COLOFUL IMAGES FROM NAPA AUTO PARTS HALLOWEEN CLASSIC XIX
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 an array of top-notch
We tried to feature a photo of every winner’s circle (taken) at this year’s
Classic in our event photo montage. At the same time, we want to congratulate
all of this year’s winners. A big tip of the hat is extended to the 2012 Classic
Grand Champion Carl Youngstrom from Caldwell, for not only sweeping the Heavy
class, but also scoring two additional round victories in the runoff, sweeping
the grand championship title. Only eighteen other racers have won this feat
dating back to the start of the Classic, including ten from the Gem State.
A tip of the hat also goes out to Dan Lafferty (Super Pro) and Utah’s Chriss
Hall (Pro), and A.J. Armstrong (Sportsman) for earning coveted NHRA Idaho State
Wally plaque titles. Additionally, congratulations to John Johnson Jr.,
(Sled/Bike), and Junior Wally winners: Casey Compton and Chandler Steen, each of
which reached the Pepsi Winner’s Circle, too.
Thanks again to everyone who made the trip to Classic XIX. We are grateful to
everyone’s support of our year-end family festival of fun. We hope you enjoy all
the colorful photography from this year’s Halloween weekend.
We also want to say thanks to everyone on the Firebird staff (several of which
are pictured within the montage), many of which started working on Monday and
continued right on through all the finals on Sunday evening. 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, safety team to souvenir store, tower to clean up crew
and all points in between—thanks for everything.
In case you hadn’t heard, the dates are already set for what is promising to be
quite the anniversary celebration for Classic XX. Mark your calendars today for
October 9-13, 2013-you do not want to miss the 20th!
If by chance we don’t see you at this year’s Banquet on November 17th, we do
wish everyone the very best during the off-season and look forward to seeing you
when the track opens for its 46th season of NHRA Drag Racing in April of 2013.