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2018 SFDT race #5
Topic Started: Mar 10 2018, 08:09 PM (117 Views)
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Welcome ladies, gentlemen, kids of all ages crews, and drivers to 5th race of the SNRA 2018 Southern Fryed Drag Tour here st the Bayou Nationals a the State Capital Dragway, in Erwinville, Louisiana. For the 4th year in a row, the major story this week has been the extremely wet weather. It has been raining since 5am this morning and washed out most testing and qualifying. Thunderstorms are forcasted for the rest of the night, so we are postponing tonight's event until Sunday afternoon, depending on the weather. We drew for pairings this week. This was already planned for before postponing qualifying this afternoon. Race 10 at Carolina Dragway will also use drawing for pairings.

See you guys tomorrow. Try to stay dry.
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Welcome back ladies, gentlemen, kids of all ages crews, and drivers to the delayed 5th race of the SNRA 2018 Southern Fryed Drag Tour here st the Bayou Nationals a the State Capital Dragway, in Erwinville, Louisiana. The major story this week has been the extremely wet weather for the last 33 hours. The rain stopped around 2 this afternoon and the track is only slightly damp, at the moment. We drew for pairings tonight. This was already planned, so there was no need to qualify. It's 66 degrees out, but dry. So let's get the show on the road.

We're going to start off with a single car run by Roy Rastetter .

Roy is driving a '32 Austin Bantam A/A on a Don Hardy custom built chassis. It iss powered by a Hilborn injected Stage II Chrysler Hemi .
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Roy warms his tires and stages. He roars off gingerly looking for traction. He completes his run at 9.00 and will move into round 2.


Our first pair of the evening are Otto Varoom VS last weeks winner and current points leader, Nelson J. Dewey.

Otto is piloting The "what The----Altered. A supermodified turned Altered, powered by a 425 C.I.blown Buick Nailhead.
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Dewey is racing a '37 Fiat bodied altered, and powered by a392 Chrysler Hemi on Leadbetter Fuel. His sponsor is the Law Firm Dewey, Cheatem and Howe.
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Both drivers prep their tires and stage. Otto thunders away with Dewey right on his tail. However Otto and his dirt track tires are able to hold off Dewey on slicks. Otto will move on to round 2.
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Our next pair are Dave "Chargin Charlie" Bayer VS the winner of Race #3, Gretchen Brennecke.

Charging Charlie is running a 1964 Dodge 330 Aluminum front, Super Stock, entered by AMB Racing.
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Gretchen is driving the Shaker, a 1965 Nova AWB powered by a 396 injected Chevy, and sponsored by Carl and Curt Brennecke.
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Both stage. Chargin Charlie charges off, but Gretchen cuts a better light and beats the Dodge. Gretchen move into round 2.


This brings up Rob Reeves VS the winner of Race #2, Rick Johnson.


Rob is driving a car you don't see in competition often, a '58 Edsel Pacer with a blown Boss 429, for Reeves Racing.
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Rick is running a Willys p/u with a Hilborn injected SBC stroker motor for Bad Dawg Racing.
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They warm their tires and stage. Rick roars away but Rob is hooked up and is able to run him down with the big Edsel. Rob is going into round 2.
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Coming to the line next are Ol Lefty hisself VS Dirttrack Dave.

Lefty is driving his Rompin' Redskin, a 1962 Pontiac Catalina 421SD with lightweight goodies.
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Dave is running his 1972 Nova SS-Pro stock with a 454 Chevy and sponsored by DTD Motorsports Valvoline Oil. He calls it the Old Poo.
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Both do their burn outs and stage. Lefty thunders off with Dave chasing him. Lefty holds on for the win by half a car length. Lefty will be in round 2.


Up next is Larry Reeves VS Paul D. "Speed Merchant" Smith.


Larry is driving a '63 Chevy Biscayne with a 350 small block.
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Speed id driving his beautiful Nova Express Altered Wheelbase Funny Car, powered by a 427 Cu. In. Big Block Chevy "Semi-Hemi", and entered by Historic Racing Associates.
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They warm and stage. Larry roars off with 2 seconds in hand. Speed charges after him but gets wheel spin. Larry hangs on for the win. We'll see Larry in round 2.
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Coming up next is Del Hoyt VS the 2016 SFDT Champion L. Edward "ET" Foot.


Del is running a 1966 Nova SS, with a 327 prepped by Jenkins Competition, and sponsored by Larry Roesch Chevrolet.
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ET is in the Wild 'Stang Flopper Funny Car, powered by a BOSS 429, and entered by Historic Racing Associates.
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They do their burn outs and stage. Del takes off with a giant 5 second lead. "ET" drops the hammer and nips Del at the line by a nose. "ET" will move into round 2.


That brings up Mitch Reeves VS Emily Cudahy.

Mitch is driving his 302 powered Reeves Racing Comet.
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Emily is driving her rear engine top fuel digger, powered by a Keith Black Hemi 426 Hemi, and owned by Agnus Cudahy.
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They both prep their tires and stage. Mitch thunders off with a 6 second advantage. Emily cuts a great light and beats Larry. Emily will be in round 2.
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Up next is our final pair of round 1, Amy Conn VS last week's runner up, Butch Blair.

