FUNNY CAR CHAOS REIGNS IN TEXAS

Drag Racer - - Quarter-mile Update - Text by Chris Graves Pho­tos by Max­cack­le­pho­tos.com

ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY AN­TIC­I­PATED EVENTS IN THE SOUTH­WEST WAS FUNNY CAR CHAOS PRE­SENTED BY RED LINE SHIRT CLUB. CON­TESTED AT NORTH STAR DRAGWAY IN DEN­TON, TEXAS,

THIS IN­AU­GU­RAL RUN WEL­COMED MORE THAN 20 F/CS TO A NORULES, RUN-WHAT-YA-BRUNG SHOW­DOWN. THE FIELD INCLUDED NI­TRO, AL­CO­HOL, NOS­TAL­GIA

AND EVEN TOP­LESS FUNNY CARS. THIS BIZ­ZARO CON­CEPT, DREAMT UP BY CHRIS GRAVES, WAS CLEARLY A SUC­CESS, AS THE PITS OVER­FLOWED WITH RAC­ERS AND FANS FROM ACROSS THE COUN­TRY.

The Elite Eight A field was bested by “Mr. Ex­plo­sive” Mark San­ders as he de­feated fi­nal round com­peti­tor Keith Jack­son, 4.12/141 mph to 4.25/154 mph. Both ni­tro­fu­eled pi­lots had their hands full in this pedal-fest.

The B field saw two alky flop­pers duke it out. In the clos­est race of the event, Andy Mears de­feated Jor­dan Ballew, 4.76/144 mph to 4.77/145 mph.

Two events will be held in

2018: a spring race at Amar­illo Dragway and a re­turn to North

Star Dragway in the fall. Check Fun­ny­car­chaos.com for up­dates.

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