Volume X, Issue 8, Page 67

The Same Day Coverage of the World Fuel Altered Nationals is presented by The World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova Dragway.

IN THE PITS

Aug 16, 08 | 4:43 am

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The yellow barrel is NITRO! But whats the story with the boots?

DUNN BUT NOT GONE

Aug 16, 08 | 4:35 am

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The number two qualifiers had some work to do after qualifying.

IN THE PITS

Aug 16, 08 | 4:28 am

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The traveling Pros

TOP TEN QUALIFIERS AFTER FIRST SESSION

Aug 16, 08 | 3:48 am

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Lee Summit MO's Ted Elrod put his Donovan powered 42 Fiat Topo into the fith qualifying spot abd set the Top Speed mark at 183.97

1) Anthony Bronge 23-T /520 AJ Wedge 4.1529/167.85
2) John Dunn 37 Chevy /TFX Hemi 41604/171.49
3) J . Dickey 4.1674/175.64
4) Sean Belt 48 Fiat-Hemi 4.1684/172.61
5) Ted Elrod 33 Bantam/526 Hemi 4.2219/183.97
6) Tim Hay 23-T /427 BBC 4.22315/171.62
7) Angela Sicilia 38 Fiat /430 Hemi 4.2871/166.98
8) H. Knowles 23-T/Hemi 4.3500/160.54
9) T. Butherus 23 Chevy/BBC 4.4184/168.10
10) C. Donnelly 22-T/ BBC 4.4966/152.44

TEXAS RAT ON NITRO

Aug 16, 08 | 2:59 am

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Burleson, Texas racer Tim Hay's big block aluminum-headed 427 inch Chevy was the favorite of the bowtie fans since most of the field has hemi Mopar power. He was the sixth quickest of the first round with a 4.2315 at 171.62

THE ONLY BB/FA IN THE SHOW

Aug 16, 08 | 2:19 am

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David Shaffer waits for the starters call

I admit this is my favorite car of this event. Metalflake paint, tinted windows and a real retro look and feel. They did an 1/8th mile burnout and ran a 4.8181/144.93. The quickest mouse motor in the field.

BB/ALT PHOTO B

Aug 16, 08 | 2:13 am

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400 inches of nitro mouse motor

BB/ALT PHOTO A

Aug 16, 08 | 2:04 am

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A real Fuel Coupe

JAYHAWKER "BELTS" THE FIELD

Aug 16, 08 | 1:22 am

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Former Pro Mod crewman turned fuel altered pilot Sean Belt covered the eighth at Eddyville in 4.1684 at only 172.61 to take the fourth slot in the 23 car qualifying field. Belt's '48 Fiat bodied roadster uses a 526 inch blown KB for power with a 20 percent nitro load in the tank.

THE FIRST WOMAN FUEL ALTERED CHAMP?

Aug 16, 08 | 1:09 am

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Angela Sacilia's 430 inch blown Hemi powered Fiat reportedly has run some six-second quarter-mile times and was one of the ten quickest qualifiers in the first round running a respectable 4.2871/166.98 that put her in the A main and number seven qualifer going into the second round on Saturday.

FIRST DAY QUALIFYING FROM THE FUEL ALTERED CHAMPIONSHIPS EDDYVILLE IOWA

Aug 16, 08 | 12:51 am

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Twenty-three Altereds from eight states showed up for the first round of qualifying for the two eight-car fields that will make up the Championship race on Saturday Night. The Rat Trap and Nanook both with about 90 percent in the tank were the first two alts down the track and both of them blew the tires off and coasted though the lights.

Fuel Altered Nationals at Eddyville

Aug 15, 08 | 2:51 pm

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Today and Saturday and Saturday August 15 & 16 marks the return of the World Fuel Altered Nationals to the historic Eighth-mile Eddyville Raceway Park just a short drive from Ottumwa, IA.
DRO will be bringing you same day coverage of this yearly event that we think is one of the premiere Fuel Altereds events in the country. At this event are no alcohol cars! This race is for nitro burners only and features some of the best cars from the Texas based Outllaw Fuel Altered circuit as well as touring pro teams like the Nanook and Rat Trap West Coast based teams and some Midwest cars you may or may not have heard of before.

So two nights of nitromethane burning, short-wheelbased, supercharged engine powered fuel altereds and DRO is going to bring you all of the action. We will have a lot of photos, mini-interviews, and of course the qualifying sheet for each round.

One thing you should know though is we don’t know what kind of internet service we will have in the Iowa hinterlands so the coverage may go up late but we will get it up for you. We’ll also come back on Sunday with more photos and a complete race round-up.

The race schedule is that Friday evening there will a qualifying session at 7 PM for the Nitro Altereds. Then on Saturday another qualifying session follwed by eliminations beginning at 6 PM. “After last years event, I’m ready for about anything” said track manager Gerald Kramer. “These machines are so radical you can’t predict what might happen” he continued. Admission for adults on Friday is $15 and $33 for Saturday. Kids (6-12) are only $5 per day.

Pre-entry list as of August 5, 2008

Aug 15, 08 | 12:00 pm

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Nitro Madness
Rude Rat
Cheaper than Therapy
Dunn & Gone
Killin’ Time
Nanook
High Voltage Hay Ride
Final Call
Rat Trap
Bat Out Of Hell
Boogie Man
The Punisher
“334” Coupe
Black Reign
My Favorite Charity
Booze Brothers
Mid-Life Crisis
Hot Rod From Hell
White Lighting
Bullet Bob Floch
Bronge Racing
Bill Seals Racing