COLORFUL IMAGES FROM NAPA AUTO PARTS HALLOWEEN CLASSIC XVIII
As most know, we love featuring outstanding photography from quite a
cross-section of events on our website. It’s just plain fun getting to look back
at many of our events from the perspective captured by quite an array of
We’re not sure we featured a photo of every champion at this year’s Classic in
the event photo montage, but we came pretty close. We want to congratulate all
of this year’s winners. A big tip of the hat is extended to this year’s Classic
Grand Champion Chris Hall from Brigham City, Utah, for not only sweeping the Pro
class, but also scoring two additional round victories in the runoff, sweeping
the $5,000 grand championship title. Only seventeen other racers have won this
feat dating back to the start of the Classic.
Hall makes number 18 and remarkably enough, he is the third racer from the state
of Utah (Bill Matern and Brian Sanderson are the other two) to pull off the
feat. A tip of the hat is also extended to Yakima’s Doug Widhalm (Super Pro) and
Dana Carson (Sportsman) and John Floyd Jr., Gresham, Ore. (Heavy) for earning
coveted NHRA Idaho State Wally plaque titles. Additionally, congratulations to
Jacob Wood, Meridian (Sled/Bike), and Junior Wally’s earned by: Brittani
Bachman, Sandy, Utah, and Mason Euteneier Asbury, Yakima, Wash., during the
weather-delayed Monday finish.
Thanks again to everyone who made the trip to Classic XVIII. We are grateful to
everyone’s support of our year-end family festival of fun. We hope you enjoy all
the terrific photography from this year’s Halloween weekend.
We also want to say thanks to everyone on the Firebird staff (several of which
are pictured below), many of which started working on Monday and continued right
on through the following Monday, to pull off the first seven-day event in
Firebird history. As most would acknowledge, we have some of the hardest working
and most dedicated staff on the drag racing planet. From the front gates to
starting line, tech inspection/pit control to food service, end-of-track crew to
souvenir store, tower to clean up crew and all points in between—thanks for
In case you hadn’t heard, the dates are already set for Classic XVIX, so mark
your calendars for October 10-14, 2012.
If by chance we don’t see you at this year’s Banquet on November 19th, we do
wish everyone the very best during the off-season and look forward to seeing you
when the track opens for its 45th season of NHRA Drag Racing in April of 2012.