Where else would a car guy want to be on a beautiful October weekend, surrounded by hundreds of cool custom cars, three days of drag racing and for those who like road course racing, a track next to the drag strip was in full operation throughout the weekend.
The weather was about as perfect as it could be for this event. It was a vast improvement over the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion which had yielded 90 degree temps and humidity to match. Mother Nature smiled upon us with dry upper 70s and low 80s which made for cooler track temperatures, quick ETs and fast speeds.
NDRL, the Nostalgia Drag Racing League, fielded 72 cars in 3 categories. 8 members of the ScottRods' Ohio Outlaw Gassers were on hand, 3 Nitro Altereds, 5 floppers, and 2 Top Fuel cars made for an exciting weekend.
ScottRods' Ohio Outlaw Gassers:
Brian Spotts and Tod Barker had a “grudge” race with their Anglia’s during exhibition runs on Friday. They took off their gloves and ran without their 5.60 index. They were only timed for the eighth mile but ran the full quarter. Tod defeated Brian’s 5.40 with a 5.13 (1/8 mile). Brian and Tod were the number 1 and 2 qualifiers for Sundays finale. Brian had his revenge during the finals on Sunday as Tod redlighted while Brian pedaled his way to a win.
Tod Barker Anglia “Lil Bit” - Brian and Tami Spotts Anglia “It’s Crazy” - Mickey Hale’s Austin “Warlock” - Bob Cooks 56 Vette “ Crazy Grandpa” - Marty Stead’s 1941 Willys - Ed Kasicki’s 33 Willys “Phenomenon” - Dan Keough’s Nova “Every Penny” - Tin Irwin’s Anglia “Crazy Man’s Toy”
The ET Genie Fall Finals Champions are:
Ross Racing Engines PRO 7.0 Preston Davis
Phenix Industries PRO 7.5 Jarrod Bradshaw
Hot Heads PRO Comp Glenn Lever
Quick Fuel Technology PRO Gas Shawn Grant 1967 Mustang
All Star Dodge Challenger - Driver Greg "Jake" Jacobsmeyer
Crew: Mark "The Spark" Hutchison - Glen "Bolt-on" Bolton - Chris "Crispy" May - Curt "Fly Boy" Meyerhoff
Strong Round 2 win against the Down Under Thunder car....with a 5.84s @ 232 mph.
Final 5.88s later @ 245 mph Jake took the win.
Bazz Young's Down Under Thunder
Crop Duster - Frank and Debra's Funny Car out of Morrison, IL
Great Expectations FED - Bob Hilton - Crew Chief; Tyler Hilton - Driver
Anthony Bronge in the Iowa Punisher - Sunday they ran a 5.898 241.89 defeating the Nitro Madness altered
Jason Greenwood out of Racine, WI ran a nice 6.26 at 243
Mr Explosive - Mark Sanders
Kyle Hough in Nanook
Roger Lechtenberg driving the Nitro Madness altered owned by Scott & Peggy Gaulter their last run 5.952 @ 232.59 mph
The one and only Rat Trap with Ron Hope