2017 Nostalgia Night Series
Presented by Johnny & Ann Jordan
Words by Janice Johnt - Janice Johnt Photography
Cottonwood Dragway, located about 10 miles outside of Dothan, AL, has been home to Johnny and Ann Jordan’s Nostalgia Night series for the past several years. Johnny and his wife Ann have been involved in NHRA and IHRA events since the mid-1960s and Johnny’s long involvement at Andalusia Dragway, Dale County Dragway, Abbeville Dragway, Atmore Dragway, Emerald Coast Dragway, and Breakaway Dragway has helped build the Nostalgia Night series into an impressive group of top Nostalgia cars from several southern states.
Over 125 tech cards were turned in and the stands were full with fans showing up from
Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
Jerry Merrill in the “Storm Warning” 1949 Anglia Prefect out of Gantt, AL - James Akers in his 1957 Chevrolet
David Brawner out of Andalusia, AL in his 468 big block powered 1967 Camaro - Mark Synder out of Ozark, AL
Lynne Milner Baxley, driving Ellis Milner’s 1957 Chevy pro mod, took on the new Medussa Racing Team’s blown 1941 Willys pro mod. The new team of Wayne & Karen Eslava and Monty & Dana Todd is off to an impressive start and is definitely one to watch in the future!
Lynne Milner Baxley in Ellis Milner’s 1957 Chevy pro mod
Lynne Milner Baxley
Monty Todd out of Montgomery, AL in the 1941 Willys Pro Mod owned by Wayne Eslava/Deep South Gunite Pools
Inc out of Mobile, AL. Brand new for 2017, it’s powered by a blown 526 ci Keith Black big block and is tuned by
Steve Hutchins from Woodstock, AL. This combination is one to watch for in 2017!
Gasser - W: Reeves Brothers R/U: Bill Ziel
Nostalgia Footbrake - W: Allen Dorrill R/U: Wilbur Baxley
Nostalgia Super Pro - W: Donald Dady R/U: Robert Holt
Footbrake - W: David Brawner R/U: Allen Dorrill
Super Pro - W: Cole Langford R/U: Daniel Dean
Jr Dragster - W: Harley Smith R/U: Julia Money
The Southeastern Drag Racers Association Reunion and Nostalgia Night race will be held on September 30 at Cottonwood Dragway. Jessie Holmes’ Southern Outlaw Gassers will be in the house for some show stopping Gasser action. This is definitely a race to mark your calendar for!
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