(Photos by Dyan Lover and Darr Hawthorne) I can’t thank Dyan Lover and Darr Hawthorne enough for all their kick ass photos from the 2018 March Meet. We’v posted a few galleries so far and here is another one to enjoy. Despite a weekend that had us dodging rain drops, it was an awesome weekend of racing with records broken, streaks broken, and wins for teams that really weren’t expecting it. This was arguably one of the more challenging March Meets in recent history as the weather conditions really made it hard for some teams to get a handle on the tuneup. More than one crew chief or driver told me that they were on pass behind all weekend long and that if they had been able to get where they needed to be just one round earlier they could have went all the way. Sure, some of that is crew chiefs and drivers being boisterous, but for a lot of teams it was also the truth, plain and simple.
The 60th running of the March Meet was an epic display of all things nitro as teams from all over the country converged on the famed 1320 feet of concrete at Auto Club Famoso Raceway near Bakersfield. While I was busy hosting the show with my partner’s in crime Mike Dunn and Jason Galvin, Darr Hawthorne and Dyan Lover were catching all the action on and off the track. It is always a pleasure working with those two and we appreciate all that they bring to the table with great photos like the ones below. We’ll have even more coming tomorrow, but for now this is gallery number one of our nitro photos. Congratulations to Bobby Cottrell and the Bardahl team for taking the win in their Bucky Austin owned and tuned 1969 Camaro Funny Car. And a big shout out and congratulations to the Circuit Breaker team for taking home the win in Top Fuel! What a team effort and an amazing show that that team put together for the weekend. They should be proud.