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Stepping Back in Time with the 2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags & Car Show

The 2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags & Car Show from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Chandler, ARIZ. (November 23, 2014) – Chandler, ARIZ. (November 22. 2014) – It’s an event many of us have been waiting for, the Southwest Nostalgia Drags.  The brainchild of Mark Yacavone, the Southwest Nostalgia Drags originally kicked off at Speedworld Dragstrip years ago, but with the closing of Speedworld, it’s now moved its classic drag racing action to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler.

The 2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags & Car Show from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports ParkAlthough there was a show car in the lower pit area, it was the action on the track that kept the interest of most of those on the track throughout the day on Saturday.  Once through with qualification runs, Mark Yacavone and announcer Hal Sanguinetti addressed the attendees over the PA, providing a little history on the event and thanking them for their continued support of the Southwest Nostalgia Drags.

Shortly after 1 pm the track came back to life after a short break as elimination runs began.  Round after round these racers put up impressive runs with some wheel standing launches and close racing action down the dragstrip.

Along with providing some really awesome drag racing action on the track, the Southwest Nostalgia Drag also provides the opportunity to watch nostalgic race cars doing what they were built to do, racing down the dragstrip instead of sitting in storage where they would normally be.  It will truly take you back in time as you watch the flag drop starts off the line.

2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags Race Results

STK/S – STK COMBO

The 2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags & Car Show from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
After running through four elimination rounds to make it into the finals, Henderson, Nevada’s Andy Kimball faced off against Cave Creek’s Paula Hen.  In a double wheel stand final, Hen cut a .124 light against Kimball’s .128.  Hen went on to run an 11.002 at 110.99 mph on a 10.95 dial for the win.  Kimball ran a 10.781 at 123.71 mph on a 10.66 dial, but it wasn’t enough.

A/FX

The 2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags & Car Show from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
In a father son final, Prescott Valley’s JD Campbell would face his father, Bill Campbell.  Bill in the Orange Monster, a ’65 Dodge Coronet 500 and JD in the Orange Monster II, another ’65 Dodge Coronet 500.  Though Bill would cut a better light, a .106 against JD’s .124, he would also break out, running a 10.488 at 126.16 mph on a 10.50 dial.  JD ran a 10.080 at 133.90 mph on a 10.00 dial for the victory in AFX.

HOTROD 1

The 2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags & Car Show from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Driving his 34 Roadster, Chandler’s Darin Dolezal would not only qualify in the No. 1 spot, but he also went on to take the win in HOTROD 1 after running a 9.849 at 140.12 mph.

HOTROD 2

The 2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags & Car Show from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Tempe’s Mike Gonnell and his ’69 Yenko Nova would face Kory Stonecipher on his turbo ’05 Hayabusa.  Mike went red by -.015 giving Kory an easy win.  Kory went on to run a 9.542 at 162.16 mph.

TROPHY

The 2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags & Car Show from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Peoria’s Richard Hutchinson and his ’73 Dart would face Cornville’s Michael Mathews and his ’56 Chevy 120 Sedan in the final round of Trophy eliminations.  Mathews got off the line first with a .076 light against Hutchinson’s .085.  Hutchinson ran a 12.725 at 105.16 mph, but it wouldn’t be enough to beat Mathews 12.008 at 113.40 mph.  Mathews would take the Trophy class win.

Thanks to Jessica in Timing & Scoring for results from the 2014 Southwest Nostalgia Drags.

Scroll down to check out some of the action on the track Saturday.

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