MURPHY, MORRIS, AND PADILLA LEAD DAY ONE OF THE 49TH ANNUAL NIGHTFIRE NATIONALS

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MURPHY, MORRIS, AND PADILLA LEAD DAY ONE OF THE 49TH ANNUAL NIGHTFIRE NATIONALS


 

Day one of the 49th Annual Nightfire Nationals got underway on Friday evening at Firebird Raceway. With the current pandemic looming, there are a very respectable number of professional cars who made the trip to the high desert facility. These are the results for Q1 which took place under the lights.

AA/Fuel Dragster

Jim Murphy lead the charge on Friday nights Q1 with a very solid 5.77-239.19. Followed by Pete Wittenberg’s 5.84-236.36.  Dusty Green in Steve Harwood’s Nitro Hemi is third at 5.88.-238.38 rounded out the top three.

AA/Fuel Dragster

Jim Murphy 5.77, 235.19

Pete Wittenberg 5.84, 236.46

Dusty Green 5.88, 238.38

Bret Williamson 6.01, 184.45

Tyler Hilton 6.11, 232.71

Bryan Hall NT

AA/Funny Car

In Q1 for funny cars, Billy Morris at the wheel of Eddie Knox’s Problem Child Camaro, set the tone with a solid 5.70- 246.17.  Slotting in at number two is two-time March Meet winner James Day at the wheel of Jim Broome’s Speed Sport Omni, at 5.77 -247.70. Rounding out the top three is jerry Espeseth in the Jason Rupert tuned Atlas Camaro at 5.78- 250.78.  

AA/Funny Car

Billy Morris 5.70, 246.17

James Day 5.77, 248.7

Jerry Espeseth 5.78, 250.78

Jeff Arend 5.82, 246.26

Tony Jurado 5.87, 243.68

Chris Davis 6.28, 228.96

Michael Peck 7.13, 124.10

Geoff Monise 9.92, 84.05

Alt: Bobby Cottrell, Wally Giavia, Michael Peck

AA/Fuel Altered

Eight Fuel altereds showed up for the Nightfires. Tom Padilla lead the way with a very nice 6.10 (on a 6.00 index) with a speed of 227.19.  Jason Pettit followed closely at 6.18.-231.44 and rounding out the podium for Q1 was the legendary, Johnny West, at 6.54-203.95.

AA/Fuel Altered

Tom Padilla 6.10, 227.19

Jason Pettit 6.18, 231.44

Johnny West 6.54, 203. 95

Shawn Van Horn 6.63, 224.66

Alt: Robert Winefsky, Randy Bradford, Dan Hix, David Benjamin

Q2 and Q3 will be run Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 pm (MDT).



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