25th CHRR Top Fuel Eliminator Results

25th CHRR Top Fuel Final: At the hit, Jim Murphy is neck-and-neck with rival Tony Bartone until 300′ when his mount shakes and smokes and loses fire. In the other lane, Bartone motors around Murphy and posts a sweet 5.60 at 247 mph. Tony Bartone is your 25th CHRR Top Fuel Champ and your 2016 NHRA Heritage Series Points Champ.

Low ET: Tony Bartone at 5.57. Top Speed: Jim Murphy, 264 mph.


25th CHRR Top Fuel Q3


Top Fuel 3rd Round Qualifying from the 25th CHRR.

Already-qualified Rick McGee runs 5.97 while Phil Ruskowski puts up another 6.70 with his billet small-block Chevy and DNQs.

Non-qualified Terry Cox smokes the tires and misses the show, while Bret Williamson steers Mike Fuller’s “Forever Young” into the show with a 5.83, bumping out his brother, Rick Williamson and putting Pete Kaiser on the bump spot for this 8-car eliminator.

Bill Dunlap clocks a stellar 5.65 at a smoldering 250 mph, while bubble-boy Kaiser never hits the throttle and coasts to the top end.

Tyler Hilton smokes and pedals his Bobby Hilton-tuned “Great Expectations” to a 7.13, chasing down a passing Brendan Murry who posts a 7.44. Neither driver qualifies for the program.

John Rasmussen records a 6.10 at 196 mph while catching a nice view of Rick Williamson motoring into the program with a solid 5.72 at 238 mph. Williamson bumps out Kaiser, which leaves Bret Williamson in the last spot on the eliminator. Rasmussen DNQs.

Lastly, Adam Sorokin shuts off and turns a 5.94 at 189 mph while Jim Murphy rockets to a 5.63 at an outstanding 254 mph.

Final Results:

1. Bartone: 5.57
2. Murphy: 5.62
3. Dunlap: 5.65
4. Sorokin, 5.68
5. Rick Williamson: 5.72
6. Green: 5.70
7. McGee: 5.80
8. Bret Williamson: 5.83


9. Kaiser 5.84
10. Cox: 5.94, 244
11. Rasmussen: 6.09
12. Tyler Hilton: 6.20, 195
13. Ruskowski: 6.70
14. Murry: 7.05
15. Horan, Jr: 7.42



25th CHRR Top Fuel Q2

Top Fuel 2nd Round Qualifying from the 25th CHRR.

Bill Dunlap launches into the program with a 5.72 at 223 mph and Pete Kaiser follows suit with a 5.84 at 221.

Tony Bartone throws down a Low Et 5.57 at 239 mph while Bret Williamson improves with a 5.93.

Rick McGee clicks off a 6.57 at 152 mph while Canadian Phil Ruskowski posts a 6.70 at 196 mph.

Terry Cox smokes the tires with a 14.11 while Rick Williamson gets in the show with a 5.92, leaving his brother Bret vulnerable and on the bump.

Jim Murphy puts the wheels up and marches to a 5.67 at 231 mph while Tyler Hilton makes the sign of the beast at 6.66 second and 212 mph.

Adam Sorokin booms a 5.68 and lifts the blower while Brendan Murry goes 7.05. Trucks roll for debris only and the 5.68 stands.

Dusty Green powers to a stout 5.73 at a startling 250 mph while John Rasmussen turns a 6.09 at 217 mph.

Q2 Results:

1. Bartone: 5.57
2. Murphy: 5.62
3. Green: 5.70
4. Dunlap 5.72
5. Sorokin: 5.77, 225
6. McGee: 5.80, 234
7. Pete Kaiser 5.84
8. Rick Williamson 5.92


9. Bret Williamson: 5.93
10. Cox: 5.94, 244
11. Rasmussen: 6.09
12. Tyler Hilton: 6.20, 195
13. Ruskowski: 6.70
14. Murry: 7.05
15. Horan, Jr: 7.42

25th CHRR Top Fuel Q1


Top Fuel 1st Round Qualifying from the 25th CHRR:

Fritz Kaiser posts a 6.42-second 1/4-mile elapsed time in Pete Wittenberg’s “Circuit Breaker” as Adam Sorokin records a 5.77 at 225 mph in the “Champion Speed Shop” dragster.

Jim Murphy powers to a 5.62 at a blistering 264 mph, numbers good for Low ET and Top Speed while McGee gives pursuit with a 5.80 at 235 mph.

Bret Williamson turns a 6.04 while Tony Bartone lays down a 5.64 at 232 mph.

Rick Williamson goes 5.66 at 225 mph in the “Team Craig” machine, but greases the top end and trucks roll in his stead. Inaugural CHRR winner Bill Dunlap, in his first pass back since the crash at this year’s March Meet, turns a 6.00 in the newly front-halfed “High Speed Motorsports” car.

Brendan Murry posts a 7.14 at 132 mph while Terry Cox records a 5.94 at 244 in the “Cheetah IV.”

Canadian Phil Ruskowski puts up a 6.46 in his billet SBC-powered machine, while Tyler Hilton turns a 6.20 at 195 mph in the “Great Expectations III” digger.

John Rasmussen makes his premier pass in the old RE3 pipe at 7.24, while Dusty Green smokes the hides and crawls to a 22.40 in his “Nitro-Hemi.”

And lastly, Dan Horan goes 7.42.

