TAKING THE TIME TO SHOW RESPECT & RECOGNITION FOR DRAG RACING'S TRUE HARDCORE CONTINGENT...

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As "Old Man Winter" is on our doorstep  (at least here in the northeast), I thought I'd dedicate today's blog to offering up some respect and recognition to all the racers and team members who I've witnessed go far beyond the normal call of duty, especially lately, as 'Mother Nature's" been dropping her temperatures during the slightly chilled Autumn season of drag racing... Just last Sunday, when I was a Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, and the temps were barely breaking the 45 degree mark, there were still a healthy heaping of race participants occupying both the track's 1/8th mile strip for THE DIGS nostalgia season finale, as well as over at the 1/4 mile track for the No/Time Nationals -- That really impressed me, and demonstrated the true-grit, grass roots gumption that so many drag racers have embedded in their soul and spirit. There really are a tough group of gearheads with a true "need for speed", and they were present at Englishtown last weekend. I want to show my appreciation for all you racers, no matter where you're located on the map, all you racers who show up at your local strips, even when the weather is far from "ideal" in terms of motorsport conditions. I want to express to all you breed of racers, that you are the embodiment of what this hardcore drag racing mindset is all about. I sincerely salute you all and thank you for your service to the sport of drag racing...