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 in soon after as well as Ralph, who was helping Jim w/ his dragster for the weekend. Al, the track manager, was there to meet us and let us know how excited he was to have us at their first annual nostalgia drag event.
Friday night, gave us one time run, before a shower and humidity proved to much to get the track dry again. But finally, Saturday was a beautiful day for racing! Mark Cambell, Rod and Tracy Urish and Jack Kaylor, who drove to Ozark after Havanna canceled, gave us a 6 car field.
A brave, local news reporter, w/ camera in hand, enjoyed getting a first hand feel of drag racing when Mike Cray took him down the track in Tom’s beautiful orange Willys coupe.
In all, we made 5 passes and some decided to go for a 6th run before loading up. As always, we had a wonderful meal. Everyone at the track was awesome. Thanks so much for having us.