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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

The World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova

The World Series was an outstanding event with over 500 sportsman racers plus funny cars, fuel dragsters, jets, nostalgia super stockers and of course, the Nostalgia Gassers. The entire facility was full to the max with racers, motor homes, trailers, … Continue reading

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Pacfic Junction

WOW! What a fantastic weekend. Much needed rain fell in the midwest to relieve the drought and we still got to go put on a show at Rolling Thunder Dragstrip, Pacific Junction, IA Who says you can’t have your cake … Continue reading

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Eddyville Raceway Park

At 9 am Friday Aug 9th Gramps, Mitchell & the Stortz boys climbed into “Big Blue” which had Barney on in tow. This was just group of the MFRA that was headed to Eddyville, Iowa to be part of the … Continue reading

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Rockenbach Chevrolet & Crate Engine Depot Cruz In

One of our sponsors Rockenbach Chevrolet & Crate & Engine Depot sponsored a Cruz In at the dealership on Saturday August 4, 2012 5 Nostalgia Gassers cars were on display The Honkin Willys The Airoso Brothers Willys The Hairy Hauler … Continue reading

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Meltdown at Byron

The irony of calling this event “The Meltdown Drags” is apparent from the moment you enter the raceway. At the end of the strip, which appears to be on a significant downhill slope, you can see great plums of steam … Continue reading

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