Here are some shots taken throughout
the weekend in no particular order. I'll insert names when possible....
I don't know everybody.
The 2nd Nitro Alumni Auction
started on Friday morning and ran until 5 PM on Saturday. The
silent auction featured some 125 items with something for all
tastes and budgets. The end net was $23,000+ that went directly
to the support of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. Thanks
to all who contributed the items and to those who opened their
wallets to buy them.
Lots of coats and team
Kent Fuller dragster steering wheel.
Geri Tarvin with her
hand made 1:6 scale model of her Nitro Therapy AA/FD.
Leigh Buttera with her
hand made drag racing T-shirt quilt.
Camp Johnson. Ron's Barnstormer
and ChiZler with a Garilis interloper.
The Beebe Bros, &
Sixt AA/FD reproduction in progress.
The Burkholder's, Harry
The lovely Cindy Gibbs
and NHRA photog Marc Gewertz
Jeep Hampshire and Bill
???, Jim Hume and Steve
Gwen McWilliams and Ron
Huegli who races his 7.0 Pro Tiki Warrior funny car.
Gwen and "Jungle
Gloria Gibbs with her hand made
Linda Vaughan doll that brought $500.00
Bill Tidwell was surprised by
the presentation of a new helmet painted like his lid in the
The annual Standard 1320
Memorials to Steve "Nitro
Man" Wallace were all over the place.
Few would argue that Steve Reyes
was one of the top 5 photographers in drag racing history. Prior
to this he had never sat in a dragster. Needless to say, it was
an experience for the big guy.
Donny Couch in the Yeakel Plymouth
Spec. doing a broadcast for Speed Scene Live.
Dennis Prater (right)
and his two brothers.
Adam Sorokin and John
Larry Fisher and Tom
Vance & Wilma Hunt
Ron Johnson doing some major
tune-up work (Cacklefest style) on the ChiZler.
Leigh Buttera with a cutout of
her Dad, John with the last front and rear engine dragsters he
ever built. The RED was never complete. Leigh with the help of
Steve Davis got it looking race ready for the CHRR. Like all
of Lil John's work, its very different and trick.
Harley and Geno
McNatt, the track goto guy.
Art Chrisman with son
Kicked back Kenny Youngblood
Stan Berry in Wayne King's
Don Ewald & Gerry
Chad Reynolds and Brian Losness
of Bangshift.com who did an outstanding job of covering the event
Darrell and Pam Conrad
with John & Don Ewald
Dan Kaplan, Ross Preen
and Geri Tarvin in her Nitro Therapy.
Herm Petersen doing the
tech inspections on the Cacklecars.
Justin & Stephen Arias -
Cindy's Kids. Justin did his first push start in the Poachers
AA/FD on Friday, down the track. Steven did the practice push
start on the return road on Sunday, then pushed down the track
a few hours later.
Dave Sammons had his restored
Ray Caselli "Panic Mouse" Blown Fuel Flatbottom was
on display in The Grove.
The Bradey & Romero "Mr.
Flathead" car was on display for the last time. After the
CHRR it went to the NHRA Motorsports Museum as its new home.
Some pit thrashing on
Ken Fuller's XF/FS flathead
powered LSR car.
Don Tubbs who's played
a key role in getting the project done.
Geri Tarvin's 1:6 scale
model of her car that went for big bucks at the auction.
Mike Goyda who's a huge collector
of drag racing memorabilia and supporter of the museum auction
- he had never sat in a dragster let alone fire one.
Paul Rossi, Chuck Goebel,
Jim Rossi, Frank Baney and long time family friend of the Baney's,
Lex Swayn, the Aussie owner of
the car is on the left with Steve and Greg Goodnight who are
related to the late Gary Goodnight, one of the three principals
of the car back in the day.
Gil Rothweiler, Bob Keith and
Bob Brown at one of those impromptu meet ups that occur at the
CHRR. This photo is from 2012.
Left to right. Gil, Tim, Pat
Schultz (Bob Keith's nephew), Greg Goodnight, (Steve's son) Terre,
Steve Goodnight, Lex, Chris Goodnight, Randy Rothweiler (Terre's
Dad), Elmer, Jamie Goodnight, (Chris Son) Joey Rothweiler, Jet
Car Bob Smith in car.
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