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Welcome to Diana 'The Doc' Thomas' official Blog ... A radio interviewer once referred to Diana as being a 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana has indeed filled the shoes (or fire boots) as truly being America's foremost 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana is known for being somewhat controversial at times... She writes the truth... Diana tells it like it is about drag racing and other topical issues-- You've seen Diana 'The Doc' Thomas on our DVDs, with Bret Kepner on ESPN, and in all the major media... Don't miss your opportunity to read her daily blog right here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND... Diana's blog gives you a daily dose of truth and reality with heart... Diana's unique and refreshing perspective is unlike anything else on the drag racing web... We strongly recommend that you bookmark this page now... Be sure you check in daily to experience & enjoy Diana's unique insight, worldly wisdom and perspective...

PLAN TO BE AT E'TOWN'S 'OLD TIME DRAGS' EVENT SUNDAY JULY 23RD!!!...

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The 38th Annual E'Town OLD TIME DRAGS & ROD RUN is coming up soon on the calendar, on Sunday July 23rd!!! I sure hope that you're making plans to be at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ for this old school drag racing spectacular! There's going to be a wide variety of nostalgia themed rides filling the pits and storming the strip-- Dragsters, Funny Cars, Altereds, The East Coast Gassers, Stockers, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Street Rods, etc, etc... This event is open to all 1987 or older vehicles. The North East Timing Organization will once again be on the property with their fleet of fabulous speedy classics. Ida's Top 5 will be chosen by hot rod legends Bob & Rob Ida. The 422 All Stars will be making an appearance. There's going to be memorabilia and vendors with all kinds of groovy stuff. I highly recommend this event for your entire family and all different generations, because this event is known as being one of the most "family friendly" of all the nostalgia races! It's a blast from the past -- a time traveling experience you definitely do not want to miss! The OLD TIME DRAGS is the longest running nostalgia drag racing event in the entire nation! Gates open 8am, time trials 10am, eliminations 1pm. BE THERE!!!... For more information please visit racewaypark.com

 

 

Makes plans now to be at E'Town's OLD TIME DRAGS nostalgia event on Sunday July 23rd!! BE THERE!!!


Today is "FEEDBACK FRIDAY", meaning I deal with emails that my assistant Stephanie and I receive from readers regarding our most recent blogs... Let's get right to your feedback... Yesterday's installment of Franky's & Felicia's picks for this weekend's Fallen Patriots NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Elwood, Illinois resulted in a flood of emails. Stosh from Vancouver, WA said, "Felicia's picks are finally making sense to me."--  Jason from Lindenhurst, NY wrote, "Franky's loyalty to the NY Mets reminds me of my late grandfather. He lived in Queens too."-- On the far other side of the opinion fence, Andrias of Windsor Ontario, Canada said, "Why does Felicia make such a big deal complimenting Leah Pritchett's eyebrows? What's that got to do with her driving?"-- Carla from Elshah, IL chimed in "Being a native of Illinois, I find Franky's story about his family driving all the way from NY to Illinois to get a prairie dog for his little sister to be the stupidest thing I've ever read in my entire life! Where did you find these freaks?" ... Wednesday's TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER serial series resulted in lots of you writing in. Juliet from all the way in Andalusia, Spain said, "Your story is making me and my girlfriends want to have a bikini sand dragster race for my next birthday!"-- Once again Gary from Wellington, OH wrote in, "Isn't Maria's using of a see-thru blindfold for the sand dragster race cheating? Or is dastardly Darla also using a see-thru blindfold? I wouldn't doubt it."... My official 'HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY'  blog prompted Mila from Lyons, NE to comment, "Doc is right about America needing to remain a democracy. Unfortunately I don't think that's what is now happening to our country."-- Billy from Mankato, KS said, "I love the stars and stripes patriotic painted AMC AMX in the photo. That's always been my dream car."... My blogs talking about how great last weekend's DIGS AT E'TOWN was, stirred up lots of encouraging comments, Peter from Eatontown, NJ wrote, "My first trip to THE DIGS was one of the best drag races I've experienced. The Gasser show was incredible!"-- Kenneth from Cranford, NJ said, "Meeting Doc at THE DIGS was the highlight of my Summer. She signed my t-shirt and talked with me. She's a good ambassador for drag racing!"... Thanks to all of you who wrote in with comments. Even though there's no way we have room to print all your emails, we want you to know that all your comments and suggestions are taken into consideration... Keep those emails comin' (by using the "Contact Us" link atop the page), whether you agree or disagree with mine, or any of our substitute guest bloggers' opinions, we're genuinely interested in your feedback... We just ask that you please keep your emails short and to the point, no rambling please, and please also include where you're from, we often find the location of where folks are writing us from to be sort of interesting. If you want to remain anonymous you can do that too (just write that you want to remain anonymous in the body of your email, and we won't disclose your identity in the event we choose to make a reference to your particular opinion)... Thanks...

