The 34th edition of the Great American Fox Hunt presented by Little Caesars Pizza enjoyed positively superb weather as temperatures climbed into the mid-70’s under partly cloudy skies, as a tremendous field of racers attended the one event where all ladies are admitted free of charge.

A number of very stout performances were recorded in stop number eight and nine in the Boise Muffler Gold Cup Point’s Series during two separate nights of racing.

There were quite a variety of story lines that developed throughout the weekend. On Friday, Mark Kidd debuted a new `55 Chevy (running low 9’s) and waded thru six rounds to defeat the Mustang of Jessica Bell in the Pro final. In Super Pro, the final would come down to two former Division 6 Summit E.T. Finals champions – as both John Shaffer and Ed Cutler made it an all door car affair. Shaffer took the nod, along with his second win of the season.

Saturday featured the single largest racer count in Fox Hunt history. Super Pro had nearly every hitter in the state (and several from outside the region) battling it out. At the end of the night, Jason Thomas collected the title, scoring his second victory in three tries, downing a redlighting Wade Hansen for top honors. Driving her PSI-backed Malibu, Liana Compton thrilled all the ladies in attendance by upending Larry Lamberson in the final of Pro.

Fox eliminator presented by the Naughty Girls was a real hit once again. Congratulations to both Kali Centa and Stephanie Meimann for sweeping the two titles.

The Jets put on a spectacular show. Darin Bay cranked out a pair of barnburner laps with his jaw-dropping “Incinerator” Dragster. Bay blitzed the Firebird quarter-mile at 292 and 296 mph against the colorful “Warhawk” of Derek Snelson. Richard Smith drove the “Black Rat” Jet Dragster to a very fine 5.74-274.22, much to delight of all those in attendance.

Hands down, the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified Association put together quite a variety of outstanding performances. Rod Burbage ran 6.12 (twice), Marc Meadors nailed a 6.13 and a 6.18 in opposite lanes, and John Scialpi drilled a 6.14 and 6.16 (in the left and the right) during the weekend, but when all was said and done Lee Smith garnered the Fox Hunt Pro Mod crown by defeating the Pure Hell 2 Camaro of Meadors. He may not have been the quickest, but he was certainly on the winning side of things through three rounds of eliminations. Congratulations to the Smith team from Salem, Ore., for putting their Corvette back in victory lane at Firebird.

Hope you enjoy just a small sampling of images taken throughout the two-day double header.

Images presented on behalf of David Fudge, Brian Losness, Gary & Jessica Himes and the Firebird Staff. Should you wish to order any enlargements from this colorful array of photos, please be sure and drop us an email. We’ll be glad to put you in touch (via email) with the photographer.


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