The Rat Fink Camaro of Andy Kirk
competes in the single carbed Super Modified class, Kirk
dipped into the 7.9's during the Allstars and ended up as
runner up to Kev Perkins. The final round shootout had some
drama of its own as Kirk's wife's leap of excitement left
her foot glued to the track, rupturing some ankle ligaments.
Rick Cooke is a comparative rookie in the Super Pro bracket,
but has been running consistent packages all year. The AllStar
Nationals saw Cooke almost dead on his dial-in to head qualifying
(+0.002 on an 8.500), although a red light handed the event
win (and Ultimate Power Track championship) to veteran John
Dan Page made an impressive race debut to end up as runner
up to Steve Phillips after a break out in Sportsman ET.
Given Dan's family background (the Pages are one of the
prominent families in British drag racing history, with
his late father Dave being a stalwart of the Page Brothers
Panic race team, uncle Gary running in Top Fuel on the European
circuit and Dan's stepfather Jon Morton is a long time standout
on both two and, latterly, four wheels) a big future lies
ahead for the second-generation racer.