2012 Bakersfield March Meet Nostalgia Top Fuel & Funny Car
A rundown of Qualifying and complete Eliminations
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1:17 Nostalgia Top Fuel Qualifying Order
2:46 Nostalgia Funny Car Qualifying Order
4:52 1st Round NTF
9:50 1st Round NFC
16:47 2nd Round NTF
19:41 2nd Round NFC
22:21 Semi Final NTF
23:48 Semi Final NFC
25:24 Final Round Intro
25:42 Final Round NTF
26:56 Final Round NFC
28:14 Winner's Circle
2012 Bakersfield March Meet -Nitro Top Fuel First RD White, Sorokin, Young, Nostalgia Drag Racing
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March 1-4, 2012 Bakersfield March Meet; Nostalgia Top Fuel First Round: Mike Irwin upsets low qualifier Tony Bartone 6.76 to 6.85; Bill Dunlap defeats Rick Williamson 5.92 to 6.08; Jim Young gets win over Ernest McClain 6.59 to 10.28; Rick White defeats Brendan Murry 5.62 to 6.00; Jon Rasmussen upsets Jim Murphy 6.21 to 6.30; Adam Sorokin takes out Terry Cox 5.79 to 5.90; Mendy Fry defeats Rick McGee 5.97 to 7.32.
2012 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, A/Gas, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Crash, Funny Car body explosion, Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California. Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com Drift HD Action POV Camera, antron brown, winternationals, explodes
Banks Top Diesel Dragster: NHRDA Nationals
On March 6th, 2010 the Banks crew tested out the rail's new "Stroker" 427 cu. in., twin-turbo 7.0L Duramax engine at the NHRDA Nationals in Wittmann, Arizona. The numbers for this trip out were 7.670 @173.54. We were a little faster back in April 2009 when we ran 7.17 @ 181.08. We've also run a best trap speed of 190MPH with the car on a separate test session. All those runs were with our twin-turbo'd Duramax, and now we're getting set to hit the track with a supercharged configuration. Stay tuned for that! More info at www.bankspower.com/topdieseldragster
Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Import vs Harley - Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride 5.83et @ 232mph
Dragbike Live was on location at the Manufacturers Cup Finals held November 12-14 2010 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Georgia when Top Fuel Nitro motorcycle legendary drag racer Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride against V-Twin Top Fuel Harley rider Tommy Grimes aboard the Ray Price Top Fuel Nitro entry met in the final round. Mcbride ran an incredible 5.830 elapsed time at 232.75 miles per hour for the win! This was a historic final round,marking the first time a V-Twin Top Fuel Nitro burner would face off against an import Top Fuel Nitro Methane injected drag bike.
2011 Bakersfield March Meet - Nitro Funny Car Rd 1 Eliminations Nostalgia Drag Racing
Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com March 19, 2011 - Ron Capps kicks off nitro funny car eliminations with an engine explosion that sends the Blue Max Ford Mustang body off and away in a winning 7.79 over Dennis Swearingen's 6.11 in the Nitro Cowboy '69 Chevy Camaro; Mike Savage wins in the Candies and Hughes '70 Barracuda entry with a 5.94 over Peter Gallen's 6.23 in his Poverty Stricken '74 Chevy Vega; Tim Boychuck wins easily in his '77 Pontiac Firebird with a 5.86 over Dwayne Patton's shut off 14 second pass; Jason Rupert drives the Mert Littlefield '69 Chevrolet Camaro to a first round win on a single when opponent John Hale is shut off after firing in his '69 Camaro; Kris Krabill drove Gary Turner's Pedaler '78 Plymouth Arrow to a winning 5.97 over Dennis LaCharite's 5.99; Mike Halstead drove the Bomb Squad '73 Plymouth Duster to a winning 6.14 over Mark Hentges' shut off 16.76 in Bucky Austin's '78 Plymouth Arrow; Mark Sanders pedaled his Mr. Explosion 1970 Nova to a coasting 9.28 win light over Tim Nemeth who shut off; Jeff Arend drove Dale Pulde's War Eagle '77 Pontiac Firebird to a winning 5.899 over Rian Konno's 6.62 in the Kanzanjian, Lemmon, Konno '71 Ford Mustang - all during first round of nostalgia funny car eliminations of 2011 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Auto Club Famoso Raceway
John Force a Cheater? (You Decide) U.S. Nationals 2009
A verbal exchange with Tony Pedregon in which Force had to be restrained overshadowed his daughter beating Hight in the final to become the first woman to win a U.S. Nationals title in Funny Car.
In the semifinals, with Hight needing to beat Force to knock Cruz Pedregon out of the 10th spot in the Countdown, Force smoked his tires midway through the run as Hight pulled away. After Tony Pedregon lost to Force Hood in the second semifinal, he walked past Force and accused him of losing on purpose.
"I saw the ladder. I knew if Force raced Robert what would happen," Tony Pedregon said. "I raced with John for eight years. I know what they do. I made some comments and it got a little exciting there. But I didn't say anything that wasn't true.
"It's not just because it was Cruz. I would say the same thing if it was anybody and John set up his car to lose. I understand the business. It's a tough position John was in. But it's dirty in horse racing. It's dirty in boxing. I'm not going to sit here and watch it and not say anything."