Uncle Joe Benson at work & play at the 2007 NHRA Auto Club Finals.
November 1 - 4, 2007: Under beautiful skies, the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona — the last big drag meet of the year — featured jamming Uncle Joe Meet & Greet sessions Saturday and Sunday mornings. 2004 NHRA Division 7 Super Gas Champ Randy Balough raced the Uncle Joe's Racing Super Gas Corvette the Final Round of the race, finishing the season in the National Top 10 and #4 in the West Coast Division 7! On top of that, Unc gave away another Harley Davidson Sunday afternoon — a rockin' time for all!
(Photos by Jim Sleeper and Jan Benson.)
Welcome to the 2007 Automobile Club of Southern California
With zen-like concentration, Randy burned through every round of competition
into the Finals, finishing the season #10 in the U.S. and #4 in Division 7!
Meeting folks and telling stories.
A moment of contemplation.
Sunday morning's NHRA Museum Hot Rod parade
is always a highlight.
The KLOS/Subway Harley giveaway contestants gather,
the first three keys won't start the bike...
and then #4 wins!
Hanging with famed car designer Chip Foose
and his son, as well as Funny Car ace
Jack Beckman, Long Beach Grand Prix's
Chris Esslinger and Top Fuel racer
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