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  • WHITE CITY — Champion Raceway will host nitro-powered funny cars Saturday for "Night of Fire" at the one-quarter-mile track.
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  • WHITE CITY — Champion Raceway will host nitro-powered funny cars Saturday for "Night of Fire" at the one-quarter-mile track.
    There will be a four-car match race.
    Racers will be Californians Robert Overholser, driving the "California Hustler" Firebird; Rick Rogers, in the "Dark Side" Dodge Challenger; and Dale Van Gundy, driving the "Quarter Pounder" Challenger. They'll be joined by Klamath Falls' Wally Giavia, operating his "G-Man" Challenger.
    The show will also include two flame-throwing jet cars in exhibition runs. There will also be a double-points bracket race.
    Gates open at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for children 9-12 and kids under 8 get in free. Fans are allowed entry to the pit area to meet the racers, and there will be a jump house for the kids.
    Champion Raceway is off Highway 140 at Kershaw Road.
    Several of the funny cars, along with their drivers and crews, will be at a kickoff party from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Texas Road House, 1720 Delta Waters Road.
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