The track Atomic Raceway was indeed in top condition on Saturday night and we had a wonderful time putting on our vintage car show.We would like to thank the management team for their hospitality and getting our cars into the program. We think the fans were impressed with the vintage cars from some of the comments that we heard. Some fans remarked that they were surprised that we would take such classics old racing cars and actually put them on the track. It was rewarding to hear that. Our heat race was fast and furious with Bob Shelhorn out running the rest of the field with his full bodied Camaro. The secret is that he has almost 500 cubic inches in that beast. The feature was an upset victory by John Lawhorn when he pulled his ever famous sneaky move to slip into the lead. He waits for lapped traffic to block you in and away he goes. It was all good fun on a super well prepared track .This is why this is considered on of the top track in the Midwest. The racing there is very entertaining. The competition is fast and the racing was close This is another place to put on your list of things to do this summer. Race fans a lucky to have so many great racing track in the Ohio Indiana and Michigan. Get the word out to friends and family that might have never been to short track america, come on out you wont be disappointed
Well I spent a couple hours typing up the results from Moler Raceway and Atomic but I didnt do something right cause it never posted. So here goes again.The show at Moler Raceway was a truly great time for our vintage cars. The track management deserves a thanks for their hospitality. The show they put on is top quality and well organized. We had a good time with our cars on display as the fans were very interested in the history of the organization and the cars. Many of the younger fans were especially excited about sitting in the cars and getting pictures taken. This was the tracks fan appreciation night with all the cars parked on the main straightaway and drivers giving out autographs and souvenirs. The vintage cars were invited to participate and it was a fun time for everyone. We started off the heat races and were got to run on a well prepared track that was a blast to run on . Our running was close and fast with the win going to John Lawhorn with the top four cars in hot pursuit. We had a good turn out of vintage cars with new member Walt Campbell showing off his great midget racer along with Larry Clark and Clark Moore. The feature went to Butch Evans as he slid by the cars of Shelhorn, Lawhorn , McDermott, and Wells. This track is truly a great place to watch dirt track racing. Put it on your list of things to do ,You wont be disappoined
The Thunder Returns 10 cruise in was at the West Portsmouth High School this year and drew a large crowd of top notch street rods and classics. There were many great muscle cars from the past as well as custom rods. It was worth the trip just to look at the beautiful paint jobs on some of the cars. Our Vintage cars were not up to the number we expected and this was a sad note to the event. However the cars that did brave the warm weather made up a nice display with one new member bringing a super looking Trevis sprinter. Carl Robinson has it just about finished and plans to get it on the track for our show very soon. His trailer is just as intriguing as the car. He has one of the very few trailers built by A.J. Watson and it has a front dollie wheel arrangement.Wait until you see it .I remember seeing that dollie wheel back in the 60's but had forgot what it looked like. The announcer for this event was quite knowledgeable and fun to talk with. I also spent time with the veteran drivers from the past. several had large scrap books filled with picture fro m days art the old Portsmouth speedway as well as other track from the past. It was interesting talking with these fellows. what history they lived and raced in. The talk was of how they built their own cars and the way they tried something different all the time. some things worked and you went faster and some broke and put you into the wall. These were real tough customers but they all have fond memories of the guys they raced with. Just listening to their stories was a treat by itself. Missing this event was your loss. On a positive note the promoter said that as a result of the turn out they are going to plan an event for next year. There had been thoughts of not doing it next year but it looks like it might happen. If you missed this show you might be in luck so plan on making it for next year.