Chaos and Nostalgia by the Lake cont...
US 131 Motorsports Park
By Mike Sopko Jr. and Michael K. Sopko
"Old Glory" salutes the tree on his way to a near 7.50 pass.
Dan Dishon puts his roadster through its paces.
Robbie Freels smokes the hides on his Crower "It" altered.
The "Speed Dog" is barking all the way to victory.
This would unfortunately be the nicest the right side of David Wagner's "Pure Insanity" Challenger would look.
At the launch the flopper made a huge move towards the wall, pancaking the headers and knocking the shiny off of the side.
Brandon Lewis shows that he is ready to go in his "Attitude Adjuster" Camaro.
Cory Millet getting slideways!
Allan Middendorf takes the pole with a 3.73 @ 213 mph.
All eyes are on Kelly Freels-Key's altered as she burnsout in the semi finals.
Pro 7.0 Runner-Up Larry Harlen burns out in his one Bad Anglia.
Clutch dust and heat waves fill the air as Allan Middendorf takes the first round win against
Kevin Lennon's "Shake and Bake" in a battle of nitro burners.
This sublime 23 T launches with the wheels in the air and a look of determination from the driver.
Mike Minick had an impressive debut in his "Chi-Town Hustler" leading the B Field with a 4.22 and eventual runner-up finish.
Jeffrey Sanborn concentrates on the run ahead.
Ronny Robinson launches in his "Mechanical Bull" 23 T.
Brandon Lewis heats the hides.
Paul Appelbaum speeds by during a late morning qualifying pass.
Vic Tiffin qualified 6th in the A field with a 3.98 @ 163 mph.
Unfortunately the "Gold Digger" would not make the call in the first round due to mechanical issues.
Steve Walczak has just closed the butterflies after completing a burnout in his Bantam.
Borrowing Time and racing the clock.
Gordon Horn burnsout in his Pro 7.0 Vette.
Paul Applebaum lights the tires.
Bo Boles launches in his 23 T altered.
A vintage Dragmaster style injected slingshot.
Check out this old school slingshot and its rudimentary seat.
Tod Barker awaits his qualfiying pass in his "Back in Black" Corvette.
Michael Sexton lights the hides prior to his first round battle.
Sexton's appearance was very impressive after a 600 ft. trip into the sandtrap just hours earlier during the one and only qualifying session.
Aidan Heatley-Smith qualfied for 7th for the A Field with a 4.03 @ 185 mph.
Chuck Loftin qualified his "Billy Meyer" tribute Mustang 5th in the A Field with a 3.93 @ 188 mph on this wheels up pass.
Dale Fidler is notorious for wheelstanding launches. Here I caught him on a rebound wheelie down track.
Derek McCuistion was the winner of Pro 7.5 in his "Speed Dog" front engine dragster.
Tod Barker qualified 4th in the B field with a 4.45 @ 138.
Mark McElwee carries the nose with header flames belching from the sides during his semi-final battle with Middendorf.
McElwee would come up just short with a 3.79 to Middendorf's record setting 3.58.
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