AA/Fuel Dragsters to Visit Sin City
A foursome of AA/Fuel Dragsters is set to make a rare appearance at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the weekend of April 30th – May 1st. This visit will be part of the Las Vegas Super Chevy Show in the gaming capital of the West.
The cars that have been signed for the event will provide the Nevada fans with a look at some of the most popular cars on the circuit today. Heading the show will be recent March Meet winner Rick White in Chuck Neal’s Autopower/CNC powerhouse. The Neal & White duo definitely holds the hot hand right now in performance. Their string of 5.60s and 5.70s at the Bakersfield race put them in a class of their own over all other competitors. This event will be their first outing since that race in March and even their competitors are anxious to see if they can sustain their stranglehold on the class.
Another team coming into the event after making recent headlines is the new pairing of Mendy Fry and Mike Fuller. Mendy is returning to top fuel as the pilot of Fuller’s Forever Young car after a couple of years behind the wheel of a few Nostalgia Funny Cars. Fry is anxious to reestablish herself in the hotly contested dragster ranks.
Nothing personal, but Bill Dunlap hopes to spoil Mendy’s return. Dunlap, who drives the Circuit Breaker for owner Bob Richardson, has a little vendetta to resolve after losing a squeaker of a race to the Fuller car (with then driver Mike McLennan) at the March Meet. In that event Dunlap misread a violent move by Fuller’s car as heading into his lane and instinctively lifted off of the throttle. By the time he realized that McLennan was still in control he had lost too much momentum to regain his lead. Both Richardson and Dunlap want to show that they had big things in store for their March Meet opponents, and they’d like nothing better than to prove that then in a rematch against Fuller and Fry.
Rounding out the foursome is Brendan Murry, the most recent winner on the match race circuit. Murry claimed victory two weeks ago in Sacramento in a Chevrolet versus Chrysler four car match-up when he outlasted his competitors with his big block Chevrolet powered fueler. Brendan intends to show that his newfound performance and reliability are the result of a lot of hard work and not a fluke. As opposed to the Sacramento format Murry’s car is in deep as the lone Chevrolet against a trio of tough Chrysler-powered cars.
AA/Fuel Dragster action is to take place at noon and 3 PM on Saturday, April 30th, and again at 1 PM on Sunday, May 1st. Additional information about the event can be found at LVMS.com -
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