26th NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion – 7.0 PRO

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter

In what is one of the toughest classes, 7.0 PRO found 25 competitors making their way to the line. Pete Peterson took the win over Lawton Ferreira II and Eily Stafford took down Steve Faller in the Bad Moon Bantam in the first round, setting up the final showdown.

Round two pitted Pete Peterson against Ken Rappaport, Pete advancing in a close 7.016 vs. 7.096 race, while Eily Stafford put away Dwight Garland in the Ape Shaker 2.

Round three, Pete Peterson took down Jim Scott, Eily coasted with a single run.

Round four Kevin Rapozo, from Kapaa, HI. fell to Pete Peterson, with a 187.78 pass to a winning 187.52…Eily Stafford advanced to the finals taking down George Vanderpool, 7.056 to a close 7.106, setting up the final match.

In the final, Eily cut a .007 light to Pete’s .085 only to go down with a breaking 6.964 to a winning 7.054…congratulations to the entire 7.0 PRO class, it was a great weekend!

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