Super Gas from Gainesville
March 20, 2020 • Leave a Comment
1984 Dodge Omni driven by Jay Cepelka came down from Virginia to run the Gators in hopes of bringing home a Wally, however it wasn't to be.
Long time champion Sherman Adcock Jr didn't get the weekend he was looking for after a breakout loss to Greg Slack in Rd 1.
Longmont CO's Tim Parker decided to get out of the cold and come play in Florida. However his day was cut short as a breakout by .003 against David Morris put him on the trailer in Rd 2
Very clean 69 Camero of Rudy Matthews carries the front end each and every pass. Unfortunately, Rudy lost on a double breakout in Rd 1 to Rich Price.
Previous Super Gas World Champ Jim Perry made it to Rd 4 before falling victim to eventual runner up Greg Slack.
John Taylor came ready to fight for the Super Gas win, however getting paired with Jonathan Anderson, the event winner, in Rd 1 was his downfall.
Gainesville resident Gene Quinn borrowed his daughter Lauren's 74 Vega and went right on through to the Semis.
Judi Nuest looks on as Dwight Nuest leaves the line on a Friday time trial. Dwight and Johnny Labbous had identical 9.906 ETs, however Johns better light gave him the win.
Division 2 Champion John Labbous got by Rd 1 with a win, however simi finalist Matt Tankersley took him out in Rd 2
Some crazy graphics on Rich Pica's 84 Corvette. Rich lost in the early rounds.
I've got a thing for 77 Vega Wagons. I've always thought a twin turbo SBC street machine would be great. Ron Orbin has a nice example he brought down from New Jersey. Ron went out in Rd 3
Nearby Naples Fl racer Tommy Turner brought his 63 Corvette to Gainesville to compete in Super Gas. Tommy is a multi event winner in a couple of classes.
Larry Roedel's '27-T Ford is a looker. A breakout pass in Rd 3 sent him home though.
Ford Fairlanes make way cool race cars, be it Stock, Super Stock or Super Gas. Robbie Welch has a very clean example of one running Super Gas.
Randy Shipp's 60 Corvette is a prime example of simplistic excellence. Randy is from Whiteland IN and his car would be as much at home in a car show as on a drag strip.
North Carolina's Johnny Cobb's 27 Ford hikes up the wheels during a time trial.
Matt Tankersley's Super Gas GTO is just as beautiful as his gold Super Comp one. Matt made to the finals where he lost to Jonathan Anderson.
Ohio Crankshaft sponsored Rusty Cook in his 99 Corvette where he lost to his good friend Jim Perry.
The 92 Beretta of Wayne Kelley ran it out in Rd 2 losing to Jim Morrison on a breakout.
John Sikish made to the Quarter Finals where he fell to Jonathan Anderson
Here is another shot of Gene Quinn in the 74 Vega. Gene is a past Super Gas winner in his Corvette at Atlanta a few years back.
The Super Gas final pitted Jonathan Anderson, near lane, against Greg Slack. The two were just .002-second apart as they launched, and when Slack took too much of the finish-line stripe, Anderson snagged the win, 9.910 on the 9.90 to a 9.884.
He wasn't exactly a newbie, but Jonathan Anderson had only been in his '63 Corvette roadster a week before winning the Super Gas title at the 51st annual Amalie Motor Oils NHRA Gatornationals. Quick adaptation to his new ride called for a hearty winner's circle celebration.
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