OK, so it’s like weeks after the end of the 2009 Hot Rod Drag Week, presented by Gear Vendors. After covering the race for a solid week, I’ve almost caught up on sleep. Probably not. But I’m finally awake enough to give you the wrap up on all the BangShift.com coverage of this ultimate street car drag race.
For those who don’t know about it, Drag Week is the single greatest test of street cars known to man. Hot Rod magazine organizes it, and makes drag cars drive to five drag strips in five days on a route that’s at least 1,000 miles long. The cars have to drive on the highway under their own power and can’t be trailered any where any time. Every car has to make at least one drag strip pass per day to stay in the hunt. There are a bunch of classes for different styles of cars, and the winner in each is the car with the lowest average e.t. over the five days.
Can you believe the overall winner averaged a 7-second time and ran 204 mph on the last day?
The friendships and the stories of big-time thrashing are what it’s all about. BangShift.com was there every moment when the race was held back in September. It started and ended in Muncie, Indiana, and also went to Martin, Michigan, then Norwalk, Ohio, and Hebron, Ohio.
We’ll start with a 1320video.com clip of the winner on a 204-mph pass after driving 1,000 miles. If you just want to look at pretty pictures, go to the BangShift.com drag racing photo index here. Look for links to all of our DW blog items below the video.
Here are links, from day one to day five, of all the coverage.
Mike Thompson’s 1968 Caprice