Warped Speed Races Back-to-Back in Woodburn and Medford
With the Warped Speed jet cars based in Portland, Oregon, the two remaining quarter mile tracks left in the state of Oregon were sure to host them for their Fourth of July festivities. After all, besides fireworks and an ice cold Coke-a-Cola, what goes better with the 4th of July than jet cars with their fire, smoke and sonic noise?
July 3rd was the big one as the Warped Speed jet car team raced all four of their cars at the "Jet Car Nationals" at Woodburn Dragstrip. Since the team has four cars and two drivers, Scott and Richard mixed it up and ran pairs of jets between rounds of alcohol cars, brackets and Junior Dragsters. It was a big day and a lot of work making the rounds. It was also lots of pre-fourth excitement for the fans at Oregon's premier track.
The team enjoyed some of the festivities on the 4th and then was on the road heading south to Champion Raceway in Southern Oregon for their "Night of Fire" event on the 5th. Besides the headlining jets, the race featured fuel alterds, funny cars and dragsters. The always out of control fuel alterds were the talk of the night as two of them crashed, one spectacularly but fortunately everyone was alright and the cars will be rebuilt. Sadly, the incidents limited the remainder of the show but fortunately the jets saved the day. Both Scott and Richard put on a great show to the delight of the crowd.
Drag Racing Excitement Galore is Yakima
Once again I had the pleasure of racing two old friends - Derek Snelson and the Warhawk Jet Funny Car but this time at Renegade Raceways in Yakima, Washington.
The weather was perfect for drag racing, except for a little bit of cross wind. I don't know if Derek is as big a Nascar fan as me, but we came real close to "Rubbin-Racin". As we pulled the chutes Friday night, both cars decided to do a cross wind shuffle. I talked the Warped Speed Funny Car back to her side of the track as Derek was getting a real close look at her lettering. With the wind still blowing Saturday night, we decided to click them off early.
The Blown Alcohol Thunder Drag Racing Series consisting of BB funny cars, altered and dragsters all put on a great show for the crowd. I love Yakima racing fans and can't wait to come back!
Next event is July 3 at Woodburn then Medford on the 5th. See ya at the races!
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