Blue Suede Cruise
Summit Motorsports Park Norwalk, OH
Text by Martin Libhart
Photos by Martlin Libhart - Wayne Gierke - Bill Kloss
Editor's note: This years coverage of the Blue Suede Cruise is dedicated to Douglass "John" Shapiro. John was the founder/owner/publisher/editor of Cruisin' Time Magazine. John left us on July 14th, 2016. The Blue Suede Cruise was always a favorite event of Johns. Rest In Peace, John. We love you brother!
In addition to the action on track by the NOSTALGIA DRAG RACING LEAGUE, a significant number of gassers were also present, running in both Nostalgia Gas and Competition Gas classes based on indexes. The well-known GEEZER GASSERS was represented by a total of 9 members running in the two GAS categories above. In the end, it was Craig Murray winning Nostalgia B/GAS, Kirk Dupre winning Nostalgia C/GAS, and Gary Raber winning Nostalgia D/GAS. Not a bad outing for the GEEZER GASSERS.
Bill Bader Jr. monitors the track
(L-R) Kirk Dupre, running with the GEEZER GASSERS. Kirk was the class champion in Nostalgia C/GAS at the event.
Don Moyer with Gasser Magazine was a sponsor of the event. Moyer also runs with the GEEZER GASSERS.
(L-R) Chuck Lipka is head of the GEEZER GASSERS, here in his blown Olds-powered 41 Willys - Craig Murray in his ’55 Chevy gasser
(L-R) Wayne Stine in his Willys pickup was a crowd favorite with huge wheel stands on every launch.
Ron Doran, driving Randy Addington’s blown ’37 Chevy gasser (a GEEZER GASSER car).
Marty Stead in his beautiful Willys gasser, with smoky burnouts and consistent hard charges down the track
Bo Boles setting it in the groove. He would be victorious in the NDRL 7.50 class for the weekend.
Wanda Johnson's "Tickled PInk" 39 Plymouth
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