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United Nitro Funny Cars and Western Fuel Altereds Running at Tucson Dragway

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Tucson, ARIZ. (April 15, 2019) – The United Nitro Funny Cars (UNFC) and the Western Fuel Altered group came to play at Tucson Dragway over the April 12-14, 2019 weekend.

The UNFC had 7 cars competing for the $7,500.00 purse.

Ryan Hodgson took the number one spot after three rounds of qualifying for the Saturday night show with a 5.776 at 248.66 mph.

Greg Holman from Kingman, AZ. led the fuel altereds to the number one spot.

In front of a very nice crowd , eliminations began just as the sun set. The UNFC sent the first pair down the track. Billy Morris in the Problem Child Camaro defeated James Day, driving Jim Broom’s Speed Sport entry, 5.91 to Day’s 6.14.

Low qualifier Ryan Hodgson driving the Pacemaker drew a bye in the 7 car field, running a 5.81.

Next up was Bobby Cottrell and Bucky Austin’s Bardahl sponsored Camaro defeating Danny Gerber with a 5.85 to Gerbers 6.610.

Part time Scottsdale resident Tim Boychuk cut a great light in his Happy Hour Camaro to take the holeshot win over Geoff Monise with a 6.054 to the losing 6.052.

Opening round two of eliminations found Tim Boychuk not able to answer the call because of engine damage, giving a bye run to Ryan Hodgson who smoked the tires at the hit, resulting in a 18.37 et.

Bobby Cottrell put Billy Morris on the trailer with a 5.952 to Morris’ 6.616 run.

This set up the final round giving Cottrell lane choice.  Cottrell left on Hodgson but Ryan soon drove around Cottrell to take the win with a 5.844 over Cottrell’s 6.380.

In the WFA final, Greg Holman driving the Carbon Copy defeated Sheldon Lofgren, 7.179 to an 8.871 to end the evening.

Scroll down to check out some shots from Saturday’s UNFC race at Tucson Dragway.

Words and photos by Serendipity Visual’s Ken Sklute.

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