Nostalgia Classic & Funny Car Nationals at Salem, Ohio

Gettin’ Funny at Quaker City

It was Memorial Day weekend and it was time for the Quaker City Motorsports Park Nostalgia Classic and the 9th Annual Pace Performance Funny Car Nationals to roll into town. According to the entire northeast Ohio meteorologist contingent, it did not promise to be a dry weekend. As they often are, they were wrong at least in Salem, Ohio. Friday was sunny and pretty warm, Saturday was hot and sticky with one pop up shower, and Sunday was just warm and cloudy.

The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car circuit had 29 cars on hand divided in competition by those with blowers and without.

The legendary Bunny Burkett

Saturday night was billed as Funny Cars under the Lights brought to you by Good Vibrations Motorsports with a special attraction: a new versus old funny car race with Bunny Burkett in the Avenger funny car taking on Scott Ringwood in the “Mistress” ‘78 Corvette.