Congratulations to Rich Townsend and the entire Nitroholic Funny Car team on great win!

Great Driver, Awesome Car and wonderful people and crew make for success,

Not to mention a UNFCA member.

Congratulations to UNFC member Tim Boychuk and the entire Boychuk Racing Team on  taking home the Lucas Oil Canadian National Open Wally at Mission Raceway Park on Sunday 7-24-16. Boychuk and Twig Zeigler tuned the “Happy Hour”  ’69 Camaro to a  (5.798/243.24 MPH)

and defeated Mark Sander’s “Mr. Explosive”  ’70 Mustang

(5.846/237.59 MPH) in the final round. 

1st Qualify run

DRIVER            ET          Q-mph
DAN HORAN JR 5.997 245.23
STEVEN DENSHAM 6.021 233.64
RYAN HODGSON 6.051 234.13
CORY LEE 6.245 227.1
RICHARD TOWNSEND 6.266 214.38
TIM BOYCHUCK 6.284 228.42
KRIS KRABILL 6.288 214.43
NATHAN SITKO 6.302 226.13

SCOTT STANGER 6.307 224.04
DANNY GERBBER 6.597 175.78
BOB GODFREY 6.9 192.8
DON HUDSON 7.261 180.54
JAMES DAY DQ 0

Funny Car Fever
Jun 9-Aug 26, 2016
Nostalgia Funny Car

A big crowd, excellent racing, another United Nitro Funny Car win and two more UNFC track records. So it went at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington Friday night at the Good Guys Northwest National Drag Races. Under clear skies and near perfect conditions, the hometown team of Bucky Austin and driver Kris Krabill took home the CP Carrillo Trophy awarded the winning driver with the lowest elapsed time of the two-round nostalgia/heritage funny car competition. Krabill piloted Austin’s sleek ’78 Firebird Northwest Hitter to a track record 5.688 elapsed time in beating Tim Boychuk’s out of shape 17 second pass during the second round of racing at the Good Guys event. For the Krabill/Austin team it was sweet revenge after losing in the second round of last weekend’s Heritage race at Mission, British Columbia, Canada won by Boychuk. Further the Good Guys race was co-sponsored by Austin with most of the credit for its success going to son Dennis Austin and the Good Guys’ Jason Bunker. The Kent facility mile per hour record was also broken during the first round of racing by Edmonton’s Ryan Hodgson with a 251.11 top end  clocking in his ‘69 Camaro. The crowd was easily among the largest, if not THE largest, to ever witness a Good Guys event and seven of the fastest eight runs were posted by UNFC members including Canada’s Tim Nemeth (5.74), Hodgson (5.77), new member John Weaver (5.78), Boychuk (5.79) and Nathan Sitko (6.02).  UNFC member Wally Giavia had troubles on both passes and could only muster a 15.32 second elapsed time. UNFC member Dave Benjamin was also on hand testing his new car and recorded a 7.79 time. 

Congratulations to UNFC member Kris Krabill and the Austin-O'Brien "Northwest Hitter" team on taking home the win (5.97) at RMR this weekend & clinching the 2016 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series Nostalgia Funny Car Championship!

In AA/Funny Car, Steven Densham won his second Nightfire crown by running 5.77, 248.39 in the final. The “Teacher’s Pet” held back the low qualifying “California Hustler” of Cory Lee who ran 5.88, 243.63.

​MECHANICSVILLE, Md. (June 18, 2016) - The record-setting trend set on Friday continued Saturday at the IHRA President's Cup Nationals when UNFC Member Tim Boychuk in IHRA AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car took his win at Maryland International Raceway. Tim Boychuk became the third AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car winner in the season's first three races. He defeated Paul Romine, Steve Nichols and Mike McIntire, Jr

BUCKY AUSTIN'S car with Kris Krabill set new nostalgia et record, 5.552 at 261.62

