Race #2 of the Crower Cup took place at Barona 1/8th Mile Dragstrip on Saturday, July 17th. In addition, the AFX boys got a bracket in, as well as a nice cash prize Gambler bracket. The Gambler bracket came down to a final between Dan Schrokosch's 70 Nova and Jaciel Rivea's 95 GMC. Dan had his eyes on the money and the patience in his gas pedal, taking the win when Jaciel launched 4 thousandths of a second early, earning himself a red light foul and gifting the win to Dan before he moved off the line.
The AFX bracket came down to a duel of Dodges, as Bob Munoa's 62 was matched up against Dave Spragul's 72. Both of them have heavy foots, as both launched early for the rare double red light foul. Bob's -.113 reaction time was closer than Dave's -.384 reaction time, giving him the AFX win.
And finally, in the Crower Cup final, John Hildebrand's 31 Ford A-Coupe was matched up against Ruchard Sullivan's 92 Mustang. John got off to an amazing start with a .009 reaction time, giving him a bit over 7 hundredths of a second over Richard's .085 start. John would ride that lead to a 5.937 e.t. on a 5.92 dial, slightly worse than Richard's 5.756 e.t. on a 5.74 dial. But combined with that reaction time, John would take a comfortable lead and the Crower Cup win.
There's only one more race left in the Crower Cup series, as it'll be August 14th when we see this wrapped up. Before then, the NHRA Summit Series returns to Barona on July 31st and August 1st. See you there!