Super Class Racing Returns to Auto Club Dragway

Super Comp racer Matt Fischle in the near lane.

Super Class Racing Returns to Auto Club Dragway

For over three years the Southern California “Super Series” associations have been without a home dragstrip when Auto Club Dragway’s normal drag racing activities were shut down because of environmental issues. A great-looking sound wall was constructed earlier this year, and racing has returned to the Fontana track.

The SoCal Pro Gas and Super Street associations, along with the Southern California Racing Association ( racers, conducted their first races at Fontana on the July 12-13 weekend.

Paul Wiechmann won the Derek Sanchez Pro Gas Memorial race on Saturday with his Corvette, defeating the event top qualifier Val Torres, Jr., in the final round 9.905 (9.90 index) to a losing 9.953.

On Sunday, Travis Balough wheeled his Corvette to a double-breakout final round win over Mike Lang. Lucas Oil Products and K&N Filters sponsored the event.

Dave Gotts drove his ’67 Camaro to the Super Street points race title on Sunday, defeating Jimmy Galante in the final round of the Tim and Donna Daniel-sponsored race.