 

 

It's "FEEDBACK FRIDAY" here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND". That means I print excerpts from some of the emails that you readers write in with. I always appreciate you folks who sit down at your keyboard and type me your thoughts and opinions.


Please meet Drag Racing Underground's NHRA race-winner-predicting-duo from Queens, New York. We'd like to introduce Franky & Felicia. They're a couple of sweethearts who have a love for drag racing, and have asked that we give them a shot at making race predictions. They persistently insisted to us that they have what it takes to get the job done. We're continuing to bring them to you now for their third season!! They definitely were not without controversy during their first two seasons!!... Feel free to send us your opinion of them by using the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page... For those of you missing Mike & Barbara, we regret to report that they've been cancelled... Without further ado, we proudly present to you Franky & Felicia and their NHRA predictions...


Franky: Yo! Me and my hot little lady are stoked 'bout giving youse our picks for this weekend's 20th Annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Nationals presented by K&N at Route 66 Raceway in Elwood, Illinois.  Ya know, Illinois is one of my favorite states outside of New Yawk. When I was a little kid, my whole family made the long drive from New Yawk to Illinois, 'cause my bratty little sister insisted on wanting a genuine prairie dog from the state of Illinois, 'cause Illinois is known as the so-called 'Official Prairie State of America'. It was fun until one of the park rangers told my family that we can't just snatch up one of their prairie dogs and bring 'im home to New Yawk with us. My dad got into a fight with the park ranger and had to spend a night in jail. It's a long story that I ain't necessarily sure I wanna tell. I got in trouble again last night during Billy Joel karaoke at the local bar, some heckler started making fun of my METS t-shirt, and rubbing it in about the team's long disabled players list.  I don't want to go into the details of that story neither.  I dunno-- I just can't stand when people crack wise about the NY METS-- I get really peeved off! Anyways, whatever, whatever. Pull up a chair and read what me and Felicia got to say to youse 'bout the NHRA drag racing in Elwood, Illinois this weekend!

Felicia: Right on, Franky, you gorgeous hunk of a man! I thoughts you sez you wasn't gonna talk about the New Yawk Mets? I know you promised that you wasn't going to talk about The Mets as much this season, like ya did last season! Drag Racing Underground will be gettin' lots of emails again from all the people complaining about you talkin' 'bout the Mets on this DRAG RACING web page! My Top Fuel pick for Illinois is Leah Pritchett. She's been coming close to the winner's circle lately, she made it all the way to the semi finals at the previous NHRA event, the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. I thinks that this weekend she's gonna make it happen. And like I said many times, she got da best darn eyebrows of any of the other dames in the nitro dragster class. I wish I could get my eyebrows to look like hers-- I really do wish dat quite frequently. Watch Leah Pritchett and her Papa John's Pizza powered digger set this weekend on fire at Route 66!

