Nitro-Burning Top Fuel Dragsters. Heritage-Style

AAFD HQ, June 10, 2014—Exuberant fresh-faced Dave Hirata is among the fearless AA/Fuel Dragster drivers converging from all points of America to battle at this week’s 12th Annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky for an 8-car showdown between the always gnarsome and unpredictable front-engine Top Fuel class.


As the new driver of Dale Suhr’s stealthy but beastly “Orange Crate” Top Fuel dragster out of Waterloo, Iowa, Hirata insists that this Hot Rod Reunion is not just a fight for control over the competition, but a contest of wills between the driver and the race car itself.


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AUTO CLUB FAMOSO RACEWAY, March 9, 2014—Call it regime change. The Bartone Brothers rolled their menacing nitro-powered dragster out from Long Island City, New York all the way west to Auto Club Famoso Raceway north of Bakersfield and, by both sheer power and guile, trounced the California-centric Top Fuel competition at the 2014 March Meet.


The domination began in time trials, when driver Tony Bartone scored the #1 qualifying spot in his Steve Boggs-tuned rail, with a quarter-mile elapsed time of 5.63 seconds, six-hundredths ahead of the #2 qualifier and 2011 March Meet Top Fuel winner, Rick White, in his San Diego-based entry, “Neal & White.”


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AAFD HQ, June 15, 2014—In consecutive NHRA Heritage Series events, dragster driver Tony Bartone has unleashed blistering back-to-back attacks on his drag-strip adversaries, this time taking Top Fuel Eliminator at the 12th Annual Holley Hot Rod Reunion at Bowling Green, KY on Saturday.


Tony and Michael Bartone, who hail from New York, have toted their operation this year to Bakersfield and then Bowling Green, and, under the tutelage of tuner Steve Boggs, have yet to lose a round of racing.


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