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Our 68 Nova Funny Car wins Indy Goodguys !!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nitro crew chief, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Nitro crew chief
    Joined: May 4, 2008
    Posts: 197

    Nitro crew chief
    from Illinois

    Some of you may have read or seen some posts from either me or my brother (jbon64), we are on the crew of the Dunn & Gone Nova funny car that won the Indy Goodguys funny car class. First round we beat Rocky Perrone running an off the trailer 7.369 to Rocky's losing 7.57. next round we were up against Kyle Wurtzel's 72 Vega, this would prove to be the closest race of the day, we ran 6.391 to Kyle's losing 6.404. For the final we faced Steve Nichols in the Mill Road Boys Camaro. We won running 6.290 against Nichols losing 8.009. Below are some pics from the event.

    Kyle's car before first round


    A look down the famed Indy quarter mile before top fuel first round


    Our burnout prior to the final


    The launch for the final

  2. congrats, these are my favorite era of funnys....
  3. CONGRATS that is one cool azz flopper
  4. CH3NO2JAY
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 244

    from Chicago

    Congrats on the win. :)

  5. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

    Kool Congrats.that is what remember on the strips when i was really young.
  6. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,517

    from California

  7. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Congrats on the win. If you remember we had a PM conversation awhile back and you invited me to stop by and see your operation at Indy. Things didn't work out for me to be there and I missed a good time as your post confirms.
    BTW, did Hal Canode show up this year? If you remember our conversation was a result of your mention of him on a HAMB thread.
    Again, well done.

  8. nite-flyer
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
    Posts: 218


    Congrats! Are you running at Bowling Green?
  9. Can you post some more pics mate? I could look at these all day long!
  10. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,915


    Congrats to you and your crew!!! To win ANYTHING at Indy and OPR is a HUGE should be very proud!!!!!
  11. Nitro crew chief
    Joined: May 4, 2008
    Posts: 197

    Nitro crew chief
    from Illinois

    No, I didn't see Hal anywhere this year, I would guess the rain keep a lot of people home.
    Too bad we didn't get to meet up, but maybe next year. It was a great win for us as we are a pretty low buck operation and the team we faced in the final probably has a 1 million dollar trailer and tow rig. Just goes to show money can't always do it.
  12. Nitro crew chief
    Joined: May 4, 2008
    Posts: 197

    Nitro crew chief
    from Illinois

    We will be running Bowling Green for the Goodguys in October (I think that is when it is), but the funny cars got nixed for the Hot Rod reunion. Justin Grant with the remake of the Don Shumaker Wonder Wagon will be making an exibition pass there though. If you come for the Goodguys event, stop by and introduce your self, it's always good to put faces to names.
  13. Al Napier
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 400

    Al Napier
    from Central CT

    Good deal - Congrats man!

    Al in CT
  14. Nitro crew chief
    Joined: May 4, 2008
    Posts: 197

    Nitro crew chief
    from Illinois

    I don't really have any other action shots, I am always busy when the car runs. But here are some shots that I do have.

    We do run it as a Fuel Altered too, this is a 37 Chevy coupe legends body.


    Here's a shot I have posted on here before, this is the first time we fired the car this year, it looked like rain so we fired it up inside the shop, check the yellow nitro haze.


    We are also prepping a Dodge Demon body for it, this is the body after we mounted it, we still don't have it painted yet.

  15. RustyCoupe215
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 185

    from Owings, MD

    I wanna build one DAMNIT!!! Where can I find the racing schedule???
  16. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 739

    from l.a.

    congrats on the win!i bet you guys were feeling pretty good after firing up that nova in the shop
  17. jbon64
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 492


    (in a butthead voice) we're pretty cool.....
  18. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,187

    from OKC, OK

    WTG on the win. Your pic of the fuming nova is one of the best!
  19. 46highboypu
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 21


    Really happy for you and John. I would like to have been there for that and had planned to be but my neck of the woods was under water Saturday and I decided time was better spent hauling my project to the next painter on Sunday. Just how deep was the mud in the parking area? Congrats to all of you...though I have not met your brother I still owe him for the bricks. Maybe I can make Bowling Green. Say hi to John.
  20. Nitro crew chief
    Joined: May 4, 2008
    Posts: 197

    Nitro crew chief
    from Illinois

    Good to hear from you Noel, we will be at Boeling Green for the Goodguys event.
  21. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903


    SWEET !!!! Thanks for posting .
  22. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 4,270


    Congrats! When are you guys usually out in the garage? I keep wanting to stop by, but I am kind of lazy. ha ha ha
    Joined: Apr 17, 2001
    Posts: 6,177


    Congrads ....................

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