- Published on Sunday, 21 April 2013 02:42
Junior Dragsters warm up for Funny Car Fox Hunt.
NORWALK, Ohio – Junior Dragster drivers busted out of the winter routine and fired up a cackling good time at the Spring Warmup on April 20, 2013 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
After all, Junior Dragsters costar at the Funny Car Fox Hunt, a retro event on April 27, 2013 that kicks off a celebration of fifty years of fun at Summit Motorsports Park.
The semi-final and final rounds of Bear Motorsports Junior Dragsters presented by Wiseco compete during the fire show at the Funny Car Fox Hunt, along with Jill Canuso and the 300 mph Queen of Diamonds Jet Dragster, and a whole pack of nostalgia Funny Cars.
The Spring Warmup witnessed changes over the winter in the Junior Dragster ranks.
Even without sunshine, the paint job pops with color on Alex Nardi’s Junior Dragster, painted by Kuzman Motorsports of R&R Auto Body fame.
Last year Ava Lawson, 8, practiced in her Lil’ Queen of Hearts Junior Dragster. But in 2013 Ava’s competing for points, said her mom, Shannon Lawson, Sandusky, Ohio.
Kyle Waite, 16, and his brother, Kevin Waite, 12, Garden City, Mich., take to the track under the name of Rattle Snake Racing.
“Rattle Snake was their dad’s (Dave’s) nickname in school,” said Beth Waite, their mom.
Rollie Anderson, Norwalk, Ohio, parked a Mallory Super Pro dragster and a purple Mr. Gasket Pro S-10, to wrench on a Junior Dragster for his daughter, Sadie.
“This is a multi track champion car,” Rollie Anderson said. “This used to be Emily Reed’s car. I hope she keeps the torch lit.”
Sonsee Trubach, 15, Wakeman, Ohio, said the Golden Anniversary may be her last year to mash gas in a Junior Dragster. With a driver’s license in the spring, Sonsee hopes to sizzle the track in a full-sized dragster in 2014.
At the Funny Car Fox Hunt on April 27, 2013, girls get in free. Girl racers, however, must pay the same racing fees as the boys.
But think about it. Have your friends ever watched you race? The Funny Car Fox Hunt opens up the perfect way to invite family, friends, teachers, neighbors and groups for a full day of fun at Summit Motorsports Park.
We’re launching the Finish Line Club in the Mr. Gasket $53,100 Super Series, including Bear Motorsports Junior Dragsters presented by Wiseco, and Junior Dragsters who go rounds share in the show. How cool is that!
Bring cameras and Sharpie pens.
Jill Canuso races the Hanna Motorsports Queen of Diamonds for the last time at the Funny Car Fox Hunt.
Hanna Motorsports’ Queen of Diamonds II, in a radical futuristic design, debuts at the Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser May 17-19, 2013 at Summit Motorsports Park.
The Funny Cars from the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit mix old-school style with fiery speed and unpredictability.
These are the beasts your grandparents packed the track to see back in the day. Invite your loved ones. Maybe they’d enjoy a trip down memory lane at the Funny Car Fox Hunt.
For information about the Funny Car Fox Hunt, click on: Girls get in free. Or call 419-668-5555 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 State Route 18, Norwalk, Ohio.