JOLIET, Ill. -- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 every year. 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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