By Bobby Bennett; Photos by Chris Graves, Dave Kommel Tue, 2016-10-25 18:13
A crude green 1955 Chevrolet called the Night Stalker was the result of a conversation between two dudes, literally.
Greenville, South Carolina's Greg Porter, who is known for his penchant to call his friends Dude, was at a cruise-in about seven years ago and befriended an old school drag racer named Dude Moore.
Moore revealed to Porter that he still had an old original Gasser sitting out behind his shop in the South Carolina countryside, and if he could do a restoration on the classic machine justice, the car was his. Though he could have gotten the car for free, he still gave Moore $3,000 for the basket-case Gasser.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2016-10-24 13:07
Tony Bartone knew he could not lose the Top Fuel final round at the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield, Ca. With a third consecutive championship on the line, Bartone defeated past Heritage Series champion Jim Murphy to take home yet another title.
Bartone, who entered the final round as the No. 1 qualifier, ran a 5.600 elapsed time at 247.25 miles per hour to easily defeat Murphy's 9.519, 74.74.
by Bobby Bennett, Photos by Chris Graves Mon, 2016-10-24 03:02
It's not often that the champions of the two major series for racing Nostalgia Funny Cars get the opportunity to race in the final round of the last race of the season.
Jason Rupert entered the California Hot Rod Reunion having won the IHRA Funny Car title a little over a month ago. He was the No. 1 qualifier from start to finish.
Kris Krabill earlier in the day clinched the NHRA Heritage Series Funny car crown.