Franky: No way is Leah Pritchett gonna win at Route 66.  And I don't mean any offense to all the Leah Pritchett fans out there in cyberland, but give me a friggin' break. I know you think she's a shoo-in 'cause she's got multiple wins this year and made it all the way to the semis in Norwalk, but I ain't seein' dat happen, dollface. I'm going with Brittany Force and her Monster Energy dragster. I was jumping up and down when she finally won her first event of the year, four Sundays ago at Epping, New Hampshire. And don't overlook the fact that she made it to the semis in Norwalk, before losing to event winner Steve Torrence, and yeah, Torrence gets on my nerves 'cause of how when he came to Englishtown, he was wearin' a Yankees cap instead of a Mets cap, that really peeved me off! I know that everyone is gonna send me wisecracking emails for picking Brittany again. So many clowns like calling me a "fanboy" for persistently picking the highly funded Force girls, but who cares? I'm really feeling that Brittany and her crack crew are gonna dispense some serious whoop ass on the tough Fallen Patriots Nationals field!

Felicia: That sounds corny, Franky. It don't sound like you, using that old tired 'whoop ass' expression?? I thinks maybe you're being coached what to say again by that cockeyed blowhard cousin Enzo of yours from Jersey?!?... I thinks your desire to pick Brittany Force is a form of blinded prognostication. Ya know, she might be trading in her dragster for a Flooper ride in da future -- That's what my secret sources are telling me.  My pick for Funny Car at the Fallen Patriot Nationals is Alexis DeJoria. Her Patron Toyota Camry seems to have its combo gettin' dialed in pretty sweet lately. She made it to the second round at Norwalk, so that aint's too shabby. Alexis has more than enough mojo to give the rest of the field a run for their money. And I like her a lot more lately, 'cause she proved that she aint's afraid to speak her mind just like like me. She's a cool cookie! I gots that feeling in my belly that Alexis and her teammates are gonna get the job done, unless of course, that feeling in my belly is from last night's funky onion dip at our Billy Joel Queens NY chapter fan club party??

Franky: Fugget about Alexis DeJoria she's not the racer I see making headlines this weekend. I respect the gal, BUT the Route 66 scene ain't gonna be her race by any stretch of your overactive imagination, my fragrant Felicia. My crystal ball is showing me images of Courtney Force in the Illinois Funny Car winner's circle. She's a strong broad and always qualifying at the top of the field.  She's goin' all da way, babe! The NHRA season is just past the half-way point, and I know that Courtney's got ants in her firepants to score a victory! Sure, I'll get called a "fanboy" 'cause of me pickin' a celeb like Courtney, but I don't care. I gots thick skin just like my hero Billy Joel. I'm  predicting Courtney's bark to be just as vicious as her bite and that she'll be making some Funny Car history this weekend!

Felicia: Ya know, I hates to say dis, Franky, but I just don't thinks Courtney is going to be all that for this coming NHRA event. Sorry 'bout dat, even though I admire her for handling a nitro car wit da best of 'em, I don't see her winning in Illinois. And I thinks you got that whole bite and bark thing backwards... Ya know, I get a lot of flack from many of you readers about me always talkin' 'bout myself, likes I ain't supposed to talk about myself?!? Geeeez, what kinda fun can a gal have if she ain't talkin' 'bout herself?!? Many of you smarty pants complain about me to management, 'cause you thinks I'm nothin' but a crazy bird from Queens. Whatever... For this weekend's race, I'm making me a Pro Stock pick that I've repeatedly made a few time already this season, though unlike Franky, at least I ain't been makin' the same Pro Stock pick for the last two years, jeeez!! I got an itch on my shoulder to pick 2nd generation sensation Vincent Nobile for Pro Stock. I like guys from Dix Hills, New Yawk, that town ain't too far away of a drive from our stomping grounds. Nobile and his Mountainview Tire Camaro were just about unstoppable a few weeks back in Englishtown, and he made it to the second round at Norwalk before event winner Bo Butner got in his way. I believe Nobile and crew are gonna turn on the heavy, honeybuns!

