(Photos by Greg Rourke) – A friend of mine at home recently asked me what the attraction to visiting new drag strips was because at the end of the day, they were all just a pair of lanes headed off toward the horizon in a perfectly straight line. The guy obviously doesn’t understand that every track, big or small, has a personality that is interesting tpo experience. Greg Rourke decided to hustle over to Havana last weekend and spend a couple days at Central Illinois Dragway, a fine little eighth mile facility in the Land of Lincoln.
Greg reports that it was love at first wheelstand and he’s kicking himself for taking so long to get out to see the place. This is an action gallery from a test and tune session early in the weekend. We’re going to follow up with the race action tomorrow so we figured that we’d go in order so you could see the stuff in the same sequence Greg saw it. During this test and tune there was everything from diesel trucks to some familiar machines that you have seen competing at the Byron Dragway World Power Wheelstanding Championships before. The Nova in the lead photo is one such example of a rough and ready Byron competitor.
This is a fantastic gallery that’ll show you cars and a track you may have never seen before. We hadn’t ever laid eyes on CID so this one was a treat for us to gawk at as well. Having spent our weekend in the vast expanse known at Heartland Park Topeka, this little track looks like it would really hit the spot right about now!
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