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Uncle Joe Benson at the 2001 NHRA Finals.

The 2001 NHRA Automobile Club of So. California Finals Drag Race at the Fairplex in Pomona is history. The Uncle Joe's Meet & Greet sessions Saturday and Sunday at the ARROW 93 booth were a blast, and people were amazed to see Uncle Joe's Racing Nissan 300ZX at an NHRA event. Randy Balough's newly painted Uncle Joe's Racing 1957 Corvette and Scott Hall made an all too rare appearance with his Uncle Joe's Racing Super Comp Dragster. J.B. also made the rounds up to the Auto Club suite for a few giveaways then up to the announcer's booth to chat with old friends.

(Photos by 'Digital' Bill McDermott.)

2001 Finals Sunday Crowd
2001 Finals Sunday - Booth

Sunday at the races.

Fans on Sunday
Fans on Sunday
Fans on Sunday

Sunday's Meet & Greet

And how about that Uncle Joe/Titus grudge match Sunday afternoon! Well, actually that was pretty much rained out. Next to Kenny Bernstein and Warren Johnson winning their sixth NHRA Winston Championships in the final rounds Sunday, the Unc/Titus match was no doubt the most highly anticipated event of the weekend. (Remember, J.B. beat Fox TV's Christopher Titus in a heads-up race Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School dragsters in July.) Even when their Sunday morning practice session was rained out, the match race still looked good to go. Alas, late Sunday afternoon when the lads pulled up to the line after a single practice pass, the NHRA pulled the plug. Now there will be a heavy cloud of unfinished business hanging over the entire off-season!

What do you think.

J.B. and Titus discuss some really important stuff.


Truly, the biggest part of drag racing is waiting.

Having Fun.
Receiving instructions.

In the office.

Randy in the lane.

J.B.'s mentor Randy Balough looks on.

Dragster in line.
Dragster side shot.
Dragster side shot.

Phallic? It's a dragster, baby!


And then the parade.

Jenna in the car.
Jeremy in the car.

The next generation gets ready.


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On The Road

'12 Grand National Roadster Show

'11 Home Depot - Monrovia

'11 O.C. Fair

'11 O.C. Fair
Pat Benatar

'11 Blood

'11 O.C. Fair
Paul Rodgers

'11 O.C. Fair
Steve Miller &
Duff Goldman

'11 O.C. Barrett-Jackson

'11 Ridemakerz

Alex Xydias Center

'11 Jethro Tull

Home Depot - Orange

Performance Bicycle

BBQ @Shannon's

Home Depot - Marina Del Rey

'11 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 400

Pep Boys
Speed Shop

'11 NHRA

Monster Trucks!

Larry's Pick-Up Truck

'11 Grand National
Roadster Show

Ozzy Osbourne

'10 NHRA Finals

in Torrance

Pepsi 400

La Mirada
Home Depot

'10 L.A. Fair
Bad Company

John Bonham

Steve Miller
Kids Rock Free

'10 L.A. Fair
Monster Trucks
& C.C.R.

Axes & Axles
Hot Rod Show

BBQ @Kevin's


'10 O.C. Fair
Styx/ZZ Top

'10 Blood Drive

in Walnut

Steve Miller/
Greek Theatre

5th of July

Rush's Star

Fathers Day

'10 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'10 NHRA

'10 Grand National
Roadster Show


'09 NHRA Finals

Steve Miller/

Pepsi 500

'09 L.A. Fair
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Abbey Road

'09 Blood Drive

'09 Kentucky Derby

'09 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'09 NHRA

'09 Grand National
Roadster Show

'08 NHRA Finals

Pepsi 500

Carl Edwards

'08 Jethro Tull

All-Star Party

'08 Long Beach
Grand Prix

'08 Super Chevy

'08 Goodguys
Costa Mesa

Auto Club 500

'08 NHRA

'08 Grand Nat.
Roadster Show

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