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Bits from the Pits presented by Fired up: Idaho’s largest (Nostalgia Comp), Dale Riha (Nostalgia of several sponsors, up to date on news and schedules for motorsports event, the Pepsi Gas), Rick Kenan (Nostalgia Hot Rod- ThisIsBracketRacing.com has assembled upcoming high-dollar races. The site Nightfire Nationals, will return for Friday), and Steve Marquis (Nostalgia Hot a prize package for the top finishers in also has a featured track and racer of the 38th time to Firebird Raceway Aug. Rod-Saturday). 2009. The 2009 BTE Rankings champion the month as well as a forum for area 13-16. A record $182,000 in cash will be will receive a complete BTE Top racers to chat. In the forum, each on the line in the Professional and Association news: Oregon’s Sportsman/Top Dragster Powerglide track in the area has a place for their Bracketeer Woodburn Dragstrip recently transmission along with a carbon-fiber racers to go and meet fellow championships. held its annual Fire & K&N scoop. The champ will also receive competitors. Aligned with Thunder race, and the event a trophy and decals signifying their the NHRA Hot was headlined by the Pro accomplishment. The second-place Correction: Tim Irwin accepted Rod Heritage Nostalgia finisher will earn a Dominator the NHRA Best Appearing Car award at Racing Series, Association, which carburetor courtesy of Advanced the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA the Nightfire provided exciting side-by-side Product Design, and the third-place Nationals on behalf of the Moser will feature a racing. Saturday’s qualifying winner will take home a BTE torque Engineering Super Comp team. In a 16-car Nostalgia was led by Mike Boertje, of converter of their choice. By scoring his previous issue, we incorrectly stated Funny Car field Corvallis, Ore., who ran a sixth NHRA national event victory of that Irwin accepted the Best Engineered and Nostalgia 6.71 at more than 203 mph. the season in Seattle, Dan Fletcher has Vehicle award, which went to the Fuel Dragster program with national On race day, No. 5 qualifier taken a commanding lead in the Adkins Race Cars Super Comp entry points and records on the line. The event Mike Peck took the win over Todd Miller. standings. Second-place Tommy Phillips driven by Ricky Adkins. will also host the nation’s longest-running In the final round, Peck ran an is the only other driver who has major bracket tournament, Bracketeer, impressive 6.81 to beat Miller, who red- had a share of the lead since which dates back to 1976. The Bracketeer lighted. Peck’s road to the final included March; he has scored four NHRA program will pay $5,000 to each night’s consistent six-second passes to beat Mike national event wins. winner. Racers will also have an Boertje and Dewayne Sanders. Miller took Division 6 racer Wade opportunity to win $20,000 overall in out Rick New and Lloyd Hamilton en Hansen has created a Web site conjunction with the National route to the final round. dedicated to bracket racers in DRAGSTER Challenge. In addition, the the Northwest, event will offer racing in Pro, Heavy, and Overseas success: BracketRacingNW.com. Snow/Bike and a Top Fire class for the Longtime Division 7 Top Alcohol Dragster Hansen’s goal is to keep 12 quickest full-body cars to take on the driver Larry Miersch recently made a Northwest Sportsman racers 12 quickest open-wheel entries. To pre- trip overseas to work on his former enter or to purchase tickets, write to New A/Fuel Dragster that he sold to Derek Crew, P.O. Box 1398, Eagle, ID 83616 or call 208-938-8986; fax, 208-938-8961; Web Flynn’s England-based Gold RV team. Racing in Top Methanol Dragster, which NHRA extends fan-relief site, www.firebirdonline.com. is equivalent to NHRA’s Top Alcohol Dragster class, the team made FIA initiatives for Indy Nostalgiafest: Illinois’ Cordova history. It won the event in Alastaro, HRA has extended
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