Dome Valley TF Shootout '11 Photo Extra - LonestarOur friends from Lone Star Graphics made the long haul from Texas out to Wellton, AZ’s Dome Valley Raceway for the 2nd Annual AZ vs. CA Top Fuel Shootout. Gary & Michelle Burrow once again did a great job shooting the action and selling their wide variety of merchandise available. Let’s take a look at some of the top performers from the weekend. If you are interested in merchandise featuring any of the photos posted, go to www.LoneStarGraphics.com to contact Lone Star.
Check out this awesome shot of Top Fuel winner Matt Ludlow launching on a Saturday qualifying pass.
Terri Blair & the Fugowie Team put on an impressive performance on Saturday as they sneak up on the tune up for their dual-tire Fueler. Terri ran a best of 2.52 with a nice 1.01 60', however they would be unable to make the round one eliminations call.
Shane Sanford's Frederosa Team qualified #2 with a great 2.53 in the Top Alcohol class before falling to Jim Hammond in an extremely close round one battle.
Dan Allen & the Lucas Oil Team battled gremlins all weekend long, ending up with a nice 2.52 lap in round one that came up just short against Scott Carroll's personal best 2.50.
Pedro Villa debuted a great look on his Top Alcohol Dragster at Dome Valley & went through the process of shaking the bugs out of his new ride.
Bob Gill's Altered underwent a major renovation over the offseason under the guidance of Joe Bettencourt & it paid off with a spectacular 2.88 on its first full pass.
Event organizer Mike Erwin raced his Blown Swag Jeep in both the FE & TE classes, running a best of 3.21 on the weekend.
Billy Morris & the Eddie Knox-led 2 Dolla' Bill/Red Line Oil Team topped the tough Top Eliminator category for their 7th consecutive victory; dating back through TE, SE, and TA class action.
Terry Crawford & his Vegas-based Yabba Dabba Doo Dragster qualified #1 in TE with a great 2.96, however he would lose an extremely close round 1 decision against eventual winner Morris.
Mark Greenwell made his debut in TE action with his Phoenix-area based Dragster & went a couple rounds in eliminations. Mark also carded a perfect .400 RT in TE qualifying.
Don Diffenbaugh's great looking Poison Ivy Dragster tackled the tough Fast Fours class and had an excellent 2.94 round one ET negated by a red light by just one-thousandth (.001) of a second.
Kris Lauffer & the VW Paradise Team brought out their record setting on asphalt 4-cylinder Dragster for Fast Fours competition. They would have to thrash to make it to Sunday's eliminations after a giant wheelie-bar destroying wheelstand in qualifying that had the crowd buzzing.
Charlie Johnson's Back in Black Jeep with a nice wheel stand during Sunday morning's time trials.
Steve Foster Jr. put in an impressive performance with a string of high 3.7 passes on his way to the Pro 1 class victory.
Christopher Wells made the long haul from Washington to compete in Pro 1, Open Pro, and Sportsman class competition with his V8-powered Buggy.
Sidney Payne experienced the most breath taking ride of the weekend as he ended up flipping his Jeep in Open Pro class action on Saturday night. Fortunately, Sidney walked away A-OK & he reported that the damage to the Jeep appeared to be less than expected.
Wood River Auto Parts' Eric Gallay from Illinois made the trip out to Dome Valley with Big River Sand Drags' James & Jordan Merseal. Like any racer in the Midwest, Eric needed to get a racing fix in the dead of winter so he entered his GMC rental vehicle in Sportsman class action.
Chris Adamson drove his son Justin's Jeep to a big victory in the Pro 2 class.
Gary Mink (second from right) & his crew accept the $2,000 check for being the first into the 2.3 second zone from Hammer Down Racing's Dennis Rieck (Far Right).
Photos Courtesy Lone Star Graphics .