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The World Series of Drag Racing 2017

This was the first year back at Cordova Race Way after a failed attempt to move the fabled event to Memphis in 2016. The move turned out to be a disaster as the race was not supported by the racers or spectators.
The 2017 event held at its birthplace of Cordova International Raceway was a huge success. The stands were packed and the pits were full with racers and spectators the entire weekend. The weather was perfect on Friday with a few sprinkles on Saturday but not enough to dampen the spirits of the fans or the on track action.
The NGRA had an awesome turn out with all of the following drivers and teams in attendance:
1–Bryan Huffman–33 Willys Truck
2–Jesse James–40 Willys Coupe
3–Bill Eveland–55 Pontiac
4–Kip Galloway –61 Falcon
5–Joe Kaufman–51 Henry J
6–Ted Beach–37 Chevy Coupe
7–Brandon Beach–58 Chevy
8–Joe Beach–56 Chevy
9–Steve Rice–48 Studebaker Coupe
10–Gary Blasey–40 Chevy Coupe
11–Jim Walker–41 Willys Coupe
12–Ken Kapper–52 Henry J
13–Bill Wamboldt–55 Chevy
14–Wayne Blank–57 Chevy

The even number made for some great match racing on Friday afternoon and evening. The group made a total of three passes in front of a strong Friday crowd.
Saturday was full of meet and greet activities in the pits with young and old drag fans. Ken Kapper claimed he had 100 kids sit in the driver seat over the weekend. Saturday night was the big show filled with Top Fuel Harleys, Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars, Pro Mods, Nostalgia Super Stock and of course Gassers. The group made two passes in front of what was close to a capacity crowd. Crowd favorites were monster John Force Memorial side by side Burnouts out of Joe Kaufman and Ken Kapper as well as tail dragging wheelies from Brandon Beach who also cracked the 9 second barrier with a 9.9x’s pass. Overall everyone put on a fantastic show for the crowd and were well received.
On a side note: Happy Birthday to Ken Kapper and Happy Anniversary to Jess and Berti

Door Warz 2017 Cordova IL Recap

The weekend at the Door Warz event at Cordova International Dragway was great. We brought 13 cars, Huffman, Hoffman, James, Eveland, Kaylor, Rice, Tavoletti, Blasey, Steinhofer, Ted, Joe and Brandon Beach, Wambolt, and George Gregory w/ his 66 Mercury Comet, … Continue reading

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Fall Havana

Time has really flown by, with this being the last race of our 2015 season. We basically missed several of our first races this spring, due to weather conditions. We had some really great races in the later part of … Continue reading

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Cordova World Series — August 28 & 29, 2015

On Thursday morning, the Huffman and Kapper crew came in early to set-up. On Friday, Bill Wamboldt , Jesse James, Steve Rice and Jack Kaylor came in. On Saturday Ted, Joe and Brandon Beach, Bill Eveland, Dale Letterly, Randy Tavolleti, … Continue reading

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Eddyville Raceway Park Fall 2015

Friday was a beautiful day as most of our scheduled 12 car field to pull into the track and took our spot along the staging lanes. Hoffman’s and Huffman’s were the first to arrive, followed by Ken Kapper w/ Ralph … Continue reading

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NOSTALGIA GASSERS ATTEND 6TH ANNUAL MELT DOWN DRAGS

Thursday morning when the rain started my thought was, oh no here we go again, but finally a whole race weekend without rain! Roger Brown was first to arrive Thursday followed by Mike Hoffman, Bill Wamboldt, Gary Blasey, Jessie James … Continue reading

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