Franky: I don't agree, sweetcakes. I thinks you're delusional with that Pro Stock pick. I realize that Vincent Nobile is one tough doorslammin' guy, and I like the fact that he's sorta from our neck of the woods, but I'm just not feelin' him as hitting a winning note in Illinois. And I sure don't appreciate you crackin' wise about my longtime admiration for Erica Enders, Felicia! Once again, you can bet that 'm stickin' to my guns, staying loyal, and betting all my jollyrocks on Erica Enders. I'm still psyched about Erica's win at Epping. She proved that ya gotta believe! I know that she wasn't  setting the world on fire last season, but I still gots to believe that she's got her old winning swagger back at the wheel of her Chevy Camaro.  Her reaction times are still fierce, even though she redlighted to your hero boy Nobile in Norwalk.  And yeah, I can see all the hate mail coming my way now. All the haters who call me a "fanboy" because I still root for Erica, they gets me madder than Billy Joel driving his car through a Long Island pizzeria's window!! Erica Enders is a serious racer when she's out on the track, she sort of reminds me of how you get, Felicia, when you're playing kiddie poker with those wise-cracking kids down at the Queens Borough Youth Recreation Center. You get that really intense game face of yours going on just like Erica does when she's driving.

Felicia: I hopes we did good, honey.

Franky: We picked 'em, babe. 'Cause we're a couple of classy winners who know how to pick da winners.

 

 


Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you...TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER...Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit of the afterlife... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire. 


Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team were assigned by the Heavenly Drag Racing Association for a revolutionary type of mission, that finally facilitates Maria's longtime, repeated requests to the H.D.R.A. administration, to give her the opportunity to actually drive a race car. Sebastian's watching from the sidelines, and isn't occupying the driver's seat for this new excursion, due to this new assignment requiring that the team compete in the Darkside Drag Racing Association's 'Planet X Program'-- It's a program featuring all female drivers-- ONLY female drivers-- Nasty tough gals from the darkside of the drag racing afterlife, who do not hesitate to race and play in a downright dirty fashion!  It's a beach dragster bikini league that subscribes to a sleazy and beatnik beach party scene of extreme depravity, while serving as one of the darkside afterlife's most brutally tough of sand digger drag racing sanctioned competitions. It's a serious challenge for our team to not get the sand kicked in their faces for this one...

 Our group have teleported themselves and their own sand dragster to the rowdy beach party, at a sleazy sand drag strip located  in a darkside parallel universe portal... "Hey, I never seen youse here before?!? My name's Slitzy" blurts out a bloated beatnik ghoul wearing tattered swimming shorts "That's quite a sand dragster youse all got there!"... Maria plays along and responds "Oh yeah, baby! We're ready to rock 'n roll and groove this sandy drag strip!"... Then one of the darkside female drivers named Darla, dressed in a skimpy black and flamed bikini gets right up in Maria's face and dictates  "I don't thinks you're gonna rock n' roll this party at all. You've got to be as tough as me to rock this party, and I certainly don't see that in you, you wussy girl!"... "Hey!" interjects Fred The Wrench, while trying his best to muster up a hipster sounding vocal delivery  "Our Maria chick here ain't no slouch, sister!"... Sebastian adds, while also trying his best to sound like a hedonist hipster "Maria's outta sight and drives this digger right!"...

"We know how to party with the best of 'em!" squawks Peter The Parrot... "Oh really, birdbrain?!? We'll see about that!!!" replies the dastardly Darla "I gots to get back to my pit and get prepped. Eliminations are starting soon-- sooner to put you all on the trailer!!!"...  As Darla and her friend Slitzy strut away, leader Larry Lamb speaks to his crew, "We need to keep talking and behaving like low-lifes, so we don't get detected as coming from the Heavenly Drag Racing Association side of the afterlife."... "Gotcha, boss!" concurs Maria dressed in a bright pink bikini "I want to blow Darla's doors off!!"... Our group of do-gooders watch in shock as all the grease monkey ghouls at this sleazy sandy drag strip beach party carry on with each other like hedonistic hooligans. Our gang get settled in, and prepare for Maria to make her driving debut among these creepy characters who exist in the deranged darkside of the drag racing afterlife. Minutes later a gurgling voice blares out of the sandy strip's PA system "ALL CHICKS TO THE STAGING LANES!! ELIMINATIONS ARE ABOUT TO COMMENCE!!! OUR FIRST PAIR WILL BE NEWCOMER MARIA  VS. HIPPY CHICK SAND DRAG CHAMPION 'DASTARDLY DARLA'!!! AND REMEMBER THAT ALL CHICKS MUST RACE BLINDFOLDED AS PER THE NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE DARKSIDE DRAG RACING ASSOCIATION'S RULE BOOK!!!!"...

