by Nate Van Wagnen; Photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2017-09-11 09:05
by Nate Van Wagnen; Photos by Roger Richards Sun, 2017-09-10 08:58
By Susan Wade; Photos by Mike and Jeff Burghardt Sat, 2017-09-09 21:23
One year ago during qualifying for the NHRA U.S. Nationals, Funny Car driver Ron Capps’ NAPA Dodge sailed off the end of the track and into the sand trap deeper than he ever had gone in 19 years in the cockpit. It flipped into the catch net. One or both of the car’s extruding body latches became tangled in the net, and as he was suspended upside down in his seat, he said he feared a fire, despite the highly professional Safety Safari’s best rescue efforts.
“They couldn’t get those [latches] out of the net. They couldn’t pull me back, nor could they turn me over,” Capps said. “The bodies are latched so well on the front and the back that it stayed on the way it’s designed to stay on. Unfortunately, with our only way out [obstructed] and me being upside down, I was trapped. There’s no kicking a window out. There’s no unbuckling and trying to kick a side window out. The side window’s so small our helmet won’t fit.
by Bobby Bennett; Photo by Jeff Berghardt Sat, 2017-09-09 11:48
Greg Anderson turned some heads in the third qualifying session as he raced up to the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday night with 6.561-second time at 210.11 mph in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro.
That run left him in the No. 1 qualifying spot heading into Monday.
But, during his runs, he didn’t participate in the “Pro Stock Battle Of The Burnouts: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em” initiative that was introduced by NHRA at the U.S. Nationals.
by Nate Van Wagnen; Photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2017-09-09 10:03