Well, just when you wish for something, someone/something/a higher power steps in and your wish is granted. Remember when I was ragging on about COLD and Mother Nature playing games with us???????????
Next thing I know, it’s 90*+ and the humidity isn’t far behind……….is there no level of moderation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????
For a beginning for the ’18 nostalgia season, let’s look at Bowling Green KY and the NHRA Reunion. The frequently repeated comment is “if it’s June and we’re in Kentucky, it’s gonna rain, and the heat is gonna be like Arizona.” Correct………… Everyone got wet, everyone sweated as usual, and it was a typical June/NHRA/Reunion scenario. A WONDERFUL turnout of our cars, enough so, that we ran an “A” and a “B” field. The weather took its toll, and when the dust settled and humidity/temperature lowered to a tolerable level, Don Moyer and the “Rebel Reaper” ended up as the top Geezer for the weekend…a repeat if you’re keeping track.
July saw us at our all time favorite venue and event…..Norwalk OH, @
Summit Motorsports Park, and the Blue Suede Cruise. The Geezers were well represented, with 7 of us carrying the flag(s) for the group and for Hagerty Motorsports Insurance. Try as we might, the breakage, red light, and breakout bug beat us all. As an aside…….Hagerty REALLY stepped up for us for the year. I’ll tout and push them to ANY and ALL>>>>>don’t even think about running your racer without their coverage. In general speak, in most cases, for less than 10% of your race program investment (out of your pocket for total outlay) you can insure
your WHOLE package with them. Can you really afford a loss……towing, parked in the pits, at the paint/body/machine shop if there’s a disaster?
It’s only the smart move to get with them. Call for a quote……and be sure to ask for the MOTORSPORTS coverage unit when you call.
August finds us at Dragway 42 and Don Moyer’s Rock and Race…Edition #2. Good crowd, GREAT track after some off season updates, weather and Mother Nature cooperated, and an all around positive experience. Good crowd, well received, and Don along with the Steins’ (Geezers one and all) did a WONDERFUL job. One of the highlights of the weekend was the return of Charlie Long and his newest addition to the Geezer ranks………a Studebaker (’53?) in the truest tradition of straight axle gassers. WELCOME BACK Charlie (and Donna). First weekend out, minor tuning issues, and for the most part, a successful venture. WELCOME BACK CHARLIE!!!! Hey Pam,…..is your cohort from work looking for a “friend”?)
Well, it’s now mid September. A decent amount of weather and track activities left before the move into winter and the holidays.
Prayers and condolences to all on the mid Atlantic coast and the repurcussions as a result of Florence. “Nightstalker” and “Bootlegger”
are for sure in the midst of this mess…………keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Mid October will find a bunch of us (hopefully) @ Hub City in Hattiesburg MS for the Southern Gassers benefit event for St. Jude’s (Memphis) Children’s Cancer Hospital. The following weekend is the Southern Outlaws #7 (I think) Gasser Invitational program @ Atmore AL. Without a doubt, a PERFECT way to end the season…….A+ facility, the Wind Creek hotel and casino adjoining the track property, and a cajun cookout that’s without compare.
Winter and the holiday’s aren’t far behind. C’mon out and get your final
race fuel exhaust and burned rubber fix. IT’S A LLLOOOONNNGGGG
time ’til April/May and the spring thaw.