CA, Davidson-Hemi 5.929 228.65 228.65
10 722 Jack Harris, Kaysville UT, N&P-Rodeck 5.932 230.65 230.65
11 532 Scott Mason, Syracuse UT, N&P-Chevy 5.934 238.66 238.66
12 792 Jason Richey, Pleasanton CA, Allen-Rodeck 5.939 228.19 249.79
13 787 Shannon Stuart, Riverside CA, Stirling-Donovan 6.012 228.42 228.42
14 308 Howard Haight, Brownsburg IN, Stirling-Donovan 6.073 223.15 223.15
15 702 Mike McLennan, Oakley CA, Uyehara-Chrysler 6.082 235.60 235.60
16 7380 Rick Rogers, Santa Magarita CA, Tuttle-Donovan 6.104 250.34 250.34

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 701 Rick McGee, Exeter CA, Tedford-Donovan 6.123 244.23 244.23
18 747 Mark Malde, Windsor CA, Stirling-Chevy 6.135 233.03 233.03
19 7188 Brendan Murry, San Jose CA, Stirling-Arias 6.241 220.04 220.04
20 692 John Shoemaker, Sacramento CA, Shoemaker-Rodeck 6.314 215.77 215.77
21 781 Mendy Fry, Youngston OH, Stirling-KB 7.766 175.88 175.88

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Nostalgia Elim at the California Hot Rod Reunion, 16th California Hotrod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:

Psn--Num--Class-Driver, Home Town, Machine-----------------ET---Index---(+/-)

1 743 NEL Gil Valencia, Tehachapi CA, '29 Ford 7.603 7.60 0.003
2 11 NEL Dan Schrokosch, San Marcos CA, Tuttle-Chevy 7.606 7.60 0.006
3 773 NEL Bob Hensel, San Bruno CA, '32 Bantam 7.614 7.60 0.014
4 U716 NEL Dan Whiteman, Jackson CA, '27 T-Ford 7.626 7.60 0.026
5 753M NEL John Leso, Valley Center CA, '23 T-Ford 7.628 7.60 0.028
6 7795 NEL Alan Hull, Arcadia CA, Dragster-Chevy 7.629 7.60 0.029
7 706 NEL Jim Scott, Fallbrook CA, Horton-Chysler 7.636 7.60 0.036
8 7472 NEL Bob Murphy, Clovis CA, Sarmento-Chevy 7.640 7.60 0.040
9 121 NEL Dave Rosenberg, Long Beach CA, DRE-Chevy 7.649 7.60 0.049
10 1 NEL Don Taros, San Pedro CA, Meyer-Chevy 7.651 7.60 0.051
11 7841 NEL Roy Victor, Citrus Heights CA, Sterling-Ch 7.652 7.60 0.052
12 7713 NEL Dale Taros, Long Beach CA, Tuttle-Chevy 7.663 7.60 0.063
13 7448 NEL Ted McDavitt, Benicia CA, Tuttle-Chev 7.667 7.60 0.067
14 7602 NEL Bruce McDowell, Chula Vista CA, Hanson-Che 7.668 7.60 0.068
15 786 NEL Jeff Galatro Sr., Newman CA, Dragster-Hemi 7.671 7.60 0.071
16 225 NEL Ronnie Lennon, Sonoma CA, '32 Bantam 7.679 7.60 0.079
17 7781 NEL Pete Cogswell, Chula Vista CA, '23 T-Ford 7.697 7.60 0.097
18 713R NEL Ken Rappaport, San Diego CA, Research-Chev 7.702 7.60 0.102
19 7209 NEL Jerry Beach, Woodland Hills CA, Dragster-C 7.704 7.60 0.104
20 7707 NEL Phil Lukens, Pasadena CA, '48 Fiat 7.705 7.60 0.105
21 6248 NEL Dave Roberts, Happy Valley OR, Dragster-Ch 7.712 7.60 0.112
22 334 NEL David Shaffer, Lincoln IL, '33 Ford 7.718 7.60 0.118
23 6447 NEL Dorthy Morris, Snohomish WA, '32 Bantam 7.735 7.60 0.135
24 605 NEL Roly Leahy, Queensland AS, Dragster-Chevy 7.743 7.60 0.143
25 7153 NEL Gregg Scott, ElCajon CA, '23 T-Ford 7.751 7.60 0.151
26 7888 NEL Don Dicero, Vacaville CA, '23 T-Ford 7.762 7.60 0.162
27 7524 NEL Rick MacDonald, Escondido CA, Dragster-Ford 7.771 7.60 0.171
28 M722 NEL Tom Moore, Bakersfield CA, '23 T-Ford 7.772 7.60 0.172
29 7780 NEL Dennis Neverve, Palo Alto CA, Long-Chevy 7.783 7.60 0.183
30 6674 NEL Mark Wallace, Portland OR, Dragster-Chevy 7.801 7.60 0.201
31 796F NEL Jordan Frolka, Simi Valley CA, N&P-Chevy 7.809 7.60 0.209
32 5333 NEL Mike Splett, Forest Lake MN, FED-ROD 7.821 7.60 0.221

