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Meet the Team...

Driver: Rich Bailey
Car Chief: Brent Sanford
Chief Fabricator: Troy Hannemann
Crew and displays: Richard Lytle

Crew and displays: Dave Morris
Engines and Heads: Keith McCurdy
Transmission by: Jeff Marsh

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2017 Events...

Jan 20-21
Winter Rod and Speed Show
Linn County Expo Center
Albany, Oregon

Feb 2
West Coast Sha' Bang
Oregon State Fair Grounds
Salem, Oregon

March 19-21
Portland Roadster Show
Expo Center
Portland, Oregon

May 6
Capitol Auto Group

May 13
Cascade High School
Turner Oregon

*May 20-21
Season Opener
Woodburn Dragstrip

*May 27
Season Opener
Renegade Raceway

*June 9-10
Spokane County Raceway

*July 1
Nitro Nights
Renegade Raceway

July 4
Independence OR

July 30-31
Night of Fire
Woodburn Dragstrip

*August 5
Billings Montana

*August 17-18
Nitro Summer Nationals

*August 26
Burgerville Car Show

September 1-4
Oregon State Fair
Salem OR

September 14
Fifties in the Fall
Lebanon OR

Sept. 23-24
Fall Classic

* Blown Alcohol Thunder Series


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30 foot Race Car Trailer For Sale

For Sale: 2014 Cargo Mate 30 foot tag trailer. Includes: fully lined interior walls and celine, 110 out lets inside and out, LED light, rubber simulated floor, work bench and modular cabinet, deadbolt for added security. chrome package, custom wheel package, brand new tires, spare tire, sway bars, hitch. All graphics and stickers easily removable with a heat gun. Must sell $11,000 firm.

Eugene Area Roadster Show Happens this Weekend in Springfield

Well, well, well... It looks like classic Oregon Fall weather this weekend: rain! Guess what that means? Indoor car show time! This Saturday and Sunday is the Roadster Show in Springfield at the Bob Keefer Center right of main street. There is still some space available so either enter your car or come down as a spectator. The Capitol Dragster will be there of course! Go to for more info!!

Winter Rod and Speed Show Kick Off at Burgerville A Giant Success

Between 35 and 50 cars many from the Rollin Oldies showed up for the Winter Rod and Speed Show kick off. The weather was but clear which lead to the successful turn out along with a Burgerville lunch! The Fall event was designed to recruit some cars for the Winter Rod and Speed Show as four cars entered and dozens more took applications.

Capitol Dragster Returns to Popular Bauman's Fall Festival in Gervis

This past weekend the Capitol Auto Group Dragster was displayed at the annual Bauman Farm’s Fall Festival. This is agriculture’s version of Disneyland! There was a giant crowd both of the days the car was there and it was located in a great location. It was solid kids and adults from 11 to 5 with very few breaks both days.

It was crazy busy as the Capitol team went through the rest of their autograph cards for the year. Hundreds of kids sat in the car and of course bored dads came over to look at the car and had lots of questions as well. It was a very big weekend in terms of exposure for our sponsors! A big thanks to Richard Lytle on Saturday and Dave Morris on Sunday for making this event possible. The Bauman event continues through the end of October.


A New Installment from Justin Dugan at American Muscle

Justin Dugan from is at it again with #AllThingsMustang and another installment of AM’s Mustang News. In this latest episode, Justin discusses rumors surrounding the 2018 Mustang Bullitt as well as addressing contradicting claims made by and Jalopnik.

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Capitol Team Ends Racing Season

The Capitol Auto Group Dragster finished the season at the Fall Classic at Woodburn Dragstrip. Frankly it was a very disappointing weekend for the Capitol team and it wasn't the way we wanted to end the season. On Saturday, the engine pushed out an intake gasket but the car still ran a 7.38. The engine was then fixed and ready for Sunday since we had an extra set of input gaskets in the trailer.

On Sunday, we raced Scott White in an AA Super Charged Willys. At the hit, the Capitol car was out first but the chute cable shook loose and parachute blossomed right off the starting line while White was on a clean 6.70 pass. Had the chuite stayed in it would have been a good race. The Capitol car will be displayed until the rainy season begins. At that time we will install our Rodeck engine from earlier this year.


Dragster at 50's In The Fall Car Show

A great time was had by all at the Fifties in the Fall Car Show. Great weather attracted a good crowd and over 200 cars were on display for the public’s approval. We fired the Dragster up twice during the event to a large crowd and the display generated a lot of interest all day. A lady came up and expressed interest in the car so at random we put her in the driver’s seat and fired it up. Her timing was good as she wasn’t expecting such an exciting opportunity that will be a life time memory for her.

It was just dumb luck but they judged our tow vehicle and it won the best modern truck award and it wasn’t meant to be part of the show. A big thanks to Troy Hannemann and Richard Lytle for their help in making this great event possible for the Capitol team!


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