Drag Illustrated Issue 171, September / October 2021 | Page 50


VOICE OF ‘ CHAOS ’: David Rattan , known as the voice of the Funny Car Chaos series , appears eager to get to work in the announcer ’ s booth at the inaugural Nitro Chaos at Eddyville Raceway Park .
LOAD IT UP : Ohio ’ s Kyle Michalek plugs numbers into the command module in the Fund That Flip A / Fuel dragster driven by his brother , Corey . The brothers faced off against the Michiganbased Gutierrez Brothers Racing blown alcohol dragster in a Top Alcohol Dragster showdown at Night Under Fire .
ONE FAST FIREFIGHTER : Chicago firefighter Chris King gets ready to warm up the Terry Totten-tuned Howard Motorsports nitro Funny Car at Nitro Chaos . King worked on a Top Alcohol Funny Car team for years before working his way up to driving .
AMERICAN WAY : Longtime nitro racer Joe Haas is all smiles as he waits to make a pass in his new “ American Way ” ‘ 57 Chevy Bel Air nostalgia Funny Car at Nitro Chaos . His son , Joey , made headlines this summer when he reached the final round in Top Fuel at the NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway .
GRATITUDE : Bill Bader Jr ., the second-generation owner and operator of Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk , Ohio , shows his appreciation for the tens of thousands of fans that attended the 44th running of the track ’ s Night Under Fire in August . Bader decided not to open his track at all in 2020 amid the COVID restrictions , so the success of Night Under Fire was especially meaningful .
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