CHRR 18 OCT 16-18 2009-------
WINNER - DENNY SANDERS
RUNNER UP - MITCH AKERS
LOW QUALIFIER - LARRY KNAPP
Report from CHRR 09 held at the famous Famoso Raceway near Bakersfield California. Judging from the number of spectators, it looked like our largest turnout to date. The AFX class had twenty-three cars competing for the quick sixteen field. We had our quickest qualifying run (9.07 seconds at nearly 150mph) turned in my Larry Knapp in his 65 Holman and Moody built cammer Mustang. Our number 16 qualifier Denny Sanders won the meet with a qualifying run of 10.78 seconds and gave us our first four speed win. Our racing format of 1/4 second dial-ins and running a pro-tree have resulted in eight different winners over the past thirteen years. This style of racing allows everyone to be competitive and a potential winner. We only run a quick sixteen field at the CHRR. All other events allow all cars to participate if they fit the rule criteria. We had our first major race car fire in the pits. No one was injured and the car survived thanks to a quick thinking top fuel driver with a fire extinguisher. Messy clean-up but the car was saved. We had pit visits by Butch Leal (California Flash), Shirley Shahan (Drag On Lady), Linda Vaughn (Miss Hurst), Don Prudhome (The Snake), Cruz Pedregon, Gary Densham, Bill Holbrook (Ford T-Bolt fame), Jerry Jardine (Jardine header founder), Gas Ronda. Jess Tyree was the Grand Marshall this year, He also pitted with our AFX group. Congratulations to Jess for all the many years He has entertained us in the the Drag Racing community. We were also visited by the "cherry bombs" pinups (thanks ernie). We are currently working on our run schedule for 2010. Will post it as soon as it is available.
Thanks to everyone that sponsored supported our group for the 2009 season.
DRAGFEST II May 1-3 2009 -----------------
WINNER - JOHN RICHMOND
R/U - JOEL MINER
With the threat of rain we still had a great field for the 2nd annual dragfest. Bob Shahan and the Drag-On Lady Dodge was top qualifier. John Richmond got a well deserved win in "The Whistler" comet. We had guys from Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and of course California all there. Rain Friday night led to some great bench racing and we were fortunate enough to have fair weather saturday and sunday. There was a pin up girl contest a backup girl contest and even a drive in movie. Thanks to those that made the long haul -