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Thu, 11 Jul 2013, 12:12 PM

Coors Light/WWBO Nostalgia Nationals Event Report brought to you by PEAK
Courtesy of Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit

KAUKAUNA, Wis. -- WIR has been in operations for well over forty years. This track sure has that old school feel and is the perfect place to host The GLNFCC and The America's 1320 Nostalgia Drag Racing Group. The track also had two wheel standers on hand to add to the show.

Damn Yankee crew celebrates their
Good Vibrations Reaction Time Award win
The day started early with all types of nostalgia cars filling the pits. The track was also holding their usual Saturday bracket point's race. Early afternoon the spectators started to fill in, by show time the stands were full of eager spectators. It had been a beautiful sunny day but there was a threat of a storm moving in so the show was started a little early. The wheelie trucks came out first followed by the 1320 Group.

First out for the GLNFCC was Jerry Streb in the Dazed & Confused 69 Camaro taking on Ron Ooms in the Streakers Ride 69 Camaro. The crowd went wild when the blown motors fired up. Both cars left the line about the same time but had difficulties getting down the track. The Dazed & Confused Camaro took the win.

The next run could have been straight out of the seventies as the Solid Rock 71 Mustang took on the Chris Schneider driven MoparCrazy 70 Challenger. The burnouts were strong and the pair staged. Chris was out first but the Mustang past him and took the win.

Damn Yankee -Blown Hemi
Next up was the Damn Yankee Vega taking on the Blue Thunder Camaro. These guys have a score to settle from the May Union Grove race where they both ran a 7.06 but did not get a chance to meet in the finals. The Vega moved first and never looked back; meanwhile the Camaro went close to the wall and gave Monty a fight down the quarter mile. Last up was a single; the Knight Shift Omni was back after some engine problems at the Paducah, Ky. Race back in May. The Omni came out strong with a short burnout. It took a little bit of steering but Mike got the Omni down the quarter mile.

Next round was rushed as you could now see the pending storm clouds moving in. Again the wheelie trucks and the 1320 Group were up first.

First up was the KnightShift Omni taking on a fellow Chicagoan, the Solid Rock Mustang. Both cars did their burnouts and a few short dry hops. Again Rocky moved first and held on for the win. Rocky must have been doing some practicing this winner as he has really improved his reaction this year.

The next pair was the Dazed & Confused Camaro, against the Damn Yankee Vega. The spectators really went wild when Jerry clicked off a true half-track burnout. The Camaro red lite and Mark laid down a .067 reaction time to catch up with the Camaro and take the win.

Next up was a pair of Camaro's. The Streakers Ride taking on the Blue Thunder. Both cars came out with good burnouts and staged. They both seem to be reading a book or something as the both had a very late light. The track seems to be changing with the weather as both cars bounced and moved a lot all the way down the quarter mile. The Blue Thunder held on for the win.

Solid Rock Blown Chevy
Last out was the Moparcrazy Challenger. Chris came out with his burnout and then did a short blast across the starting line. The Challenger was staged and the tree was activated. The big back tires went up at the hit but Chris was able to settle the car down and make a good finish to the run.

The final was set, it would be the Solid Rock taking on the Damn Yankee, unfortunately as the cars returned to the pits it was obvious that the skies were about ready to open up. They did and this final will have to be played out some other day.

The Good Vibrations Motorsports Reaction Time Award went to Mark Horvath driving The Damn Yankee Vega. This was The GLNFCC first trip to WIR and we had a great time. Thanks to all of the track personnel, they made us feel right at home. We look forward to returning next year.

Thanks to all of our sponsors. Peak, Pace Performance, Good Vibration Motorsports, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels & Blu Def.

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