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Tuning between rounds made
              the nitro pits a popular place
              for fans. Here is the Rat Trap
              getting ready for round two of
              Friday’s exhibition runs.

              So on Saturday afternoon,          FUNNY CAR QUALIFERS                  cool. Randy Bradford came in from
            Jacobsmeyer and Romine lined up,     1)  Paul Romine, Fishers, IN.        Washington State with his nasty
            with Romine the odds-on favorite        ‘79 Mustang, 5.824 seconds,       ‘37 Topolino; a 6.36 at 209.65 put
            based on both previous efforts and      248.93 mph                        him in the top spot. Ron Hope took
            the ‘Man-O-War’ Ford’s swoopy        2)  Greg Jacobsmeyer, Florissant,    his normal seat in the Rat Trap ’32
            body design.  Greg’s All-Star           MO. ‘70 Challenger, 6.034,        Bantam, did great burnouts, and
            Chrysler/Hot Shots sports bar           232.63                            was just behind Bradford at 6.37 at
            Challenger would need to muster                                           208.84. Nick Davies got the long
            full force to see victory here. We   3)  Anthony Bronge, Belvidere, IL.   distance ward for any driver, and
            do not have a record of the reaction    ‘79 Corvette, 6.093, 222.47       the Oxfordshire, England took
                                                                                      speed honors in his ’32 Bantam
            times, but the Dodge was a full      4)  Bazz Young, Pleasant Prairie,    with a 223.84 blast coupled with a
            car length ahead at 60 feet in the      WI. ‘69 Camaro, 7.553, 129.11     6.460. Vince Generalao was piloting
            money round, and Jacobsmeyer         AA/FUEL ALTERED                      the legendary Nanook, with Dave
            then ran his best time of the          The final group of nitro cars were   and Rick Hough getting him
            weekend, 6.009 to take home          just awful – awfully fun, awfully    down the track in 6.55 at 206 mph.
            a victory in front of the packed     fast and awfully altered, four AA/   Regardless, all four cars made
            grandstands. Romine’s slightly-      FAs who put a very exciting show.    solid runs, none more so than the
            quicker 5.989 was game, leaving      Again, we have no final round        Saturday pass between Davies and
            with the only 5-second funny car     results nor a shot of the finish line   Generalao, which resulted in side-
            timeslips of the weekend but no      clocks, so results are not known.    by-side 6.44s and Davies getting
            cigar…                               The mix of cars here was very        the win.

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