Following the National
Anthem it was round one of Top Fuel eliminator.
#1 Mendy Fry and #8 Tyler
Hilton rolled out being the second pair in the opening stanza.
Fry left first and never
Hilton started smoking
the tires before the tree.
Fry came out swinging
with low ET of the meet, 5.582 at 258.42.
The final pair to decide who
would meet McGee in the final were Mendy Fry and Pete Wittenberg
who beat Fry in the final round of the 2018 March Meet. Fry didn't
want that to happen again. However, now Wittenberg now has a
bad ass hot rod and was capable of running with the High Speed
Wittenberg took a nice
starting line advantage, but Fry chased him down for the win.
Remember the March Meet?
Wittenberg took out a
mid track block, game over.
Once again Fry ran low E.T. of
the session (5.554 at 261.62) and gained lane choice over McGee
in the final.
Top Fuel Final
Then there were two. Mendy and
the High Speed team laid back in the lanes. Ditto for close friends
Tedford and McGee.
Who better to strap you
in than Sean Bellemeur.
For Rick McGee this was already
a win. He and Darrell Tedford had suffered through a three year
performance drought until this weekend. What a difference a cam
The only backup person Mendy
has known since joining the team, Walt Stevens kept her where
Tom Shelar wanted his car.
McGee took a shot at the tree
and hit it. His 0.036 to Fry's 0.103 RT gave him a huge starting
Despite Rick's jump, Fry's 5.610
at 259.36 was too much for McGee's game 5.749 at 256.50. Fry's
MOV: 0.0720 seconds (approximately 27 feet).
Let the celebrations
The first person Mendy
went to was old friend Rick McGee ... great race, congratulations.
Funny Car runner-up Rian
Konno and ex-High Speed crew member with Tom Shelar.
Funny Car winner, Jason
Rupert and Shelar pop a cold one.
NHRA Motorsports Museum Executive
Director, Larry Fisher carted up with Greg Sharp to congratulate
A quick stop at the scales
and it was back to the pits for several adult festivities.
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