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Race results and other information about what happened at the track

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

Ozark Raceway June 27th

Mike and I were first to arrive Friday afternoon at Ozark Raceway outside Rogersville, MO. A small facility that is working hard to get sponsors, including a local church, and make improvements. Tom and Mike Cray and Bob Mitchell pulled … Continue reading

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Havana

Central Illinois Dragway Havana, Illinois September 6, 2014 As our racing season draws to an end, once again, we enjoyed the Havana dragstrip. Bryan and June Huffman were the first to arrive on Friday followed by Ken Kapper & Ralph … Continue reading

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Meltdown Drags

Meltdown Drags Byron Dragway, Illinois July 18 – 20, 2014 The 2014 Meldown Drags were like a Nostalgia Gassers Family reunion. Almost all of our members were there. Those who were not, were missed and in turn missed a huge … Continue reading

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World Series Of Drag Racing – Cordova

World Series Of Drag Racing Cordova, Illinois August 22 & 23, 2014 Bryan Huffman and Ken Kapper arrived early Thurday to stake out our parking. Jess & Bertie James and Steve Bacon moved in later that afternoon. As the weather … Continue reading

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World Fuel Altered Nationals

August 16th World Fuel Altered Nationals Eddyville Raceway Oskaloosa, Iowa On Friday the 15th of August, Bryan and June Huffman arrived at Eddyville, Iowa Dragway. Later in the afternoon Mike and Debbie Hoffman arrived. At approximately 4pm it started sprinkling … Continue reading

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