2018 FUNNY CAR NATIONALS cont...
Words by Mike Sopk Jr.
Photos by Mike Sopko Sr. - Mike Sopko Jr. - Michael K. Sopko
Tony Lombardi drives through a cloud of smoke prior to his list qualifying pass.
Art Millet launches in his Bantam altered.
Bazz Young was one of the competitors in the Nostalgia Funny Car class.
Gary Krause has tipped the can in his "Moonshine Express."
Troy Martin burns out in Tom Motry's "Drastic Plastic."
Another wheelstanding launch in Nostalgia Gas.
A vintage altered slows in the shutdown area.
Bill Lehman in his Top Cop 2 Fiat Coupe was the defending champion from last year, but unfortunately bowed out in round 1 this year.
A beautiful blue supercharged Camaro slows after a first round win in the 7.50 eliminator.
7.50 runner-up Boom Boom Leonard drops the laundry after a first round win.
Another thundering burnout from David Mullin.
Introducing the 3rd Generation of Sopko photographers, Michael K. Sopko
(L) Larry Harlan and his blown Anglia.
(R) Billy Smith was the number 1 qualifier in 7.0 with a 7.00 with a 0.
(L) Mark McElwee hauling with the right front up in the air.
(R) John Lawson takes on Joe Haas. Though Haas went up in smoke he would take the win as John Lawson's car made a move
to the centerline and took out a couple of timing blocks.
(L) Two front engine dragsters square off during qualifying.
(R) Robbie Freels took the win in 7.0.
23-T-Check, 48 Fiat-Check, tires smoking-Check
This unique blown 33 Willys competed in the 7.5 class.
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