Legends of drag racing honored at NHRA Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (June 14, 2018) – Legends of the sport of drag racing were honored on Friday at the second day of the Holley National Hot Rod Reunion® presented by AAA Insurance at Beech Bend Raceway Park on Friday. The racing action also didn’t disappoint as qualifying and time trials concluded at the historic track. 

Grand Marshall Larry Lombardo along with the 2018 honorees including Jay Howell, Bo Laws, Ed Miller, Joe Williamson, and Greg Xakellis were honored during the day. The legends in attendance took part in autograph sessions, talked with the fans, and were involved with meet and greats during the afternoon. 

The evening concluded with the Honoree Reception at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Various hot rods, customs, and Cacklefest cars were on display as the legends were celebrated during the evening. 

The fields were set in the on track action as the covered grandstands were full of fans who came to see some of the finest historic cars speed down the racing surface. In Nostalgia Top Fuel, Mendy Fry rocketed to the No. 1 position with her first past on Friday with a run of 5.680-seconds at 241.11 mph. In Nostalgia Funny Car Shawn Bowen retained the No. 1 position with his run of 5.874 at 241.80. 

The final day of action at the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion® presented by AAA Insurance continues Saturday with gates opening at 8 a.m. Tickets are $25.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Saturday's first-round pairings for eliminations for the 16th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at Beech Bend Raceway. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Friday.

Nostalgia Top Fuel -- 1. Mendy Fry, Hadman, 5.680, 241.11 vs. 8. Julius Hughes, Horton, 6.368, 242.02; 2. James Young, FED, 5.798, 254.90 vs. 7. Jason Greenwood, Stirling, 6.101, 243.24; 3.
Adam Sorokin, Sterling, 5.824, 222.36 vs. 6. Brendan Murry, Rooman, 5.950, 213.91; 4. Dusty Green, Neil & Parks, 5.891, 242.19 vs. 5. Tim Cullinan, NTF, 5.904, 239.53.

Nostalgia Funny Car -- 1. Shawn Bowen, Camaro, 5.874, 241.80 vs. Bye; 2. Dan Horan Jr., Camaro, 5.923, 245.14 vs. 5. Eric Stevens, Camaro, 6.476, 170.06; 3. Greg Jacobsmeyer, Challenger, 6.078,
233.96 vs. 4. John Smith, 6.287, 197.48. 

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