Its been awhile since I went out racing with the family, I used to spend my summers on the east coast, and I spent many weekends at the track with my uncles. I learned the in’s and outs of drag racing and about American Muscle, I blame my uncles for getting me into this obsession with cars.
Finally got out there again to watch the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional race up in Epping New Hampshire at New England Dragway July 21st-24th. With temperatures reaching 100 degress, you could say it was a little hot. This is coming from a kid that comes from San Francisco where the average temperatures in July are in the low 60’s. I swear with the humidity, it felt like walking in soup. Sadly the heat kept me from walking around and taking pictures. I mostly hung out in the trailer between runs. Next time remind me to come in the Fall when its cooler.
Brought 2 cars to the Divisional, a Chevy Nova running Super Street and a Oldsmobile Achieva. Check out my uncles 98 Achieva, its not your ordinary grandpa’s Old’s. Running in NHRA’s Superstock GT/FA class. Converted from FWD to RWD, out with the old four cylinder quad4 and shoehorning in a Chevy 327ci. With our good family friend and Veteran Racer Ray Knight behind the wheel, She ran 10.43’s in the heat at 120+ mph. (don’t remember exact MPH). Although got Eliminated First round, it was still a good experience. With more seat time, they should be seeing more wins.
Something about American Muscle Cars, the sound and feel of the V8 engine, can’t really compare it to anything, makes me want that 5.0 Mustang even more.
Also I’d like to thank all my uncles friends that supplied me with beer all weekend, it kept me from melting.