The race is over, Chad and I are both at home, and this is the final blast of photos from one of the wildest drag races I have ever been to. This Street Car Super Nationals 2014 had manic temperatures that kept drivers on their toes and crew chiefs on their heels for lots of the weekend, especially at night. These photos were all shot during the various evening sessions during the event. While temps were in the 50s and 60s during the day, the air temp dropped like a broken elevator every afternoon when the sun dipped behind the stands and ultimately the horizon. To the amazement of us and everyone else, the LVMS staff were able to keep the track tight enough that until things really got weird on Sunday night, all the racing scheduled for each day was completed, no matter the temperature.
Aside from being taken at night, these photos highlight the pro mod classes at the race. There were legal pro mods which ran by an NHRA rule book and there were “outlaw” pro mods while comprised all the rest of the stuff that falls outside of the NHRA rules. Joe Barry’s ’56 Chevy ran with them because of the chassis type, etc. He wasn’t running the five second numbers but it was the best looking car in the joint.
The number of 270mph runs that were thrown around by the outlaw cars was mind-numbing. It got to be common at one point in the weekend which made it all that much more nutty. If it was really that easy to do, what the heck took everyone so long to figure it out, right? We’re kidding of course. This was the most stout field of production bodied (style) cars ever assembled. A clash of the titans for sure and we have awesome photos of the whole shindig –