The 2018 Racing season got off to a hot start at Barona 1/8th Mile Dragstrip down in Lakeside, California when the Renegade series returned for the 2019 season. The Renegade series is ran in it's usual two categories, the Electronics and Non-E, both due for some competitive racing.
The Renegade Electronics went first, with dozens of racers getting whittled down to just two. Gary Harfield would take on Daniel Munoz in his 71 Vega. Gary came looking for the win, getting a short head start over Daniel, but when the lights dropped, Gary left a little too early; a -.012 red light would give Daniel the Renegade Electronics win before he even had to step on the gas.
Gary Harfield (Near) against Daniel Munoz (Far) in the Renegade Electronics final.
But, Gary would not be satisfied with a finals exit via a false start, as he fought his way to redemption in the Renegade Non-E bracket, making his way to the finals against Danny Oro's 72 Pontiac. This time, he'd get off the line just fine, but it was the finish line that was a problem for Gary. Gary would finish the 1/8th of a mile in 7.694 seconds... on a 7.72 second dial. By finishing .026 seconds early, he'd disqualify himself and lose another final... if his rival, Danny Oro, didn't finish with a 7.301 on a 7.33 dial, finishing .029 seconds early, and also breaking out. The scant 3 thousandths of a second difference was what Gary needed to take the Renegade Non-E win.
Gary Harfield (Far) against Danny Oro (Near) in the Renegade Non-E Final
With the Renegades off to a good start, we'll have the Import Outlaws racing down the track next week on Saturday, the 24th. See you there!