Nitro Nostalgia Nationals 2019
Cordova International Raceway
Words by Rodney Knocks and Malissa Mounds
Photos by Dave Meyer
We can easily describe the Nitro nostalgia Nationals in two words… Nostalgia Nirvana! The list of participants reads like a who’s who of front engine Nitro fuelers. Top gun pilots from as far away as California and all points in-between made the trip to Cordova international Raceway to try and qualify for this 8 car field. Not to be outdone the Nostalgia nitro floppers came out in force as well. The Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Association had a full field of awesome old school factory hot rods. The Victory Super Stock group showed up with a vast array period correct sixty’s and seventies super stockers add to that a host of straight axle blown Gassers and several Wheel Standers.
This was a great event check out the cool pictures by Dave Meyer and you can see why you need to “save the date” for next year.
Dom Blasco has assembled a team that has turned Cordova International Raceway into a first class racing facility.
“The House of Hook’’ has become a favorite place for Pro and Sportsman racers to test and tune as well as compete.
Hi Speed Top Fuel dragster piloted by Mendy Fry
Mark Pappas wheeled his 81 Lee Sheppard Camaro to several sub 8 second runs
Joey Haas in the Nimrod Mustang funny car roasting the hides
Jim Young and the Young Guns Top Fuel team defiantly a crowd favorite
Champion Speed Shop was sporting a cool canopy with Adam Sorokin at the wheel
“Wild Bill Neri’s” Warren Johnson tribute car is one of the fastest in the country
4189 Can you say GASSERS? Cordova International Raceway had a slew of straight axled hot rods
Irish Car Bomb check out the raw nitro exiting the pipes
The Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Association wowed the fans with their long burn outs dry hops and side by side racing
Mopar lovers were on their feet whenever Ted Peters and his Patriot Missile were in the lanes
King Rat reaching for the sky
Mike Olenchek’s 71 Mercury was on hand to the delight of all the Ford fans
Dave Glasser and his lovely wife/crew chief with their Rehr-Morrison powered Monza
Scott and Laura Fletcher testing out the bite at Cordova. Awesome Chevy II liked it
Mike and Ches Olencheck were all smiles in the staging lanes.
Popular Father and Son team are enjoying their second season with The Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Assocation
Buzzy’s Nitro Bomber Early Chevy II looking good
King of the wheel standers Richard Hutchins and his timeless Chevy Rebellion
All Star Challenger RT ready for take off
Beautiful gold leaf paint on the great Expectations entry popped in the bright sun
NOSTALGIA DRAG WORLD - Words by Rodney Knocks and Mellisa Mounds
Photos by Dave Meyer