Tomorrow, my bodyguard and friend Ken and I are going here. Once every year, the track devotes a day to racing “old time” dragsters and super stocks. There will also be a Funny Car Reunion. (Scroll down on the page and click on the logo for “Old Time Drags.”) There is nothing quite like the sound of two fuel dragsters or a couple ass-kicking Funny Cars coming off the starting line. It definitely takes me back in time.
What makes it a particularly great day is that our buddy Willie is racing his Funny Car there tomorrow. Last year, he won a bunch of trophies. We will buy pit passes, which will permit us to walk around in watch the folks work on these monster cars before and after they do their run.
It should be fun.
UPDATE: Beautiful weather, and the traffic on the Parkway was not too bad (a HUGE summer bonus in Jersey). It was a great event. Loads of souped up cars from the 50’s and 60’s, street rods, “altereds,” gas, fuel and nitro front-engine dragsters and killer funny cars. Not only were the cars “vintage,” but the drivers were as well. Lots of gray hair under those helmets. Great way to spend the day.
Oh, and my friend Willie, in his fuel-injected funny car called, “No Money, No Funny,” won his class. Sweet.