Yeah, I have been a bit absent around here lately, but I have been working on a few new projects, so there will be some excitement in the coming weeks.
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to hang out with the Hot Rod Magazine crew on the Tulsa leg of the 2011 Drag Week. Drag Week is a week-long journey of high-octane cross-country cruising with drag racing each day. These cars started out in Topeka Kansas, with stops in Great Bend, Amarillo, Tulsa and back to Topeka. Each day the drivers have to post at least one drag time and they can’t be trailered. There were numerous 7-second 1/4 drag cars that made the entire 1200-mile trip. If you break down, you have to fix it or you are done. I saw a few of the drivers on their way to Tulsa, and I even let one of the teams leave their twin-turbo Mustang in my shop overnight after its computer fried.
I managed to snag a couple of cool videos while at Tulsa Raceway Park. This track is notorious for breaking parts, and Drag Week was no exception. You could barely get through 3-5 cars before somebody broke or oiled down the track. Couple that with the off-and-on rain, and the best track of the event became a nightmare scenario. But hey, that’s just racin’.