​​​Ty

1
  Densham, Steven
0.136/5.899/241.87
-
  Bye Run
   
Densham,Steven
--237.40
  Hodgson, Ryan
0.137--
 
  Hodgson, Ryan
0.110/6.057/234.25
  Krabill, Kris
0.102/5.977/234.98
   
4
  Hodgson, Ryan
0.171/6.172/224.71
5
  Sitko, Nathan
0.103/6.800/179.10
  
    
2
  Krabill, Kris
0.168/6.467/225.62
9
  Stanger, Scott
-0.0926.536220.53
 
  Krabill, Kris
0.100/6.011/236.22
  Horan, Dan Jr
0.125/6.881/151.79
 
   
3
  Horan, Dan Jr
0.151/6.055/240.00
6
  Boychuk, Tim
0.174/6.106/226.70
  
 

First Round
Krabill 5.64 over alternate Chris Davis 6.16
Sanders 5.82 over Hodgson red light 5.82
Lee 5.78 over Townsend’s 7.00.
Boychuk no time over Nemeth red light
Semifinals
Sanders 5.69 over Krabill 5.62
Boychuk 5.65 over Lee 5.73
Final
Boychuk (winner) 5.62  over Sanders 7.78

August 18, 2016 UNFC Newsletter by CEO, Bill Doner

Big news around the country last weekend as our Association members swept races from coast to coast.

At the IHRA Northern Nationals in Martin, Mich,. Jason Rupert set a new IHRA nitro funny car record with his 5.522 elapsed time in winning the finals and securing his third straight IHRA championship.  Rupert, of course, is the driver of the Rupert-Littlefield –Schwartz entry co-owned by UNFC board member Dave Schwartz.  Rupert also put up the IHRA speed mark with his 269 clocking at Edmonton Also at the Northern Nationals, UNFC members Frank and Debra Ousley’s Crop Duster driving by by Mark White qualified fourth with a 5.74 elapsed time.  White also used a hole shot to defeat John Hale in round one, but mechanical problems kept the Crop Duster from running in round two. Both Rupert and the Ousley team will be part of the giant California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield on October 21-22-23.  Just for the record, there will be two qualifying runs on Friday and one on Saturday prior to the start of eliminations Saturday afternoon. Now in the West, the Boise Nightfire race was a huge success on all fronts according to all reports.  Stephan Densham in his father Gary’s Teacher’s Pet was the winner with a 5.77 final run to beat Cory Lee in Don Nelson’s California Hustler. Lee’s time was 5.88. The Hustler was the top qualifier with a 5.77 run following closely by six other UNFC members including  Densham (5.78). Tim Boychuk (5.81), Ryan Hodgson (5.82), Kris Krabill (5.86), Dan Horan (5.86) and Rich Townsend (6.06).  All these teams will be in Bakersfield. Densham’s win closed the gap in the Heritage series race to less than a two round lead for Krabill in Bucky Austin’s Northwest Hitter. 

On another front, Krabill has put out word that he has rented the Bakersfield track for a 10 a.m,. to 5 p.m. testing session on Monday, October 17.  According to Krabill ,“space is limited” and any interest party should send him an email at Kris@Kriskrabill.com. We, United Nitro Funny Cars, will be holding an open meeting in Bakersfield on Thursday, October 20.  There will be, to say the very least, a lot to discuss including a complete rundown of my meeting with NHRA President Peter Clifford.  I will say this, I found Clifford to be a real gentleman and I see a bright future for our group working with both the IHRA and NHRA sanctioning bodies.I also had several meeting with IHRA President Mike Dunn in Edmonton.

Dan Horan -vs- Kris Krabill  at the 46th  NAPA Ignitor Funny Car Final Round,in Boise, ID.

and both are UNFC Members.

​Congratulations to United Nitro Funny Cars member Tim Boychuk, Twig Ziegler, Dan Brochu and the entire Happy Hour Camaro crew for their awesome win at the Nitro Summer Nationals with a killer 5.621 elapsed time in the final round over Mr. Explosive Mark Sanders' Mustang tuned by Jake "the Snake" Sanders!​​

Starting line photo by Steven Justice of the final round of the Funny Car fever.      

