Hello again and welcome to another installation of Nate’s Notes. As expected, last weekend was spectacular! NHRA put on yet another great show at The Strip. The weather posed a little bit of a challenge for all of the race teams as each day provided something different.
One day was the wind, the next was overcast and then there was the sun. But, when it was all said and done, the racing was second to none. Congratulations to all the winners who took home the Wally’s from Las Vegas.
In typical Las Vegas Motor Speedway style, this weekend offers another full schedule of activities at the drag strip. I guess the phrase “no rest for the wicked” comes into play. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s time for Mopars At The Strip. That’s right. The Chrysler powered machines are back. Each year this event brings some of the most beautiful Mopars out from under their tarps to be put on display in Las Vegas. I just love taking a little time to sneak away from the tower and go for a walk around the car show. Every make and model of Dodge is on display including Darts, Barracudas, Daytonas and Super Bees. Each one polished to the max from top to bottom. And the best part is, many of them won’t just sit in the car show lot. Nope. They are racecars and will compete in one of the many classes racing this weekend.
The big “headliner” race of the weekend is, of course, the SS/AH Hemi Super Stock Shootout. I love this race. Every care runs quicker than 9.5 seconds in order to even qualify for the field. And then, to add to that, they all pull some of the baddest wheelstands you will ever see. Oh and yeah, it’s a Hemi! Enough said.
I think one of the best parts of this race for me is seeing everyone come in from all over the U.S. as well as all of our local Mopar guys and gals. It really is one of those events where I show up for the car show and a drag race breaks out. I can’t wait. See you all there!