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NHRA.com: “History comes alive with nostalgia race cars at Winternationals”

February 3, 2009

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Official news of Mendy Fry and the McCain’s Bomb Squad Nitro Funny Car representing the NHRA Heritage Series by making exhibition passes at this weekend’s Winternationals has hit the NHRA.com website:

http://www.nhra.com/content/news/34864.htm

Amongst the salient info posted there, the NHRA site makes note of — in addition to McCain’s Bomb Squad — the presence of the infamous “Winged Express” AA/Fuel Altered at event, and its imminent terrorizing of  the quarter-mile drag strip; and if that weren’t enough, even more vintage-style Top Fuel dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars  will be pounding the pavement at the prestigious Pomona meet on Saturday and Sunday. NHRA.com says that, “Headlining the Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters will be Troy Green, driver of the High Speed Motorsports dragster that won the season championship last year in the Heritage Series. He will be joined by Rick White, driver of the Neil & White dragster, and Brendan Murry, who pilots a unique Chevy-powered dragster. Those cars are front-engine dragsters that reach speeds of 250 mph and produce elapsed times in the 5.7- and 5.8-second range.

“Veteran racer Mendy Fry leads the Nostalgia Funny Car entries. She will be driving the popular Bomb Squad Funny Car that is owned by Mike McCain and tuned by legendary crew chief Roland Leong. Jeff Utterback will drive the Pisano & Matsubara 1960s and ’70s tribute car that is owned by Danny Pisano. The Crazy Horse Hot Wheels Mustang will be driven by Ryan Kono, and the Little Nate Funny Car will be driven by Nate Bugg.”

More deets here: http://www.nhra.com/content/news/34864.htm

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(photos by Cole Coonce)

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