Bakersfield march meet 2013 photos

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bakersfield march meet 2013 photos

30 THOUSAND drag racing photos with more being added each month. Cordova World Series of Drag Racing Saturday Photos by David Oakes · Cordova World . Bakersfield March Meet - Schrokosch Loses a Tire! . Many drag racing fans are looking forward to the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL this weekend. But if you constantly find yourself. Dean Court captured these great photos of the winners and luminaries at the Bakersfield March Meet!.

Boychuk won the March Meet, only to be disqualified two weeks later, due to a fuel-pump violation. - 30 thousand drag racing photos!

The event win was subsequently awarded to the original runner-up, Chad Head. This year, Boychuk came back, aiming for both Head and vindication.

Similarly, out-of-state invaders battered the California Top Fuel contingent. In fact, the bombardment began as soon as the back gate opened. More data supporting this supposition was found in his half-track numbers, as he crossed the eighth-mile cones at a blistering mph. Unfortunately for Bartone, he peaked before the event even began. After struggling to find traction during qualifying, Bartone was slotted near the bottom of the elimination ladder and was eliminated in the first round.

The defending event champ, Young qualified quickest with an elapsed time of 5. My goal is to win the March Meet. I want to take that back home with me.

bakersfield march meet 2013 photos

Other than win the March Meet. In that heat, Head rolled the beams and red-lighted when his clutch pedal broke.

2013 March Meet

Boychuk took the gimme in stride. To that end, Boychuk would have to defeat another racer from the Northwest, Mark Sanders and his brand-new Mr.

bakersfield march meet 2013 photos

Explosive Mustang out of Seattle, tuned by his son, year-old Jake Sanders. By the time the finals ran, night fell. An exhaustive minute cleanup meant the race would run late. Indeed, it was dark and nippy when the green light flashed for the final pair of floppers. Explosive, seizing a victory nobody was going to nullify, while posting a 5.

2013 March Meet Top Fuel & Funny Car

Boychuk had made good and showed who was the baddest. A walk through the staging lanes revealed the multitude of cars and classes. Doorslammers were the predominant style, being broken into A, B, C and D classes based on index. With their class based only on dial-in times and fuel choice, you got match-ups like this Tri-5 Chevy and Chevy II Nova.

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With all the different models it almost felt like a street race on the track. When someone crashed or oiled down the track everyone pulled out their earplugs and wandered the pits.

bakersfield march meet 2013 photos

Just gearing up and getting in the car is a ritual in itself. Notice the straight-six in this early Altered. What we thought was a popped hood turned out to be by design. This thing was bursting at the seams with turbo piping. Larry caught it at the end of the track, looking tame compared to the Top Fuel monsters.

  • Nostalgia Immersion: March Meet 2013

The only evidence of velocity is the ballooned rag top. At the swap meet you could find all sorts of vintage speed equipment. You could select a helmet to declare your chosen spot on the cool to safe ends of the spectrum.

bakersfield march meet 2013 photos

This guy brought an old trailer, an older Sun distributor machine and a positively medieval drill press. I suppose you could turn this Kellison into a Funny Car with the proper motivation.

Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster - 2013 Bakersfield March Meet

This little pickup fit right in with open headers and pie-crust slicks… …as did this five-window. The fender damage was a shame, but I guess it proves that the owner drives it too. When we started hearing burnouts again we headed back to the track.

bakersfield march meet 2013 photos