Without the fans there would
be no drag racing. Realizing the importance of the people, young
and old, who come to see the nostalgia races, Posse member Billy
"The Kid" Robins decided to start a "fan club"
and give the Nitro Thunder supporters the credit they deserve
... especially the kids who are the future of the sport.
When time allows at the races,
Billy will take photos of the fans and they will be added to
this page. We hope you enjoy this Nitro Sheriff feature.
2003 VRA Fuel
& Gas Finals
Billy's camera threw a rod early on and there are only two shots
to add from the Finals. The first is a father and his three daughters
who will be wearing their Nitro Thunder shirts everywhere.
One of Jack's
biggest fans is Michelle Read (here with Manny Maldonado) who
not only matches the red motif but is much easier to look at
than the Posse!
Hot Rod Reunion
New Nitro Thunder
fan Michelle Read flanked by Rayce and Mott who are going to
teacher about fuel.
Ronda and Carrie
from SPE who delivered some parts for the car.
New fans after
the nitro introduction to the girls. Jeff, Serene, Tim and Arlene.
Mark Clark having a great weekend at the CHRR 2003. Stephanie
wants to drive a Nostalgia Top Fuel car.
Festival - September
is the car and Jacks new car, do you think he likes yellow?
were tons of Nitro Thunder fans in attendance.
daughter Cindy and her husband with friends.
Wardley wanting to take Jacks place.
and Ryan having a great day at the balloon festival.
having a great day at the balloon festival without Terrie.
Jack Harris and
the Nitro Thunder team made a featured appearance at the 2003
Balloon Festival in Salt Lake City. The balloon in the background
gave rides to the visitors.
Salt Lake City
Dragway - September 1, 2003
"The Kid" Robins and "Elvis". Go figure.
Web in her new t-shirt. Kayden think she looks great.
Gage and Brandon
Brown and their new Nitro Thunder t-shirts. Billy looks scared?
Harris, Check out the legs.
Brad Stultz and
Angie Baliey. Angie works for Keystone Auto Parts and delivers
to Brett Harris at Jack Harris Body and Paint.
and Race, looking good. A virtual traveling art show!
Boise 2003 -
Nights of Fire
Zachery (above) and Dustin Jones
from Lewiston, ID try out "the seat" for future reference.
When Jack put them in Nitro Thunder you'd a thought they had
a million bucks.
Katland and Lauren Tyrrell showing
off the their new Nitro Thunder shirts at the 2003 Boise Nights
Levi Ferrin, 5 of Boise had his
last years NT t-shirt. The posse signed a new one for him this
Liza Diehl (Jeff's wife) is teaching
Mott (aka Forrest) the tricks of how to correctly back up a Top
Michelle, Ty and their
father Terry Fratwell from Boise.
Lyssa and Spencer from Boise
loved Nitro Thunder's 5.88et - 250mph run on Friday night. Their
father is in the back ground.
Kayden Harris after a
hard day of racing with grand dad.
Returning Nitro Thunder fans
from last years Night Fire. Savana McBride and Shelby Grubbs.
This shot from Sacramento is
Natalya from Russia. Her American father sent it and wrote: "Tell
jack and the rest of the team they're the "best". Natalya
had the greatest day because of them, it really made an impression
on her. In her words, " they are so cool". I got the
E-mail Jack had Don (Ewald) send me with the link of the race,
I gave it to Natalya and when she saw the team picture with her
in it (below) she got so excited again, it really made me smile.
You guy's are great! thanks from
me so much. If I lived closer to you guy's I would love to be
part of your team. Natalya left for Russia , I took her to San
Francisco airport 2:00 Am on Sunday so she is home now. Before
she left I printed a couple pictures from race day. Natalya wrote
Jack (Harris) a letter and she included her address in Russia
and her e-mail address. Well I better get this off to you now
talk to you soon." Ernie
Mission Dragway and the first
Nitro Thunder Canadian Fans. Shania and Corey VanSkiver.
Another of the first Canadian
fans is this cutie, Lyssa Murray from Qualicum Beach, BC Canada.
She really wants to drive a fast race car.
Alexis Berry from Surrey BC shows
off her new Nitro Thunder Hat. It was her first drag race and
she said she would never forget the Posse. Who could?
Brittney Allen, Ben Prink and
Courtney Edwards having a great time the races.
Mott (aka Forrest) on a nitro
bike? What's next for the Nitro Thunder Racing? Mott really isn't
a fan (he's part of the Posse) but he is a BIG kid!
P.J. and Amber Harris
(Jack's brother's grandkids)
Brian & Kendall Crawford
Chris Weilbacher &
Jen Pong at Pomona
Dason Lewis Miles &
Larry Senical at Pomona
Fellow Top Fuel driver Rick McGee
sent his sons to play with the winner at Pomona. Being Rick's
sons, they would also be Darrell Tedford's grandsons.
Clark and Jane Oden on Friday
at Pomona before they got Nitro Thunder T-shirts.
Clark and Jane Oden on Friday
at Pomona after they got Nitro Thunder T-shirts.
Jayne Oden & Billy
Jenmarie Muller (daughter of
Tucson Ray) in Nitro Thunder at Pomona
Moreno, Russell and Neil
Prusins at Salt Lake City.
Amanda Boehler and her dad at
Salt Lake City. They have a yellow '57 Chevy ProMod. This was
Amanda first nitro lesson.
Amanda is from England. She took
a poster an t-shirt to hang in her fathers Pub.
Carson Chadwick loves
drag racing in Salt Lake City.
Jack with Lindsey Stuart
and Terese Demler
Rod Harris, Jack's other son
warming up the car on Saturday night SLC.
# 1 fan ... Lindsey Heffner of
Selah, Washington models the prototype-hat for the new WDIFL.com
250 MPH Club for Nostalgia Top Fuel dragsters.
"My name is Dennis McKinnon.
My wife Gigi and our two kids Branden and Tyler are part of the
Nevada Rattler AA/FA team. We met you at Boise. Your team is
awesome! The family atmosphere is what we liked about you guys.
Billy was voted by our camp as #1 NICE GUY. Not to mention, your
car and operation are top notch. Here are 2 Pics of your car
with Branden, our oldest ant Tyler".
Jessica Palmer from Caldwell,
Idaho became an instant fat at the 2003 Ignitor Open at Boise.
A Boise fan who looks much better
in the car than Jack!
Christopher and his sister Sahara
(Ricky and Cheryl Ruiz's grandkids) at the 2003 Ignitor in Boise.
Chris will be debuting his Jr. Dragster this month at the race
in Fallon on the 20th and 21st.
More new fans at Boise.
Eric, Janae and Caleb Winchester.
This was Janae's first race ... the brothers were showing her
Nitro at the 2003 VRA Nitro Nationals at Sonoma!
who wants her dad to get a junior dragster so she can be like
Alison Kornahrens who caught
a Nitro Thunder t-shirt thrown by Brett Harris. She came to say
Jackie, Stacey, Laura and Mike
Pawluk from Canada
Pawluk Racing - Car number 6258
I'm Arnold (the one on the right)
and the other guy's name is Joe. We came to Boise from St. Louis.
Thanks for the warm welcome you gave us, and we are planning
on coming back out again. You put on one great show, best of
luck with the new car. Thanks, Arnold Badgett
Bryan VanDyke and his
Dawn Mazi finds Nitro
Thunder to her liking!
Harris is never too busy to sign mementos for the fans - especially
the kids. Here he signes a Nitro Thunder poster at Sacramento.
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