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Moroso cancels 5-day Bracket Championship
The Agent just got a note from George Case at Moroso Motorsports Park, saying that their 5-Day Bracket Championship scheduled for Nov. 10-14 would not be held this year. We’ll expand on that news tomorrow. [9/25/2008]
Jim ‘Jet’ Neilson going for Land Speed Record?
Veteran drag racer Jim Neilson, who has campaigned a series of Funny Cars and jet-powered limos, now is going after the absolute Land Speed Record. DRO photog James Drew took these shots of Neilson and his LSR car at a recent San Diego, CA, event.
According to Neilson, he has secured a seven-mile long track in Nevada to test on before going for the record. [9/25/2008]
There’ll be a ‘fiberglass forest’ in the desert
The Agent got a note about a Nostalgia Funny Car Association-sanctioned race coming to Firebird Raceway in Phoenix on Saturday, Oct. 25. They are advertising there will be a minimum of 32 floppers for the one-day event with 16 AA/FC and 16 CIFCA alky cars.
The AA/FC race is a modified Chicago-style race. All cars make two qualifying laps, then the quick 16 only get paid and the two quickest cars come back. The winner gets a $6,000 payday and the runner-up $3,000. It is an open competition for nitro cars but you must be a paid-up NFCA member to race. The $42,000 purse is the largest in AA/FC racing history.
Del Worsham and his “Blue Max” (above in near lane) and Cruz Pedregon driving the Powers Steel Camaro are entered. Beee theerrrreee!! [9/25/2008]