Monday, November 5, 2007

NHRA Day 4 - Finals Champs!

Hello all,

Here are the two Funny Car finalists, both from Team Force! Robert Hight, in the black car, took the win from teammate Phil Burkart, Jr. in the green car. What a night. If Ashley had not gone down in the quarterfinals, she would have been up against Burkart Jr. in the semis. Imagine that!
Here we have the two Top Fuel Finalists
Tony Schumacher is in the black car, The Sarge, right here and Bob Vandergriff, Jr., down below in the one with the highest flames! Schumacher took him down by less than two tenths of a second.

Here is Ashley burning it up earlier in the day. She had a great week and now, according to her dad John Force, all the Force team cars will be either cut into tiny pieces, sent to Ford for testing or sent to museums (in a manner that they will never work) so that what happened to John never happens again to anyone else. Force, the senior, said he was working on making NHRA much more safer for all. Let's keep tuned in to see what happens. (Hey John, if your listening, I'm ready for that lunch you offered).

And right here is Angelle Sampey, who made it to the semifinals only to have her bike malfunction at the lights. What a let down for her last run ever with the US Army team. The photo here was taken only a couple of minutes after her bike did not start. Her frustration showed in her body language as she got off the bike and shook her head in disbelief at being one run away from the finals!

Here is Antron Brown in one of his last runs ever on a motorcycle. Yesterday he announced he'd be moving up to Top Fuel next year.

Here is legendary Funny Car driver and team owner John Force, left, congratulating his one-time driver and now team owner Tony Pedregon, on Tony's Funny Car World Championship! So, we have Tony Pedregon walking away with the POWERade Funny Car World title, over to the left is Tony Schumacher who took the POWERade Top Fuel World title, and down below is Jeg Coughlin who was named the POWERade Pro Stock World champ and the POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle World title went to Matt Smith.

Here we have Jeff Smith, motorcycle champ, farther down is Robert Hight, the Funny Car final round winner, and older brother and co-team owner Cruz Pedregon with 2-time Funny Car World Champ Tony.

I have tons of video of some of the winners, so I'll post that up soon too!
Until Next Time, keep shooting

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