15th Annual World Fuel Altered Nationals
Martin Libhart, Associate Publisher
Eddyville Raceway is located in southern Iowa, approximately one hour southeast of Des Moines. The track is one-eight mile in length and is fairly unique in layout. It is contiguous with a paved circle track, with the track’s backstretch also serving as a portion of the drag strip shutdown area.
Managed by Gerald Kramer and his son Kyle, the facility hosts a number of well-known events. In addition to the World Fuel Altered Nationals, the facility also hosted one of the Funny Car CHAOS events this year, owned and managed by Chris Graves. Graves is well-known in drag racing circles for not only the Funny Car Chaos series but also the Outlaw Fuel Altered series. Graves was present this year with the altered to assist track management and keep the program moving along.
This year’s event broke the record for car count, with 30 fuel altereds entered and on the premises. As always, a fuel altered program is extremely popular with fans, and this year was no exception. The grandstands were full, and fans were also lining the fence the entire length of the track. With a car count this high, pit space was limited, but everyone found their spot – although somewhat challenging as the long haulers were jockeyed into their pit spaces.
Congratulations to Jody Austin and team “BushWhacker” on winning the ‘A’ Field, Robbie Freels won the ‘B’ Field, and Jack Doyle was the ‘C’ Field Winner at the 15th Annual Quick Performance World Fuel Altered Nationals!
Jody Austin, ‘A Field’ Champion
Robbie Freels, ‘B Field’ Champion
Jack Doyle, ‘C Field Champion’