Maria slips into the cockpit of her sand dragster and puts on her blindfold. Keep in mind that her blindfold has been engineered to allow her to see clearly  through it, despite the fact that it appears to be a solid pink fabric... "I tell ya," says Maria "This whole racing while blindfolded rule is a pretty sick idea!"... "Yes it is, Maria." replies Sebastian as he helps Maria get situated in the driver's seat "But you've got to understand that these darkside racers have a very sick and demented mindset, no matter what they're doing."... Fred The Wrench and Peter The Parrot grab hold of the digger's roll bar and push the car with Maria in it up to front of the staging lanes. 'Dastardly Darla' is already there, seated in her slick and sinister looking sand digger. "Hey, Maria!" she shouts "I hope you know how to drive blindfolded" as she puts her black blindfold over her blackened eyes... "Oh, don't you worry about me," Maria replies with an intentional sassy tone "I could beat you with a bucket over my head, girl!"... Larry Lamb rolls his eyes, surprised, though genuinely impressed by Maria's ability to play the role of a tough low-life lady... "Okay, fire 'em up!" says a ghastly looking member of the starting line staff... Both Maria and Darla activate their respective rides and the sound of cackle echoes throughout the beach. The shabby grandstands constructed from beach wood that looks worn down from thousands of years of water wear, are filled to capacity with creepy beatnik characters of the darkside drag racing afterlife. The girls do their sandy burnouts. Darla's burnout is a little squirrelly, since it seems that she can't see through her blindfold like Maria can with hers. Maria's burnout blows the crowd away with its sand kicking aggressiveness. Then the gals get pushed into the staging beams... THE TENSION IS SO THICK THAT YOU CAN CUT IT WITH A KNIFE!!!...

 

Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER...  Well, it appears that our team have so far successfully been able to 'fit in' with the sleazy environment of the Darkside Drag Racing Association's ultra-hedonistic beach dragster scene. This is finally the opportunity that Maria has long been waiting for-- she's finally getting a chance to drive, as a skimpy bikini wearing, bona-fide beach digger competitor!!... Both Maria and 'Dastardly Darla" are getting in the stage beams and are only seconds away from dueling down the sandy drag strip!!!  WILL MARIA BE ABLE TO DRIVE HER WAY AROUND DASTARDLY DARLA?!?!... WE ALL KNOW THAT  MARIA DID A GREAT JOB WHILE DRIVING ON THE SAND STRIP PRACTICE TRACK AT THE TEAM'S HOME BASE, BUT, WILL SHE BE ABLE TO STAY ON HER GAME WHILE UNDER THE EXTREME PRESSURE OF HAVING AN EXPERIENCED  DARKSIDE DAME DRIVER LIKE DARLA  IN THE OPPOSING LANE?!?!?  WHAT THE HECK IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). All characters appearing in this series are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2017 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.


I want to send happy Fourth of July wishes to you today. We hope that we can somehow maintain a reasonable degree of independence, democracy, freedom of speech, and all the valuable liberties we've grown to cherish as a nation. I also hope that we can enter an age of more unity and a collective sense of compassion for each other (it seems like we've been slightly lacking in that department of late)... And please, please, try to keep an eye on the youngins as we celebrate our country's independence. Try to avoid the kind of mishaps and catastrophic consequences that often result when kids get their hands on dangerous fireworks-- It's no fun spending the 4th with your family in the hospital emergency waiting room... Watch yourself on the roads and highways today if you're traveling, unfortunately this is a holiday when our nation's "bad drivers" are usually out in force... Be good and kind to each other. Celebrate the Fourth in a safe and sane fashion, because come tomorrow, you'll be glad that you did...

