27th California Sizzling Rod Reunion – Friday Nitro Motion With Enormous Gallery!

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(Pictures by Dyan Lover and Darr Hawthorne) – The 2018 California Sizzling Rod Reunion® introduced by Car Membership of Southern California roared to life on Friday with an superior day that includes extra side-by-side racing motion and traditional automobiles than ever earlier than at Auto Membership Famoso Raceway.
“The opening day of the California Sizzling Rod Reunion didn’t disappoint,” stated Larry Fisher, government director of the NHRA Motorsports Museum. “We welcomed followers all over the world as the biggest aggressive subject in occasion historical past took to the lanes. And traditional sizzling rods crammed the pits offering much more nonstop leisure and killer eye-candy.”
High Gasoline driver Mendy Fry, who secured the NHRA Sizzling Rod Heritage Sequence 2018 championship in her class earlier this yr, landed within the provisional prime qualifier place on Friday night with a formidable 5.60-seconds at 231.44 mph in her Excessive Velocity Motorsports dragster.
Jimmy Younger in his Younger Weapons High Fueler from Salem, WI certified second with a 5.668 elapsed time at 253.09 miles per hour.
Steven Densham powered his Nostalgia Humorous Automobile to steer the class with a formidable 5.679 at 252.90.
“Give it as much as my dad,” Densham stated of his crew chief and father Gary Densham. “We had been misplaced earlier within the yr, and he kinda figured it out. We had been capable of decide up the tempo with higher 60-foot instances. We had additionally gotten misplaced within the clutch. Now we’re again.”
Jeff Arend blasted Don Nelson’s California Hustler to the second qualifying spot with a stable 5.714 at 253.52 miles per hour. Twenty-four nitro humorous automobiles made qualifying makes an attempt throughout two rounds on Friday.

Low qualifiers in all different classes embrace: Jeremy Hanger in Nostalgia Professional Mod, Frank Merenda in A Gasoline, Chuck Moore in AA Gasoline, Randy Armstrong in B Gasoline, Jason Barta in C Gasoline, Ed Carey in D Gasoline, Dave Lawson in Nostalgia Eliminator 1, Michael Nitz in Nostalgia Eliminator 2, Wes Anderson in Nostalgia Eliminator three, Lawton Ferreira II in 7.zero Professional, Drew Austin in A-Gasoline, Don Enriquez in Jr. Gasoline, and Dave Budgett in A/FX.

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The California Sizzling Rod Reunion will proceed Saturday with two extra qualifying rounds for High Gasoline and Humorous Automobile and nostalgia racing starting at eight a.m. Saturday night will even function the well-known Cacklefest with crowd-pleasing push begins and shows of dozens of nitro-burning machines.

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