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United Nitro Funny Car October 26, 2016 Newsletter

The California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield over the weekend was a huge success, at least from the UNFC standpoint.
There were 32 nitro funny cars on the grounds and when the smoke had cleared Saturday, UNFC members qualified 11 cars for the 16 car field including the top 8 spots.
Jason Rupert driving the Rupert, Littlefield, Schwartz entry qualified number one at 5.605 and swept through the field Saturday and Sunday to the win.  Kris Krabill in Bucky Austin-Mike O’Brien Northwest Hitter was runner-up.  Ryan Hodgson had top mile per hour of 261.42.
But here’s the big news.  UNFC awarded $21,00 in cash and prizes to 13 different teams. Complete results and photos of the winners will be posted on our web site: 

 UNFC Newsletter                                       February 18, 2017   

With the season opening Bakersfield March Meet less than two weeks away, you’ll find attached a list of UNFC contingent sponsors for the 2017 edition. New additions to the UNFC sponsor list include Oceanus Resources (sponsor of the Ryan Hodgson car) and Clevite along with E3 sparkplugs and Mickey Thompson tires back in the fold. Oceanus will host the Thursday night UNFC meeting and party in the Bucky Austin pit area beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Texas BBQ king John Hale has lined up the highly touted Salty’s BBQ to serve tri tip steaks, chicken and chili with Bucky Austin furnishing the beverages. This party is limited to UNFC members and guests, but if you’re a prospective member come on and listen to what we’ve lined up for 2017.  The UNFC entry list for the March Meet continues to grow with the addition of Chris Davis of Spokane, Wa.  Davis will be behind the wheel of his 1977 Arrow sponsored by Spokane County Raceway.  The car was a former “Big Show” machine campaigned by World Champ Del Worsham.  Davis qualified 15th for the 2016 March Meet and has been a consistent five second runner. Other new UNFC entries include Danny Gerber and the Northwest’s  “Mr. Explosive” Mark Sanders. Back to defend his 2016 March Meet title will be Kris Krabill driving the brand new “blue” Dayton Superior sponsored car of Austin and O’Brien…as NHRA 2016 Heritage winner, this car sports World Champ #1 on the side. California Hot Rod Reunion winner Jason Rupert will also represent the UNFC and has to be considered one of the early favorites to take the March Meet title.  Rupert was the IHRA World Champ in 2016. Remember, Thursday March at 5:30 p.m. in Bucky Austin’s pit area.  I will have sponsor decals on hand and will attempt to answer any questions regarding UNFC and what’s ahead. 

"​United Nitro Funny Car Invitational"

The official title of the two UNFC/Bucky Austin events this summer in the Pacific Northwest. Both the June 9-10 event at Spokane Raceway Park and the July 8-9 race at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington will be invitational events limited to UNFC members only. The races will be eight car qualifying fields with the prize money $2000 first round loser, $3500 second round loser, $5000 runner-up and $7000 to win. Further all non-qualifiers who make at least one qualifying attempt will be paid $1000. Each entrant will receive free entry for car and driver, plus seven additional crew passes and motor home parking. UNFC will also work to obtain sponsorship for the events with prizes to be added to the purse. 

Entries are currently being accepted.

Bucky's complete auto repair. Muffler Brake and radiator specialists.

Ironclad performance wear, Marketing Manager, Tony Smith, awards $2500 cash to UNFC finals winner Jason Rupert. Car co-ower and UNFC member Dave Schwartz looks on.

Click on picture for the final run video!

Here’s the breakdown of how the prizes went out. 