 

 


Yesterday's "SUPER SURFING BLAST OFF" at THE DIGS AT E'TOWN was indeed a blast! The old school & traditional drag racing series kicked off at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park's 1/8th mile drag strip with sunny weather, an incredible car count and droves of enthusiastic race fans. I certainly can't think of a better way to have celebrated America's birthday than spending yesterday at THE DIGS!! Cool bands like Black Cats NYC performed live for the packed crowd. There was such an eclectic variety of old school drag racing machinery that showed up for THE DIGS' 2017 season debut! There were plenty of spectacular speedy surprises! Everyone in attendance experienced THE DIGS  "family friendly"  nostalgia hot rodding environment, no matter what their age or "generational status"--  I had the chance to connect with lots of old and new friends. Below I posted a pit pic of one of the many entries, the "Potential H-Bomb" dragster, a circa 1966 bodied and chassis car with a potent Chevy 396 planted between the frame rails. The digger is driven by Jim Slovak and crewed by Keith Soden. They managed to record high mile per hour among the "backseat drivers club". And I want to thank the guys for the groovy "Potential H-Bomb" t-shirts they laid on me.... The Gassers, Funny Cars, diggers, stockers, roadsters, customs, rat rides-- ALL the many different kinds of cars that packed the pits and stormed the strip made for one of the best times I've ever had at the drags... THE DIGS nostalgia series had an incredible banner year last season, with record breaking car counts and spectator attendance, and from what I saw yesterday, it looks like this season, it's even becoming more popular!!!...  Here's the remaining 2017  "DIGS" dates -- Sunday August 27th is HOT FUN SUNDAY, and then on Sunday October 29th is the DEAD MAN'S CURVE MONSTER BASH season finale-- please take a brief moment to mark your calendar now with one or more of these dates and make plans to "BE THERE"!!... The gates open for each event at 9am in the morning and the action goes on until around 4pm in the afternoon... Being that it all happens at the 1/8th mile strip, please use the airport gate#4 entrance... Free tech card with paid adult admission for all pre-1965 hot rods, customs and U.S. bikes, Detroit muscle cars & street freaks thru 1979. Adult admission is $12, Kids 6-12 $6, Kids 5 years of age and under are FREE... For more details and further information please visit www.racewaypark.com



The "Potential "H-Bomb" digger was one of many groovy rides at yesterday's DIGS AT E'TOWN nostalgia drags.



 


As regular readers of this blog are aware, usually on Sundays we run our popular "THE SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL" feature, with Marvin, the cockeyed drag racing internet troll who behaves very badly. However, I believe we're rescheduling Marvin's comic for another day in the upcoming week, because I want to use today's blog to once again remind you one last time, that TODAY SUNDAY JULY 2nd, THE DIGS AT E'TOWN old school & traditional drag racing series kicks off at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park's 1/8th mile drag strip. I certainly can't think of a better way to celebrate America's birthday than spending YOUR day at THE DIGS today!! Yes, TODAY SUNDAY JULY 2nd (9am-4pm) is the very first installment of the 2017 DIGS AT E'TOWN series with the "SUPER SURFING BLAST OFF" event!! There's always such an eclectic variety of old school drag racing machinery that shows up for THE DIGS!!! There's always plenty of spectacular speedy surprises!!! And it's certainly one of the most "family friendly" of nostalgia drag racing scenes you'll ever experience-- THE DIGS is a very warm, friendly and comfortable old school hot rodding environment where everyone can genuinely enjoy themselves and have a great day at the drag strip, no matter what their age or "generational status"-- THAT'S WHY I'M ABSOLUTELY HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH THE DIGS-- AND THAT'S WHY I'LL DEFINITELY BE THERE TODAY WITH BELLS ON!!-- AND SO SHOULD YOU!!!... THE DIGS nostalgia series had an incredible banner year last season, with record breaking car counts and spectator attendance, and I look forward to it becoming even more popular for this season. Here's the 2017  "DIGS" dates-- of course TODAY July 2nd is the SUPER SURFING BLASTOFF, then on Sunday August 27th is HOT FUN SUNDAY, and then on Sunday October 29th is the DEAD MAN'S CURVE MONSTER BASH-- please take a brief moment to mark your calendar now with one or more of these dates and make plans to "BE THERE"!!... The gates open for each event at 9am in the morning and the action goes on until around 4pm in the afternoon... Being that it all happens at the 1/8th mile strip, please use the airport gate#4 entrance... Free tech card with paid adult admission for all pre-1965 hot rods, customs and U.S. bikes, Detroit muscle cars & street freaks thru 1979. Adult admission is $12, Kids 6-12 $6, Kids 5 years of age and under are FREE... For more details and further information please visit www.racewaypark.com



