Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wordful Wednesday - World Fuel Altered Nationals

Over the weekend I went with my husband and son, along with a few friends, to Eddyville Raceway in Iowa to attend the World Fuel Altered Nationals.  It's lots of cars with lots of horsepower making lots of noise.  In other words, lots of fun.  

This was our third year attending the event.  Friday night it was rained out and Saturday it rained on our parade for a bit, but the races finally went underway Saturday evening and all day Sunday.

There were over 250 cars competing in different divisions.  My husband brought his Pontiac Firebird to race.

During down time, we were able to view cars that were in the back competing in a car show. 

My friend, Laura, came along to keep me company.

The best part of the whole event was that my husband won overall in the Street ET division.  He beat out 15 other cars to win the plaque and cash prize.  He was consistent on his reaction times and was almost dead on every time for what his car would race.  It took him eight rounds of racing to get on top and beat out the other competitors.  We were on top of the world! 

Several World Fuel Altered cars were there for the main attraction.  They're the loudest and biggest.  

Adam had his picture taken and received an autographed poster from the driver of Hot Rod from Hell.  He also received a spark plug that was used in the Bad Attitude fuel altered car.
Adam, Robert, and Jason

Jason's boss also raced.  He was in a different division than Jason and made it to third round with his Mustang.

Friday and Saturday night we stayed at Super 8 in Oskaloosa.  It was nothing too fancy but was comfortable and clean.  All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.

Have you ever attended a drag race?  Does the sound of loud and the sight of fast cars excite you?


Jenn said...

This looks and sounds like so much fun! Congratulations to your husband.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had lots of fun--congratulations to your husband! Thank you for sharing!!

slehan said...

Congrats to your husband! Glad you didn't get rained out on Sunday.

slehan at juno dot com

mail4rosey said...

Big congrats to your husband, and that's awesome your son got a photo opp/autograph and spark plug!