RACER SPOTLIGHT: MIKE COLTRIN
The Coltrin family has been a fixture at Firebird dating back almost to its inception. Spike raced in the earliest of years and his son Mike has been drag racing for the better part of his entire life. Having taken a few years off, Mike returned this season with his familiar Corvette roadster (with a 588 cubic inched Chevrolet for power). At the Qualafab Street Machine Shootout and Gold Cup event, he returned to the Pepsi Winner’s Circle defeating Clayton Steen in the final round. With the victory, Mike has climbed into the number two spot in the Boise Muffler Super Pro standings, trailing Chris Jaggers who is presently seven rounds in the lead. In his best race of eliminations, Coltrin just clipped fellow door car competitor Darrell Carr who was driving his `72 Mustang. Darrell put up a tough .016 and an 11.21 (11.19 dial), but Mike stopped him in round two with a .015, 9.75 on a 9.75 pass. Congrats to Mike and Spike for their efforts this season!