The Renegade series came back with a vengeance at Barona 1/8th Mile Dragstrip on Saturday, May 25th in sunny Lakeside, California, with the third race of the Renegade Series. Racers from all over Southern California came together, for a little test to see who can be the best, and who can get the points needed to make a push for the series championship.
In the Rengade Non-Electronic bracket, the usual competitors were absent, as Dee Dethloff and their 09 Corvette and Alan Brown and his 69 Corvette matched up, neither with any points so far in the series, and both in a good place to make a mid series run. Both had nearly even dials, Dee's 6.84 only a hair faster than Alan's 6.99. But, when the green light dropped on Alan, Dee already won, as Alan launched .012 seconds early, fouling out and giving Dee the Renegade Non Electronics win.
Dee's Corvette, burning out on way to the final.
Renegade Electronics, however, had two racers going not for their first points, but looking to add to their existing pile. John Hildebrand and his 31 Ford A-Coupe trying to improve on his 10th place position, and RJ Simrock's 01 Dragster looking to go up from his humble spot in 7th place. RJ's new dragster was impressive, but it was only a hair faster than John's vintage A-Coupe 70 years it's elder. But when the lights dropped, John would be the one to launch a little early, by a scant 3 thousandths of a second. That foul would give RJ the help in the standings with the Renegade Electronics win.
RJ Simrock's 01 Dragster, lining up on his way to the Renegade Electronics win.
The Renegade retreats for now, but June is looking to be quite promising, as Nitro Night hits the track on Saturday, June 8th, as well as the So Cal Doorslammers, and the start of the Crower Cup series! Races start at 4PM! See you there!