The Import Outlaws took the track at Barona 1/8th Mile Dragstrip down in Lakeside, California on Saturday, July 3rd, as people brought their cars from all around to the dragstrip to see who could take the crown. Also, the event included a high stakes Gambler, with over two-thousand dollars in prize money at stake.
In the 6.50 bracket, Jeff Martin and his 74 Datsun was matched up against Kyle Pingree and his 85 Mustang. Kyle was slow off the line, with a .550 reaction time that Jeff's .280 would give him a good head start on. Jeff would take that head start and ride it to a 6.6123 e.t, beating out Kyle's 6.632 e.t. and taking the 6.50 win.
Jeff Martin (Far) against Kyle Pingree (Near) in the 6.50 final.
Import Motorcycles came down to Alejandro Saucedo matched up against Ray Garofano. Alejandro had the faster bike, running a 5.745 e.t. at 120 MPH, beating Ray's 6.392 e.t. at 114 MPH, giving Alejandro the win.
Alejandro Saucedo (Far) against Ray Garofano (Near) in the Import Motorcycles final.
In the Import Street bracket, Jose Fernandez and his 93 Honda was matched up against Edwin Chollio and his 98 VW. Edwin got off to the better start, but Jose's 8.218 e.t. would edge out Edwin's 8.250 e.t, giving him the Import Street win.
Edwin Chollio (Near) against Jose Fernandez (Far) in the Import Street final.
And finally, in the High-Stakes Gambler final, Danny Macias was looking to score the $1350 grand prize, but Dave Meziere was seeking the same. Dave got off to a slightly faster start, but it was his 5.757 e.t. on a 5.52 dial that would take the win, as Dave's 7.148 e.t. on a 6.20 dial would fall short.
The Gambler final, with Danny Macias (Far) against Dave Meziere (Near)
With the big prize handed out, and the Imports all wrapped up, we look forward to the next race on the schedule. Friday July 16th the raceway is open for the Street Legal Drags, with Crower Cup Race #2 coming up on Saturday 17th! See you there!