THE DIGS AT E'TOWN'S "MONSTER BASH" SEASON FINALE AND THE "NO/TIME NATIONALS" PROVE TO BE A GREAT DRAG RACING COMBO LAST SUNDAY!!...

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It's often said "the third time is a charm", and that's certainly the case regarding this past Sunday's rescheduled DIGS AT E'TOWN nostalgia drag racing series' "Monster Bash" 2017 season finale. The event was already "rained out" two weeks in a row, and fortunately, the third attempt at running the event on Sunday was FINALLY a success -- "Mother Nature" finally cooperated enough to make it happen. Yes, temps did border on the chilly side of the thermometer, however, with sunny skies and a far-better-than-expected turnout for mid-November, there was really nothing for anyone to fret about. It was great to see all the many racers and their teams, a wide variety of happy hot rodders, and heapings of ultra-enthused spectators at the final DIGS date of the season. A lot of credit has to go to Raceway Park's Walter Frey and John McCartney for all their work in making THE DIGS the old school drag racing smash it's become over time. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing lots of my old friends, as well being introduced to some new ones, many of whom told me that they read this blog with steadfast regularity, I can't begin to tell you how much that means to me. I'm certainly looking forward to THE DIGS returning to E'Town's 1/8th mile strip in 2018... I also had a chance this past Sunday to check in on the notorious "No/Time Nationals" that were going on at Raceway's 1/4 mile track. There was a healthy turnout of urban "No/Time" racers on the property. I love when the big clocks get shut off, and the N/T racers do drag racing the way it was done during the sport's infancy -- back when you had to guess and estimate what your opponent's performance would be, before the benefit of seeing what they can run on the electronic clocks at the end of the strip -- there's a certain kind of "romance" to No/Time racing that I really love... In closing, I just want to reiterate what a grand time I had this past Sunday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, getting to experience the old school DIGS and the "No/Time" scene made for many positive memories that I know will stay with me for the duration... What a groovy way for me to wind up my 2017 drag racing season...

 

 

Paul Cirillo's dragster & accompanying ancient Ford 'Model A' tow car in THE DIGS staging lanes last Sunday.