Southeast Gassers Action Photos: More Great Images From These Leaping Beasts At Mooresville Dragway


Southeast Gassers Action Photos: More Great Images From These Leaping Beasts At Mooresville Dragway

(Photos by David Whealon) – There’s a certain irony in the location of Mooresville Dragway. Not the fact that it is located in one of the most gearhead-centric cities in American but because of the fact that within a stone’s throw of the place you can find the Wood Brothers NASCAR team, you can find the KB Racing NHRA pro stock team, and you can find a host of other pretty high tech businesses from the racing world.

The irony is that the Southeast Gassers are some of the lowest tech (on purpose) cars in the sport today and people love them for all the reasons they get annoyed at the other stuff! The Southeast Gassers program is designed to give people an authentic looking, feeling, and performing gasser experience and boy do they ever. As you’ll see in this second gallery of photos, the cars are not just painted to look the part, they are built to look the part using period pieces and technology with new stuff being banned.

Stick shifts, screaming small blocks, and awesome paint. What’s not to love?!

Hit the image below to expand and then scroll on to see all of these awesome photos –

 

 

 


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4 thoughts on “Southeast Gassers Action Photos: More Great Images From These Leaping Beasts At Mooresville Dragway

  1. Mac

    Serious question because I came along after the heyday of these cars and haven’t had an opportunity to see these cars run. Were these backup/staging women really used when these cars ran? Being in physical contact with a car staging (especially one with limited visibility) seems like an injury accident waiting to happen.

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    1. Craig Woodside

      Yes most car teams had backup girls in the 60’s. Was usually a wife or girlfriend of the race cars team. They are still used today by many top fuel and funny car teams. Google Jungle Pam. She is by far the top backup girl of all times. Attend a southeast gasser event it a trip back in time. I worked a Greer Dragway 65-67 and a lot of these are the same cars raced then.

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    2. greg

      There was a time (and maybe still is at some tracks) where a couple of guys would literally hold the car in the water for a burnout. Either on on each side on a back fender, or holding the door handles. And now we have no prep events, and grudge events, where we have more people standing on the starting line than there are in the stands. In car videos where the burnout is going between a mass of humanity barely wide enough for the car the fit through. Talk about an injury accident waiting to happen.

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  2. bob

    Once you go Jungle Pam, you never go back. Absolutely the first and best. While I applaud these mostly grandmas, they ain’t no Pam.

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