Gassers -- Wheels up Gassers, Nostalgia Funny Cars and Top Fuel dragsters and hundreds of other entries are expected for the 19th running of the Goodguys 19th Hot Rod Nationals, June 8-10 at O'Reilly Raceway Park
Indianapolis, IN - After a six month hiatus, the Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing Association is back in action June 8-10 at O'Reilly Raceway Park for the 19th running of the prestigious Hot Rod Nationals. The event brings over 5,000 rods, customs as well as 300 vintage drag racing machines to the historic facility just outside Indianapolis.
Headlining the racing portion of the event will be a booked in show of nitro burning Nostalgia Funny Cars pitting two West Coast hitters (Jim Broome's Speed Sport Cuda and the Godfrey & Gaynor '69 Camaro) against seven Midwest floppers led by Justin Grant's "Stardust" 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. Nostalgia Top Fuel is also in the playbill as well as seven classes from Troy Coker's Nostalgia Pro Comp Association (www.nostalgiaprocomp.com). The popular Geezer Gassers will make their annual appearance as will the Midwest based Nostalgia Super Stock Association. Rounding out the racing classes will be a special exhibition of H.A.M.B dragsters -- homebuilt gasoline burning "old fashioned" bare-bones dragsters.
Southern California's Jeff Gaynor is anxious to race at the Goodguys Hot Rod Nationals. "Indy is the premier venue in funny car history," he said. "For a funny car team to win here is the biggest accomplishment in their career. This race will be the first time the best in the East meet the best in the West, and you can bet every car will be bringing it's A-game. Most of these guys will have 100% in the tank by the 1st round of eliminations.......I know I will."
Qualifying takes place Friday June 8th and Saturday 9th. Opening round eliminations for the Nostalgia Funny Cars is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Final eliminations will commence Sunday, June 10th at 10am.