Remember this is just from UNFC and is for its members.
Rupert, Littlefield and Schwartz        $9490
Ironclad Performance Wear ($2500 cash)
CP Carrillo ($1840 set of pistons and rods)
RCD ($1000 battery box)
Taylor Motorsports ($800, firesuit credit certificate)
Racepak  ($500, set of EGT probes)
Dale Pulde ($900 drum of nitro)
Goodyear ($900 set of tires)
Western Bending ($500 credit towards headers)
Brad Anderson ($500 credit)
Austin, O’Brien and Krabill    $1800
Ironclad Performance Wear   ($1500 cash)
DJ Safety     ($300 product certificate)
Hodgson and Papirnick       $850
Racepak       ($500 set of EGT probes)
Taylor Motorsports ($300 certificate)
Tim Nemeth                  $1000
JS&S Lubricants            ($500 cash)
Total Seal  ($500 gift certificate)
Gary and Steve Densham    $500
Total Seal  ($500 gift certificate)
Tim Boychuk               $500
Total Seal ($500 gift certificate)
Weaver and Akers      $500
Total Seal ($500 gift certificate)

Plus all teams received a box of Ironclad

Performance gloves valued at $200.

Ironclad performance wear Marketing Manager, Tony Smith (left) awards $1500 cash
to UNFC member and CHRR runner up, Mike O’brian, Driver Kris Krabil and co-ower Bucky Austin. The Austin/O'brian team also won the Heritage FC championship.

Quite simply, 


“Advocate and Advance The Class oftoday's nitro funny cars."

It’s go forward, go backward

or get the HELL out of the way.

Scheduled Events for 2017​
March 2-5, 2017 Famoso Raceway Good Vibrations March Meet - NHRA Heritage Series
May 5-7, 2017 Firebird Raceway 47th NAPA Ignitor Nitro Opener - NHRA Heritage Series
June 9-10 Austin/UNFC Invitational Race, Spokane County Raceway, Washington
July 7-8 Austin/UNFC Race, Pacific Raceway, Kent, Wash. 
July 15-16 Rocky Mountain Nationals in Edmonton, Canada (open show)
July 23-23 NHRA Heritage Canadian Nat'l. Open in Mission, Canada - NHRA Heritage Series
August 10-13 Nightfire Nationals in Boise, Idaho Firebird Raceway- NHRA Heritage Series

August 18-19 Nitro Summer Nationals Jet Car Finals, Spokane County Raceway, Wa.
August 25-26 Rocky Mountain Raceway Salt Lake City - NHRA Heritage Series
October 20-22 California Hot Rod Reunion Famoso Raceway - NHRA Heritage Series World Finals

​2017 UNFC March Meet Contingent Awards

 Oceanus Resources                                             $1500
$1000 cash award to UNFC winner and $500 to runner-up

Total Seal                                                               $2000
Four $500 ring certificates to be distributed to UNFC qualifiers

Clevite                                                                    $2000
Four $500 engine bearing certificates to be distributed to UNFC qualifiers

DJ Safety                                                                $1800
One $1000 lower end 7-1 engine diaper to be raffled off at Thursday UNFC meeting,

plus $300 product certificate to Heritage series winner and $200 to runner-up,

plus 12 $25 product certificates to be given to UNFC members during the season

Venolia                                                                   $1840
One set of custom pistons and one set of rods to winner

of UNFC class running Venolia products

RCD                                                                          $1100
Battery Box to UNFC winner

Taylor Motorsports                                               $1100
$500 gift certificate to winning driver towards a new firesuit,

plus $300 gift certificate to March Meet winner

and $300 gift certificate to top MPH

Racepak                                                                    $1100
One set of EGT probes ($550) to top UNFC elapsed time qualifier

and one set of EGT probes ($550) top MPH qualifier

Dale Pulde                                                                 $900
Drum of nitro to UNFC winner and Pulde customer

Goodyear Tires                                                         $900
One set of Goodyear tires to winning UNFC Goodyear car

Mickey Thompson Tires                                           $900
One set of Mickey Thompson tires to winning UNFC MT car

E3 Spark Plugs                                                            $431.28
One case (48) of E3 Sparkplugs ($287.52) to UNFC winner and

one half-case (24) E3 Sparkplugs ($143.76) to UNFC runner-up

Western Bending                                                        $500
Credit towards set of Woody’s custom headers to winning UNFC car

Brad Anderson                                                             $500
Credit towards product to UNFC winner