------------ Not Qualified ------------

33 902 NEL Mike Kirby, Thousand Oaks CA, '71 Chevy 7.822 7.60 0.222
34 720R NEL Becky Sylvester, St. George UT, MW-Chevy 7.831 7.60 0.231
35 F771 NEL Dave Ward, Crestline CA, '48 Fiat 7.872 7.60 0.272
36 7184 NEL Ron O Haver, Bakersfield CA, '23 T-Ford 7.879 7.60 0.279
37 7596 NEL Jim Maroney, Gilbert AZ, '23 T-Ford 7.900 7.60 0.300
38 7646 NEL George Johns, Bakersfield CA, '48 Fiat 7.910 7.60 0.310
39 3770 NEL Mark Vaught, Carwfordsville IN, Rooman-Rod 7.921 7.60 0.321
40 791 NEL Rick High, Lake Havasu CA, Trick-Chevy 7.939 7.60 0.339
41 7570 NEL Robert Overholser, Selma CA, '23 T-Ford 7.940 7.60 0.340
42 7043 NEL Mike Fitzello, Glendora CA, N&P-Dodge 7.952 7.60 0.352
43 7353 NEL Austin Frye, Taft CA, Dragster-JP1 7.954 7.60 0.354
44 7001 NEL Bobby Evans, Covina CA, MW-Chrysler 7.958 7.60 0.358
45 7897 NEL Dale Dow, Bakersfield CA, '23 T-Ford 8.040 7.60 0.440
46 D744 NEL Scott Stanger, West Point UT, '48 Fiat 8.060 7.60 0.460
47 776 NEL Roger Gates, Wofford Heights CA, RGMS-Chevy 8.071 7.60 0.471
48 7773 NEL Leah Pruett, Redlands CA, '23 T-Ford 8.087 7.60 0.487
49 G5122 NEL Tim Brown, Lakewood CA, '48 Fiat 8.327 7.60 0.727
50 7008 NEL Gary Fenstermaker, Hemet CA, Shoemaker-Che 8.406 7.60 0.806
51 750E NEL Eily Stafford, Mt. Laguna CA, Porter-Donav 8.571 7.60 0.971
52 730M NEL Bobby Lee, Monrovia CA, '48 Fiat 9.186 7.60 1.586
53 7576 NEL Chris Ludwig, Las Vegas CA, N&P-Chrysler 11.143 7.60 3.543
54 7822 NEL Brad Denney, Visalia CA, '32 Bantam 7.591 7.60 -0.009
55 7722 NEL Tony Wimer, Redlands CA, Tuttle-Chevy 7.584 7.60 -0.016
56 7232 NEL Ken Sprecht, Clovis CA, '23 T-Ford 7.348 7.60 -0.252
57 E719 NEL Mike Smith, San Diego CA, Dragster-Rodeck 7.287 7.60 -0.313
58 797 NEL Mike Cross, Culver City CA, Dyda-Chevy 7.072 7.60 -0.528

