- Published on Saturday, 30 March 2013 21:26
NORWALK, Ohio – Visitors to the Funny Car Fox Hunt beware on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Sharky’s Machine churns up pavement with a savage hunger for speed. Those teeth mean business.
A 1979 Dodge Omni owned by Lance Good, Sharky’s Machine seared the track in a BB Funny Car class in the 1980’s and 1990’s, said Dennis Salzwimmer, director of the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit, Akron, Ohio.
Lance Good, a counselor for special needs children in the Pittsburgh area, bought Sharky’s Machine in the mid 1990’s, Dennis Salzwimmer said.
“His car was put together by Chuck Finders, who used to run old Gassers,” Dennis Salzwimmer said, adding local race fans probably will recognize Sharky’s Machine. “It ran in the Mid-American Funny Car Circuit. It was owned by Kurt Brown from Cleveland.”
Drivers and crews in the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit bring Hero Cards and enjoy signing autographs and speaking with fans, Dennis Salzwimmer said, so walk the family through the pits for a close-up view and photos.
The four nostalgia Funny Cars officially scheduled to match race in the Funny Car Fox Hunt include:
• Dazed and Confused, a 1969 Camaro, Jerry Streb, Youngstown, Ohio.
• Old and Fuelish, a 1978 Corvette, John DeCort, Salem, Ohio.
• Sharky’s Machine, a 1979 Omni, Lance Good, Pittsburgh area.
• Total Insanity, 1977 Monza, Chris Massarella, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey.
For information about the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit, click on: I love those Funny Cars!
The Funny Car Fox Hunt, a throw-back race from decades ago, kicks off the 2013 season of the Mr. Gasket $53,100 Super Series at Summit Motorsports Park and a year-long celebration of fifty years of fun at the dragstrip.
All girls get in for free. So hop on Facebook.com and invite all of your girlfriends to Summit Motorsports Park for a huge party.
We can’t wait for our local points racers to fill the pits and rumble this place. We’ll open the track for time trials and run cars all day, with the show in the evening.
Bear Motorsports Junior Dragsters presented by Wiseco, this means you, too.
For an extra special race fan treat, Jill Canuso and Al Hanna race the Queen of Diamonds Jet Dragster for the last time.
Gates open at 8 a.m.; time trials, 9 a.m.; pre-race ceremony, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m.
Admission for men costs $15; boys ages six to 12, $5; boys less than age six, free; girls get in free.