NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, Group 2 – Nostalgia Fall Championships at Bakersfield, Calif.

Finn, Rancho Cordova, Calif., combined a win, a runner-up and a semifinal to clinch his first NHRA Heritage Series Championship. The win came in Salt Lake after a runner-up finish in Sacramento, then the semifinal this past weekend in Bakersfield. Brian Smith held on for second with a third round loss this weekend to event winner Mike Munoz, Ventura, Calif., who downed local racer Chris Kurtis of Bakersfield.


Mike Munoz (near lane) versus Chris Kurtis


NOSTALGIA ELIMINATOR I: Joey Trotsky, Ventura, Calif., ’32 roadster, 7.606, 177.88 def. Denise Gilbert, Fresno, Calif., ’37 roadster, 7.582, 178.71


NOSTALGIA ELIMINATOR II: Todd Fernandez, Tulare, Calif., ’32 roadster, 8.613, 154.62 def. Terri Scaduto, San Pedro, Calif., ’01 Dragster, no time


NOSTALGIA ELIMINATOR III: Wes Morris, Boise, Idaho, ’95 Altered, 9.615, 133.22 def. Lindsey Lister, San Pedro, Calif., ’72 dragster, 9.590, 135.46


A/GAS: Steve Faller, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., ’63 Corvette, 7.651, 174.12 def. Casey Treur, Santa Maria, Calif., ’33 Willys, 7.655, 174.89


B/GAS: Doug Araiza, Santa Paula, Calif., ’69 Camaro, 8.603, 156.95 def. Roy Castagnetto, Elk Grove, Calif., ’65 Chevelle, 8.570, 160.79


C/GAS: Mike Munoz, Ventura, Calif., ’65 Oldsmobile, 9.628, 137.00 def. Chris Kurtis, Bakersfield, Calif., ’68 Nova, 9.677, 137.92


D/GAS: Mike Rabener, Paso Robles, Calif., ’67 Camaro, 10.639, 125.09 def. Don Fournier, Sunnyvale, Calif., ’48 Anglia, 10.652, 127.01


HOT ROD: Randy Aguiar, Tulare, Calif., ’67 Malibu, 9.949, 132.83 def. Meghan Gorman, Bakersfield, Calif., ’73 Nova, 10.498, 128.66