As if we couldn’t get enough of racing in Las Vegas, we had only been home about a week from our last trip before we headed for sin city again. This time though, it was for NHRA racing. The first of the two weekends was the NHRA Summit Nationals. We didn’t race at the national event, but we got to cheer on a bunch of our sportsman friends that did, and we also got a chance to say hi to our favorite pro teams. Bob Vandergriff racing was kind enough to let us hang out with them for a while, and it’s always fun seeing Mopar drivers Matt Hagan and Jack Beckman at these events. The weather was beautiful all weekend, and it was a blast seeing the Top Fuel and Funny cars run again.
The next weekend was the NHRA divisional race. I decided to drive Dick Krieger’s altered wheel base dragster in the Super Comp class. I have only done a few divisionals before and it’s always challenging to be around such tough competition. I struggled a bit in the car with the new set up. The father and son team at Westminster Performance Transmission did an amazing job upgrading the transmission and transbrake valve body in the car. After a few practice runs, thanks to Joe and Mike at WPT I was able to cut some good lights in qualifying. In the first round of competition, I had my best light of the whole weekend but the car just couldn’t run fast enough to meet the 9.05 index and we lost. It was a tough first round loss but we learned some lessons that we will carry on to our next race.
Coming up is the Pacific Street Car Association’s Spring Shootout at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana. We are very excited to improve our standings in this series as this is a double points race. Hopefully we can go some rounds and move up to the top spot! I will also be singing the National Anthem before first round on Sunday morning, so come on out to the track to see some great racing!! Spectator tickets are on sale for only $20!! See you there.