Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wordful Wednesday - World Fuel Altered Nationals

Jason's Pontiac Firebird at the crosswalk

If something involves cars, my husband's into it. All things cars, all the time.  As a tradition that's been going on for a few years strong, Jason and I attended World Fuel Altered Nationals at Eddyville Raceway in Iowa.  It was an entire weekend of cars, and lots of 'em. All makes and models were on scene. Of course, the biggest and best were there to compete in the World Fuel Altered Nationals.

Eddie Munster's car

 Jason raced his car in Street ET class and placed fifth out of thirty.  He was beat by 300th of a second.  Crazy!

Believe it or not, there's a lot of science that goes into drag racing. It's not head-on racing like some people perceive. If a car goes too fast or dials in a time on their car that isn't close to how fast they say it will go, that car loses. A car is also automatically disqualified from the get-go if they "red light", meaning they cannot go at any time before the green light. Even if it's thousands of a second.  There's a whole lot of math, mentality, and control that goes into it.
Brenda in the thick of the fumes

We took a couple with us, and it was their first time attending.  I thought Brenda was going to need an intervention from inhaling all the fuel and fumes.  She loved the smells of it all more than anything.
Eddie Munster - Not quite as I remember him

Although I did not personally do a meet and greet, Butch Patrick was there to meet with spectators.  He's known as the original Eddie Munster from the classic TV show, The Munsters.
me standing next to a car I'll never be able to afford

There were cars of all speeds, makes and models at the raceway. 

The weather was perfect, the cars were awesome to watch, and the company was good. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend.
Brenda and I hanging out in the pit area

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


Renee said...

My kids have recently been introduced to the Munsters, thanks to Netflix. They would be shocked to see Eddie now, just like when I showed them what Opie from the Andy Griffith show looks like as an adult. Haha

Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire said...

This looks like an awesome day!! I would totally dig an event like that.