WEST VALLEY CITY – The folks at Rocky Mountain Raceways have come down with a fever, and the only prescription isn’t more cowbell … it’s more Funny Cars.
That’s right, it’s time for Funny Car Fever, one of RMR’s most popular events of the year.
Highlighting a weekend full of what figures to be fantastic racing on the Young Kia Drag Strip, 14 Funny Cars will be on hand to provide loud, ground-shaking, pulse-pounding, super fast excitement as they race toward one final elimination showdown to close the show on Saturday.
The Funny Cars may be the headliners on the marquee, but they certainly won’t be the only cars racing.
The weekend will blast off Friday with NHRA Heritage Series racing running from 10 am until approximately 10 pm.
Classes will include: Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, A-Fuel Dragsters, Junior Fuel Dragsters, 7.0 Pro, A-Gas, B-Gas, C-Gas, D-Gas, Nostalgia Eliminator, NE-2, NE-3 and Hot Rod.
The Funny Cars are scheduled to run at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday.
The action will pick up again Saturday with more Heritage Series racing running from 10 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m.
On Saturday, the final Nitro Funny Car qualifying session is schedule for 1 p.m., with the eight fastest cars coming back for three rounds of eliminations beginning at 6:30, 7:30 and 9:30, when the two finalists will square off.
Racer Richard Townsend and his Funny Car “Nitroholic” won last year’s event, and he’ll back looking for more of the same this weekend.
The Nitroholic crew scored themselves a coveted Wally award for last year’s win.
“This is our first and only Wally so far we’ve got, so to come back and defend it, we’re going to do everything we can,” Townsend said. “There’s a couple of other guys (among the competition) that are running really hard, so it’s going to be tough.”