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in AFX AFX at the California Hot Rod Reunion, 16th California Hotrod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1 7068 John Contreras, San Francisco CA, '62 Olds 9.494 142.87 142.87
2 711 Phil Featherson, Stockton CA, '64 Ford 9.799 136.30 136.30
3 409 Mitchell Akers, San Diego CA, '60 Impala 9.946 134.69 134.69
4 722J Todd Hoffman, Vista CA, '64 Fairlane 9.970 134.12 134.12
5 393 Tim O'Neal, Clovis CA, '64 Comet 9.979 136.86 136.86
6 3 Bob Shahan, Tulare CA, '69 Dart 10.019 134.52 134.52
7 536 Jim Gonia, McKenna WA, '66 Fairlane 10.046 133.45 133.45
8 V707 Diana Hudson, Yorba Linda CA, '66 Nova 10.230 129.34 129.34
9 7535 Nick Anderson, Riverside CA, '62 Pontiac 10.286 122.61 122.61
10 7771 Joel Miner, San Diego CA, '64 Belvedere 10.309 128.75 128.75
11 755 Doug Hamption, Salinas CA, '66 Fairlane 10.324 128.38 128.38
12 704 Brian Clark, Newhall CA, '68 Roadrunner 10.419 127.84 127.84
13 219 Bob Pearcy, Salinas CA, '66 Chevelle 10.468 128.51 128.51
14 413 Troy Yarbrough, Torrance CA, '63 Dodge 10.597 126.56 126.56
15 K732 Bob Kirkbride, Las Vegas NV, '64 Fairlane 10.636 126.58 126.58
16 5159 Jeff Dudgeon, Las Vegas NV, '66 Coronet 10.692 124.05 124.05

------------ Not Qualified ------------

17 427 Steve Whitmore, Dixon CA, '67 Mustang 10.715 126.31 126.31
18 R755 Eric Christianson, Camarillo CA, '65 Ranchero 10.843 122.71 122.71
19 R773 Roy Pool, Camarillo CA, Ford 10.865 123.94 123.94
20 705 Jim Henderson, Three Rivers CA, '68 Road Runner10.920 121.29 121.29
21 7680 Jerry Keller, Ramona CA, '63 Dodge 10.952 123.11 123.11
22 C767 Carol Berardini, Norwalk CA, '67 Chevy 10.961 121.62 121.62
23 1962 Sharai Steinbacher, Upland CA, '62 Chevy II 10.998 122.16 122.16
24 1966 Joe Alsworth, Mesa AZ, '66 Lemans 11.002 124.93 124.93
25 203 Mike Dunn, Yuba City CA, '63 Savoy 11.036 87.96 87.96
26 Q776 Phil Ross, Clovis CA, '64 Plymouth 11.747 117.09 117.09
27 485 Rick Sumrall, Las Vegas NV, '66 Belvedere 13.214 118.90 118.90
28 427F Lou Camp, Frisco CO, '64 Fairlane NT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Round 2 winners, listed in order of elapsed time, in A/Gas Eliminator at the California Hot Rod Reunion, 16th California Hotrod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:
Weather conditions: relative humidity 64 percent, barometer 29.88 inches,track temperature degrees.

Psn--Num--Class-Driver, Home Town, Machine-----------------ET---Index---(+/-)

1 7770 AGS Dean Lindsey, Santa Paula CA, '67 Nova 7.604 7.60 0.004
2 U789 AGS Tom Schiffilea, San Gabriel CA, '40 Willys 7.617 7.60 0.017
3 7526 AGS Rob Patten, Tracy CA, '63 Vette 7.631 7.60 0.031
4 68 AGS Jay Diedrich, Firebaugh CA, '68 Camaro 7.679 7.60 0.079
5 6636 AGS Ray Martin, Anchorage AK, '63 Vette 7.682 7.60 0.082
6 6511 AGS John Cauchi, Battle Ground WA, '68 Camaro 7.697 7.60 0.097
7 757X AGS Mike Doushgounian, Morgan Hill CA, '68 Cam 7.727 7.60 0.127
8 647 AGS Brad Chafee, Valencia CA, '67 Nova 7.739 7.60 0.139

