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October 10, 2008

With the NHRA Heritage Points Title on the line at this weekend’s California Hot Rod Reunion, Sunday’s race is must-win for “Nitro Kitty” Mendy Fry and the McCain’s Bomb Squad Nitro Funny Car

Mendy is currently #3 in the points, behind the entries of Steve Romanazzi and defending Reunion champ Bucky Austin. For all practical purposes, in order for the Nitro Kitty to win the Title, Romanzzi and Austin must not only lose but the Bomb Squad Duster has to also win the event.

What makes this even more challenging is that the Funny Car eliminator at the Reunion will be contested in a variation of a “Chicago Style” tournament. According to the NHRA, “(i)n Chicago-style racing, only the top eight qualifiers advance to eliminations.  At Bakersfield, all entered cars will run for time, sending all but eight home after just one qualifying run.  The eight-fastest will run again, with the two quickest winners, advancing to the final.”

Which means every pass is do-or-die for the McCain’s Bomb Squad entry…

The first round for Nitro Funny Car is 11 am Sunday. With over 20 floppers entered, will the Nitro Kitty be among the top 8 after 1st Round?  And if so, will she then be among the quickest two winners? And finally, the event winner? And therefore, ultimately the NHRA Heritage Series Nitro Funny Car Champion…

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  1. October 13, 2008 3:11 pm

    Hey there Young Lady…sorry i didn’t get the chance to see you this last weekend…but I was so busy just running into people I haven’t seen in a long …long…time! I finally got my brother Bob to join me and he really had a good time. This was his first Cackle Fest. He was blown away! I just want you to know that I am so very proud of you, and I always brag about you every time your name is mentioned. I wasn’t able to stay around for the finals, so I don’t know how you did. But you bet on it that you are the only driver I’m rootin’ for!!! You are on your way to greater things that you will accomplish in the Drag Racing arena…and now that I know where your website is, I will be paying closer attention. I will look forward to seeing you again, sometime. I’ll try not to be so delinquent in finding you next time…OK? Love you girl! You da’ best! Big Al

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