Nostalgia: Sandrag Mag, Part 2The next round of NSDN’s Nostalgia series is up again with more west coast sand drag racing action from SANDRAG Magazine in 1980-1981. Thanks once again to Keith Ahart for allowing us to go through his copies and share with the sand drag community. Here are some clips and photos from the magazine’s coverage of events in Riverside, CA & Phoenix, AZ.
There are a couple of current racers in this photo, can you pick them out???
1981 ASRA Race Schedule
Mitch Myers Alcohol Funny Car in 1981. He would go on to become a NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster World Champion in 2004.
Awesome shot of the Top Fuel final in Riverside with the Fuller & Crook team coming out on top. (View Full Size)
Bruce McDowell topped a 9 car Alcohol Funny Car field for the win with a great 3.07 for a FE car in 1981.
Wyatt Radke's wild rear-engine Nitro FC running a 3.00 for the win.
Yes, that is Alan Johnson, current champion NHRA Top Fuel Team Owner, in the near lane setting Low ET in Alcohol Dragster with a 2.85 at Riverside in 1981. (View Full Size)
Check out this prime time A/Fuel Match Up: Esslinger vs. Longerot!
It's the "Villain" in 1981 Top Fuel action!!!
A very nice looking old school Top Alcohol Dragster.
Ralph Pearson set Low ET of the Riverside event with a 2.74/122mph hit with his dual-tire Fueler.
The Fuller & Crook crew after their big victory.
Butch Blair's Dual-Tire Top Fueler. What an awesome head-on shot of his car.
There's Chris Adamson starting out in sand drags with his Jeep in Phoenix. Chris most recently won the Pro 2 class at Dome Valley in January.
Check out the cool V8-powered Buggies racing in front of a packed house in Riverside.