Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars Drag Racing Night Under Fire Norwalk Burnout Summit Motorsports Park USA Race Car Drag Strip Riot Videos #racing #dragracing
August 13, 2011 - Auto Plus Night Under Fire at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. National Hot Rod Association. Nostalgia Drag Racing Videos - Notes from 34th Annual Auto-Plus Night Under Fire listing lane, driver name, and elapsed time/top speed this round: Drag Strip Riot Videos. Let her rip. Night Under Fire Norwalk.
The Historic Nitro Funny Cars take the track for a step back in time. In the pre-race ceremonies John Force told the crowd he was amazed to see all these famous cars back in one spot. We start with a pairing of Brian Stewart driving Tom Hoover's Showtime Corvette against Lee Jennings, Jr. in the Dick Harrell Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Lee Jennings, Jr. runs 6.102/246.30 ***WINNER***
Summit (Left) Lane: Brian Stewart *FOUL*
Stewart jumped the light giving Jennings the win.
Next up, Doc Halladay in Telstar against Mike Savage driving the famous Candies & Hughes Funny Car.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Mike Savage runs 6.090/232.51 ***WINNER***
Summit (Left) Lane: Doc Halladay runs 8.487/135.27.
Halladay pedaled the car trying to maintain traction but Savage lays down a clean pass to trip the win light.
Next up is Jon Capps driving Jungle Jim Leiberman's 'Jungle Jim' Camaro Funny Car, facing Raymond Beadle's iconic Blue Max driven by Ronnie Young. Beadle himself is on the starting line.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Ronnie Young runs 6.574/206.76
Summit (Left) Lane: Jon Capps runs 5.869/245.63 ***WINNER***
Wrapping up qualifying for the nostalgia cars is Frank Hawley in the Chi-Town Hustler facing Dale Pulde in the 1977 Trans Am War Eagle.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Dale Pulde runs 5.877/217.53 ***WINNER***
Summit (Left) Lane: Frank Hawley runs 5.966/229.78 Capps is your number one qualifier.
Funny Car is a type of drag racing vehicle and a specific racing class in organized drag racing. In the United States, the other professional drag racing classes are Top Fuel, Pro Modified, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Bike. Funny cars are characterized by having tilt-up fiberglass or carbon fiber automotive bodies over a custom fabricated chassis, giving them an appearance vaguely approximating manufacturers' showroom models. They also have the engine placed in front of the driver, as opposed to dragsters, which place it behind the driver.
Funny car bodies typically reflect the models of newly available cars in the time period that the funny car was built. For example, in the 1970s, then current models such as the Chevrolet Vega or Plymouth Barracuda were often represented as funny cars, and the bodies represented the Big Three of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Currently, four manufacturers are represented in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car — Chevrolet with the Camaro, Dodge with the Charger, Ford with the Mustang, and Toyota with the Camry. Worldwide, however, many different body styles are used. These "fake" body shells are not just cosmetic; they serve an important aerodynamic purpose.
Today, fielding a Funny Car team can cost between US$2.6 and US$3 million. A single carbon fiber body can cost US$70,000.
Nitro Funny Car racing has never been more competitive than since 2006. The dominance of John Force Racing ended in 2006 and between 2007 and 2015 was equalled by DSR, with three TF/FC titles each. Funny Car is dominated by multi-car teams, with only Cruz Pedregon, Jim Dunn, and Tim Wilkerson maintaining the traditional one-car operation