CIFCA's Second Race! The Funny Car Fever at Sacramento Raceway
Trimp Takes Down Troxel
The California Independent Funny Car Association (CIFCA) presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports, kicked off their second race of the season at Sacramento Raceway Park April 11-12, 2015. 8 CIFCA Funny Cars showed up for the Funny Car Fever & Nostalgia Reunion. Mike Troxel, the 30 th Anniversary CIFCA Reunion Champion, was System One’s #1 Qualifier with a 7.512 on a 7.50 index. Tony Trimp, the driver of Harvey William’s “Rough N Ready Racing” team, took home Aeromotive Fuel System’s Revolving Qualifier Award by qualifying #2 with a 7.55. In the second round of qualifying Kevin Sarginson and Ron Ward both did stellar halftrack burnouts. Sarginson ended up winning Mike’s Transmission burnout contest.
Final Eliminations started off with Ron Ward (the #4 qualifier and Good Vibrations Motorsports quick reaction time winner) against Bob Sanguino (#8 qualifier). Sanguino had some trouble on the starting line getting the car fired up and did a short burnout as Ward waited patiently. On the top end, Ward ran 7.475 handing the win over to Sanguino’s 8.41 and Sanguino took home the Cogswell Marine & Motorsport’s Lucky Dog Award. Trimp sent Dan Whiteman packing & earned the Ryan Hunter’s SCE Bounty Hunter Award. Troxel ended Shaun Bryan’s day early. Andre Pegues ended up having a bye run which he took it down about 500ft and banged the blower! Pegues would not be able to return for the semi-finals.
Semi-Finals began with Troxel taking on Ward, “the Urban Legend”. Ward, an alternate for Pegues, also had some trouble allowing Troxel to breeze into Finals. On the other side of the ladder Trimp left Sanguino on the starting line with .013 light to Sanguino’s .193 and held on for the win. Going into the finals, Troxel’s 7.855 was good enough for lane choice over Trimp’s 7.863.
The Final was a close race as they were pretty much dead even off the line. Trimp’s .105 to Troxel’s .106 light, as Trimp was out in front he dumped the chutes about 1100 feet to watch Troxel fly bye and take the stripe. Fortunately for Trimp, Troxel broke out with a 7.46 to Trimp’s 7.52! The “Rough N Ready Racing” team took home the Total Seal’s “Seal the Deal Award,” The Blower Shop’s best overall package, and a ReplayXD Action Camera along with their first CIFCA win at Sacramento’s Funny Car Fever & Nostalgia Reunion.
Special thanks to Dave Smith at Sacramento Raceway for allowing CIFCA to be a part of their Funny Car Fever and to Fuel Injection Enterprises for supporting CIFCA’s contingency program. Thank you to Diego Zuniga, Jessica Vargas, Brian Chavez, Darr Hawthorne, Jim & James Maher for keeping the CIFCA program running smoothly.
1. Mike Troxel 7.512 | 154.60
2. Tony Trimp 7.556 | 178.31
3. Kevin Sarginson 7.587 | 174.10
4. Ron Ward 7.686 | 164.33
5. Shaun Bryan 8.082 | 145.20
6. Dan Whiteman 8.314 | 174.71
7. Andre Pegues 13.15 | 76.33
8. Bob Sanguino N/T
#1 Mike Troxel .214 | 7.982 | 128.44 def. #5 Shaun Bryan .305 | 8.076 | 162.00
# 7 Andre Pegues .326 | 16.82 | 64.21 def. #3 Kevin Sarginson (Broke)
#2 Tony Trimp .052 | 7.788 | 151.51 def. #6 Dan Whiteman .407 | 8.402 | 174.35
#8 Bob Sanguino .180 | 8 .416 | 168.94 def. #4 Ron Ward .069 | 7.475* | 180.02
#1 Mike Troxel .068 | 7.855 | 127.23 def. #4 Ron Ward** .561 | 14.34 | 58.67
#2 Tony Trimp .013 | 7.863 | 168.14 def. #8 Bob Sangunio .193 | 7.368* | 181.79
#2 Tony Trimp .105 | 7.523 | 154.95 def. #1 Mike Troxel .107 | 7.464* | 166.94 MOV = .061
Aeromotive Fuel Systems Revolving Qualifier -Tony Trimp / Harvey Williams
The Blower Shop's Best Package - Tony Trimp / Harvey Williams
Number 1 Qualifier - Mike Troxel
Good Vibrations Motorsports Quick Reaction Time - Ron Ward
Mike's Transmission's Burnout Contest - Kevin Sarginson
SCE Gasket's Bounty Hunter Program - Tony Trimp / Harvey Williams
Total Seal - "Seal the Deal" - Tony Trimp / Harvey Williams
ReplayXD "Official Action Camera of CIFCA" - ReplayXD Mini Action Camera awarded to the Winner! Tony Trimp / Harvey Williams
Cogswell Marine's Lucky Dog Bonus Program Winner - Bob Sanguino