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Judgment Day In Vegas - Events

The grudge match continues…

Aug 31, 2011
Photographer: Henry Z. DeKuyper

Hot, dusty, and windy are three elements you never want to see at a competitive drag event. However, when the event takes place in the desert, like the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, these conditions are the norm. High winds and a dry atmosphere didn’t stop the heavy hitters from tearing up the 1320 en route to some incredible times in both boosted and naturally aspirated groups.

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With 52 racers fighting for top honors, competition was intense from the get-go. The Sipes brothers (feature in this issue!) took home the fastest naturally aspirated award with a stunning 10.56 @ 131 mph, edging out a very game Gerardo Guzman who finished with a very respectable 10.79.

If that wasn’t enough to entice race fans, the ongoing grudge match between T1 and CMR served as a huge bonus for spectators who were anticipating a head-to-head spectacle like no other, especially after Mother Nature had rained out their previous encounter. This matchup wouldn’t be overshadowed by poor weather, but still contained its fair share of drama. During both qualifying rounds, Tony “T1” Palo was able to edge out the always hard-running Chris Miller. It was during the second qualifying heat that Miller actually blew the welds off of his intake manifold (yeah, it really happens, not just in that movie) and decided that instead of calling it a day, he’d drive his full drag car a few miles down the street to have his manifold welded, stop by 7-Eleven for a Slurpee (not joking), then make his way back to the track.

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But the final showdown didn’t go as planned, and this time it was Palo’s Integra that experienced problems, leaving him unable to finish the race and granting Chris “Slurpee” Miller the big win. There’s no doubt these two will run head to head in the future, and with any luck, Mother Nature and mechanical gremlins will take a backseat to this epic battle.

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