Rt. 66 Test & Tune
It was simply a beautiful night to be at a racetrack. It was a late arriving group of cars. After my arrival, I took a stroll through the pits and saw Tom Motry's Drastic Plastic, a Top Alcohol dragster and a pair of Corvettes (one looked to be a 55 and the other a later 50's). I don't know what class they were running, however they could be Top Sportsman.
Joey Haas was continuing his licensing runs in the Drastic Plastic.
In his first burnout, he got a little out of shape and was heading directly towards the wall where I was standing. I did get a little nervous! Mark Cryer had the Smart Car "Nu Big thing" running tonight. Mark was testing the new configuration of the rear wheels. He shortened the width by three inches.
The night was marred by one incident when a motorcycle crashed after launch. He did a wheelie and the bike just kept coming. Here is the sequence.
Fortunately, there were no significant injuries, however the bike was damaged and had to packed up for the night. I do apologize for not having the rider's name, but at the time he was surrounded by emergency personnel. The bike rider was not the only racer to have problems with over-rotation. Both Dave Menoni in his Monte Carlo and Kenny King in his dragster had issues.
Since I have to be back in the morning for Junior Dragsters, I did leave a little early before all the racing had been completed. Here are some more images from tonight's racing.
8/22/2015 08:21:52 am
Yes, it is. The statement about a top alcohol dragster was not a descriptor of Drastic Plastic, but a listing of another car present to run. Sorry for the confusion, however at 1:00 a.m. after shooting all night and processing photos, sometimes, when writing it doesn't quite come out the way you intended.
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