NITRO FINALS & AA/FUEL ALTEREDS

 

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FUNNY CAR FINAL

 

As the sun started to set on Saturday it was John "Bodie" Smith and Dan Horan Jr. who rolled out for the funny car final.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith absolutely drilled Horan on the tree (0.033 to a 0.229) and that alone should have been lights out for Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

Holeshot aside, before the tree Smith took the name of his Dad's car seriously... Entertainer did indeed entertain.

 

 

While Smith was going up, Horan was playing catch up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith was caught from several angles doing his best Jungle Jim impersonation.

 

 

 

 

By the 330' Horan still haden't caught the flying Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the 1/8th mile the show was over and Horan was on his way to a 5.881 at just 216.27 win. The fans that hung in for the finals were amped by Smith's show.

 

 

 

 

 

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TOP FUEL FINAL

 

 

 

 

 

As it should be on paper, the final matched the #1 and #2 qualifiers, Mendy Fry and Jim Young. This was a coin toss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young got a chunk on the tree. His 0.078 to Mendy's 0.134 RT gave him the edge he could have needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young still had the lead at the 330' mark.

 

 

Before the 1/8th mile blocks Young got out of the groove but never lifted.

 

Young's tire tracks tell the tale.

 

This race was closer than the numbers suggest. Once again the fans who stayed witnessed one of the best NTF races of the year. With the win Fry added another notch in the High Speed Motorsports pistol grip being the 5th team driver to win an unprecedented 8 NHRA Nationsl Hot Rod Reunion Top Fuel title.

 

 

 

 

 

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NITRO WINNERS CIRCLE

 

Funny Car Winner Dan Horan Jr. made the long trek from SoCal to get a win for his late Dad, "Digger Dan" Horan - job well done.

 

 

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If you ever see a Winners Circle shot of the High Speed Motorsports team with less than 15 people in it, its a Photoshop forgery. Race winner and Top Fuel points leader Mendy Fry surrounded by Team Highspeed celebrate another NHRR win.

 

 

 

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6.0 Pro title went to Mike Taylor who beat Barrie Young in the final.

 

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7.0 Pro trophy went to Robbie Freels who survived 5 rounds of racing.

 

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7.5 Index winner was Kelly Freels also went 5 rounds for the title.

 

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AA/FUEL ALTEREDS

There were only three AA/FA (booked in) so they were more of an exhibition. Here are some random shots of these fan favorites over the weekend.

 

Dan Pettinato was on hand with his "Rat Poison" late model hemi Fiat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The other two were AA/FA staples, Randy Bradford in his classic Fiat and Ron Hope in the world famous "Rat Trap".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 & 2  - Page 5

Nitro Finals & AA/Fuel Altereds  - Page 6

Other Class Cars  - Page 7

2018 NHRR Cacklefest

 

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