THE DIGS AT E'TOWN old school drag racing happens TODAY Sunday July 2nd at Raceway Park! BE THERE!


Today I want to remind those who reside in the northeast, and are looking for the perfect way to celebrate America this weekend, that THE DIGS AT E'TOWN old school & traditional drag racing series returns to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park's 1/8th mile drag strip tomorrow Sunday July 2nd!!! THIS SUNDAY (TOMORROW) is the very first installment of the 2017 DIGS AT E'TOWN series with the "SUPER SURFING BLAST OFF" event!! There's always such an eclectic variety of old school themed drag racing machinery that shows up for THE DIGS AT E'TOWN series of races!!! There's always plenty of spectacular speedy surprises!!! And it's certainly one of the most "family friendly" of nostalgia drag racing scenes you'll ever experience-- THE DIGS is a very warm, friendly and comfortable old school hot rodding environment where everyone can genuinely enjoy themselves and have a great day at the drag strip, no matter what their age or "generational status"-- THAT'S WHY I'M ABSOLUTELY HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH THE DIGS-- AND THAT'S WHY I'LL DEFINITELY BE THERE THIS SUNDAY WITH BELLS ON!!!... THE DIGS nostalgia series had an incredible banner year last season, with record breaking car counts and spectator attendance, and I look forward to it becoming even more popular for this season. Here's the 2017  "DIGS" dates-- of course THIS SUNDAY (TOMORROW) July 2nd is the SUPER SURFING BLASTOFF, then on Sunday August 27th is HOT FUN SUNDAY, and then on Sunday October 29th is the DEAD MAN'S CURVE MONSTER BASH-- please take a brief moment to mark your calendar now with one or more of these dates and make plans to "BE THERE"!!... The gates open for each event at 9am in the morning and the action goes on until around 4pm in the afternoon... Being that it all happens at the 1/8th mile strip, please use the airport gate#4 entrance... Free tech card with paid adult admission for all pre-1965 hot rods, customs and U.S. bikes, Detroit muscle cars & street freaks thru 1979. Adult admission is $12, Kids 6-12 $6, Kids 5 years of age and under are FREE... For more details and further information please visit www.racewaypark.com



THE DIGS AT E'TOWN old school drag racing happens tomorrow Sunday July 2nd at Raceway Park! BE THERE!


