(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?!
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