------------ Not Qualified ------------

9 7777 AGS Jimmy White, Covina CA, '63 Corvette 7.768 7.60 0.168
10 67 AGS Pat McDonald, Salinas CA, '67 Nova 7.815 7.60 0.215
11 7494 AGS Jim Godec, Carson City NV, '37 Chevy 7.853 7.60 0.253
12 B770 AGS Phillip Herrera, Montebello CA, '67 Camaro 7.857 7.60 0.257
13 7257 AGS Jim Data, Ojai CA, '57 Pontiac 7.873 7.60 0.273
14 773A AGS Frank Merenda, Paso Robles CA, '65 Nova 7.933 7.60 0.333
15 6837 AGS Brent Harris, Edmonton AB, '33 Willys 7.960 7.60 0.360
16 3638 AGS Larry Ofria, Northridge CA, '57 Chevy 8.040 7.60 0.440
17 7355 AGS Bret Pichler, Cameron Pach 69, Camaro-DRCE 8.045 7.60 0.445
18 7475 AGS Stan Blosk, San Bernardino CA, '64 Falcon 8.052 7.60 0.452
19 7825 AGS Monti Fitzgerald, Rancho Cordova CA, '67 N 8.320 7.60 0.720
20 722 AGS Karl Whisenhunt, Sacramento CA, '64 Fairla 8.417 7.60 0.817
21 733W AGS Jerry Wold, Buena Park CA, '68 Camaro 8.562 7.60 0.962
22 7872 AGS Dave Torgrimson, Coarsegold CA, '63 Vette 8.663 7.60 1.063
23 7460 AGS Maryann Harman, San Jose CA, '41 Willys 8.804 7.60 1.204
24 706 AGS Joe Adamo, Anaheim CA, '41 Willys 8.913 7.60 1.313
25 H570 AGS Todd James Hutchen, Darango CO, '57 BelAir 9.020 7.60 1.420
26 427 AGS AJ Schwichtenberg, Palmer AK, '63 Vette 9.197 7.60 1.597
27 K760 AGS Kevin Mossman, Whittier CA, '72 Chevelle 10.857 7.60 3.257
28 7176 AGS Tony Lena, Brentwood CA, '63 Vette 7.597 7.60 -0.003
29 7278 AGS Scott Loomis, Ojai CA, '53 Studebaker 7.591 7.60 -0.009
30 7931 AGS Chris Beanes, Arcadia CA, '51 Henry J 7.510 7.60 -0.090
31 7366 AGS John Overholser, Selma CA, '56 Chevy 7.458 7.60 -0.142


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Junior Fuel B at the California Hot Rod Reunion, 16th California Hotrod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1 1 John Rasmussen, Littleton CO, Dragster-Hemi 7.128 186.95 187.42
2 730 Fred Notkza, Ventura CA, Dragster-Chev 7.195 186.37 186.37
3 7717 Bud Hammer, Oxnard CA, Tuttle-Chevy 7.246 184.01 184.01
4 723 Don Enriquez, Misson Viejo CA, Fritz-Chevy 7.394 180.14 180.14
5 7107 Rich Fenton, Hayward CA, N&P-Chevy 7.403 179.53 179.53
6 7452 Mark McCormick, Escondido CA, N&P-Chevy 7.554 173.51 176.36
7 7066 Ward Francev, Whitter CA, FED-Chev 7.610 170.13 170.13
8 120 Neil O'Kane, Castro Valley CA, Framewrks-Chevy 8.133 163.63 163.63

------------ Not Qualified ------------

9 7031 Bob Lander, Sebastopol CA, Lander-Chevy 8.222 159.26 159.26

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Junior Fuel A at the California Hot Rod Reunion, 16th California Hotrod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1 519 Scott Parks, Burlingame KS, Neil&Parks-Chevy 6.933 193.17 193.17
2 720 J.D. Zink, Chico CA, Uyehara-Chevy 6.946 190.11 190.11
3 7202 Jon Haire, Napa CA, Uyehara-Chev 6.947 192.59 192.59
4 140X Brian Darcy, Newburgh NY, N&P-Chevy 6.979 189.99 190.71
5 7125 Mike Chrisman, Lake Forest CA, Chrisman-Chevy 6.993 192.34 192.34
6 7828 Wayne Ramay, Simi Valley CA, JP Mtrsprt-Chevy 7.119 186.56 186.56
7 6036 Ron Prior, Spokane WA, Hadman-Chevy 7.227 184.50 184.50
8 724 Jon Rowley, Amado AZ, Neil&Parks-Chevy 7.253 178.25 181.30

