Special thanks to Kevin over at Club Loose for letting us get some coverage of Club Loose Opening Moves! It was my first time at one of the Club Loose Events and it was incredible. Mike Hyatt and I had a blast hanging with some really gnarly dudes w. some sick race cars. We went out there too support our drivers, Chris Allen & Matt Powalie, and they sure as hell killed it!
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The Arco meet isn’t your typical meet where you expect thousands or even hundreds of cars to show up. It’s actually more like a gathering of friends just kickin back and having a few beers together. This year however, they were taking donations for a good friend that recently had their car stolen to get him back on his feet. I look forward to this meet every year because the quality of cars that come out aren’t what you normally see at other meets or even shows. Check out the photos and I hope to see some more quality cars come out next year.
I guess it wouldn’t be a New Jersey event without it being super hot and humid mixed with a little bit of rain. Apparently, FD likes to bring a heatwave with them when they come to the northeast. As everyone tried to stay hydrated and I had my SPF 90 on hand, the banked oval track of Wall Speedway filled with thick smoke. There were a few casualties during the practice session around the first sweeping turn whose wall likes to collect cars like Freddy Krueger collects souls. Keeping things interesting, partway through qualifying runs, rain swept through the track making drivers adjust to the changing conditions of the track. Luckily the rain was just light enough to get through qualifying without delay.
The Fresh Meet was held on May 6th in Union, NJ. This Spring event is the first meet for 2012 and turned out to be a huge success dispite the local police forcing the event to shut down early… Big ups to the Fresh Meet crew for putting together a great event and I am looking forward to covering the next meet this summer. For more photos of the event Click Here!
It wouldn’t be a Raceway Park Fall Nationals Event if it didn’t have crazy weather, fast cars, tons of break downs, hot cars and scantily clad women on stage dancing around. It was great to see Gary Gardella back on the drag strip racing again but personally, I was quite upset that Chris Rado wasn’t able to make it out to the event to have their grudge match. It’s never a dull moment at Raceway Park events and what a way to close out the season. I can’t wait until next years Spring Nationals to see how this scene continually progresses. Enjoy the photos!