WEEKEND RACE REPORT : The GLNFCC Funny Car Nationals in Salem Ohio was, OUTSTANDING !!! I got to talk with Brett Kepner and he verified that this event had more FC's then the March meet, & the California Hot Rod Reunion. So in my book, that makes it THE LARGEST nostalgia event in the country. WOW !!! Way to go Denny.
Along with Brett, I got to say hi to Bunny. Bandit was there, and that is always a great time. Ohio Dave on the wall taking shots, (the only photog )
Gorilli & Sharon were there and that's also a great time. Daryl & Heidi not only there but, opened their trailer / pit area to the "D"-Listers for some much needed shade & a place to cook, talk, and refresh. (Special thanks you two, very generous & much appreciated ). I got to see & talk with Jack Redd, always interesting & informative. Our grand poobah Bill was there and surprised us with a "pop-up" visit from EMILY !! How cool was THAT?
Another surprise guest was our own Barb !! Yes NO ONE knew she was coming. It was great seeing & talking with her. (PS) just don't let her pull yer leg)
BP, allowed me to be the guide for his sister Judy & her Bill. I sat behind them so it was easy to talk. I explained & pointed out the 1/8 mile & 1/4 mile finish lines, provided them with ear plugs, and toured the water box with them, where we were summoned up to the tower so she could see her brother in action with Brett.
Jack & Sharon had her brother with them & just like Sharon, Bruce was wonderful. We got to enjoy a super meal after the race with them at Texas Roadhouse. We also got to meet & enjoy Rocky's friend Willie Johnson driver of "NO MONEY-NO FUNNY" injected nova FC. He is a Jersey boy thru& thru and a lot of fun. Speaking of Rocky, it's always great to see him & crew Bear & Terry. Unfortunately Rocky had some breakage on his second burn-out Sunday. After he gets home and tears down he'll probably fill us in on the details.
The only way I was able to tear away from this group is the fact that i'll see them again in just 3 weeks !!! Be safe & GOD bless