All American Fuel Dragsters Association To Vote On Boycott Of Sizzling Rod Reunion
(Pictures by Darr Hawthorne) • With a record quantity of Nostalgia Major Gasoline Dragsters slated to seem at NHRA’s Holley Incredibly hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Environmentally friendly, KY, the Assoc. will vote this 7 days on a feasible boycott of the June NHRA Heritage Series party.
Amazingly, the conflict and proposed boycott isn’t around the regular grievance: a deficiency of purse funds — it’s about NHRA’s inability to accept a windfall of outside the house sponsorship toward an improved purse and a more substantial discipline.“It breaks my coronary heart that it has arrive to this with NHRA,” Bob McLennan, President of AAFD, claimed. “We have offered to double the Prime Gasoline Dragsters for this race, and NHRA would like no component of it. We have questioned for a 16-vehicle ladder as opposed to the present-day 8-car ladder. We have even brought in a private sponsor to offset their costs, but NHRA has drawn a line in the sand, and they will not improve the function construction to let for additional funds and much more cars and trucks.”
All American Fuel Dragsters’ impetus to double the quantity of nitro-dragsters is based on Nostalgia Top Fuel’s expansion as a course as well as a deficiency of participation from the AA/Amusing Automobiles at Bowling Eco-friendly. Each individual year a race enthusiast could rely the Humorous Motor vehicle entries on a single hand — and whose more participation is in doubt for the reason that new Holley Warm Rod Reunion drew as couple of as three nitro Funny Car or truck teams.
“To offset any of NHRA’s expenditures, (Midwestern Top rated Fuel racer) Jimi Younger brought in Custom Floaters for an further 5 figures in purse cash,” McLennan discussed. “This function added benefits the NHRA Museum — it is their most significant fundraiser of the calendar year. It is just thoughts-boggling that NHRA will not assistance our effort and hard work to place on a far better show and assist finance their Museum.”
However, this is a tricky pill for McLennan, whose father, Jim McLennan, was inducted into the NHRA Hall of Fame in 1991, the 2nd class of inductees. “With our family’s history with NHRA, you’d consider they would know we are attempting to reward the Museum’s base line and make this a big success,” McLennan mentioned. “We want this to be a earn-get.” claimed McLennan, he is however open to earning items operate, but with groups voting imminent and the sentiment of the Leading Fuel racers just about unanimous in their viewpoint, the risk of even an 8-vehicle Top rated Gasoline Eliminator for the Holley Scorching Rod Reunion in Bowling Inexperienced does not glimpse promising.