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When random occurrences happen simultaneously, it is concurrent. Well that is the best word to describe what happened April 29-May 1 at Firebird Raceway, just north of Eagle, Idaho.
Those random occurrences were: 1) Great weather (except for strong headwinds on Friday and Saturday) with excellent temperatures and the perfect touch of humidity to build great horsepower; 2) Teams who have worked hard on new combinations or have retooled their team personnel and that combination of talent has begun to gel; and 3) A racing surface that in the winter of 2014/2015 was given a major makeover and, after a year of seasoning, really came into its own.
When these three things occurred this weekend, it was a perfect storm for mind-blowing performances at the second stop for the NHRA Heritage Series Funny Cars at the 46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Opener Presented by Peterson Chevrolet.