Route 66 - Race Your Ride #10
Friday was the 10th Race Your Ride of the season. The Race Your Ride's are a combination of Test and Tune and the opportunity for fans to race their personal cars on a professional drag strip. Like so many Race Your Rides, you never know who or what is going to show up. Friday night was no exception. We had a good mix of race cars and street cars.
Besides street cars, we had purpose built race cars. Here's Bob Buckley pulling a wheelie with his nostalgia front engine dragster "Rock 'n' Roll Express".
Rocky Ausec was out testing the "Solid Rock" nostalgia Mach 1 for next weekend's Route 66 Classic. Rocky had recently broken a transmission shaft which in turn damaged some motor components.
I spoke with him after his run and asked if was going to make another pass. He said,"No, I have been breaking too many things lately so I just parked it until next weekend!"
Speaking of breaking things, at last weekend's Race Your Ride, Randy Adler broke some parts in the rear end of his '57' Chevrolet Bel Air Pro Mod. This night he was testing the repairs. Everything looked good!
Dana Kleinhoffer was running his Nostalgia Funny Car "Tremor" to complete his licensing in the car.
There was a contingent of Bracket racers testing and practicing for Saturday's race at Route 66.
Joe, Jenny and Ruby Zolper brought Jenny's Pro Mod out to test. They brought the car to the track in the motorhome that Joe built and a stacker trailer. The unit is affectionately called the "Kraken".
Last but not least, Greg King brought his Nostalgia Funny Car "Deuces on the Loose" to the track to test with Greg Nickleski driving. This car was built by the crew from the Velocity Channel's Garage Squad. Since the last time the car was at the track, the transmission was replaced.
The last pass was straight as an arrow and Greg let off before the finish. He said there was still plenty of speed left in the car.
All told, it was a good night for racing. To see all the images from the night, please click here.
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