Drag Illustrated Issue 178, September / October 2022 - Page 40

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DRAGSTALGIA
who finally ran his first 6-second run . He joined the elite group of Jedd Guy from the UK and John Willard from Australia in the international 6-second Anglia Club . Jedd Guy took on Ronnie Mercer in the final round on Sunday with Guy coming out on top with his 7.06 at 190 mph vs . Mercer ’ s slower 8.70 at 149 mph .
Dan Wilson won the Wild Bunch class in his slingshot named “ Antique Toy .” He ran as consistent as + 0.038 on the dial all weekend long .
Hardly any event will bring as many Willys together than Dragstalgia . Out of the 24 entered , it was John Dalrymple who won the Willys Wars award for running the quickest pass in his class , an 8.80 at 154 mph .
Out of the 60 cars entered for the Nostalgia Super Stock class , it was Spencer Tramm and Stuart Doignie who made it all the way to the final round . Tramm ran 12.12 at 71 mph , taking the win against Doignie ’ s 17.92 at 59 mph .
Claire Rule ’ s 8.67 at 148 mph beat Rod Spry ’ s 9.42 at 135 mph run in the final of the Old School Stockers bikes . She was joined in the winner ’ s circle by Ray Law , who was handed the NSA Bike Shootout trophy by John Hobbs , who jumped the light .
Besides the winner ’ s trophies , Dragstalgia also rewards special showmanship trophies in numerous categories . The Best Wheelie Award went to Graham Sykes . The Driving Job of the Weekend prize was presented to Robbie Grabham in his Fiat Topolino . Trophy for the Burnout of the Weekend went to Jason Darling running the Gasser Circus . Backup Guy or Girl trophy went to the “ Ain ’ t No Saint ” team ’ s Lee Johnstone . The “ Dirty Deeds ” Funny Car team with John Hale won the Best Appearing Crew award . Ben Rushforth ’ s Anglia earned the Best Appearing Car trophy . The Moment of the Weekend award went to bike rider John Hobbs , who finished his career at this event . And the Spirit of Dragstalgia prize went to Colin Millar in his flaming Outlaw Anglia , not only for running his first-ever 6-second run but also for his ongoing support for the class . DI
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