(Phrases and pictures by Benoit Pigeon) – The tip of the season has turn out to be a nostalgia custom at Elk Creek Dragway’s final race of the 12 months permitting solely older automobiles to take part. Positioned on the far western finish of Virginia, the monitor is an enthralling little place sitting within the mountains, simply outdoors a nationwide forest park.
Performances, neglect it. Sure they race, however principally it’s a enjoyable occasion. Some rust, bizarre automobiles for some, very gasser impressed, a number of rails and one quick blown flathead powered Altered usually make the majority, nevertheless, this 12 months a contingent of nostalgia Tremendous Stockers confirmed up as effectively. Rick and Terri Osburn well-known all around the East Coast for his or her ’38 Particular decide up additionally got here to race and have enjoyable with wild wheelstands.
A few scorching rods got here to race from the Roanoke, VA space to replay a bit racing problem began finally 12 months’s version. In 2017 Bruce had his gray ’34 coupe tuned up for performances and gave exhausting time to his pal Gary driving his yellow ’36 Ford who simply got here not anticipating his pal’s shock. This 12 months, it was Gary’s flip to shock Bruce by bringing his automobile on a trailer and fast the enjoyable one notch up. However there was extra, Gary had made sufficient modifications on his automobile to point out Bruce that he too may soup it up a bit. In the long run, it was good camaraderie and whereas Gary had sufficient to out energy his pal, Bruce went farther in eliminations leaving every with nice reminiscences till subsequent 12 months’s version.
For 2019, search for the third weekend of September to move to the mountains. NC and WV are each inside 50 miles, and the race monitor isn’t too removed from Bristol, TN and the japanese border of KY for any gasser on the market and plenty of cool time.
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