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240 MPH BLAST IN 1st ROUND OF ELIMINATIONS

March 8, 2009
photo by Mike Bumbeck

photo by Mike Bumbeck

Okay, so we totally plagiarized that headline from a blog posted today at ChampionSpeedShop.com.  The reason? Today at the 51st March Meet in Bakersfield, the Champion Speed Shop streamliner (in Top Fuel) and McCain’s Bomb Squad Nitro Funny Car both posted 240 mph speeds in losing efforts in the first round of eliminations. In our case, this was coupled with a quarter-mile elapsed time of 6.03 seconds – our quickest and fastest pass of the event.

So: it was sort of a Pyrrhic victory: McCain’s Bomb Squad has gone quicker and faster on every lap this weekend. But still, we lost in the first round. Our opponent, Dennis La Charite, clocked a 5-second ET to take the win. And so it goes, his 5.96 to our 6.03  — that’s drag racing.

Next up: a match against the “Future Flash” during the “Mopars at the Strip” drag race in Las Vegas, on March 21st. Ciao from Famoso.

A fervent "Fry" fan (photo by Cole Coonce)

A fervent "Fry" fan (photo by Cole Coonce)

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