Uncle Joe Benson rocks the 2011 NHRA Winternationals!
February 26-28, 2011: Yes it rained and snowed and hailed... and yes, Uncle Joe's drag race against KLOS listener Jeff Kentner at the 51st Kragen/O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona got canceled by the weather. Bummer! But Unc did make the scene at the "Snake Pit" with Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme and his classic race cars and did Meet & Greets with the KLOS Cool Patrol on both Saturday and Sunday. And yes, Randy Balough raced his Uncle Joe's Super Gas Corvette into the Winternationals third round of eliminations on Monday. What a weekend indeed!
(Photos by Jim Sleeper & Jan Benson.)
Rain, snow and hail couldn't stop the NHRA's 60th anniversary at the 51st NHRA Winternationals!
Legendary crew chief Roland Leong, J.B. and Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme.
J.B. celebrated the NHRA's 60th anniversary by co-hosting the "Snake Pit" exhibition of Don Prudhomme's historic race cars.
Hanging with John Force, Del Worsham and Pomona Mayor Elliott Rothman
Joe and Randy Balough have a blast doing Meet & Greets with the KLOS Cool Patrol!
Hanging with the most excellent NHRA Announcer Boys.
Jon Schultz of the Beach Cites Mustang Club and J.B. reminisce.
Having fun telling stories.
Two Joes posing with Randy, and the cast of "Glee!" stops by to sing (or something).
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