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As I write this March is coming to a close and I am a little road weary and jet lagged from covering over eleven thousand miles and racing at two different tracks in the last month and a half. I've been to Pomona, California for the Winternationals, Phoenix, Arizona for the Arizona Nationals and a Divisional, Florida to visit family, and Hawaii for a vacation. I'm not complaining, though. If I'd stayed up here in the North West I would be weary from the short, cold days and constant rain. Here are some pictures from our adventures drag racing in February.
There were several cool old dragsters in attendance at both the Pomona and Phoenix National events including the freshly done Yeakel Plymouth Special. I'm still not sure what I think about building a race car that can never be raced but I think I like it. At least these guys like to fire off these exotic creatures once in a while. I'd like to hear that. Maybe next year will make it to Bakersfield in the end of March for the nostalgia drags so we can dig the "Cacklefest", when they all line up and light them off. It was nice of them to even pull them out of the trailers at Pomona. It rained all weekend for this year's Winternationals. This picture was taken during a rare period of dry weather.
The weather was way better in Phoenix. Look at this beautiful thing. It's an A990 clone in the making but it's not going to be a show queen, it's going to be an NHRA stock eliminator car. Plans call for a single quad Nascar Hemi and a four speed for motivation. That combination should put it into the low ten second zone. Everything about this car is perfect. We shot this photo at the Phoenix Divisional, where it was undergoing NHRA technical chassis inspection.