2014 Saturday Night Nitro
More Info Coming Soon!
HORAN JR WINS 2013 BOISE-BAKERSFIELD BLITZ
Prolong(r) Super Lubricants to Continue Support in 2014 Season
POMONA, Calif. - Prolong(r) Super Lubricants will continue its support of the NHRA Heritage Series after wrapping up the Boise-Bakersfield Blitz, which pitted nostalgia nitro funny car veteran Dan Horan, Jr. in his "Patriot" 1966 Mustang against rookie nitro funny car pilot Robert Overholser in his "California Hustler" 1977 Firebird. Horan Jr. won the Blitz by a slim nine points, receiving a prize package worth more than $4,000, including $1,500 of Prolong's 50W Nitro Racing Oil.
"It was an exciting series and we plan to participate in the 2014 Blitz," said Jon Apogée, General Manager: Domestic Sales, Marketing and Motorsports, Prolong. "Prolong products are ideal for Blitz participants. Our Nitro Racing Oil has a diluting effect on oil, which helps maintain oil pressure throughout the run."
Prolong's Nitro Racing Oil features a blend of premium synthetic base oils and additives, and is formulated with the company's advanced Anti-Friction Metal Treatment(tm) (AFMT) technology to protect against high temperature oxidation, wear and viscosity breakdown during severe use.
The top finishing Boise-Bakersfield Blitz participants will compete at the prestigious 2014 March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway for an additional $3,000 prize package. The series ran April 26 - 28 during NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway in Eagle, Ind.; June 15 during Famoso Raceway's Saturday Night Nitro Shows and on July 13 in McFarland, Calif.; and Aug. 8 -11 during the 42nd Pepsi Nightfire Nationals at Firebird Raceway at Firebird Raceway.
For more information on the Boise-Bakersfield Blitz, contact Blake Bowser, VP and General Manager, Auto Club Famoso Raceway, 661.399.2210 or Scott New at Firebird Raceway at 208.938.8986.
Prolong products can be found at Pep Boys, AutoZone, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Parts City Auto Parts and many other fine retailers. Prolong can also be purchased online at www.prolong.com/eStore.
About Prolong Super Lubricants
Prolong(r) Super Lubricants, a brand of GoldenWest Lubricants, Inc., produces a wide range of chemicals and car care products, including engine, fuel and transmission additives; chassis and wheel lubricants; vinyl and leather protectants. Prolong's Anti-Friction Metal Treatment(tm) (AFMT) advanced technology treats and modifies the surface of metal to reduce metal wear, heat and friction. For more information, visit www.prolong.com, or contact Prolong at 1937 Mount Vernon Ave., Pomona, Calif., 91768; phone: 800.540.LUBE (5823); fax: 800.966.LUBE (5823).
Big Thank You to all the contributers to the huge pile of SAWG for our last SNN race!
Snake & Mongoose T-Shirts & Posters
Tickets to The Brian Setzer Orchestra Dec. 23 @ the FOX
Tickets to the Black Crows Dec. 10 @ the FOX
Tickets to Bob & Tom Nov. 16 @ the FOX
Gift Certificate from Buck Owens Crystal Palace
SWAG from KUZZ & Camera Ad
Bottles of Bowen's Whiskey
Family 4 Pack to SeaWorld in San Diego
Tickets to Kenny Loggins @ the Fox Theater Sept. 21st.
DVD's from Jackson Bros Videos
Gift Certificates from Cope's Knotty Pine Restaurant
2 Family 4 Packs from the Bakersfield Condors
25 FREE Full service Car Washes- Courtesy of Sparkling Image Car Wash
Free oil changes courtesy of 3 Way Chevrolet
$25 gift cards for J's Place at Rosedale & Calloway Dr.
Family Style dinner for two at Narducci's Cafe on east 21st st.
Courtesy of the Bakersfield Californian- $50 Gift cards to Steak & Grape restaurant
Sunday Brunch for two at the Garden Spot at Truxton & Oak
One night stay with breakfast for two at the Marriott Bakersfield at the Convention Center
Car care buckets courtesy of Tim Delcid & your local NAPA auto parts stores
Hodel's Country Dining - Dinner for 2
The Bistro - Dinner for 2
The original Roadhouse Grill - Dinner for 2
2 Weekend passes to the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 25th-27th
Passes to the NAPA Auto Parts VIP Area Oct. 26 & 27
Two night stay at the Hooters Hotel & Casino Oct. 25 & 26
Thanks To The Following Contributers
2013 Saturday Night Nitro Presented By Budweiser
Come and watch racing under the lights at Auto Club Famoso Raceway featuring Nitro funny cars, dragsters, altereds and a host of exhibition cars. Watch these nitro burning machines light up the night as they thunder down the concrete quarter mile.
2 Big Nitro Sessions at 8:30 and 10:30 followed by the MavTV/Lucas Oil Jet Dragstrers. Drag racing all day with Nitro all night. The Nitro guys will be testing Friday night and all after noon on Saturday getting ready for the show down on Saturday night.
