2011 Auto Plus Night Under Fire - Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars Round 1 - Norwalk Nostalgia Drag Racing
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August 13, 2011 - Auto Plus Night Under Fire at Summit Racing Equipment
Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Nostalgia Drag Racing - Notes from 34th
Annual Auto-Plus Night Under Fire listing lane, driver name, and elapsed
time/top speed this round:
The Historic Nitro Funny Cars take the track for a step back in time. In
the pre-race ceremonies John Force told the crowd he was amazed to see all
these famous cars back in one spot. We start with a pairing of Brian
Stewart driving Tom Hoover's Showtime Corvette against Lee Jennings, Jr. in
the Dick Harrell Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Lee Jennings, Jr. runs 6.102/246.30 ***WINNER***
Summit (Left) Lane: Brian Stewart *FOUL*
Stewart jumped the light giving Jennings the win.
Next up, Doc Halladay in Telstar against Mike Savage driving the famous
Candies & Hughes Funny Car.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Mike Savage runs 6.090/232.51 ***WINNER***
Summit (Left) Lane: Doc Halladay runs 8.487/135.27.
Halladay pedaled the car trying to maintain traction but Savage lays down
a clean pass to trip the win light.
Next up is Jon Capps driving Jungle Jim Leiberman's 'Jungle Jim' Camaro Funny Car, facing Raymond
Beadle's iconic Blue Max driven by Ronnie Young. Beadle himself is on the
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Ronnie Young runs 6.574/206.76
Summit (Left) Lane: Jon Capps runs 5.869/245.63 ***WINNER***
Wrapping up qualifying for the nostalgia cars is Frank Hawley in the
Chi-Town Hustler facing Dale Pulde in the 1977 Trans Am War Eagle.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Dale Pulde runs 5.877/217.53 ***WINNER***
Summit (Left) Lane: Frank Hawley runs 5.966/229.78
Capps is your number one qualifier.
Formerly Norwalk Raceway Park
IRWINDALE RACEWAY 1971.wmv
Special thanks to Tom West & Steve Reyes, for shooting the Nanook stills,
at the same time my father shot this footage. Drag Racing So. California
style, racing action on the track, and take a walk through the pits along
with my family and I, in an era missed, but not forgotten.