25TH ANNUAL QUALAFAB STREET MACHINE SHOOTOUT ATTRACTS STRONG TURNOUT OF RACERS
Through the years the Qualafab Street Machine Shootout has been filled with
quite a variety of drama and excitement. And 2012 was certainly no different.
This year’s race attracted a tremendous field of cars and bikes on what turned
out to be the hottest race night of the season. Temperatures climbed into the
mid-90’s as the corrected altitude pushed up over 6,000’ and track temps topped
In convincing fashion, Paja Agatonovic from Beaverton, Oregon, delivered a
number of 7-second performances to sweep his third straight Unlimited Street
title. In the nighttime final, Paja drove his `69 Camaro to low e.t. and top
speed of the meet at 7.27 – 192.92 to collect top honors. Paja had help from
veteran bracket ace David Chun Jr. throughout the one-night event. Both of the
high-flyin’ Idaho Falls-based Young brothers competed for the first-time in a
couple of years at Firebird, posting a 7.97 (Jeff) and 7.99 (Kevin), but Kevin
shutdown mid-way through his final round attempt with his high horsepower `86
The heads-up index classes proved to once again be very popular this year as
better than a hundred racers took shots to try and qualify in one of eight
different categories of both Street Machine and Street Bike.
The Boise Muffler Gold Cup chase featured quite an array of eliminator winners.
Individual champions included: Christopher Northup (Super Pro), Alex Smith
(Pro), Duston Wurtz (Sportsman), David Kletzien (Sled/Bike).
We hope you enjoy a quick glimpse of the color and excitement from this year’s
Street Shootout and Gold Cup point’s stop.
We’d like to say thanks to Gary Himes, Alex Charlton and staff photographers for
giving us an opportunity to showcase some of the cars and people attending this
year’s event. Should you wish to order any of these outstanding shots or
winner’s circle enlargements, be sure and drop us an email and we’ll be glad to
put you in touch (via email) with the credited photographer.