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Pre-Season Opener 2004

The NEDRA 2004 Pre-Season Opener January 24 was a complete success drawing fans and legendary NEDRA racers from across the country to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Despite the chillness in the January Desert air, the track was hot with EVs breaking several NEDRA records . . . excitement as Rich Brown's RX-7 blows the doors off a gas Mustang . . . and drama as the Gone Postal van steps up to the challenge of racing against a Dodge Viper.

For a complete rundown of the event check out these photos, movies, race results and stories from the track including Ken Trough's dramatic account of the Gone Postal journey to and from the track.

The racers that were there were:

  1. Richard Furniss with his 192V '86 RX-7 driven by Steve Condos
  2. William Kuehl with his 192V '85 Fiero
  3. Brian Hall with his 192V custom made motorcycle driven by Rick Roller
  4. Otmar Ebenhoech with his 240V 914 Porsche
  5. Dennis Berube with his "Current Eliminator" dragster bracket racing
  6. Suck Amps EV Racing 240V "Gone Postal" driven by Roderick Wilde
  7. Evolve Motorwork's I-Lean G2 three-wheeler driven by Steven Muskerelli
  8. Father Time and his 48V motorcycle Dragon Amps
  9. Father Time's Rose Dragon Drag Bike
  10. Tom True's Silver Bullet Z-car driven by Steve Kaiser
  11. Rich Brown's Dualin' 7 RX-7
  12. Craig Uyeda's 36V "Freak of the Week" Scooter

Rich Rudman was on hand in the pits with his PFC chargers.

NEDRA officials and race organizers there:

  • Roderick Wilde, NEDRA President
  • Brian Hall
  • Rich Brown, Marketing Director
  • Chip Gribben, Webmaster
  • Stan Hanel, Las Vegas EAA
  • Jan Himber, Las Vegas EAA
  • Richard Furnis, Las Vegas EAA


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