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December 1, 2013

12/1/2013, Nitro Kitty HQ–After a couple of seasons driving and diving for NHRA Heritage Series Top Fuel Dragsters, “Nitro Kitty” Mendy Fry has returned to the fray in Nitro Funny Cars, reaching an agreement with Larry “Smokey” Alleman to shoe his Smokey’s Darkside ’78 Challenger in competition for 2014.

Nitro Kitty and Smokey

During a recent visit to Alleman’s shop in Atascadero, Fry brushed off her firesuit and and climbed into the Darkside’s cockpit, and marveled that nothing needed to be adjusted.

“It’s a perfect fit,” she said.

Citing details beyond just pedal positioning and ergonomics, Alleman agreed. Having raced together in 2008 in Heritage Series Funny Car competition, “Smokey” noted they both have a fierce zeal to win races and stated that: “Mendy is as determined as I am. Maybe more so.”

With initial support from Arias Pistons and Titan Engineering, Alleman, Fry and crew plan to test before the Heritage Series’ season opener, the 2014 March Meet at Autoclub Famoso Raceway. During these initial sessions, Alleman’s goal is to dial-in a 426-cubic inch Arias hemi, a “hemi-heads-on-a-Chevy-block” combination that is unique amongst the 30-plus entrants expected to slug it out at the March Meet’s Funny Car Eliminator.

"Smokey" and "Nitro Kitty"

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  1. December 2, 2013 10:10 am

    Welcome back Mendy! You just seem like a funny car kinda gal to me anyway!! Can’t wait to see you in the winners circle.

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