Winners Crowned at Spring Nostalgia Nationals
The second event of the MalloryPrint.com SHRA nostalgia drag racing series was held at North Star Dragway in Denton, Texas on Saturday, May 7th. This event was presented by Stroud Safety. With the pit area at maximum capacity and over 100 cars participating in SHRA class action, the stage was set for a spectacular day of old school drag racing. All six series classes were contested but before racing got underway, the SHRA community joined together on the starting line after the drivers meeting to pay tribute to our fallen friend and fellow racer, Bee Godwin.
Rick Taylor's "Nitro Monkey" and Thomas Hixson's "One Wild Ride" fired up their NE 2 front engine dragsters and laid down long smoky burnouts as SHRA racers gathered on the starting line joined by Sharon and Lisa Godwin, Bee's wife and daughter. The cars crept slowly into the beams in an emotional moment and at the flash of the amber lights, the cars idled down the track side by side with a mixture of cheers and tears from the huge crowd on the starting line. We will never forget our friend Bee Godwin, he was a crucial part of the development of the series and friend to so many in the drag racing community, he will be racing with us forever in our hearts.
(Brian Briggs - NE 1 Winner)
Hagerty Insurance Joines SHRA Supporters!
5/5/16 - The Southwest Heritage Racing Association is excited to welcome Hagerty Vintage Motorsports Insurance to the SHRA family of supporters. Representing Hagerty to the SHRA racers and fans is Kody Louchart, Territory Manager for Hagerty Classic Car Insurance.
Hagerty Insurance will provide the ‘Best Round 1 Losing Package’ Bonus for the SHRA Nostalgia Super Stock Class, beginning with the Temple event. The NSS racer that loses Round 1, and runs closest to their dial in and has the best reaction time combination, that package will win you $100 from Hagerty!
If you are looking for insurance for your classic street ride, or coverage for your race car – Kody Louchart is the guy that can fix you up with first class coverage from a company known for taking care of vintage car enthusiasts. For your race car, Kody can cover your race car while not on the track – everywhere but on the track or while racing. This will protect your race car from theft, fire, floods, damage in the pits and more! ‘Guaranteed Value Coverage’ at very affordable rates will cover you when not racing, at a value they will work with you with to determine and in the event of a total loss pay you in full – guaranteed! Remember, 99% of the time your race car is off track – in storage, in transit to the races, in the pits etc, and you will be covered! If your racer also serves as an occasional street car, Hagerty can cover you then too! The coverage is written based on how you use your car. And you have automatically $750 in spare parts coverage, and that amount can be increased and add tools coverage – at reasonable rates! This is a great service for motorsports enthusiasts, and one you really need to consider! Contact Kody today for a free quote, for your race car or classic street car! Reach him a 214 842-7509 or find him on the web at www.hagerty.com/klouchart. Look for Kody at the upcoming SHRA Spring Nostalgia Nationals on May 7th at North Star Dragway!
SHRA Little River Dragway
Nostalgia Nationals Results
The 2016 SHRA nostalgia drag racing series, presented by MalloryPrint.com, kicked off under sunny comfortable skies at Little River Dragway in Temple, Texas on Saturday, April 2nd. This event was sponsored by Passtime GPS by TraxAuto and welcomed a series record 124 cars to the property for competition. A great crowd packed the stands at Little River Dragway for the season opener and after two time trials for all six SHRA classes; it was time to get down to business as eliminations got underway.
The rounds dwindled down to the finals and in Nostalgia Super Stock action, Tony Smith took home his second straight event win dating back to the SHRA Finals of last season. Smith met Doug Watkins in the final round and Watkins went -.138 red while Smith posted a 7.10 at 96 mph to take the win on his 7.05 dial. Old School Electronics came down to Mario Quinterros' orange 1955 Chevy against Dean Johnson's sleek 1977 Chevy Vega. Quinterros had the better reaction time and his 6.65 at 94 mph on a 6.63 dial held off Johnson's breakout 5.49 on a 5.50 dial, marking Quinterros' first career SHRA event win.
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