Richard Townsend takes the win over Don Hudson at Sacramento Raceway.

....and then....RAIN!

KRABILL WINS FUNNY CAR CLASS AT 2016 MARCH MEET

​​2nd Qualify run

DRIVER             ET               Q-mph
STEVEN DENSHAM 5.815 244.49
KRIS KRABILL 5.87 227.73
DAN HORAN JR 5.997 245.23
RYAN HODGSON 6.051 234.13
NATHAN SITKO 6.143 233.34
TIM BOYCHUCK 6.173 221.51
CORY LEE 6.245 227.1
RICHARD TOWNSEND 6.266 214.38

SCOTT STANGER 6.307 224.04
DON HUDSON 6.483 217.12
DANNY GERBBER 6.597 175.78
BOB GODFREY 6.526 181.15
JAMES DAY 6.997 161.26​

Rain stalled Sunday Eliminations At IHRA

Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals in Edmonton, Canada

Krabill clocked 5.582-second time at 256.94 mph to edge

Densham’s 5.640-second lap at 254.57 mph.

Click on picture to see the final run!

Following another record breaking qualifying session Friday,  June 10th, 2016, the heaven’s let loose and it rained virtually all day Saturday forcing the Heritage event to be rescheduled for August 27th.  But on the sunny side....UNFC members qualified one thru eight with Steven Densham again in the number one spot with a new track elapsed time record of 5.815.  

Wow what a March Meet!
UNFC members swept the board…Winning car owner Bucky Austin and winning driver

Kris “Hollywood” Krabill  are both members.

Runner-up car owner Gary Densham also a member of the board like Austin.
In just two months UNFC came up with a total of $10,065 of contingent awards to the winning team.

J&E Pistons-Set of custom pistons and rods                                   $1840
Total Seal-Piston rings                                                                         $500
RCD-Custom battery box                                                                 $1000
Brad Anderson-Credit for shop repairs                                            $500
Western Bending-Set of custom headers                                         $1800
Dale Pulde-Drum of nitro fuel                                                            $900
Goodyear Tires-Set (two) of race tires                                               $900
Victory Race Cars-Credit for work                                                  $1000
RC Motorsports-Credit for work                                                     $1000
E3 Sparkplugs-2 cases (96) of spark plugs                                        $600
DJ Safety-Gift Certificate                                                                     $25

    Total Prizes to Winning UNFC team.......................$10,065

Runner-up Steven/Gary Densham won $1300 worth prizes including $500 from Brad Anderson, $500 from Total Seal and $300 from E3 Spark Plugs. Top MPH in qualifying worth another $500 from Total Seal to new member Don Nelson for running 256.26. And finally another $500 Total Seal certificate to the final UNFC qualifier, another new member Frank Ousley who towed his Crop Duster Monza across the United States.  Kris Krabill in Bucky Austin’s Bardahl car, the quickest nostalgia/classic funny car run in history 5.552 seconds. That, my friends, is an Official world record for this class! Two members Krabill and Dan Horan joined the 260 mph club. Krabill ran 261.62 and Horan ran 261.52. In all 8 UNFC members qualified for the 16 car field. That’s just the beginning of what we can do and already several if not all of the contingent sponsors who participated in the Bakersfield event will continue to post awards during the rest of the year. Don’t worry, there’s a whole lot more where that came from. We posted over $20,000 in awards for the first ever UNFC race and hopefully that figure will become a whole lot higher as the year rolls on. In all UNFC has 16 members at present with a goal of 20 in the near future and 30 plus by the end of the year. Finally Secretary/Legal Advisor Sam Eidy flew to California to officially open the new UNFC non-profit bank account. 

Sam continues to be rock solid in support of the group and is a valuable member of the board.
Thanks again for all who participated in awards or racing at the March Meet.
It was an absolutely super beginning to 2016.
Bill Doner

 ​​​​March 8, 2016 UNFC Newsletter