2012 Funny Car Nationals DRO AAFC Challenge #4
2012 Funny Car Nationals presented by Flagstar bank September 8th 2012, US
131 Motorsports Park.
0:00 Intro Pt. I
0:30 Intro Pt. II
1:56 Qualifying Order
4:59 1st Round
11:29 Semi Finals
15:11 Final Round
17:38 Winner's Circle
Don Prudhomme's Car Collection & Race Shop Tour!
Take an inside look at Don Prudhomme's race shop in Vista, CA with Snake as
he gives information about many of the dragsters and funny cars in his
collection. He also provides up-close looks at both of the original,
restored Snake & Mongoose 1967 Dodge D700 Hot Wheels Ramp Trucks!
NitroAmerica 2014 - Plug Your Ears
One of the best fan experiences at a drag strip is to stand near a
nitromethane-powered engine as the crews go through warming the engine.
Here is a mash up including the modern cars, nostalgia, & cackle car warm
ups from 2014.
funnycar tire shake
top alchol funny car with a GoPro Hero2 on the wheelie bar at grand bend
motorplex ontario canada with racer x at the wheel
Spirit of Texas Top Fuel Hydro destroyed in San Angelo
Top Fuel Hydro drag boat pilot Scotty Lumbert crashes The MAVTV Spirit of
Texas during qualifying at the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series 2012
Showdown in San Angelo, TX. The boat was destroyed, but the driver stayed
safe in his capsule.
When the stars line up in front of me, I just have to record it.
I have no choice.
And this was one of those moments.
I don't know if this will ever happen again. I certainly hope it will--and
in front of the grandstands at some selected NHRA events. For you see, you
just don't see this happening at all-- when you look back at how unlikely
it is that the car and the driver would still be around in 2012!
Take the driver, Don Prudhomme. How many times did he make full passes in
a top fuel dragster or funny car? And for how many years?
In short, it's a miracle that he is in one piece, after all that--and he
is! Thank goodness!
Then the car:
The Greer, Black, and Prudhomme dragster, built by Kent Fuller and raced
from 1962 through 1964, with the original partners, it ran up an incredible
record at southern California tracks of 81 wins and only 8 loses!
(According to Phil Burgess) Then lengthened--bought and raced as the
"Bonanza" for a while, eventually stripped of it's motor and left sitting
for years. Restored by Steve Davis, bought by Bruce Meyer--How likely is
it that it would be allowed to join up with "Snake" for this moment?
Pretty unlikely--except that it's owner Bruce Meyer, is a good friend of
Don's, and after hearing about Rick MacDonald, they gave him the nod to
bring the car to the track, and push start it to life. Now the driver
could have been someone else....but it wasn't.
That's what makes this fire up so significant.
And like I said: All we can do is hope that this mind blowing moment will
happen again at a track near you.
And if you hear they are coming, better "Make the Scene". For the chance
may not come again.
Like an old legendary cowboy on a white horse in your local parade. And
all you need to do is what you did when you were a kid: Sit on the curb
and watch him go by.
2012 Saturday Night Nitro #2
The sights and sounds of Nighttime, Nitromethane-Fueled Drag Racing from
the historic Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, CA...turn it up!
1:00 Daytime Warm Ups
1:51 Daytime Test Runs
4:40 Nighttime Warm Ups
5:19 Qualifying/1st Rd Highlights
7:40 Fuel Altereds Forever
9:27 2nd Rd/Quick 8
14:03 Nostalgia Top Fuel
16:14 Final Round Warm Ups
16:47 Final Round
18:17 Winner's Circle
Big Thanks to Blake & John Bowser for putting on these events!
#3 is September 8th
2011 CHRR Nostalgia Top Fuel & Funny Car
Nostalgia Top Fuel & Funny Car, Qualifying Order & Complete Eliminations
If you wish to skip ahead, just click on the time:
N/TF Qualifying Order: 0:40
N/FC Qualifying Order: 6:00
Round 1: 11:46
Round 2: 21:36
Semi Finals: 26:38
Final Rounds: 29:05
Winner's Circle: 30:55
2012 World Series of Drag Racing DRO AAFC Challenge #3
PART I: NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR
1:05 Warm Ups
6:22 Qualifying Order
8:36 1st Round
15:42 Semi Finals
18:00 Final Round
19:51 Winner's Circle/Interview
PART II: SMOKE, THUNDER, & FIRE
20:53 Other Classes Montage
32:36 A message from the Fans
PART III: FINAL ROUNDS
33:46 Pro Modified
34:18 Nostalgia Nitro
34:43 Nostalgia Top Fuel
35:19 Fuel Altered
35:48 Funny Car
36:15 Top Fuel
36:49 The Farmer vs. The Animal
A special thanks to John Hale and Karen Miller @ John Hale Racing & Dennis
2012 CHRR Nostalgia Top Fuel & Funny Car
0:00 Intro Part I
0:44 Intro Part II
3:28 Nostalgia Top Fuel
4:37 NTF Qualifying Order
9:00 Nostalgia Funny Car
9:37 NFC Qualifying Order
14:37 Final Eliminations
15:00 NTF 1st Round
24:47 NFC 1st Round
37:58 NFC 2nd Round
44:15 NTF 2nd Round
49:49 NFC Semi Finals
53:30 NTF Semi Finals
57:14 NFC Final Round
59:02 NTF Final Round
1:01:01 Winner's Circle
Voice for Top Fuel Segment: Chris Economaki (1920-2012)
Voice for Funny Car Segment: Steve Evans (1942-2000)