See Information & Pictures from the Annual Drag-n-Drive Occasion

See Information & Pictures from the Annual Drag-n-Drive Occasion


Although it had rained early within the morning, it stopped in loads of time for issues to dry out, whereas the overcast sky stored temperatures good and funky. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)

Cleves, OH The Summit Racing Midwest Drags is formally upon us, as near 200 drag vehicles and vans (and SUVs!) rumbled into the venerable Edgewater Sports activities Park simply outdoors of Cincinnati, Ohio to start a weeklong drag racing highway journey.

Click on right here to see the Summit Racing Midwest Drags full occasion schedule.

A bunch of gearheads made the trek from Lengthy Island, NY to be right here. The truth is, the proprietor of this Challenger instructed us that is his seventh time on the Midwest Drags. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)

In the event you’re new to all of this, the Summit Racing Midwest Drags is 5 days (properly, 4 plus a check day) of racing at a collection of native race tracks. When you’re performed at one observe, you pack up, and head to the subsequent one.

Oh, and it’s important to drive your automotive there.

Many opponents pull customized trailers behind their autos, permitting them to hold alongside some instruments, tires, and gasoline jugs. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)

Yup, your automotive needs to be avenue authorized and it has to make it to every observe below its personal energy. Which means it ought to have a exact mixture of efficiency, reliability, and luxury.

…And perhaps a trailer hitch, because you’re additionally in a position to carry a small trailer to haul an additional set of tires, some instruments, and different necessities.

In brief, the Summit Racing Midwest Drags is the proper gearhead journey.

With loads of completely different lessons within the combine, the racing will get actual attention-grabbing. The place else would you see a Geo Tracker alongside an El Camino? You may learn in regards to the lessons and rulesets for the occasion right here. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)

The racing is pleasant, the environment is enjoyable, and even a damaged half or tuning setback is usually met with a smile and loads of assist from the opposite opponents.

In between runs, racers could make changes, repairs, and prepared their vehicles for the drive forward. Everyone seems to be pleasant and folk eagerly chip in to assist others in want—significantly if it’s a legit Shelby GLHS working 9s. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)

Oh, and the “Midwest” half solely refers back to the occasion location, and we talked to attendees from everywhere in the nation, as far west as Utah and much east as New York.

This slick second-gen Camaro is pushed by a younger man who hails from Holland, Michigan. He’s making his first Midwest Drags occasion and we caught him doing a minor timing adjustment between runs. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)

With the primary venue within the books after tonight, the racers will drive to the US 41 Dragstrip in Morocco, Indiana earlier than heading north to Dragway 42 in West Salem, Ohio earlier than circling again to Edgewater for a remaining day of racing and revelry.

It was the primary time on the observe for this newly-minted Monte, and the homeowners have been doing a little chassis changes to mitigate tire slippage. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)

If any of these stops are close to you, test the schedule hyperlink above and cease by the races this week.

And if you need a greater glimpse of what you’ll discover there, take a look at the picture gallery under:

Camaro vs. Mustang, Half 1. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
We spoke with some guys from Utah about their 2JZ-powered Toyota 4Runner. Suffice it to say, this factor rips. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
A few of the trailers have been as superior because the vehicles (trars?) that pulled ’em. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
Working example, this “Taco Time” trailer and its matching Ford Fairmont sedan that hails from Oklahoma. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
We spoke with the proprietor of this second-gen Camaro shortly as he bought able to stage. He had simply gotten the engine swapped in a couple of days prior and was nonetheless fidgeting with the EFI tuning—however that didn’t cease him from driving from New York to be at this occasion! (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
Any time we are able to spot a bona fide GMC Hurricane, we’re completely happy. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
Camaro vs. Mustang, Half 2. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
These of us made the comparatively brief trek down from Summit Racing’s stomping grounds outdoors Akron, Ohio. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
Along with the autos themselves, the powerplants ranged from traditional old-school supercharging… (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
…To trendy, turbocharged goodness. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
The C2 Sting Ray-inspired Stinger Hood caught our eye on this Chevelle. It made its method right here due to a pleasant couple from Wyoming. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
Some of us had absolutely enclosed trailers, undoubtedly filled with important instruments and restore components. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
Whereas some racers solely introduced the necessities. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
Camaro vs. Mustang, Half 3. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)
Our hats are off to the employees at Edgewater Sports activities Park, because the occasion ran easily all day lengthy. Now, it’s on to Indiana and US 41 Dragstrip. Hope to see you there. (Picture/OnAllCylinders)

Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he is not writing, you will most likely discover him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or watching a 1972 Corvette overheat. An avid motorcyclist, he spends the remainder of his time synchronizing carburetors and cleansing chain lube off his left pant leg.


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