- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 22:57
The Funny Car Fox Hunt sets it straight on April 27, 2013. Girls get in free.
NORWALK, Ohio – Dazed and confused may describe a fan’s reaction to a first close encounter with a Funny Car.
But on April 27, 2013, “Dazed and Confused” lines up as one of the stars in the Funny Car Fox Hunt at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
We’re celebrating fifty years of fun at Summit Motorsports Park. The Funny Car Fox Hunt, a retro event that features family friendly free admission for women and girls, kicks off our 2013 Golden Anniversary season.
And as a special treat for fans, “Dazed and Confused,” a 1969 Camaro owned by Jerry Streb, Youngstown, Ohio, races other erratic, flame throwing, peddle festing machines in the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit.
“Jerry Streb owned that car about six years,” said Dennis Salzwimmer, director of the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit. “He’s been racing blown cars for probably close to 25 or 30 years.”
Dazed and Confused follows the style of Funny Cars in the 1970s and 1980s, and looks like a Camaro, Dennis Salzwimmer said.
“He put it together. It’s not a survivor,” Dennis Salzwimmer said. “There are some people who are reproducing old style Funny Car bodies. That one was made by a guy in Georgia.”
A service manager for Sweeney Chevrolet in Boardman, Ohio, Jerry Streb formerly raced with a series called the Super Charged Warriors, Dennis Salzwimmer said.
So far, eight fire-spitting retro BB Funny Cars from the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit accepted the Funny Car Fox Hunt challenge:
* Chris Massarella, Total Insanity, 1977 Monza.
* Jery Streb, Dazed and Condused, 1969 Camaro.
* John DeCort, Old and Fuelish, 1978 Corvette.
* Lance Good, Sharky’s Machine, 1979 Omni.
* Steve Timoszyk, Parts Peddler, 1971 Barracuda.
* Nick Tilley, Shyster, 1978 Corvette.
* Monty Stotz, Blue Thunder, 1969 Camaro.
* Frank Barnard, Poison Arrow, 1977 Arrow.
Also, Jill Canuso and the Hanna Motorsports Queen of Diamonds Jet Dragster sizzle the track for the last time. At the Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser May 17-19, 2013, Jill Canuso and Hanna Motorsports debut the Queen of Diamonds II, a state-of-the-art Jet Dragster in a futuristic new design.
For another radical blast from the past, Rick Craft pilots Bullet Bob, a retro AA Funny Car.
In the middle of the fun, our racers ages eight through 18 in Bear Motorsports Junior Dragsters presented by Wiseco strut their stuff in semi-final and final round competitions as part of the Nostalgia Funny Car and Jet Dragster shows.
Come out and experience the cackle and up to 80 mph speeds of these youngsters punching the gas in miniature dragsters.
Then the Mr. Gasket $53,100 Super Series changes it up with everything from street-legal stock cars to motorcycles and dragsters in five classes: Mallory Super Pro, Mr. Gasket Pro, Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike, Accel Sportsman delivered on time by TFC Transportation, and Lakewood Stock.
We’ll also honor the 2012 Mr. Gasket $50,000 Super Series champions on the track in a prerace ceremony.
And bring a Sharpie pen. During a Fan Fest, the stars of the show shake hands and sign autographs on the track.
Since the Funny Car Fox Hunt opens the gates wide at 8 a.m. on April 27, 2013, our Throttle Town Grille offers great food all day.
Visit Customer Service on the Budweiser side of the track to pick up a 2013 Golden Anniversary Summit Motorsports Park season brochure and to order a 50th Anniversary John Force die cast Funny Car.
This year think, “Christmas!” in April.
We packed the Quarter Mile Clothing Company with cuddly snuggly fashions and 50th Anniversary merchandise.
Also, because of the monumental occasions of the Golden Anniversary along with the huge Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and official Golden Anniversary celebration at the Auto Plus Night Under Fire presented by Kelly Services, we strongly recommend buying tickets and lodging in advance.
Customer Service helps with that, too. Or call 419-668-5555 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Summit Motorsports Park. We’re always glad to help.
Admission to the Funny Car Fox Hunt costs $15 for men and $5 for boys ages six to 12. Boys under age five, girls and women are admitted for free.
Gates open at 8 a.m. Time trials, 9 a.m. Prerace ceremonies, 6 p.m. Show, 7 p.m. Free pit access. Free parking. Bring a stadium blanket and snuggle up close for the show.
Since we’re packing in fifty years of fun, we’re celebrating all year. Join us!