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The 2017 Tucson Dragway Reunion

Tucson, ARIZ. (May 8, 2017) – Tucson Dragway has been the host for the Old Tucson Dragway Reunion for several year now.  Each year the event draws in more and more pieces of the Southwest’s drag racing history, new nostalgia Dragsters and Funny Cars and new attendees.

2017 was not different at Tucson Dragway as participants and spectators came out once again to participate in the Tucson Dragway Reunion.  This year featured a Cackle Fest consisting of about 30 pieces of drag racing history from near and far.  One of the nostalgia front ending dragsters traveled from Australia to participate in the reunion.

While some 15 cars cackled in front of the stands, another group was set to follow up with a second cackle on the track, giving the fans the sights, sounds, and smell of nitro.  Unfortunately, while Bob Hirsch and the Anaconda Top Fuel Dragster were being towed up the track, there was a mishap that caused Bob to put the Anaconda under the tow vehicle, damaging both the Anaconda and the tow vehicle.  Nobody was injured in the incident.

The winds were high, but Jim Hughes, Matt DeYoung and the crew at Tucson dragway did their best to keep the dirt off the track to the Western Fueled Altereds could hold their race at the track.  By the end of the night, Sheldon Lofgren would drive his twin turbo altered to a win.  Way to go Sheldon!

Thelma Goosic photo via Facebook

During the Reunion, Thelma Goosic of the former Goosic Speeed Shop was inducted into the Arizona Drag Racing Hall of Fame.  Congratulations!

Scroll down to check out some of the action on the track, as well as the car show and cackle during the 2017 Tucson Dragway Reunion.

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