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U.S. 131 Hosting DRO Fuel Floppers this Weekend

The Hedman Husler Hedders AA/FC Challenge will be featured at the Funny Car Nationals to be held Sept. 5-6, at historic U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI.

Going into this event, Shawn Bowen (above), in his “Violator” Pontiac Firebird, is leading the points and looking for his third series championship.

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders

Bowen, from Grand Blanc, MI, won the first three DRO AA/FC Challenge events of the year, but finished in the runner-up position  to Mark “Mr. Explosive” Sanders from Maple Valley, WA, at the World Series of Drag Racing Aug. 23, at Cordova (IL) Dragway Park.

Among other drivers at US 131 will be two-time series champion Paul Romine driving the “Man O’ War” Mustang, Bazz Young in the “Down-Under Thunder” Camaro, and the Candies Family Racing’s “Candies & Hughes” tribute car.

There will be two complete rounds of qualifying for the AA Funny Cars in Martin on Friday night at 7 and 9 p.m. Final eliminations will be held Saturday evening beginning at 5 p.m. Other classes include Nostalgia Alcohol Funny Cars, Old Time Nitro Fuel Altereds, Gassers, and Lane Automotive Bracket Series cars. For more information go to

Top five in the DRO series championship points after four of seven races: 1. Shawn Bowen, MI – 465; 2. Mark Sanders, WA – 389; 3. Bazz Young, WI – 302; 4. Paul Romine, IN – 293.5; 5. Fred Farndon, OK – 266.5

The next event on the Hedman Husler Hedders AA/FC Challenge is Sept. 19-20 at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, OK, where the the 2014 champion will be crowned. New to the series this year is a special season-ending event Oct. 3-4, at North Carolina’s Rockingham Dragway.

(Photos by Scott Bessee; Click to enlarge)

This story was originally published on September 4, 2014. Drag Illustrated

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