Gallen Dominates Palm Beach Return
In the consolation round Mike Minick drove the “Chi-Town Hustler” to a win over Mike McIntire and the “McAttack” team with a very fast 5.897, 239.74 lap. All four drivers had stellar times Saturday night, with Gallen, Minick and Halstead posting sub-six second runs in round one.
Another class that turned heads Saturday night was Nitro Harley as Jay Turner and Tracy Kile continued to post incredible numbers on the back of two of the fastest nitro-powered motorcycles in the sport. On Saturday it was once again Turner as the Julian, N.C. native won in a very close race with a 6.492, 218.97 to Kile’s 6.591, 212.06.
Top Fuel once again thundered down the Palm Beach quarter-mile Saturday night during the CarSafe Palm Beach Nitro Jam as Bruce Litton took home his very first Palm Beach Ironman with a sweep of Kyle Wurtzel in the sports fastest class. Litton’s best pass of the night came in round one with a 4.905, 294.75 and the Indianapolis native followed that up with a tire-smoking 5.807, 177.42 in the final. Wurtzel broke and could not make the final call.
Finally in Fuel Altered Kyle Hough traded jabs with Ron Hope, but came away with the Ironman after Hope broke in the final. With a clean track and no competition, Hough still posted a solid 6.762, 218.72 in the “Super Nanook” Altered to take the win.
After two very successful Nitro Jam events in the state of Florida the series will take some time off before returning to action at the Suzuki Pittsburgh Nitro Jam June 1 at Pittsburgh Raceway Park.