- Published on Thursday, 04 April 2013 22:12
NORWALK, Ohio – What’s there not to love about a nostalgia Funny Car named, “Old and Fuelish,” scheduled to race April 27, 2013 at the Funny Car Fox Hunt at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio?
Cantankerous? Maybe sometimes.
A 1978 Corvette owned by John DeCort, Salem, Ohio, Old and Fuelish turns heads, said Dennis Salzwimmer, director of the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit, on the Web at www.glnfcc.com.
So far eight nostalgia Funny Cars nose up to the tree at the Funny Car Fox Hunt, a retro event, as we look back and celebrate fifty years of fun at Summit Motorsports Park:
• John DeCort, Old and Fuelish, 1978 Corvette.
• Lance Good, Sharky’s Machine, 1979 Omni.
• Chris Massarella, Total Insanity, 1977 Monza.
• Jerry Streb, Dazed & Confused, 1969 Camaro.
• Steve Timoszyk, Parts Peddler, Barracuda.
• Nick Tilley, Shyster, Corvette.
• Monty Stotz, Blue Thunder, 1969 Camaro.
• Frank Barnard, Poison Arrow, 1977 Arrow.
Retired from the General Motors Co., John DeCort runs JD2, a chassis shop in Salem, Ohio, specializing in chassis work primarily for drag racing cars, Dennis Salzwimmer said.
“He and his brother, Jeff, have raced together well over 30 years,” Dennis Salzwimmer said. “He ran with the Supercharged Warriors for 20 years and was a series champion.”
Drivers in the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit enjoy signing autographs and telling stories about their Funny Cars, Dennis Salzwimmer said.
The Funny Car Fox Hunt also launches the Mr. Gasket $53,100 Super Series and Bear Motorsports Junior Dragsters presented by Wiseco.
For an extra special race fan treat, Jill Canuso and Al Hanna sizzle the track with the Hanna Motorsports Queen of Diamonds Jet Dragster for the last time. So come out and ask team owner Al Hanna what will happen to the original Queen of Diamonds.
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. But female racers still pay the race fees.