Great Lakes circuit starts second season

The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit will kick off their second season of Nostalgia racing in Canada, at the Grand Bend MotorPlex on May 16th and 17th for the Rudy Held “Racin’ and Rockin’ weekend”. 

The rest of the schedule is: June 6: Thompson (OH) Raceway Park; June 13: Beaver Springs (PA) Dragway; July 3: Dunn Tire Raceway Park, Lancaster, NY; July 4: Quaker City Raceway, Salem, OH; June 25-26: St. Thomas Dragway, Sparta, Ontario; Aug. 15: Marion County Raceway, Larue, OH; Aug. 15: Quaker City Raceway; Sept. 12: U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, MI; and Sept. 19: Pittsburgh Raceway Park, New Alexandria, PA.
Several other dates are pending, check the website for updates and locations. [2/24/2009]

New owners, name and sanction for Ozark track

Ozark International Raceway recently gained a group of new owners. Drag racers and converter manufacturers Neal, Mitch, and Marty Chance have announced the purchase of the local landmark from Wes Phifer. The track will be renamed Ozark Raceway Park. Located in Rogersville, Missouri, roughly 15 minutes from Springfield, and 34 miles from Branson, Ozark Raceway Park is an eighth-mile drag strip located on 156 acres. About 20 years ago this track hosted an AHRA National Event which agent 1320 atteneded

"We are very excited to have Ozark return to IHRA sanction and the Renegade Division, especially with the plans for track improvements the family has laid out," said IHRA Division Director Frank Kohutek. "We will be looking forward to opening up the variety of benefits that IHRA offers, especially the Summit Super Series, to the loyal racers of Ozark Raceway."

The track has a busy schedule with events running form March to October, including the famous annual Street Machine Nationals that draws thousands of racers and spectators to the area. The Agent has heard so many stories about the Street Machine Nationals from the likes of Mark Barklage and others in the area that he is putting that race on his schedule this year. Yee-haaaaaa! [2/24/2009]