The Funny Car Nationals is back!
Make your plans for Memorial Day Weekend this year. On Sunday, May 25th 2014 the Pace Performance Great Lakes Funny Car Nationals & Nostalgia Classic makes its debut at Quaker City Motorsports Park in Salem, Ohio.
Running together with the popular Nostalgia Classic event at QCMP, the new event will be highlighted with some of the best thundering, side-by-side racing of classic flip-top, fiberglass funny cars from drag racing's glory days.Read more
The Funny Car...
...was the king of the quarter mile back in the 70' and 80's. Their stage was the drag strips across America. These drag strips would be busting at the seams with spectators that wanted to hear and see the fire breathing, ground-shaking, fiberglass crusaders.
This was a time that had car and driver traveling the countryside for match races and shows that were common in the 70's and early 80's. These drivers would sometimes be booked into 3-5 events a week. Some of the cars that currently run on the nostalgia circuit are original cars from the 1970's and have been replicated to look as they did in their glory days.
Others are bodies and or chassis's that have somehow survived the test of time. Most of the cars have nicknames that made the 70's funny car scene so attractive. Each year there seem to be more cars built, with some old familiar names reemerging.
The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit is a blown alcohol nostalgia funny car group that provides a step back into the old days when traveling funny cars shows were the norm.
So now is the time to bring back that nostalgia feeling to your track, by booking in our nostalgia funny car match-racing circuit, or if you are a spectator by letting your track operator know that you want to see The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit at your track. We can provide an affordable 2 to 8-car field. Our show could be added to compliment an existing nostalgia show or a reunion race. Most of the cars are 1980 or earlier body styles.
We can also put a spin on the usual funny car show and match up the funny cars with front engine dragsters that are either blown on alcohol or front engine dragsters that are injected on nitro. These cars run in the 7.00 to 7.50 second range providing excellent side by side shows. Old smoky halftrack burn outs and speeds close to 190 mph, and often unpredictable runs. The cars involved have been racing for many years and have many crowd-pleasing runs to their credit.
One requirement for this circuit is that these cars be as period correct as they can. You will not see any aerodynamic body tricks on these funny cars. The teams are very fan friendly and welcome spectators into the pit area.