AFX is bracketed 7.99-12.49, permits no electronics, and drew 16 racecars competing for the $500 First Place payout. Sharon Wilhite in her '58 Star Chief clipped hubby Tom's '59 Catalina for family bragging rights with a 10.69 at 128.83.
In AFX-E, the e.t.'s are bracketed between 7.99 and 13.99 and electronic devices are allowed. Vance Murphy's faster reaction time in his '80 Grand Am made the difference in shutting down Tim Forshee's Firebird.
The Quick 16 saw Tim Forshee get revenge on the field. He was masterful in staying within his 10.15 dial-in, and that consistency guaranteed a class victory.
More than participants and spectators witnessed the action. Bumper to Bumper, part of the 3,600-store Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance family of auto parts stores, is a major sponsor of the Uprising. Along with WIX Filters and Gates Belts, they were on hand to watch the racing, as well as give out door prizes and other goodies.
Regardless of whether you race or show your Pontiac, the Wichita GTO Pontiac Uprising should be on your "must-do" list for this season. The 17th Annual Uprising is set for October 6-7, 2006. It's one of the best Pontiac events under the sun. For more information, contact Tom Wilhite at (316) 788-0514.