Doug Sikora Hard Into the Wall at NMCA Fontana

It’s been one of those days at the NMCA WEST opener in Fontana with tricky track conditions plaguing the first round of qualifying. One person that it cost most dearly was True Ten Five racer Doug Sikora. Mid track had been where most racers succumbed to wheel spin but it was Sikora who made contact with the wall.

From the initial hit you could hear that Sikora was hazing the tires down the track, though kept it mostly straight. Though, right after the eighth mile cones, Sikora made hard contact with the left side wall and then shot across the track and made even harder contact with the right side wall. The Mustang has definitely seen better days but the important part was that Sikora walked away unharmed.

Live to build another day.

 

About the author

Mark Gearhart

In 1995 Mark started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series at the track until 2007 until he moved to California and began working as a writer for Power Automedia. He was the founding editor for its first online magazines, and transitioned into the role of editorial director role in 2014. Retiring from the company in 2016, Mark continues to expand his career as a car builder, automotive enthusiast, and freelance journalist to provide featured content and technical expertise.
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