Saturday, October 22, 2011

Drag Racing Today!

My son Eliot is once again entering the High School Nationals drag racing event at Milan Dragway, sponsored by Washtenaw Community College.  I am so excited about this, I couldn't sleep past 5 am.  Not only will he try to get this beast (Trilogy supercharged Mercury Marauder) into the 12.5s ...

But he will also, for the first time, taking his 1963 Mercury Meteor to the drag strip to get a baseline run.

To get into the correct mood for today's racing, here are some old school drag racing tunes, some of which are of approximately the same vintage as Eliot's Meteor.