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
Chi-Town Hustler vs Screamin Eagle Geezers
Maple Grove Geezers Reunion with Rocky Pirrone blown alky funny car going
up agains Troy Martins CHi-Town Huster Nitro funny car. Great Run
32 Funny Car Qualified Spots at 2010 March Meet Famosa/Bakersfield, CA (2009 clips)
Imagine over 40 Nostalgia Fuel Funnys going for 32 spots at the 2010 March
Meet, (5,6,7th). That's the word. Plus a 16 Top Fuel Field....NITRO, NITRO,
NITRO...These clips are from the 2009 March Meet, 1st two rounds of
Qualifying, just 28 cars going for 8 spots...(taken from my full coverage
DVDs, burnouts, backups, runs, qualifying and full Eliminations). Filmed
by Frank Kunkel www.franksdragracevideos.com
Burnout '75 & '76
A selection of Funny Cars, Fuellers and Altereds warm up their rear tyres
at British Drag Strips in 1975 & '76. Footage from Time Travel 13 which was
originally filmed by Ken Robbins on his 8mm sound cine camera. Full length
DVD avaliable at www.timetraveldvds.co.uk
Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars, March Meet 2007
http://www.DragRacingTV.com/ Nostalgia funny car drag racing from the 2007
Bakersfield March Meet. This is the final and semi-final rounds of
eliminations. These cars are part of the Nostalgia Funny Car Association.