SIKESTON, Missouri - In a last-minute addition to the schedule, Nostalgia Super Stock. came up with a seven car field to help fill an event at ‘Dyno’ Dom Blasco’s Sikeston Raceway on August 29. “It was a typical Missouri summer day, 88 degrees, uncomfortable humidity, and a 10% chance of spotty showers,” said Henderson. “I was told that it (the density altitude) was like 2800 feet.”
Members attending were Jimmy Brandon, Wayne Keimig, Dennis Sherer, John Rousset and Henderson. Guests attending were Marty Bittle and Randy Spurgeon.
“There was a good crowd in both the stands and the pit area.” said Henderson. “The track was lined all the way to the finish line with spectators. Also, there were a number of people in the pit area and they complimented us on being there and how much they enjoyed our cars, even though it was mostly a Mopar showing.” In addition, Dominator and Derek from the ‘Street Outlaws’ television show were there and drew a lot of attention.
NSS was scheduled for three runs; 5:45 p.m., the second at 8:30 p.m. Then, of course, the 10% chance of spotty showers kicked in and delayed the third run until 11:45 p.m., a 2 1/2-hour stoppage. “Because we had an uneven number of cars, Blasco offered to run his ‘65 Biscayne with us,” said Henderson. “It’s somewhat of a mystery car but runs good for a street car. He was unable to do it for the second and third runs.”
Rousset and Keimig each posted all-time personal bests at 6.32 at 107.80 and 6.33 at 106.75, respectively.
Blasco 6.78 at 104.08 mph; Sherer 6.80 at 102.33
Henderson 6.45 at 105.78; Bittle 6.62 at 04.68
Rousset 6.32 at 107.80; Keimig 6.33 at 06.42
Brandon 6.32 at 108.59; Spurgeon 6.36 at 105.90
Sherer 6.82 at 101.73; Bittle 6.56 at 105.43
Spurgeon 6.34 at 107.30; Keimig 6.36 at 106.42
Brandon 6.28 at 109.90; Rousset 6.38 at 107.71
Henderson 6.65 at 103.61
“All in all a good time was had,” said Henderson. “We thank the ladies for providing us with a tasty supper, complete with a number of delicious deserts. Our sympathy goes out to Randy Spurgeon, who windowed his block on the last pass.”
NOSTALGIA DRAG WORLD - By Doug Henderson