It's waaay past time to start posting again, and I'm bursting to break the silence with some really BIG and B/AD news. Shawn Cowie, the Surrey, BC national contender in Top Alcohol Dragster finally unleashed all the power in his Norm Grimes tuneup and blasted to the top of the field at the NHRA Heartland Nationals with a fantastic 5.217 at 275.00 mph in the second qualifying session. Great performance and possibly one of the top ten quickest ever blown alcohol passes in drag racing history. More news on that later..... but not that much later!
1:00 PM UPDATE
And the hits just kept on coming. This weekend's Heartland Nationals may truly be one for the history books with other- wordly numbers lighting up the scoreboards on an almost continuous basis. The performance parade started last night when Robert Hight cranked out the best Funny Car speed in history at 337.66 mph. That lasted less than 24 hours before it was obliterated during today's second qualifying session when Matt Hagan carded the best e.t. and speed ever at 3.802 and 338.85 mph. That pass came just five pairs after Courtney Force's short-lived best ever e.t. for nitro floppers at 3.815. Where is it going to end? Just when you thought 3.70's weren't that far away, and 340 mph was simply science fiction, those miletones might be shattered this weekend.
In case you thought the awesome numbers are just coming from Funny Car, there were four sub-3.70 runs in the second Top Fuel session. Followed by a career best e.t. for Edmonton's Kevin Boyer at 6.287 on his Top Fuel Harley. Then a new high-water mark for Northwest Pro Mod standout, Shane Molinari, who qualified third in a very tough field at 5.759 - 258.32 (top speed of the meet.... so far). And a final shoutout to Top Fuel's ultimate "hard-triers" as Terry McMillen and Scott Palmer both ran in the 3.70's (first time ever for Palmer) to hold the #8 and #9 spots in the field going into the final qualifying session later this afternoon. Stay tuned!
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