... After a full eighth mile burnout (!), Rapid Randy, Scott Gaulter, and the Nitro Madness crew were rewarded with their quickest run ever, a 4.13 at 174 mph! No doubt it was the Draglist shirts and stickers! : )
The highly professional Nitro Madness crew wore Draglist.com Super Crew t-shirts instead of their normal racing wear, which was an honor for us. They also put Draglist.com stickers on the car, right under where it says Nitro Madness and...
Leon leans in with a last word of encouragement for Steve as Big Larry, Bandit, local dude, Jerry Gilles, and Barb Santucci look on. Barb mixed the nitro load for this pass!
Mike Jr. and Billy Mac get Mike Sr. ready to take on the Ford. Mike wins, when the timer inadvertently sets up a sportsman tree and Lippy goes RED, thinking that he was going to get a green light when in fact a few more yellows appeared! BUT... Lippy's holeshot would have won the race! Guess we'll have to decide this at a rematch next year!
The match race is about to begin! Leon puts down some water for Steve to burnout in while Barb and *** look on. Is Billy Mac trying to hold hands with that guy in the background? : )
And the mini Cackle sputters to an end as track photog Chet Bain gets a few shots.
Getting ready to cut the fuel...
Jason concentrates on Norb's instructions as the small block Chevy throbs out a nitro tune.
More cackling... can you imagine that men used to drive these contraptions to speeds of 170 mph?
More cackling! We kicked things off just a little too early and the nitro flames were not visible in the photos... live and learn!
Jason Pratt follows Norb's instructions for getting fuel and spark to the nitro monster as Norb works the trottle. The Grandpa's Toy machine kicked off the show with a mini Cackle for the fans. Draglisters look on in support.
The Draglist.com Super Crew gets ready for a group photo as strip photographer Chet Bain (in blue) begins to direct the group to set up the shot.
Mike Casella Jr. gets the big Chevy ready to fire up in front of the Eddyville tower. Note that the Eddyville staff also donned Draglist.com Super Crew t-shirts for the event!
Lane choice is decided and Lippy doesn't look too happy! From left to right, Boyd "Novel-T" Wylie, Trish Lippoldt, 'lane choice coin flipper' Rapid Randy Baker, the woeful Steve Lippoldt, and the gleeful Mike Casella Sr. and Jr.