It’s always fun to go to two different drag strips in the same weekend. Gives you a chance to see some different cars, and a chance to experience a different atmosphere. Friday night, I went down to Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip after I got off work, for a little test and tune action. My buddy Kyle had just gotten the nitrous setup installed on his turbo S-10, so I went down to see how he did, and to see if I could get some cool pictures. Well, after some difficulties, racing would not get started until dark…not really the prime time for pictures, considering my camera gear. I was able to get a couple of shots of friends’ vehicles, and got a couple of GoPro videos too. Here’s what I got from Brainerd…full gallery of photos can be found HERE:
Kyle’s 6.70 pass in the turbo S-10.
Glenn McCary’s Limited Street Nova making a test pass after some suspension tweaks.
Onto Saturday’s action, my dad and I got up and headed north in the Corvette, to join Scott Abbott and his crew at the Drag Bash, which is a nostalgia drag event held at 411 Dragway. The Corvette made the trip flawlessly, and that is probably a result of me resisting the temptation to make a few passes in it. I played it safe, being 100 miles away from home. Anyway, had a great time at 411 Dragway, and was excited to see progress being made on track improvements up there. Even got to see a sleeper Vega, just like my current project car…very similar right down to the 13 inch wheels. Here are my photos from the Drag Bash…full gallery can be found by clicking HERE.