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The latest update as of June 26, 2020

We've recapped most of the bad news on the home page, but here's the list - as of this minute - of the latest cancellations and changes to drag racing schedules. The Flav-R-Pak NHRA Northwest Nationals have been cancelled due to the severe COVID-19 restrictions currently - and for the foreseeable future - in place in King County and Washington State. NHRA has also postponed next weekend's Lucas Oil Series Division Four event in San Antonio, TX until August 28 - 29. With an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases in Texas and throughout the Southwest, we could see some more changes and/or cancellations in that part of the country over the next few weeks. We'll try to keep you updated as things develop.

Closer to home (Spirit Bay, BC, Canada) we've been hit with not only the cancellation of this year's Northwest Nationals (for the first time in 32 years), but now my home track (Mission Raceway Park) has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel what promised to be the biggest event in the track's long and storied history. NITRO By The River, scheduled for August 7 - 9 has officially been called off. With a pre-entry list of nearly 40 nitro-fueled vehicles (two and four-wheel variety) it was going to be a race remembered for many years. There's no word at this time as to whether it will be attempted again in 2021.

Now for some good news: the 8th annual Pro Mod vs Fuel Altered Showdown is underway at Xtreme Raceway Park in Ferris, TX. Despite shutdowns of many events, venues, and businesses happening today in that state, the race is still going ahead and our fearless photographer, BIG Bob Snyder, is on hand to capture all the images of a truly unique event. It's an offshoot of Funny Car Chaos with the stated intent of NO Rules! Heads-Up! Run Whatcha Brung! .... and hope ya brought enough! Simple enough for anyone to understand, and guaranteed to be as wild as it sounds. We'll have pictures and reports tomorrow, but will try to update this page with at least some qualifying results later tonight. STAY TUNED!

The following picture pretty much sums up the flavour of this event, as Allan Middendorf is bringing his awesome "American Outlaw" AA/Fuel Altered to this race for the first time. If Allan and tuner Jake Sanders can keep the car together long enough to reach the finish line... WATCH OUT! All we'd need to complete the picture of total insanity are the '37 Chevy "Pro Mod" of Terry Haddock, and the '52 Studebaker of Scott Palmer. And of course there is already in attendance the "Mad Man" entry of Texas's own Frankie Taylor to add to the craziness.

Allan Middendorf - 'American 

Photo courtesy of Pro Mod vs Fuel Altered Showdown - all rights reserved by copyright holder