Drag Racing Online: The Magazine

Volume VIII, Issue 2, Page

Bakersfield Testing

Words by Darr Hawthorne
Photos by Gil Rebilas

With the 47th Annual Goodguys March Meet coming to Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, CA, over the weekend of March 10-12, many nitro racers have been getting ready for the nostalgia Big Go. A testing session netted some great photos and solid elapsed times last weekend.

Southern California contractor Dennis LaCharite driving his "Back in Black" Corvette, who ran a career-best 6.07/243.73 mph at Seattle last season, had some fuel system issues and ran a best of 6.30/236 in Famoso testing.
Top Fuel pilot Mendy Fry burns out in the Jennings & Scheele nitro dragster prior to a 1,000-foot shut off 5.93/198 mph pass -- the time slip boasted an eighth-mile speed of 206 mph! This new two-car team will also field a Chrysler-powered, 1970 Barracuda nitro funny car driven by Lee Paul.
Terry Cox, driving the Rodeck & Cox Cheetah III from Northern California, was testing a new combination.

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