Gateway Nostalgia Rendezvous

Photo by Mike Margis

Gateway Nostalgia Rendezvous

Saturday, May 12th (Gateway Motorsports Park): Gateway Park started an event four years ago called the Nostalgia Rendezvous and this has become a must attend nostalgia event. It is easy to see that the event has grown from the first year, with several of the Mid West racing associations making it their season opener, like the NDRL and the Nostalgia Super Stock Association. The track also brought in various types of entertainment such as several area 50’s style bands, also the Munster mobile was on display along with Eddie Munster.

The GLNFCC was in the house with four cars set to make two rounds on Saturday afternoon.

The first pair came out with Joey Haas and the Nimrod Mustang taking on Bill Walls in the Nitro flier II Omni. It seems that the long winter had these to chomping at the bit as they both came out with great burnouts. The Mustang moved first and seem to be holding off the Omni and about half-track the blower belt on the Omni let go giving the Mustang the win.

Next pair was the MoparCrazy Challenger driven by Chris Schneider going up against the Chasin’ My Childhood II Duster driven by Mike Kurz. This pair looks just like a flash back to the seventies, classic Challenger versus Duster. Chris’s cat like reflexes did not take a nap over the winter as he treed the Duster with a .086. This was one exciting race as Chris took the win with a 7.784 to a losing 7.780.

After the cars where in the pits it was found out that the Nitro Flier II had bent some push rods and the Mopar Crazy had broken a connecting rod. This would turn out to be the last event for the MoparCrazy Challenger as John decided not to rebuild the 417 Donovan and go a different direction, maybe a different car.

So, for the last round this pitted the Chasin’ My Childhood Duster against the Nimrod Mustang. Both cars sounded hopped up and did two long smoky burnouts. As they staged a chute came out of the pack on the Duster and he was shut off with the Mustang taking a single. Joey had the Mustang flying as he did click off the timer with a 7.43

We look forward to being a part of this event in 2019. Thanks to our extended family of sponsors: Good Vibrations Motorsports, Peak, Blue Def, and S & W Performance Parts.

Photo by Mike Margis

Photo by Mike Margis

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