A Great Day for NOS at Bowling Green's NMCA Race
In Kooks "Pro-Street" it was the same as usual, the lone nitrous car of Chris Rini, against all the turbo cars. The NOS equipped ride struggled a little in qualifying after being forced to make an engine swap because of a dropped valve on warm-up. It all came together on race day though with Chris posting low ET in every round on his way to the final. In the final however, his 6.07 ET was not good enough to beat Clint Hairston, who got a big advantage gambling on the tree and beat Chris with a much slower 6.11.
ARP "Nostalgia Pro-Street" had the usual array of NOS equipped cars with Joey Buccaro, Kevin Parent and Jeff Colletta running at the top of the field. This class is always a dogfight since all these guys are former event winners as well as World Champions. Chicago winner Buccaro advanced to the final, but lost a close race, with Dan Beeson taking the trophy. Buccaro's consistency this year and two finals in a row, has him hanging onto the points lead. Buccaro has also been tagged to do some on track testing of the new -3 Dominators. We expect good feedback from a top line car.
In "Drag Radial" the big news was the reappearance of the J&J racing Camaro of Jamie Stanton. This was their first outing this year in drag radial on the 275 radial tire. They did not advance far in eliminations, but the big news was the pass they threw down in a test session. After a little tuneup change, they went 7.44 seconds @ 187 mph with 1/8 mile numbers of 4.80 seconds @ 156. Not only was this the fastest nitrous pass ever in NMCA Drag Radial, the car was also in legal X275 trim making the 156 mph blast the fastest for a nitrous car in that class.