World Fuel Altered Nationals
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 light rain. There were a few breaks in the clouds and the track personnel kept working to dry the track for their Friday night program. Mother nature would not give up and later in the evening they canceled activities for the night.
On Saturday the rest of the group arrived, Mark Campbell and friend Rob, Jesse James and son, Clint and grandson, Steve Cregut [Rat] and brother Dave, Randy [Vandal] Cree and friend,Ken Kapper and Jim[*&^$ Head] . One of our racers decided not to make the trip because of high chanced of rain. With rain for most of the night and continuing sprinkles for the afternoon, it looked like we were not going to race. Late afternoon it finally cleared off and the track personnel went to work drying the track and in about an hour or so they started putting cars down the track. Since we had a odd number of cars Bryan and Randy recruited a fellow with a 64 Falcon to even us out. We gave him a Nostalgia Gasser Shirt to wear and he fit in great with us and had a lot of fun.
At about 6pm we had our pot luck dinner. Once again, plenty of great food for everyone.
At about 7pm we made our first pass. Everything went well and we put on some great burnouts and runs for the crowd. We ran a second pass at about 9:30pm. The dew was starting to come in so we were all careful to make safe runs. The track ran cars until 11pm and then it got too much moisture on the track so they called the rest of the event for the evening. We were done with our show and several members loaded and left. They ran the rest of the Fuel Altereds on Sunday to finish their program.
Even after a all afternoon rain delay the spectators showed up to fill the stands. We all handed out tons of Hero card and signed autographs all afternoon. So in a summary, once again the track was very happy with our show and welcomed us back for next season.
A great time was had by all and we got to run our cars and enjoyed great camaraderie.