PID/Keystone Nostalgia Nationals
September 28-29, 2013: Jim Senkewitz and Pittsburgh Raceway Park has been putting this show on for over six years and each year the show gets better. In the past this event has been a one day deal, this year they decided to turn it into a two day event in order to get more racing in.
Jim and company brought in several local legends for an autograph session along with some of their old cars. They even had the dragster that D.A. Santucci ran at Indy when he choked on his chewing gum; to top it off they even found the old push truck he used.Read more
The Funny Car...
...was the king of the quarter mile back in the 70' and 80's. Their stage was the drag strips across America. These drag strips would be busting at the seams with spectators that wanted to hear and see the fire breathing, ground-shaking, fiberglass crusaders.
This was a time that had car and driver traveling the countryside for match races and shows that were common in the 70's and early 80's. These drivers would sometimes be booked into 3-5 events a week. Some of the cars that currently run on the nostalgia circuit are original cars from the 1970's and have been replicated to look as they did in their glory days.
Others are bodies and or chassis's that have somehow survived the test of time. Most of the cars have nicknames that made the 70's funny car scene so attractive. Each year there seem to be more cars built, with some old familiar names reemerging.
The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit is a blown alcohol nostalgia funny car group that provides a step back into the old days when traveling funny cars shows were the norm.
So now is the time to bring back that nostalgia feeling to your track, by booking in our nostalgia funny car match-racing circuit, or if you are a spectator by letting your track operator know that you want to see The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit at your track. We can provide an affordable 2 to 8-car field. Our show could be added to compliment an existing nostalgia show or a reunion race. Most of the cars are 1980 or earlier body styles.
We can also put a spin on the usual funny car show and match up the funny cars with front engine dragsters that are either blown on alcohol or front engine dragsters that are injected on nitro. These cars run in the 7.00 to 7.50 second range providing excellent side by side shows. Old smoky halftrack burn outs and speeds close to 190 mph, and often unpredictable runs. The cars involved have been racing for many years and have many crowd-pleasing runs to their credit.
One requirement for this circuit is that these cars be as period correct as they can. You will not see any aerodynamic body tricks on these funny cars. The teams are very fan friendly and welcome spectators into the pit area.