This is segment three which
features the nitro cars who came to support Gibbs et al on their
own dime. These cars are classic examples of a love for drag
racing at its current core. We appreciate them beyond words.
Here are photos
from the few photographers who chose to contribute to our coverage.
They will be grandfathered into Nitro Revival 2022 which will
have a much smaller media pool.
Shortly after the Nitro Revival
concept became reality with the announcement of #1 at Barona
in 2017, one of the first to come on board with their support
was Bob McLennan and the Jim McLennan Drag Racing Foundation.
On top of financial support and supplying the event centerpiece
tent Bob has brought out his Champion Speed Shop nostalgia top
fuel dragster, driven by Adam Sorokin, to not only display but
make exhibition runs. Bob walks the walk and we sincerely appreciate
his continued support.
Sorokin made two attempts at
resetting his record set in 2019, but obviously had too much
horsepower for what the track had to offer. Nonetheless, great
Another four time exhibition
supporter was Rian Konno in the Kazanjian-Lemmon-Konno Mustang
nostalgia funny car. Like Sorokin's results, the track was not
conducive to a solid hook-up. But, the fans loved it.
Jerry Espeseth "Atlas"
NFC '69 Camaro. Former owner Jason Rupert supported the Ramona
event and new owner, along with Jason Rupert and Brad Littlefield
who have attended the next three.
Jeff Bennett at the helm of Leon
Fitzgerald's Pure Heaven II AA/FA has also been on board since
It was a big weekend for Troy
and Cheri Glenn. They not only had their Mike Halstead-driven
and Bill Schultz-tuned "Over The Hill Gang" AA/FA out
for exhibition but they renewed their wedding vows on the starting
line on Saturday. Congrats from all of us.
Vince Mayeda in the "Time
Machine" AA/FA got away without smoke. No easy feat here.
Another fan favorite,
Ron Hope in his Rat Trap AA/FA
Randy Bradford note: Randy said
that he hurt the motor really bad (like $10,000 worth) at the
CHRR, so he brought the Bradford AA/FA out for display only.
Thus, when asked, he filled the seat in Rich Guasco's "Pure
Hell II" when usual driver Brian Hope had a family obligation
Gabe Brown in the Hart's
Texaco 7-11 Coupe dazzled the fans.
More than a few would vote Randy
Winkle's "Famoso Speed Shop" BB/FC digger Vette "coolest
car". This is yet another in house concept from the Famoso
Mob - Winkle and his partner in "lets try this", Stormy
Phil Lukens brought out
the Blair's Speed Shop Fiat AA/A
Tommy Schifella Vette
BB/FC. Like all the others, we thank him for his support.
Rodney Flournoy may have left
his Godzilla AA/FA at home but his presence was obvious in the
seat of "The Blower Boyz" Pro Mod entry.
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