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Race results and other information about what happened at the track

Midwest Nostalgia Event 2018 Eddyville Iowa

The Nostalgia Gassers Racing Association participated in the Midwest Nostalgia Event on June 9, 2018 in Eddyville, Iowa at the Eddyville Raceway Park. With a group of 12 cars we had a great showing. We all made good runs and really enjoyed the weekend. Mother nature got fooled with a bad weather forecast of spotty rain showers. We had dry and hot weather all weekend. Attending were Bryan Huffman–41 Willys truck–Gerald Griffin –61 Ford Falcon–Kevin Jordan–51 Henry J–John Simpson–61 Valiant–Joe Kaufman–51 Henry J–Bob Brown–39 Willys truck–Rober Woods–64 Chevy 2–Bill Eveland–55 Pontiac–Dean Markuson 55 Ford–Jim Walker–41 Willys Coupe–Jack Kaylor–62 Rambler American–Guest Ken Raley–63 Chevy 2. A great time had by all with some good racing. We had several cars there that had never been at this race track that added to the show. As always we enjoyed a great facility at Eddyville track and the wonderful hospitality. We will be racing Eddyville again at the World Fuel Altered Nationals on August 18th, 2018. Come join the excitement and a great dragway.

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

Night of Fire

Cedar Falls, Iowa—-Night of Fire—-July 12th, 2014 The Huffman’s arrived on Friday afternoon and Ken Kapper and Ralph Grote came in a couple of hours later. We got some good parking spots with good access to the spectators, right behind … Continue reading

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GoodGuys Friday Night Drags

GoodGuys Friday Night Drags at National trail raceway, Columbus, Ohio July 11, 2014 The afternoon started out with blue skies, 87 degrees and high humidity. Group members Ron Doran, Randy Ball, Roger Brown & Chad were in attendance along with … Continue reading

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Spring Nostalgia Event at Central Illinois Dragway in Havana, Illinois

May 24, 2014 Spring Nostalgia Event at Central Illinois Dragway in Havana, Illinois. Wow! What a great start to our drag racing season. The weather was fantastic. There were five racers that arrived at the track on Friday. Mark Campbell– … Continue reading

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Havana Fall Nostalgia Event

The Huffman team arrived at about 1pm on Friday, September the 6th. We were welcomed at the gate and then escorted to our pit spots for the group. The pits were already filling up rapidly. Later that afternoon Roger Brown … Continue reading

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Pacific Junction, IA

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