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NHRA Heritage Series Drag Racing Kicks off at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

NHRA Heritage Series Drag Racing Kicks off at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Chandler, ARIZ. (January 16, 2016) – Qualifying to the NHRA Heritage Series Drag Racing continued Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.  Racers from across the Southwest made their way to the Valley of the Sun to compete in the event.  Qualifying on Friday and Saturday and Sunday, the final elimination rounds will be run on Sunday.  Will your favorite nostalgia drag racer be victorious?

With a car show held in conjunction of the drag race, there were both stationary and moving examples of out automotive history to check out.

In D Gas eliminations, number one qualifier T. Gorman and his ’64 El Camino will face off against number five qualifier E. Carey and his ’71 Camaro in the first round of eliminations.  Gorman ran a 10.603 at 126.47 mph for the number one qualifying position.

Brian Smith took the number one qualifying position in C Gas in the 712 ’67 Cougar.  Mike Williams will start the day in the number two qualifying position in the 7849 ’55 Chevy. Smith ran a 9.603 at 140.83 mph to claim the top spot.  He did it with a .003 light to boot.  His opponents need to be on their game on Sunday.

Nostalgia Eliminator 3 saw Wes Anderson and hi ’27 Roadster claiming the number one qualifying position with a 9.608 at 137.27 mph.  Ron Alzalone and his ’23 T-Bucket qualified number two.

Jim Stewart and his ’66 Nova took the number one qualifying position with a 8.611 at 156.65 mph pass.  Kevin Pope and his ’69 Camaro qualified second with a 8.615 at 160.37 mph pass.

In Nostalgic Eliminator 2, Gary Ryan took the number one qualifying spot with a 8.606, 154.62 mph pass in his ’32 Bantam.  Jeff Crider claimed the number two spot in his .68 Tuttle FED.

Brian Rogers and his ’66 Nova ran a 7.603 at 179.24 mph for the number one qualifying spot.  Terry Newton ran his ’53 Studebaker to a 7.606 at 182.03 mph pass for th number two position.

Ed Silbermann drove his ’13 Sarmento FED to a 7.603 at 176.26 mph fot he number one spot.  Kenny Upton was not far behind in his ’13 Lenords Fab, running a 7.607 at 174.82 mph.

Kin Bates Jr. set both low ET and top speed in A/Fuel.  Kin ran a 6.372 pass and had a 224.66 mph pass.

Wayne Ramay was set the low ET in JR Fuel with a 7.142.  He also set Top Speed with a 186.15 mph pass.

7.0 Pro saw Richard Higl taking the number one spot with a 7.061, 191.65 mph pass in an ’05 FED.

Elimination rounds begin Sunday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.  Go to RaceWildhorse.com for more information.

Scroll down to check out some of Saturday’s qualifying action from Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park,

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