Blitz Fact Sheet
Blitz is a points-earning series to promote four drag races for
nitro funny cars, the Ignitor and Nightfire
Nationals at Firebird Raceway and two Saturday Night
Nitro events at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.
the Blitz works... Points are earned based upon funny car qualifying
positions in reverse order. In an 8-car field the #1 qualifier
earns 8 points, #2 earns 7 points, #3 earns 6 points and downward
through the qualified field; a 16-car field is awarded the same
way with the #1 qualifier earning 16 points. 10 points are awarded
for simply showing up with a nitro funny car and passing tech
at each event, with a perfect attendance bonus of 5 points to
teams participating at all four events.
At the end of
this series, the top points earner receives a Boise-Bakersfield
Blitz Winners jacket and special trophy, $1,000 cash, a 55-gallon
drum of nitromethane and a $250 gasoline/diesel gift card.
At this, the
first of two Saturday Night Nitro shows at Famoso, it was James
Day, in Gary Turner's 'Pedaler' who, with a 5.81, took home the
trophy and cash.
Along with the
floppers, there were a complement of other cars including top
fuelers out testing, Fuel Altereds, jets and door cars.
Here are a few
shots from the first installment of Saturday Night Nitro 2013
held at Famoso Raceway. They are basically in chronological order.