For those who missed it, Hot Rod Drag Week 2009 was a hoot. One team came all the way from Australia, purchasing a pickup on EBay to bring home after the week was through. Evidently this was not their first rodeo and it's very likely that they'll be back. (See the red pickup here on the right.)
When all is said and done, Drag Week is no drag. It's an adrenaline rush from start to finish. This kind of adrenaline is high octane heart pounding and invigorating. On Friday night in Muncie the fans were out in droves, the best kind of free entertainment you can find anywhere. No one wanted to quit and the drivers made a late night of it, doing all they could to more one more slot up the ladder toward higher ground.
One of these street legal machines reached 200 miles per hour in a quarter mile run. That's smokin'. There are cars that fail to reach that in five miles at Bonneville.
Look for coverage in an upcoming issue of Hot Rod magazine. if the bug bites, maybe you'll want to be part of it next year. And just maybe we'll see you there.
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