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in AA/Gas Supercharged at the California Hot Rod Reunion, 16th California Hotrod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1 7595 Chris Abbey, Clovis CA, '63 Vette 6.632 208.62 208.62
2 7965 Sean Renteria, Hollister CA, '65 Valiant 6.633 212.11 212.11
3 627 Scott White, Seaside OR, '41 Willys 6.757 206.65 206.65
4 727 Dale Boomgaarden, Gilroy CA, '68 Cuda 6.871 175.78 175.78
5 6768 Mike Molea, Grants Pass OR, '33 Willys 6.873 193.75 193.75
6 7235 Rich Roberts, Winton CA, '34 Willys 6.894 200.98 200.98
7 780 Mike Leonard, Pleasanton CA, '69 Chevelle 6.906 197.10 197.10
8 707 Howard Anderson, Appleton CA, '38 Chevy 6.929 203.38 203.38

------------ Not Qualified ------------

9 7014 Ron Nahas, Reno NV, '41 Willys 6.944 191.24 192.02
10 6950 Mitch Chamberlin, Orting WA, '41 Willys 6.973 198.01 198.01
11 7408 Gary Reinero, Merced CA, '48 Austin 6.982 195.69 195.69
12 7776 John Geyer, Salinas CA, '58 Corvette 7.051 194.63 194.63
13 7545 Cecil Matthews, Redwood Valley CA, '55 T-Bird 7.161 188.28 191.57
14 618 Dave Thompson, Medford OR, '41 Willys 7.511 184.04 184.04
15 778 TK Krupa, Leona Valley CA, '67 Camaro 9.230 100.40 100.40

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in A/Fuel at the California Hot Rod Reunion, 16th California Hotrod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1 7573 Kin Bates, Anderson CA, Tuttle-Chrysler 6.284 225.45 225.73
2 750 Darrell Waters, Bonsall CA, Comstock-BAE 6.369 212.11 214.69
3 7293 Shawn Corbani, San Jose CA, Stirling-BAE 6.477 211.66 215.93
4 7777 Bill Wayne, Bullhead City AZ, URC-AJPE 6.487 217.23 217.23
5 6800 Claude Lavoie, Sherwood Park AB, Schewe-Hemi 6.518 221.13 221.51
6 7571 Nick Norton, Long Beach CA, Uyehara-Chevy 6.610 207.61 207.61
7 713 Jerry Kumre Jr, Rohert Park CA, Manana Boy-Chev 6.665 206.94 206.94
8 7926 Ted Groocock, Chula Vista CA, Stirling-Chrysler 6.705 205.94 205.94

------------ Not Qualified ------------

9 J700 Jeremy Sullivan, Riverside CA, Stirling-Chevy 6.760 206.37 206.37
10 7322 Chuck Tanko, Prescott AZ, Stirling 6.784 213.16 213.16
11 6802 Lisa Lavoie, Sherwood Park AB, Hanson-Hemi 6.914 215.00 215.00
12 7245 Randy Harris, Clovis CA, '23-T Ford 7.205 185.37 185.37
13 7113 Tom Taros, San Pedro CA, Dragster-Chevy 8.544 146.27 146.27
14 714 Bill Genco, Westchester CA, Tuttle-Donovan 10.941 74.55 74.55
15 7150 Rian Konno, Rosemead CA, 22.667 45.16 47.29


 

Friday
Bracket Time Trials 8am-9:30am (HR)
Index Session 9:30am (Includes N1, N2, N3, AG, BG, CG, DG)
Run Order will be determined by car count.
Nitro Qualifying 2pm
Heads-up Session Following Nitro (Includes AF, AAG, JRFA & JRFB)
Bracket Time Trials If time permits
Secure Track

Saturday
Bracket Time Trials 8am-9:30am (HR)
Index Session 9:30am (Includes N1, N2, N3, AG, BG, CG, DG)
Run order will be determined by car count.
Nitro Qualifying 12:30pm
Heads-up Session Following Nitro (Includes AF, AAG, JRFA & JRFB)
Eliminations 3pm (N1, CG, &DG)
Nitro Qualifying 4pm
Secure Track

Sunday
Eliminations 9am (HR & Index)
Opening Ceremonies 10:45am
Final Eliminations 11:00am (TF- HR)

Parking and Tech and Registration Schedule

Wednesday March 7
Racer and Vendor Parking 12pm-5pm

Thursday March 8
Racer and Vendor Parking 8am-5pm
Tech Inspection 11am-5pm
Racer Registration 12pm-7pm

Friday March 9
Tech Inspection 8am-5pm
Racer Registration 8am-5pm

Saturday March 10
Tech Inspection 8am-10a

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