Today is "FEEDBACK FRIDAY", meaning I deal with emails that my assistant Stephanie and I receive from readers regarding our most recent blogs... Let's get right to your feedback... Yesterday's blog announcing that the 2017 DIGS AT E'TOWN old school & traditional drag racing series kicks off THIS SUNDAY July 2nd of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park's 1/8th mile strip resulted in many of you writing in. Matty from Parlin, NJ said, "I've been waiting for THE DIGS to finally happen. I'll be there on Sunday with my favorite Cuda!"-- Frankie from Dover, NJ wrote, "The Ida Gasser Challenge has become worth the price of THE DIGS admission alone. I love the old Gassers!"... Wednesday's TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER serial series resulted in lots of you writing in. Lionel from all the way in Huddersfield, UK  said, "Is Maria going to become the permanent driver replacement, taking away the job from that dashing Sebastian chap? Wouldn't that cause unwanted tension among the race team?"-- Once again Gary from Wellington, OH wrote in, "I'm predicting that Maria is going to have a hard time beating Dastardly Darla at the Darkside's beach party sand drags."... Substitute Stephanie's blog featuring a photo of Shane Molinari's trick classic Firebird bodied Pro Modified that won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio had Lenny from Ennis, TX chime in, "I''d like to see more Pro Mods with bodies from the 1960's."-- Carl from Minneapolis, MN said, "That's the most baddass looking Pro Mod car I've ever seen!"... Our so-called "SUNDAY FUNNIES THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY THAT FUNNY AT ALL" managed to get Marisa from Grand Junction, CA, in a bit of an angry frenzy, she typed, "Every week Marvin says something that gets me madder than the last. I'm completely with Drag Racing Underground's grassroots movement to eliminate trash like him from bullying women and children on the internet!"... My blog giving folks a sneak peek at Drag Racing Underground's world's most ambitious project car metamorphosis of all time, featuring a 1990 Chrysler Fifth Ave, being transformed into a wicked No/Time Outlaw race car caused Kevin from Elyria, OH to say, "I think you people at Drag Racing Underground have finally flipped out! That crappy Chrysler belongs in the junkyard, not at the drag strip!"... Thanks to all of you who wrote in with comments. Even though there's no way we have room to print all your emails, we want you to know that all your comments and suggestions are taken into consideration... Keep those emails comin' (by using the "Contact Us" link atop the page), whether you agree or disagree with mine, or any of our substitute guest bloggers' opinions, we're genuinely interested in your feedback... We just ask that you please keep your emails short and to the point, no rambling please, and please also include where you're from, we often find the location of where folks are writing us from to be sort of interesting. If you want to remain anonymous you can do that too (just write that you want to remain anonymous in the body of your email, and we won't disclose your identity in the event we choose to make a reference to your particular opinion)... Thanks...

 

 

It's "FEEDBACK FRIDAY" here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND. That means I print excerpts from some of the emails that you readers write in with. I always appreciate you folks who sit down at your keyboard and type me your thoughts and opinions.


Today I want to remind those who reside in the northeastern neck of the woods that THE DIGS AT E'TOWN old school & traditional drag racing series returns to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park's 1/8th mile strip THIS SUNDAY JULY 2nd!!! THIS SUNDAY is the first installment of the 2017 DIGS AT E'TOWN series with the "SUPER SURFING BLAST OFF" event!! There's always  such an eclectic variety of old school themed drag racing machinery that shows up for THE DIGS AT E'TOWN series of races!!! There's always plenty of speedy surprises!!! And it's one of the most "family friendly" of nostalgia drag racing scenes you'll ever see on the entire planet!!-- It's not all "uptight" and "stuffy" like the kind of cockeyed nostalgia drag racing environment you see constantly oppressing and ruining the internet-- no-siree-bob!!-- THE DIGS is a very warm, friendly and comfortable old school hot rodding environment where everyone under the sun can genuinely enjoy themselves and have a great day at the drag strip, no matter what their age or generational status-- THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE DIGS-- AND THAT'S WHY I'LL DEFINITELY BE THERE THIS SUNDAY WITH BELLS ON!!!... THE DIGS nostalgia series had an incredible banner year last season, with record breaking car counts and spectator attendance, and I look forward to it becoming even more popular for this season. Here's the 2017  "DIGS" dates-- of course THIS SUNDAY July 2nd is the SUPER SURFING BLASTOFF, then on Sunday August 27th is HOT FUN SUNDAY, and then on Sunday October 29th is the DEAD MAN'S CURVE MONSTER BASH-- please take a brief moment to mark your calendar now with one or more of these dates and make plans to "BE THERE"!!... The gates open for each event at 9am in the morning and the action goes on until around 4pm in the afternoon... Being that it all happens at the 1/8th mile strip, please use the airport gate#4 entrance... Free tech card with paid adult admission for all pre-1965 hot rods, customs and U.S. bikes, Detroit muscle cars & street freaks thru 1979. Adult admission is $12, Kids 6-12 $6, Kids 5 years of age and under are FREE... For more details and further information please visit www.racewaypark.com

 

 

THE DIGS AT E'TOWN old school drag racing series kicks off THIS SUNDAY JULY 2nd! BE THERE!!