This was the first day of the 42nd annual US Bracket Nationals at Byron Dragway. Today, the racing consisted of Super Pro No Box/Box. This was the 11th points race for Super Pro. In between the Super Pro runs there were Test & Tune runs. Today, the competition was running a 1/8 mile track.
While Byron has many racers that primarilly run Byron, there are some that run both Byron and Route 66. Here are a few.
While touring the pits, I ran into Bryan Campbell. This was Bryan's first time out with his car. He has been focusing on his son and daughter's JDRL program.
I met Bob Spelic and his son Bob Jr. Bob lives in Cheswick, Pa. and drove to Geneva to bring the car to his son Bob Jr. to drive. Bob primarily drives IHRA sanctioned tracks in the Pennsylvania area and forgot about getting his chassis NHRA certified. He was not going to be allowed to race the car, but by working with Byron staff and NHRA, he was granted permission to run the car this weekend.
There was plenty of good racing all day.
As the day wore on, the weather started getting a little iffy. When the eliminations were down to nine cars left in each class, a truck driving in the Test & Tune, broke its rear end , spewing rear end oil on the track near the tree. While the staff was cleaning up the oil, the Test and Tune was completed using just the Tower lane. There was just enough delay that the main event eliminations got down to the Finals when the rain came. The High Stakes race only completed one round. With darkness approaching and a wet track. I decided my day was done. Since I didn't receive notification of the winner, I don't believe the racing was restarted. I will update on Facebook in the morning. Here are the four remaining cars.