With 90+ degrees, near 100% humidity, track temperatures exceeding 130 degrees, the last thing one would expect to see on Sunday would be a new track record set. That's exactly what happened when Bob Frigon squeezed the trigger in the first round of qualifying for the Seaboard Graphics Quick 8 event on Sunday. Bob's record setting 6.226 at 227.42 mph run broke the 21 year old record set by Bunny Burkett in 1988 with her Top Alcohol Funny Car. Bunny's long-standing record of 6.420 at 217.95 mph was not only surpassed, but shattered by two tenths and 10 mph!
Bob, from nearby Liverpool, NY set the record in his Competition Wedge Racing sponsored, 280", 2000 Spitzer dragster powered by a 451cubic inch Brad Anderson Hemi which he campaigns in the Pro Top Outlaw series. Along with Bob's record-setting pass, race fans witnessed over a dozen 6-second E.T.s and several 200+ mph runs including Freddie Jacobs best ESTA E.T. of 6.77 seconds and event winner Gary Antinora (pictured) laying down 5 "bracket-like" runs between a 6.82 and 6.85! Imagine what this track will produce this Fall when cooler temperatures return!
As mentioned earlier, number 2 qualifier Gary Antinora of Rochester, NY took the win over Freddie Jacobs' Pro Mod LeBaron in the final with a 6.827 at 191.66 mph run. Click here to view event recap, qualifying ladder and event photos of the Seaboard Graphics Quick 8 show.