Your provisional ladder:

1. Murphy: 5.62, 264
2. Bartone: 5.64, 232
3. Sorokin: 5.77, 225
4. McGee: 5.80, 234
5. Cox: 5.94, 244
6. Dunlap: 6.00, 189
7. Bret Williamson: 6.04, 237
8. Tyler Hilton: 6.20, 195


9. Kaiser 6.42
10. Murry: 7.14
11. Rasmussen: 7.24
12. Horan: 7.42
13. Green: 22.40
14. Ruskowski: 28.00
15. Rick Williamson: DQ


Nightfire Nationals Top Fuel Results


First Round of Top Fuel Eliminator Results from the 45th Pepsi Nightfire Nat’ls at Firebird Raceway in Boise: The Points race just tightened up.Dusty Green upsets a tire-smoking Champion Speed Shop with a 5.93 at 246-mph to Adam Sorokin‘s pedal-job 6.71. Rick Williamson puts up a 5.80 at 241 mph and defeats Tyler Hilton’s 6.54. Jim Murphy’s 6.32 at 196 mph puts away Bret Williamson’s off-pace 8.62. Tony Bartone posts a 5.82 at 232 on a bye. Semi-final pairings: Bartone vs. Green. Team Craig vs. WW2.

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2nd Round of Top Fuel Eliminator Results from the 45th Pepsi Nightfire Nat’ls at Firebird Raceway in Boise:

Tony Bartone advances with a 5.82 at 237 mph. Dusty Green loses with a 6.28. In the other pair, Jim Murphy WW2 Racing dispatches Team Craig, with a 5.83 Rick Williamson’s 5.87. The final should be stout. The winner leaves with the Points Lead.

Final Round of Top Fuel Eliminator Results from Boise: The Road to a Three-Peat opens up a little bit: Tony Bartone lays down a victorious 5.69 at a spectacular 261 mph to defeat Jim Murphy’s valiant 5.77 at 240 mph. With this event win, Bartone takes the lead in the 2016 Points Standings at 273 points. Jim Murphy is 2nd at 265. Adam Sorokin is 3rd at 263. Bakersfield is going to be a real knockdown drag-out barfight.

Nightfire Nationals AA/Fuel Dragster Qualifying.


Final Top Fuel Qualifying Results from the 45th Pepsi Nightfire Nat’ls at Firebird Raceway in Boise:

1) Tony Bartone, 5.66 at 255 mph. 2) Rick Williamson, 5.79. 3) Jim Murphy, 5.80. 4) Adam Sorokin, 5.87. 5) Dusty Green, 5.93. 6) Bret Williamson, 5.97. 7) Tyler Hilton, 6.67.

1st round match-ups: Rick Williamson vs. Tyler Hilton. Jim Murphy vs. Bret Williamson. Adam Sorokin vs. Dusty Green. Bartone on a single. Eliminations at 2 pm Sunday.

Sorokin Wins Bowling Green, Takes Points Lead



Top Fuel 1st Round Eliminator Results from the Holley NHRR in Bowling Green, KY:

Big crowd here. Again.

There is some confusion about the ladder. Contrary to earlier reports the alternate rule is in effect. Brendan Murry (two-broken blocks) and Tim Cullinan (also a windowed block) can’t make the show. Tyler Hilton and the “Great Expectations III” entry is the only alternate still on the premises and he will replace Murry against Champion

The consensus is that — barring a longshot win from Tyler Hilton — whoever wins this event will be leading in the points.

First pair: Tony Bartone singles to a sizzling 5.69. He will face the winner of the Murphy vs. Williamson standoff.

Next up, the Chevies: Hilton’s “Great Expectations III” BBC vs. Sorokin’s “Champion Speed Shop” SBC… #2 qualifier Sorokin throws down a 5.83 to trailer Hilton’s 8.01.

Jim Young faces Neal & White and misfires a couple of ways, including a red-light start, tire-smoke and oil at the top end. White blithely marches into the next round with a 5.93 at 232 mph.

The last pair has all kinds of points title consequences: Jim Murphy vs. Rick Williamson. This was a serious throwdown of a drag race: They were neck-and-neck until the 1/8th mile when Murphy’s Roland Leong-tuned machine started gathering more steam and got to the finish line at 260 mph (!) and 8/100ths of second before Williamson, whose 5.81 at 247 mph couldn’t quite match Murphy’s 5.74.

Second round pairings: The Low ET car (Bartone) vs. the Top Speed car (Murphy), followed by the #2 points car (Sorokin) vs. a man on a mission, Rick White.



Top Fuel Semi-Final Eliminator Results from the Holley NHRR in Bowling Green, KY:

First pair: Rick White in the SoCal-based Neal & White digger vs. Adam Sorokin in the NorCal-based Champion Speed Shop entry. Chrysler vs. Chevy. Handsome versus… anyway… After stout side-by-side burnouts, Sorokin lays down a ridiculously quick reaction time of .026 seconds and never lets up, even when his machine gets out of the groove at half-track and nearly hits the wall at 1000′ whereupon he stabs it back into the groove just ahead of White who posts a 5.80 at a piston-puffing 235 mph. Sorokin’s ET: 5.79 second. The margin of victory was 9/100ths of second.

Next up: Bartone vs. Murphy. Boggs vs. Leong. In this face-off of fueler legends, Bartone’s mount inexplicably quits a couple of hundred feet into the run, while Murphy makes massive amounts of horsepower and trips the timers in 5.68 seconds and a top-end speed of 245 mph.

Your final round competitors: Jim Murphy vs. Adam Sorokin. It’s going to be intense.


Top Fuel Final Eliminator Results from the Holley NHRR in Bowling Green, KY:

Jim Murphy and the WW2 rail vs. Adam Sorokin and the Champion Speed Shop streamlined fueler.

Both drivers use up a lot of real estate trying to find and re-find the groove. Murphy clicks it as Sorokin plays with the marbles during the last 320 feet of the dragstrip and clocks a victorious 5.76 at 237 mph to Murphy’s valiant but losing 6.37 at 158 mph. This is why real drag racing is 1/4-mile long.