Amy is running Amy's Kandy Krush, a '32 Ford powered bu a Hilborn injected 477cu in Ford.
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Butch is driving an A/FD Pro Comp Eliminator, sponsored by Blair's Speed Shop in Pasadena, California.
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They both do big burn outs and stage. Amy thunders off with a 2 second lead. Butch drops the hammer, but red lights. Amy is the last competitor moving into round 2.


That concludes round 1 of the Bayou Nationals. The rain is on hold, so please stick around for round 2.
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Welcome back ladies, gentlemen, kids of all ages crews, and drivers to race #5 of the SNRA 2018 Southern Fryed Drag Tour here at the Bayou Nationals at State Capital Dragway, in Erwinville, Louisiana. Itís a warm damp evening with temps in the 60's with gusts up to 15mph crosswinds. So bundle up as we have a lot of racing yet to do tonight. We're lucky that the rain has not returned. It's been another tough night for some of the high horespowered cars. the track is mostly dry, and they've got some heat in the track at the starting line, but traction can be hard to find.

So let's not waste any time and start Round 2 with Roy VS Otto.

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After their burn outs they stage. Otto charges off with Roy right behind him. Roy passes in time for the win, Roy is in round 3.


Up next is Gretchen VS Rob.

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And their off. Gretchen cuts a great light and Rob can't catch her in time. Gretchen is moving on.
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Up next, for a single car run, is Ol Lefty hisself and his Rompin' Redskin.

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He stages and take off. He makes a clean 11.8 pass to move on to round 3.


Our next pair is Larry VS "ET".

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They prep their tires and stage. Larry takes off with a considerable lead, but "ET" gets hooked up and beats him at the lights. "ET" is going to round 3.
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Up next, the last pair in round one, is a cat fight between Emily and Amy.

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After doing their burn outs, they stage. Amy takes off first, but Emily is able to run her down and win by a car length. Emily is the last to move into round 3.


That concludes Round 2. Please return for round 3 after our break.
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Welcome back for the third round of the Bayou Nationals at State Capital Dragwayin Erwinville, Louisiana the 5th 2018 Saturday Night Racing Association's Southern Fryed Drag Tour event.

The weather is 65 degrees with a 8mph cross wind, and the track is in fair shape. The high powered cars seemed to have won round 2, so let's resume racing.


Our first pair of round 3 is Roy VS Gretchen.

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They prep their tires and stage. Gretchen roars away with Roy in chase. Gretchen holds on for the win, and moves into the semi-finals.
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Up next is Lefty VS "ET".

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Both drivers prep and stage. Lefty thunders off. "ET" charges after him and wins by 2 car lengths. "ET" is going into the semi-finals.


We will conclude the 3rd round with a single car pass by Emily.

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She smokes em and stages. She takes off searching for traction. She sets the fastest time of the night at 6.1. Emily will also be in the semi's.



That concludes round 3. Be sure to stick around to see the semi-finals, after the break.
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Welcome back for the semi-final round of the Bayou Nationals at State Capital Dragway in Erwinville, Louisiana, the 5th 2018 Saturday Night Racing Association's Southern Fryed Drag Tour event. The rain has finally given up and it's a pleasant 63 degrees.

We'll start this round with a single car pass by Gretchen driving the Shaker.

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She makes a clean 10.1 pass and is moving into the final round.


Up next is "ET" VS Emily.

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They both do mad burn outs and stage. "ET" thunders away. Emily charges after him and will not be denied. Emily wins and will also be in the final round.



Please come back after our break for the SFDT's first all female final round.
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Welcome back ladies, gentlemen, kids of all ages crews, and drivers to race #5 of the SNRA 2018 Southern Fryed Drag Tour here at the Bayou Nationals at State Capital Dragway, in Erwinville, Louisiana. Itís a warm. but damp evening with temps in the 60's with gusts up to 15mph crosswinds. So bundle up as we have an exciting all female final round coming up. We're lucky that the rain has not returned, the track is dry, and they've got some heat in the track.

So let's go racing. First we have Gretchen Brennecke VS Emily Cudahy.


Gretchen is driving the Shaker, a 1965 Nova AWB powered by a 396 injected Chevy, and sponsored by Carl and Curt Brennecke.
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Emily is driving her rear engine top fuel digger, powered by a Keith Black Hemi 426 Hemi, and owned by Agnus Cudahy.
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Both do their burn outs and gingerly stage. Gretchen charges off with a 4 second head start. Emily gives chase. Emily has severe tire shak and has to back out. Gretchen is able to hold on for the win by a car length.

Will you all join me in congratulating the 2018 Bayou Nationals champion Gretchen Brennecke. fbr

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Gretchen is also the 2018 SFDT's first repeat winner and the new, and first woman, points leader. fbr


That concludes tonight's program. I hope all y'all will join us next week at the Gulfport Catfish Nationals at Gulfport Dragway, in Gulfport, Mississippi.





2018 SNRA Southern Fryed Drag Tour points standing after race #5.

place points driver

1st 52 Gretchen

2nd 49 Dewey

3rd 48 "ET"

4th 47 Larry

5th 46 Butch
Emily

7th 41 Otto

8th 40 Dave

9th 39 Amy
Mitch
Lefty
Rob
Roy

14th 38 Chargin Charlie
Del
Rick
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Looks like I need add some spray so I can nail my dial in...

Congrats Gretchen.
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