RACER SPOTLIGHT: DAN LAFFERTY
The fun thing about winter is that we get to rummage through a whole assortment of photos, hand selecting a few to share with all of you in our feature sections. For this week’s Racer Spotlight, we picked this cool shot from the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals taken out of the photo vaults of Himes/Charlton Photography. It features the very swift dragster of the guy we call “Dyanmite Dan” Lafferty. A perennial favorite at any event he enters (and especially the big money stuff) – he is nearly always dead-on on his game. At this year’s Nightfire he waded his way into the Winner’s Circle with a victory over Chris Jaggers in Bracketeer Consolation on the fourth and final (Sunday) night. In a race decided by just a few thousandths of a second, Lafferty was perfect at 7.09 on a 7.09 dial in as Jagger broke out by .01 in the money round. From the rumor-ville, we understand that Lafferty will be running a new digger (along with his Corvette from time-to-time) in 2014. And in case you were wondering, his familiar dragster, pictured, has found a comfortable new home (too). It should be interesting in the coming race season.