JOLIET, Ill. --
Mon, 09 Sep 2013, 15:58 PM
The Route 66 Classic Event Report brought to you by PEAK
Courtesy of Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit
Once again Rr. 66 put together a great line up for their third annual Rt. 66 Classic. Last year's
event seem to have a good crowd, but this year you could tell the event is growing.
Mopar Crazy Challenger driven by Chris Schneider takes on
Ooms and his Streaker's Ride.
Photo by Competition Plus
This year's lineup included gassers, NDRL, Nostalgia Prostocks, GLNFCC, plus to cap off the night
they brought in the Black Ice Jet Dragster and Dave Hirata in his A/Fuel dragster was set to take on
Tom Motry's Drastic Plastic Fuel Altered.
The qualifying started early and carried on all day, by early evening they were ready to start the
festivities. During a pre-race ceremony they inducted Kenny Hirata into The RT. 66 Hall Of Fame.
After the induction ceremony and the National Anthem the funny cars roared to life. First out was
local hero Rocky Ausec in the Solid Rock Mustang taking on Nick Tilley driving the Shyster Corvette.
Solid Rock versus the Shyster bringing wheels up
Photo by Competition Plus
Rocky wowed the crowd with a huge burnout. Nick is probably one of the best leavers in the group, but
this run he pushed a little too hard and turned on the red light. But the best was yet to come as
Rocky put a 7.38 on the board which is his personal best.
Next pair was the Mopar Crazy Challenger driven by Chris Schneider taking on new comer Ron Ooms
driving the Streaker's Ride 69 Camaro. Chris took off first but the Camaro streaked by with a 7.00.
The evening was winding down and the action on the drag strip was coming to a close. The funny cars
came out for their final pass.
First up was the Shyster Corvette taking on the MoparCrazy Challenger. Both cars put on a show for
the crowd. The Corvette left first and on a green light this time. Both cars seem to have trouble
down track with the Corvette taking the win.
Ron Ooms and crew celebrate the double award
win at the Route
The final pitted Streaker's Ride Camaro against the Solid Rock Mustang. Rocky did his best to get off
the line first but he had to lift about half-track as the Mustang moved around a lot. Streaker's ride
took the win but not without some work also, as it seemed like the summer dew came in heavy down
track. The Camaro turned on the board with a 7.99.
The Good Vibration Motorsports Reaction Time Award goes to Ron Ooms in Streaker's Ride.
There was one more highlight to the evening and that was the run between the Drastic Plastic Altered
and Dave Hirata's A/Fuel Dragster.
Final Round Matchup
Dave ran a 5.40 but the kudos go to Joe Hass driving the Drastic Plastic, as he ran a full flames 1/4
mile run at 5.25. The run shook the stands.
The Rt. 66 Classic has turned into a great nostalgia event and one that has the potential to grow
Thanks to all of our great sponsors; Peak, Good Vibrations Motorsports, Mickey Thompson Tires &
Wheels, Blue Def and Pace Performance.
Check out our website www.glnfcc.com and our
Facebook page for up to date information and next year's schedule.
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