Racing finally returned to Barona 1/8th Mile Dragstrip on Saturday, June the 20th. With the safety of all of our fans in mind, and with public masking and social distancing guidelines in effect, it was finally time to come back to racing. The year would finally resume with the first race of the Crower Cup series.
First, in the Gambler, Rick Reynolds would be matched up against Gary Harfield for a nice cash prize. Gary had the slower car, but the faster reaction time with a near perfect .002 reaction compared to Rick's .031, forcing Rick to play catch up on the track, pressuring Rick into a 5.930 E/T on a 5.94 dial, breaking Rick out and securing the win for Gary Harfield
Rick Reynolds (Near) against Gary Harfield (Far) In the Gambler finals.
Gary wasn't done yet, as he managed to get his 09 Corvette into the Crower Cup finals, where he'd go up against Luis Herandez's 69 Camaro. Unfortunetly, Gary was unable to replicate his start from the Gambler final, starting off with a .084 reaction time. He pushed that to a dead on 7.829 E/T on a 7.82 dial, making a Total Package of .093. Luis' .033 reaction time was much stronger, so even with a weaker 6.965 ET on a 6.91 dial, he still had a total package of .088, giving him the Crower Cup win by a mere 5 thousandths of a second
Luis Herandez and his 69 Camaro (Right) celebrating his Crower Cup win.
With that win, Luis Herandez is in the drivers' seat for the Crower Cup title, with two races left to go. And with racing back in session, the NHRA Summit Series will be there too, starting on the 4th of July weekend. See you there!