As if I already didn’t have enough to do, I decided to go to Brainerd Drag Strip a couple of Fridays ago. I had not yet tested the G8 GT after the new exhaust, so it was a good chance to do so, since the temperatures were cool. I heard a lot of other folks were going to be testing, so I figured I could go shoot a few pictures, test the car and shoot the bull.
Unfortunately, I wandered into the pits and got to talking, after a Chevelle broke an axle and laid stranded on the track. I didn’t notice when they got the track cleared, so I missed out on a couple of the wildest passes of the night. First off, Billy Smith came out with a car that he’s been working on. He left the line on somewhere close to 30 pounds of boost, and it actually hooked, so you can imagine what happened. I was down in the pits and didn’t have a view of it, but I heard it happen and knew I had missed a big wheelstand. Then, as I made my way back toward the line, Glenn McCary made a pass, and I promise you it looked like he went through the traps on two wheels. So yeah, I missed all the good stuff.
Since most of the photos were taken at night, they’re not my best work, but I just figured I’d post them up. Take a look here for my favorites, or you can CLICK HERE for the full gallery.