Match Race Madness 4, drag racing at the Barona drag strip

Drag racing photos from the Match Race Madness #4 event, held at the Barona drag strip. It’s a novel concept, that pits evenly matched pre-selected drag racers against each other, in a best 2 out of 3 series of heads-up match races. There is a list of 21 winners below, which indicates that 21 pairs of cars were run against each other. You can find out more about this drag racing series at

The winners are: Erwin Cuellar, Don Digby, Stan Chersky, Jim Woody Wood, James Ferguson, Greg Crecely, Trey Sommers, Alex George, Joe Bernier, Lance Moore, Martin Flores, Scott Hudson, Santos Renovales, Eddie Barcello, Dennis MacDonald, Felix Lewis, George Tatterton, Tito Buenrostro, JD Watkins, Tanner Stover, and Miles Harris.

Drag racing photo prints can be purchased from the Barona track photographer, Pete Liebig, over at his website:

You can get more infomation on how these Sony a7R action shots were taken, at that link.

March Meet 2008 Nostalgia Drag Racing Pictures

The 50th anniversary of the March Meet was a huge success, with 500 race cars and over 35,000 spectators attending the three-day event. During Sunday’s final round, Jack Harris drove his digger to a 5.568 at 263 mph, for the quickest run ever in a front-engine Top Fuel dragster. He went on to beat Brad Thompson in the Top Fuel final, with a 6.064 pass at 239.36 mph. This was the third March Meet title for Jack. Bucky Austin won the Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car title with a 5.836 at 243.63 mph pass. The March Meet race is primarily a nostalgia drag race, with a cacklefest, and lots of gassers and old-school race cars, but there are plenty of muscle cars running as well.

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Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car Photos, 2008 March Meet Drag Racing Pics

Top Fuel Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car photos from the 2008 March Meet. These drag racing pictures cover 15 of the AA/FC Floppers that make the trek to Famoso Raceway, for the 50th Annual running of the March Meet. There were a total of 27 Nostalgia Funny Cars competing for the eight-car field, which was run in Chicago-style elimination rounds. The 2008 March Meet is the inaugural race of the new seven-event NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series for nostalgia racers.