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Super Stock veteran Jim Hale towed all the way from Van Buren, Arkansas, with his Hemi-powered ’64 Plymouth Belvedere to win the Super Stock class over Riverside’s Ken Etter. Hale’s consistent 9.40s through eliminations and a 9.444/140.47 took the win over Etter’s 10.38/11.29 in the final of Super Stock. (Tim Marshall photo)

Utah’s Gordon Turner won in the Quick 16 field when low qualifier Joshua Vettel fouled out.

While Mopars at the Strip is a primarily a Mopar event, it does offer racers and fans real nostalgia racing with the A/FX class, which means that OBs (other brands) raced with the Mopar contingent for the overall title. Unfortunately for the partisan Mopar crowd on hand, Ford racer John Calvert won the heads-up A/FX eliminator driving his ‘64 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt.

In the “Pony Car” Eliminator, the final round was a classic Mopar vs Ford finale. Carrying the Mopar colors was Robert Whitlock, but the Ford of Jon Irving won the Pony Car Shoot Out at Mopars at the Strip. He got that Mustang humping, running a best of 11.02 ET at 125 mph with his streetable Ford on drag radials and mufflers, and weighing in at over 3,700 pounds. Pony Car Shoot Out runner-up was Robert Whitlock. Patrick Field was the winner of the New Hemi Challenge, a class that combines 5.7- and 6.1-engined late-model Mopars.

 

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