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Denis Taylor waits to race his 1973 Mustang named Evil, Wicked, Mean and Nasty, at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Saturday evening. Taylor's nitro car placed 9th at 6.12 seconds going 237.17 mph during the first quailfying round.

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Spectators observe test runs of Nitro funny cars, dragsters and altereds at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Saturday afternoon.

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Crew Chief, Brett Williamson checks the air in his tire at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Saturday evening.

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Bob Murphy waits to race at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Saturday evening. Murphy's nitro car placed 2nd at 7.04 seconds going 192.44 mph during the first qualifying round.

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A car races down the track at Auto Club Famoso Raceway to begin the first qualifying round in 2013.

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Carter and Katie Luxon came from Livingston, Calif., to see the Nitro funny cars, dragsters and altereds race at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Saturday evening.

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Tom Treleavin talks with Kevin Brannon at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Saturday evening. Treleavin showed up to see his friend Bob Murphy compete in the race.

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Crew members finish last-minute touches on Nitro Pirate before the car raced in the first qualifying round at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Saturday evening.

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Madison Roehlk talks with her father before competing in the first qualifying round at Auto Club Famoso Raceway on Saturday evening.

An evening of drag racing provided lots of entertainment Saturday night at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. The event is known as Saturday Night Ntiro. Californian photographer Autumn Parry captured the night in photos.