Filed under: Event Coverage
Despite an office full of residual H.A.M.B. Drags garb, I’m finally starting to unwind from the venture. I’m so far behind on other business that it’s laughable, but before I put my head down and get to those bores, I thought I would throw out some props to a few fellas that definitely deserve it. So, without further ado:
1. Brad Powers. Every year when I pull up to the host hotel, I always look for one guy – Brad Powers. He and his Merc has been to every single H.A.M.B. Drags and the event just wouldn’t be the same without him. I’ve got stories I could tell for hours… But I won’t put you all through that. Instead, I’ll just say, “Thanks Brad!”
2. The Henry’s and The Black Mariah. Nitro cars are supposed to be all scary and dramatic as they violently attack a race track – not The Black Mariah. Rather, this little T squats off the line, goes straight as an arrow, and runs like it’s separating from the pits of a fiery hell. Year-to-year, the Black Mariah is one of the fastest cars we’ve ever hosted at the H.A.M.B. Drags and was more than deserving of this year’s Kontinental Cup.
3. Jason Schaefer and The Yay-Hoo Cup (Photo above by Blake Burwell… Later tortured by me). How do you get your name stamped on a super cool and hand made brass etched tag? Easy. Just drive your car 300 miles to the H.A.M.B. Drags and then run faster than Jason Schaefer – who ran an incredible 10.62 this year to take home the prize. Good God man… I can remember the days when a 10.62 slip would have been fastest of the event. Now a long haul street car is turning those kinds of numbers. What’s next?
Anyhow, enough of the fun stuff. I gotta get to work. If you know any of the above fellas, slap them on the back and buy them a beer. They deserve it.