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2016 Nostalgia A/Fule John Shoemaker Memorial ShootOut
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 Posted: Tuesday July 19th, 2016 03:03 pm
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The Nostalgia A/Fuel Racers Association is proud to announce the 3rd annual John Shoemaker Memorial Shoot-OutPresented by Sonny Bryant Crankshafts.
This event will be run as part of the NHRA Division 7 Event at Sonoma Raceway July 22-24. With the success of the previous 2 events, NAFRA and Sonoma Raceway in conjunction with NHRA Division 7 are proud to be able to return this event to the schedule.

NAFRA will have 6 cars running in a Qualified Race Styled Shoot Out event.
Currently the cars scheduled to be part of the event include the Blown Alcohol cars of Darrell Waters in the Comstock-Waters entry and the 2 time Shoemaker ShootOut champ Bobby Cottrell piloting the Archibald Racing Air National Guard rail. The Injected Nitro contingent includes the Cowin-Allen car driven by Dennis Allen, the Austin Dinsmore Pro-Max digger driven by Drew Austin, Clayton Zulim in his family run car and the always tough Bates & Adams dragster driven by multi time class Champ Doc Bates.

The NAFRA is proud and honored to be able to get the blessing of Judee Shoemaker for this event, Judee was thrilled that John's legacy would be remembered at a track where he had such success and she was very happy with the reception the event got last year. Several of the racers included in the event have been involved with the Shoemaker family over the years and are thrilled to get to race in his memory again this year.

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 Posted: Tuesday July 26th, 2016 03:00 pm
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Another successful event for the Nostalgia A/Fuel group.
After 3 qualifying sessions it looked like this:
 1 7573   Kin Bates, Anderson CA, Tuttle-468       6.142  230.76  230.76
  2 7734  Dennis Allen, North Highlands CA, Allen  6.255  223.50  223.50
  3  750   Darrell Waters, Bakersfield CA,          7.579  121.18  121.18
  4 7776  Bobby Cottrell, Whittier CA, N&P-500     7.843  112.79  112.79
  5 6315  Drew Austin, Tacoma WA, Parker-500      15.051   58.52   65.56

With Darrell Waters suffering engine damage it would be a 4 car show
Rd 1 Saw Dennis Allen and Bobby Cottrell pair up with Allen taking the win 6.25 to 6.40 but it was a close race due to Cottrell getting the jump at the green.
Next up was the quickest and fastest side by side race in Nostalgia A/Fuel history with Doc Bates running a 6.14 to Drew Austins 6.18 with Austin taking the holeshot win.

The final saw Austin and Allen line up to run for the trophy.
Austin got the jump at the hit and held the lead to pick up the win running a 6.24 to Allen's 6.30



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