The Crower Cup made it's return to Barona 1/8th Mile Dragstrip on Saturday, August 3rd, and it accompanying it was the SoCal Doorslammers. With the second race of the three race Crower series on the line, racers pushing for that championship will do whatever they can to jockey for position, and get set for a big finale!
The SoCal Doorslammers started with the 6.50 bracket, a final between Ed Walker and his 1970 Roadrunner and Jeff Martin and his 74 Datsun. When the lights dropped, Ed got off the line first with a .077, getting a head start over Jeff's .117. He carried this lead to the finish, but wanting to make sure he didn't go under that 6.50 dial, he let off, letting Jeff finish with a 6.536 E/T, better than Ed's 6.553. But combined with their reaction times, Ed would take the win just barely, only taking the win light be 2 hundredths of a second, getting the 6.50 win.
The 5.50 bracket sped things up a bit, as Joe Bernier and his 72 Vega met up with Gus Hernandez and his 84 Mustang. Joe was a little slower off the line, but he made up for it on the track, finishing with a 5.539 E/T, as Gus lagged behind with a 5.775 E/T, giving Joe the 5.50 win.
Finally, in the Run What U Brung bracket, there were no limits on how fast you could go. And Duncon Patterson's 69 Camaro and Travers Scott's 85 Mustang had no problem with that, with Travers running the 1/8th mile in 4.568 seconds at 153 MPH. But even that wasn't fast enough: Duncon's Camaro set a new open door track record with a 155.85 MPH run, with a 4.491 E/T.
And with the Doorslammers taken care of, there was only the Crower Cup finals left. It was a family matchup, as Remy Reynolds was matched up with her father, Rick Reynolds in the Crower Cup final. Both Reynolds breaking 100MPH on the way to the finish, but Remy's 5.957 E/T on a 5.95 dial just edged out her father's 6.159 E/T on a 6.13 dial, getting her the Crower Cup win.
Remy Reynolds (Near) against Rick Reynolds (Far) in the Crower Cup Final
The win would spring Remy all the way up to 3rd place in the Crower Cup standings, with Jeff Martin having the lead going into the final race in September, with Todd Ferguson in second.
Meanwhile, next Friday is the arrival of the Street Legal Drags on Friday, the 16th, starting at 5PM. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, the NHRA Summit Series heads back to the track, starting at 4PM on Saturday, and 10AM. See you there!