Aussie Easton set for CHRR debut

Some of NHRA’s best nitro drivers are set to compete in this week’s California Hot Rod Reunion at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield. For Australian native Steve Easton, it’s a dream come true. Easton will be making his AA Funny Car debut, running a 1970 Hemi Cuda for Bob Godfrey Racing. This also marks the first time he will be competing in a funny car race in the United States.

“I saw my name on the entry list a few days ago and still can’t believe I am going to be competing in a nostalgia funny car,” Easton said. “With over 30 entries and only two qualifying runs, it’s going to be hard work. Bob Godfrey has a great car and an awesome crew, so the pressure will all be on me to perform. I can’t wait to see how I hold up against the best.”

Easton, who was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, has competed in three different countries racing both blown alcohol funny cars and dragsters. [10/16/2013]

42 Nostalgia Funny Cars entered at Bakersfield

Speaking of the CHRR, sources have told Agent 1320 that 42 AA/FC have pre-entered for the annual meet. That is a lot of cars for an advertised 16-car field. Being somewhat of a pessimist, Agent 1320 is going to set the over and under line for actual AA/FC’s that make a qualifying lap at Famoso at 35. [10/16/2013]

Ferre hopes to deliver for Little Caesar’s at Bakerfield

Cameron Ferré is looking to close out his rookie campaign in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series at the California Hot Rod Reunion. The 28-year-old Ferré has been piloting Twig Zeigler’s Nitro Funny car throughout 2013 and  currently sits 9th in the Heritage Series standings.

Ferré and the team will be bringing Little Caesars Pizza of Bakersfield on board for the remainder of the season with hopes of carrying the partnership into the 2014 season. [10/16/2013]