Ky. (June 14, 2018) The 2018 NHRA Holley National Hot Rod Reunion®
presented by AAA Insurance roared to life with an action packed
Thursday featuring classic cars, nostalgic quarter-mile drag
racing, and legends of the sport at Beech Bend Raceway Park.
The three-day event pays tribute to the love affair America has
with the car culture and celebrates the passion of the owners
and their machines.
day was one that was enjoyed by all who attended during the course
of a happing Thursday, said Larry Fisher, executive director
of the NHRA Motorsports Museum. The facility and the surrounding
areas are filled with classic hot rods and we enjoy the support
of the residents of Bowling Green.
Car featured Dan Horan Jr. and John Smith in the finals. Smith
suffered a wheel stand early in the run allowing Horan to streak
to the victory with a run of 5.881 at 216.27 to the trailing
run of 11.902 at 52.34.
one of my fathers favorite places to come with his front engine
car and we lost him in 2016, said Horan. We decided
to have a new Murf (McKinney) car built, it was finished a week
ago, my guys went to his shop, put it together, and hauled it
here. Here we are in the winners circle. Pretty emotional to
win on Fathers Day weekend.
Some Text courtesy
of All American Fuel Dragsters and NHRA Motorsports Museum
Without furter ado, lets go racin'.
- TOP FUEL SESSION ONE
The first pair
out to test the waters were Californians Mendy Fry, Los Angeles
CA, driving the High Speed Motorsports car and Brendan Murry
from San Jose CA, in his Running Wild Racing fueler.
Murry had a couple of dead holes
while Fry had problems of her own. Murry got a 6.381 at 180.91
time slip while Fry got a DQ.
The second pair
out was Tyler Hilton from Sharonville OH, in the Great Expectations
fueler and Dave Miller, Cedar Hill MO.
Greenwood made the better pass
with 6.417 at 166.11 with Hilton experiencing problems shutting
off to a 10.401 at 80.13.
Next out was
Julius Hughes, Gainesville GA, in the Atlanta Speed Shop digger
and Jim Young from Salem WI. in his Young Guns fueler.
note. Young's injectors are closed! Epic pedal job.
Young was long gone en route
to making a statement, jumping straight up to #1 with a 5.798
at 254.90. Hughes limped to a 6.553 at 189.63.
Next pair to challenge the heat
where Tim Cullinan from Des Plaines IL, and Jason Greenwood from
the only car other than Young to dip into the fives. He landed
a first day #2 with a 5.968 at 204.51. Greenwood clicked it early to a 6.417 at 166.11.
than a few folks from Bowling Green called in sick.
The final pair for Q1 was Paul
Schultz out of Tulsa OK, in his beautiful Spirit of St. Louis
car and Adam Sorokin from Glendale CA, in the fan favorite Champion
Speed Shop entry.
Sorokin hazed the tires
at the 60' mark.
Schultz clicked it very early
to a 8.060 at 116.21 which put him #8 for the day. Sorokin pedaled
out of his tire smoke to a 6.182 at 222.36 which was good for
a surprising #3.
Top Fuel Qualifying - Session 1 - Page 1
Top Fuel - Qualifying Session 2 - Page 2
Top Fuel Qualifying Session 3 - Page 3
Funny Car Qualifying & Early Rounds - Page 4
Top Fuel Eliminations Rounds 1 &
- Page 5
Nitro Finals & AA/Fuel
- Page 6
Other Class Cars - Page 7
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