If the recent, feral Famoso Raceway test-and-tune is any indicator, Top Fuel Eliminator at this weekend’s Good Vibrations Motorsports’ March Meet promises to be intense, with scores to be settled and agendas to be imposed.
Exclusive recent video of front-engine fueler racers ferociously preparing and testing their mounts for the March Meet can be found here:
At last week’s pre-March Meet test, among those rehearsing their routines and shaking out their machines was a “very young 72”-year-old Jim Murphy, who is seeking a fifth March Meet Top Fuel title in his “WW2 Racing” entry, a feat that will equal that of drag-strip legend Don Garlits. Another cagey senior blistering the Bakersfield concrete was 74-year-old, two-time March Meet champ Bill Dunlap, who is looking for a hat trick in Tom Shelar’s “High Speed Motorsports” AA/Fueler. Also at the test, the streamlined, Chevy-powered “Champion Speed Shop” dragster unveiled a new, diabolical look and what appears to be a longer fuse. All weekend, driver Adam Sorokin manhandled this beastly steed as it savagely sawed across the strip.
Others shaking out gremlins before the big race was the always-fierce Neal & White dragster, as well as Brendan Murry and Rick Williamson in the Team Craig entry, all of whom have set their sites on the rest of the field, in general, and returning champ Tony Bartone, in specific.
Sixteen entries are expected for Top Fuel Eliminator competition. Top Fuel Qualifying begins in Bakersfield on Friday, March 6th at 12:30 pm.
More on front-engine Top Fuel action can be found at http://www.aafd.tv