VP Racing Fuel
Antron Brown Racing
The Roloff Family
Pat and Dave Beimfohr (Midwest Junior Super Series)
Ingalls Park A.C.
Route 66 Raceway
Sontag Speed Supply
I arrived at the beginning of the event and shot a short video of the early happenings. The full crowd had not yet arrived.
In the above picture, you will notice Jeanette is wearing a "Lawson Strong" T-shirt. She wasn't the only one. There was a large group wearing the logo wear in support of the John Lawson family, who as you know, lost all their racing equipment in a fire.
If you have never been to the Practice Tree Nationals, it is a competition using a drag racing practice "Christmas" tree to test reaction times. However, anytime you get racers going head-to-head there is going to be competition, smack talk and attempted intimidation! Here is Dom Bowden attempting the "Stare-Down" of Todd Trench! I think Todd was locked-in and focused!!
Footnote: As I was packing, I heard a commotion by the Tree. It seems a grudge match had developed and the bet was a steak dinner. Thus it was Bob Churchill vs Joe Zolper! It was Bob taking the win light to his great exuberance. He wanted to make it abundantly clear that, "I kicked Joe Zolper's (expletive deleted). The competition never stops!!
Note: There are a couple of hundred more images to be processed and when they are done, I will post a link on Facebook for your perusal.