The 56th Running of the Antique Drags hit Barona 1/8th Mile Dragstrip down in Lakeside, California on Saturday, April 27th. Vintage muscle cars and dragsters hit the track, bringing a classic set of speed to the dragstrip.
In the Gambler bracket, Paul Wagner and his 75 Valiant matched up against Remy Reynolds. Paul took a risk and was rewarded with it, as he fired off the line with a .006 reaction time, giving him a good advantage over Remy's .070. Paul rode that .06 second advantage to a 6.874 E/T on a 6.85 dial, nailing it close enough to make Remy's victory impossible, taking the Gambler win and Gambler money.
The Gambler final, with Paul Wagner (Near) and Remy Reynolds (Far)
The Y Block Shoot Out was the headliner, the final of which came down to John Hildebrand against Dan Brandt. Dan would get quite a head start, with a 11.65 dial compared to John's 6.47, but John chased him down the track, taking the Y Block Shootout win.
ohn Hildebrand (Near) against Dan Brandt (Far) in the Y Block Shootout final
Saturday's Antique Drags were great, but on Sunday, the Import Outlaws made their way back to the track, bringing more international action to the track for some heads-up racing.
In the Import All Wheel bracket, Eddit Avglos brought his 05 Evo up against Harley Keech and his 91 Corvette. Harley got faster off the line, but Eddie's 7.528 E/T beat Harley's 8.645's handedly, taking the All Wheel win.
The Import Street bracket final came to Jorge Duran and Benny Portillo. Jorge got a good start off the line, and took that to a 8.193 E/T, beating Benny's 8.303 and taking the win.
Import Motorcycles was a race between Busas, as Brian Stirrant's 18 Busa lined up against Vince Hill's 14 Busa. They were nearly even, but the newer one was a hair faster, as Brian rides a 116 MPH run to a 6.149 E/T, beating Vince Hill's 6.362.
Next was the Extreme Outlaw bracket, where Edward Ybaria's 71 Gremlin dueled with Henry Concha's 02 S2000 in the finals. Henry launched fast, but his car could not keep up. Edward's Gremlin broke 130 MPH on the way to a 5.542 E/T, crushing Henry's 9.463 E/T and taking the Extreme Outlaw win.
Import Turbo's final matchup was between Jawad Abunaja and Steven Ganes. It was a close race, but Jawad took the win with a 6.558 E/T over Steven's 6.824.
Finally, in the Import All Motor bracket, Lavelle Sheppard and their 13 Camaro met up against Jerry Carrillo's 88 Honda in the final, where Lavelle's 6.227 E/T would be enough to take the win over Jerry's 6.943.
With the Antiques and Imports wrapped up, we turn our attention to the Renegade series, who's second race hits the track, as well as the first race of the SoCal Doorslammers series this Saturday, May 11th. Racing starts at 10AM! See you there!