Phoenix saw the return of Wink Eller to the quarter mile. Chicago Joe, a fixture on the circuit for years, had the toughest weekend of anyone in Phoenix. On Saturday, in the qualifying rounds, Joe toasted his Pro Fuel bike at the starting line. He later brought out his Top Fuel bike. He made a pass and got all the way to the time line when the bike got a little wobbly, and word was he grabbed a little too much brake. Joe's untimely dismount came at around 180 mph-the bike went one way and Joe went another. He wound up on a Life Flight helicopter for a ride to a local Phoenix hospital. There he found out that he had broken a wrist which required 12 pins, a broken collarbone, and some serious road rash, among other things. Every season has its ups and downs. Many of the teams operate on shoestring budgets, and travel and parts are expensive. AHDRA has East, West and National Points championships. Many teams only race close to home or in their respective geographic division. Though dollars may at times be in short supply, enthusiasm, tenacity, and good times flow like a freshly tapped keg. Smoke 'em if you got 'em. Scott Pollacheck burns one for the crowd. AHDRA hosts 14 race weekends all over the country. Whether you want to run your own ride in an ET class, pick up some tips on go-fast stuff that the pros use, or just watch V-Twins run up to 225 mph, the drags are a great way to spend a weekend. The 2008 season just fired up, you can find the schedule and all the necessary info at www.AHDRA.com. Tell 'em Scooter sent you. The burn out always a crowd favorite. Wind 'em up, baby! You see all kinds of things in the pits. OK, there are many reasons to hit the drags. « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Scooter Grubb Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!