(Photos by Mike Brooks) – The negative Nancys of the world that think they know the sport of drag racing and don’t will be the first to tell you that there are no young people involved and that the whole thing is grinding a halt. These are the people who believe that “drag racing” is one sanctioning body and one set of classes. If they would ever pull their heads out of the sand and look at events like the Shakedown at The Summit at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, they’d see a significant youth movement because this is where the young guys are.
They are racing cars that operate on principles and technology lots of the traditional only guys have never even considered or heard from. What’s that? 2,000hp on a 275 tire? Oh, what?! The reactions of guys who have not seen this style of racing before are priceless because they always leave smiling and blown away by what they have seen. We’ve said it before and we will say it again, the excitement level at these events is pegged because no one knows if they are about to see a record pass, a wreck, or a tire smoking mess each and every time a fresh pair stages. It is as predictable as Gary Busey, that simple.
Mike Brooks was our lensmen at the 2015 Shakedown at the Summit and he did a killer job capturing these action photos which show some of the coolest cars in the place totally getting after it. See them all below!