Well, the heat of summer has set in and it was apparent at the July Bounty Race. While the temperatures were not unbearable, the racer count was a bit low in the heads up street classes, which is normal for the dead-of-summer months. However, a strong turnout of index racers came to I-40 Dragway, gunning for a $2,000 winner’s purse. Throughout the night, the action grew more intense, and it culminated with a series of great final round passes.
Todd Lyle’s nitrous big block Camaro is a consistent contender in the Pro Street class. One of the few nitrous combinations in the class, Todd’s car rarely skips a beat.
TCOB Racing always represents itself well at I-40 Dragway. The Moses boys sporting new paint jobs and a new tune-up for the blue car, which allows it to run the 7.0 and the 6.0 index classes.
The Cheap Street final saw Scottie Stone get the win with his turbocharged, LS-powered Nissan 240sx. It is a legitimate street car that gets driven often, and Scottie doesn’t cut it any slack when it’s race time. A wild Extreme Street final that saw Josh Proffitt win by the narrowest of margins…and it was a holeshot win! His nitrous-assisted big block Malibu was nearly out of control for the entire pass, but Josh never lifted and took home the victory. In Pro Street, it came down to last month’s winner, Glenn McCary and a consistent threat, Todd Lyle. In a turbo versus nitrous battle, Todd’s nitrous-assisted ’69 Camaro came out on top. As for the index classes, Jimmy Pritchett won the 6.0 class in his radical Opel GT, while Travis Loy took home the victory in 7.0, driving a ’67 Chevelle.
Jack Greene brought out his new Procharged Nova and made a few impressive passes. This car will be a strong force in the Pro Street class when he gets the bugs worked out.
I don’t know much about this car, but I really like it. It runs in the Extreme Street class and it seems to be a well-sorted car.
If you’ve been around drag racing for 25 years or so, then this car may look familiar. It is the old Super Toy Pro Modified car, that was campaigned by Wayne and Stanley Barker in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The car changed hands several times since those days, but now belongs to Garrett Barker…great to see this car back in the Barker family!
Sonny Smart is a regular at the Bounty Race, but he has a new car that got a lot of attention. It ran in the 7.0 class this month, but Sonny has big plans for it. Love that color combination!
The man known simply as “Cowboy” has been working on this truck for two years, and finally got to race it. He says a gear change and a little bit of tuning will have him ready for the 6.0 class next month.
The Walkers are a true racing family. Clifford and Mary Sue have matching Chevy II drag cars and they are a strong force in the local racing community.
The new Cheap Street class had some great action, including two huge wheelstands by this small block Ford-powered Mustang. Unfortunately, it tagged the wall on the second wheelie of the night, but when they get it settled down, this car will be hard to beat!
Right now, the guy at the top of the Cheap Street heap is Scottie Stone in his Nissan 240sx, which is powered by a 5.3-liter Vortec engine. It’s been converted to a blow-through carburetor setup, with a single turbo. Hard to believe the stock Nissan rear end holds up to this kind of power!
Always a strong contender in Extreme Street, Josh Proffitt had some issues with his stock suspension Malibu, but got it sorted out enough to take home the victory in a wild final round pass.
This ever-evolving Nova won the Pro Street class last month, but couldn’t quite get it done against Todd Lyle’s Camaro. Glenn McCary pedaled his heart out but just couldn’t get his twin turbo-power Nova to stick.
Travis Loy is seen here making an eliminations pass in his ’67 Chevelle. While it isn’t quite as shiny as most of its opponents, the Chevelle is deadly consistent and won the 7.0 index class.
There isn’t a bike class at the Bounty Race, but this Suzuki always puts on a high-revving, low 5-second show for the crowd.
If you thought staging duels were only for the Pro Stock guys, you should’ve seen Jimmy Pritchett (near lane) and Justin Dempsey (far lane) duke it out during eliminations. The two racers sat there for an eternity waiting on each other to stage. Sometime Sunday morning, they finally staged and Jimmy Pritchett took the win…he went on to win the whole event in the 6.0 class.
Bo-Bo Keyes made a test pass after being eliminated earlier in competition. His Duster pulled the wheels hard and carried them past the Christmas tree.
I-40 Dragway looks awesome at night. And since I never (EVER) use flash when taking a picture before the race starts, these slow shutter speed shots are usually a gamble. This one turned out cool, as the Pro Street finalists roll toward the staging beams.