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Old 05-14-17, 03:18PM   #1
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Default Nitro Battle At Barona 5-27-2017

NITRO BATTLE AT BARONA 5-27-2017
SATURDAY NIGHT
10,000 HP NITRO FUNNY CARS BATTLE IT OUT UNDER THE LIGHTS ON THE 1/8 MILE AT BARONA.

FEATURING 2015 NHRA MELLO YELLO FUNNY CAR WORLD CHAMPION
DEL WORSHAM
AND OTHER NHRA "BIG SHOW" FUNNY CAR ENTRIES
ALSO

Nostalgia Funny Cars

Fuel Dragsters

Wild Fuel Altered Coupes Roadsters

High Powered Door Car call out match races.

SEE POSTER FOR DETAILS
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Old 05-28-17, 11:21PM   #2
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Fantastic Turnout for the evening.
Because of the hillsides the place resonates like "Thunder Valley".
The nitro racers came out and delivered as advertised for the standing Room only crowd.
The eliminations were a "Chicago Style " format
Gary Densham wowed the crowd with a pedaling Low ET for the night.

Fast Jack Beckman suited up in an old school firesuit, mask & helmet to pilot the restored Chris Karamasines CHIZLER front engine dragster in a a 300 foot exhibition /test run in preparation for the September 30th "Nitro Revival"
show that will feature all the restored nitro cars that used to run in the Southwest and Southern California.
The fast door car match races & the Jr. Comp 4cyl dragsters kept the fans on their feet.
No rain & no roll overs like last year.
The Nitro cars were having problems hooking (kinda like top fuel "no prep".More on that later ), but all in all still a good show for all the race fans that turned out to support nitro racing in Southern California.
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Old 05-29-17, 12:57AM   #3
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Looks like it was a nice turn out
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The place was so packed they had to close the spectator gate and divert the overflow through the racer's gate ,through the pits cross the return road and to the parking lots for the circle track 1/4 mile away.
Glad I took the truck 'cause the Firebird probably would have bottomed out on the dirt road to the circle track . LOL
It was cool seeing Beckman hop into that old dragster do the push start deal and then later come back and hit it to 300'.
None of the "hitters"like Beckman or Capps can be there in September because that's the same weekend as the Gateway Nationals.
I got more photos but I got to resize them before I can post.
The track photographer has a bunch of pics that will go up on his site in the next couple of days.
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Some video from the event.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKuLxerENcU
As you can see the funny cars and fuel altereds were having trouble right at the hit.
The longer wheelbase dragsters fared a little better as did the door cars(not shown on this highlight video)
Even though the track got sprayed 2 times
Not enough rubber was down and the high power short wheelbase fuel cars could not hook at the hit.
Nitro Jim Holtz in The Trouble Maker AA/FA got crossed up swapped lanes with the Black Sunshine AA/FA driven by Jeff Arend and almost tagged the wall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L93uIJSMqAE
Gary Densham in his night run against Del Worsham managed to stay on it , actually almost ran it to the 1/8th mile and got it stopped with no chute. Whoops!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSUdpk8PHwg
Gary's got stones!
I got it from a good source that the track had been scraped 2 weeks prior but probably not enough rubber got laid down between then and the night of the event.
The surface was still too green to hold the high power.
Even the extra PJ 1 was not helping with the high powered cars.

This is what the track surface should've been like.
Earlier at this years Antique Drags on April 27 the Witch Doctor AA/FA lays down a track record pass for the Barona 1/8 mile.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4E2UD9pVjY
So when the surface is right it can hold the power.
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