Here are a few photos of the shootout cars from the November 2009 issue that were not included in the story.
Rick Unterseh: of Phoenix owns the NHRA O/SA Turbo Bird. After some mechanical hardships the last time the car was to compete in the shootout, this year, it's dialed in and ready run 12s with its 301 turbo engine, Turbo 350, and 4.10:1 rear.
Les Iden: is no stranger to HPP Shootouts, as this is his third, competing with a different Pontiac. His '72 Firebird has a mild 462 under the hood, a 4,430-lb race weight, a Turbo 400, and better-for-Bonneville 2.73 rear gears. How will it handle the quarter-mile? And will Les be able to drive it home to Hacienda Hts., California, after the race? Stay tuned.
For the full story, see the shootout section on this website.