Onto day three of the US Bracket Nationals at the Byron Dragway. Monday's schedule was a Super Pro Box/No Box Big Bucks race. Interspersed between the bracket rounds was a Test & Tune. The morning was overcast and cloudy and there was a threat of a passing shower. The racing started with a Time Trial and Test & Tune.
After the time trial, the test & tuners were running, when a car had an engine coolant issue and doused the whole length of the track with a water/anti-freeze mix. While that clean-up was taking place, a very light rain shower passed over. I guess it was a fortunate to get both out of the way at the same time so the racing could continue unabated. During the event I saw Don Dumdie's '57 Chevrolet on the line and Don appeared to be crew chiefing. I didn't know this, but at Byron, Don's son Brian drives the car.
All weekend, I kept hearing Ricky Pena's name called out over the loud speaker. It dawned on me that he must be driving more than his normal AMX.
All weekend, Ricky was driving the Vincent Motorsports black GMC Sonoma pick-up dragster.
The racers continued the hot and heavy round robin competition.
In Super Pro No Box, It came down to Darren Burkhardt versus Andrew DiPiazza with Darren getting the win light.
In the Super Pro Box Class it was Brian Foulk against Greg Ruleau, with Brian getting the win.
In the Big Bucks race, it was Brian Folk taking the win when Darren Burkhardt redlighted.