Funny Car Match Race Highlights Friday Night Drags at ZMAX Dragway in Charlotte!

With Carolinas Nationals in the news this week, it presents a good opportunity to let all Goodguys members and vintage drag racers know about the Goodguys Friday Night Drags, October 30th at the spectacular ZMAX Dragway! This will be the first time in the 16 year history of the Southeastern Nationals (at neighboring Lowe’s Motor Speedway) that Goodguys has started off the weekend event with a Friday Night Drags!

What can you expect? How about a full afternoon and evening of ground pounding vintage drag racing highlighted by a five-second nostalgia funny car showdown between Steve Nichols and the “Mill Road Boys” ’70 Camaro and Peter Gallen’s “Poverty Stricken” ’74 Vega! These two five-second fuel coupes are guaranteed to put on a show as both went to the final at this year’s Blue Suede Cruise in Norwalk and both ran 5-second elapsed times at speeds approaching 250mph!

Five eliminator classes will be also be featured. Here’s a closer look!
Friday, October 30th
ZMAX Dragway, Charlotte, NC
Race Classes
Hot Rod – 1954 & Earlier (*No NOS, No electronics*)
Hot Rod 1: 7.50 to 11.99
Hot Rod 2: 12 seconds & up
Street Machine – 1955 thru 1972 (*No NOS, No electronics*)
Street Machine I: 7.50 to 11.99
Street Machine II: 12 seconds & up
Comp – 1972 & earlier cars only (NOS OK, Electronics OK)
Comp I: 7.50 seconds & up
* Gates Open 2pm, Tech at 3pm, Time Runs 4pm, Eliminations 7pm

Race Fee: $35 (includes the car & driver)
Spectator Admission: $20, kids 7-12 $6
Racing/Tech Questions: Call Larry (925) 895-7878

For a closer look at the 16th Southeastern Nationals click here:


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