Again in round two the Prescott, AZ-based Mike
Adams put away Bob Godfrey in the battle
of the Corvettes with a stunning .402
light against Godfreys .578 launch. Godfrey
put his 63 Vette through the traps quicker
at 6.806 at 201.22, but lost on the start to
a 6.911 at 217.84 by Adams.
It was Jeff Utterbacks chance to drop
the gun slinger in his tracks in
the finals with a 6.607 at 213.16 to Mike Adams
6.672 at 217.35, but a .479 for Adams and a
.578 in Utterbacks lane made the difference
in the lights.
With a full eight car show and the class still
growing, the Nitro Funny Cars are becoming a
real crowd pleaser.
When it comes to A Fuel, Bill Wane had his
hands full with the competition but can you
believe the performance of the number one qualifier?
Wane put the blown rail on top with a 6.527
at 214.93 and started to chew up the competitors
like the logo on his air scope said, I
let the dogs out and round after round
it showed! Both Ron Attebury and Steve Dickerman
fell to the mad dog. Starting in
Wanes .507 reaction 6.470 at 216.69 ousted
Dickermans 6.833 at 208.17 with a .510
light. Ron Attebury dealt with Ken Moitozas
6.738 at 206.70 with a 6.694 at 207.66 in round
two. Ron Attebury met up with Bill Wane in round
three, and Attebury lost. Darby Neagle sat on
the number two qualifier position with a 6.606
at 208.71, but lost traction in the final against
Bill Wane. Darby had made progress taking out
Terry Caldwell in round two and Kin Bates in
the third round. If Neagle can stay glued a
win might just be around the corner.
AA/Gas was in the hands of Chris Abbey from
the number one position during qualifying at
6.967 at 198.58 mph, both low e.t. and high
speed for the two sessions on Friday night.
This set up the 63 Corvette with top honors
in session three with a 6.809 at 202.45 that
stood all Saturday night as Abbey dropped Steve
Wood in Round one. Heavy hitter Ed Moss went
out in the second round with Abbey pulling a
holeshot at the line .491 to a .688, but slower
7.012 at 197.31 to Mosss 6.988 at 200.38.
Abbey went all the way taking the win over John
Peterson in the final.
The final round in Jr. Fuel was close from
the start, identical reaction at the line .419.
But a 7.076 at 186.41 by JD Zink took the win
as Scott Parks went 7.099 at 191.02.
Jr. Fuel B belonged to Don Enriquez in the
last call as he clocked 7.380 at 178.07 over
Alan Hulls 7.761 at 171.49.
Jim Data took the A/Gas win light over Don
Kamello with a quick start at .433 to a .504
light, but Kamello broke out stopping the clocks
too soon at 7.665, in the 7.70 index.
James Schwartz in his 71 Vega took the
B Gas title with a 8.651 when the number one
qualifier Ken Ratzloff (8.706 at 161.90 for
the 8.70 index) red lit handing the win to James.
Congratulations to Ken Black with a D Gas win,
Don Taros - Nostalgia Eliminator 1 (NE), Dan
Schokosch out of San Marcos California (NE 2)
winner in his 89 Tuttle dragster as well
as Steve Garnett with his NE 3 win.