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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

Eddieville, IA

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2013 Meltdown Drags

On the 19th of July, part of our Gasser group headed to Byron,Illinois for the 3rd annual Meltdown Drags. As we made our way to Byron from the interstate a weather front came through, bringing lower humidity and temperatures in … Continue reading

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ANNUAL NIGHT OF FIRE

JUST LIKE LAST YEAR, WE MADE THE TRIP TO CEDAR FALLS IOWA FOR THEIR ANNUAL NIGHT OF FIRE EVENT. AS WELL JUST LIKE LAST YEAR WE LEFT THE SWELTERING HEAT OF KANSAS AND WERE RELEIVED TO ARRIVE AT THE EVENT … Continue reading

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Columbus OHIO Goodguys race report 7/12/13

Ron Doran and Randy Ball had their Willys gassers on display at the fairgrounds on Thursday and Friday morning, then they hauled over to the Nationals Trails drag strip on Friday afternoon for the Friday Night Drags. I was first … Continue reading

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Sat. June 8. 2013 Cordova Dragway Door Warz

The Nostaglia Gassers were one of the feature exhibition groups at the Cordova Dragway Door Warz event on Saturday 6/8/13. We arrived at 10:30 am with the Honkin Willys coupe and the Hairy Hauler Willys pick up truck and were … Continue reading

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