July 2013 Saturday Night Nitro
Robert Overholser in the California Hustler wins the July Saturday Night Nitro show. For more details and recap, check out our Facebook Gallery >>HERE<<
June 2013 Saturday Night Nitro
With sixteen nitro funny cars in the pits at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, the first of three Saturday Night Nitro events found Dan Horan Jr. and his Ronnie Swearingen-tuned ’66 Mustang funny car grabbing the $3,000 prize. When the evening of racing was over it was Horan’s bracket-like 5.81 performances that put his “Patriot” Mustang in the Famoso Winners Circle with a 5.812, 253.09-mph charge.
The second quickest winning elapsed time of eliminations was recorded by Robert Overholser driving Don Nelson’s “California Hustler” ’77 Firebird with his holeshot 5.815/243.28 mph charge over newcomer Devery Howard in the “Bays & Rupert” Camaro who ran 5.810/246.66 in his losing effort. - Darr Hawthorne (DRO)For additional coverage and images check out our Facebook page.
2013 BOISE / BAKERSFIELD BLITZ
Final Point Standings
- Dan Horan 94
- Robert Overholser 85
- Dennis LaCharite 67
- Roger Garten 53
- Devry Howard 45
- James Day 42
- Rian Konno 40
- Kris Krabil 37
- Tim Boychuck 35
- Rick Rogers 35
- Jason Rupert 35
- Dennis Taylor 35
- Mark Sanders 30
- Cameron Ferre 29
- Dale VanGundy 27
- Chris Davis 26
- Ed Dougan 26
- Wally Giavia 22
- Mike Halstead 19
- Shane Harter 16
- Bob Godfrey 14
- Dean Oberg 14
- Alex Miladinovich 13
- Tom Padilla 13
- Scott Stanger 13
- Chris Bennet 12
- Robert Towndsend 12
Dan Horan clinched the Championship at Boise's Firebird Raceway with 94 points over Robert Overholser's 85. Dan and the boys are expected back to Bakersfield to race in the last Saturday Night Nitro of 2013 on September 7th, 2013.
The Top 8 finishers will participate in a special 8 car show at the 2014 March Meet. Stay tuned for more details!
Famoso and Firebird Team Up for AA/Funny Car “Blitz”
Auto Club Famoso Raceway and Boise’s Firebird Raceway have joined together and formed the “Boise-Bakersfield Blitz,” a four-race points-earning series for AA/Funny Cars in 2013.
The four funny car events are two of Famoso Raceway’s Saturday Night Nitro Shows on June 15 and July 13 as well as Firebird’s 43rd NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor on April 26 – 28 and the 42nd Pepsi Nightfire Nationals on August 8 – 11.
Points are earned based upon funny-car qualifying positions in reverse order. For example, in an 8-car show the #1 qualifier earns 8 points, #2 earns 7 points, #3 earns 6 points and downward through the qualified field; a 16-car field is awarded the same way with the #1 qualifier earning 16 points. 10 points are awarded for simply showing up with a nitro funny car and passing tech at each event. A perfect attendance bonus of 5 points goes to those funny car teams who are present at all four events.
At the end of this series, the top points earner receives a Winner’s jacket, $1,000 cash, a 55-gallon drum of nitromethane, 30 gallons of Prolong 70 weight Nitro Racing Oil, a $250 gasoline/diesel gift card anda $250 gift certificate from Stith Printing. The runner-up finisherreceives $500 cash, a 55-gallon drum of nitromethane and a $100 gift certificate from Stith Printing. For the participants, a special eight-car show will be part of 2014 March Meet qualifying.
Blake Bowser, Vice President/GM of Auto Club Famoso Raceway and producer of the March Meet, said of the new points system, “With nearly a dozen nitro funny cars heading to Boise for the Ignitor next week and the turnout of racers we had last summer for Saturday Night Nitro at Famoso, I think everyone wins with this points series. The ‘Boise-Bakersfield Blitz’ rewards those participating teams for their attendance, taking nothing away from the Heritage Series. We have seen how popular the funny car class has become for our spectators at both tracks.”
Firebird Raceway General Manager Bill New added, “We are very excited to help launch the ‘Blitz’ for all the nitro funny car teams starting off with the upcoming NAPA Ignitor Nitro Opener next week here at Firebird. Together, the ‘New Crew’ and Bowser family have pledged to add extra incentive into our events. It’s our way of saying thanks to the teams that support our Boise and Bakersfield special nitro events. With the keen sense of nitro history behind our two venues, we thought the timing was just right to introduce the all-new ‘Blitz’.”For more information and to participate in the new series, contact Blake Bowser at Auto Club Famoso Raceway or Scott New at Firebird Raceway.
Auto Club Famoso Raceway
33559 Famoso Rd.
McFarland CA. 93250
Office - (661) 399-2210
Info Line - (661) 399-5351