Funny Car Nationals Gets New Home
Funny Car Nationals 10th Annual Event moves from Quaker City Motorsports Park to Keystone Raceway Park for 2017
The annual open competition event for the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit enters its 10th year in 2017. The 2017 Pace Performance Funny Car Nationals will be held on Saturday, July 15th at Keystone Raceway Park in New Alexandria, PA.
Formerly known as Pittsburgh Raceway Park was reverted to Keystone Raceway Park at the beginning of the 2016 racing season. Dennis Salzwimmer, President, Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit has made statements on the funnycarnationals.com website, “Keystone Raceway Park is perfectly suited and excited to help grow the event each year. Located just outside of Pittsburgh, the track is ideally situated to comfortably accommodate many spectators coming in from several adjacent states. This being the 50th anniversary of the track we are happy to team up with the GLNFCC and pour in the effort necessary to make this one of the biggest and best events of the year. We look forward to embarking on this new chapter of the Funny Car Nationals highlighting the alcohol funny cars from the 70’s.”
Greg Miller, President of Keystone Raceway Park states, “The event is building up to be the best yet and will feature over 32 classic alcohol funny cars that everyone remembers: the Chevrolet Corvette, Plymouth ‘Cuda, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Vega, Dodge Charger, Pontiac Trans Am and many more.”
The Funny Car show under the lights includes exciting side-by-side drag racing down the full quarter mile like the old days. Nostalgia Funny Car teams are accompanied by many other Gasser and nostalgia racers from all over the country will travel distances to compete at the relocated event.
“This year’s event is going to be the best one yet. We’ll be announcing more details on the show including the list of the appearing Funny Cars, Drag Racing Stars, manufacturers and vendors. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page,” says Salzwimmer.
The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit thanks owner Norm Fox and Quaker City Motorsports Park in Salem, Ohio for playing host track for the past 3 years. Quaker City will continue to have Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit funny cars as part of their ongoing Nostalgia Classic event, held this season on May 26-28, 2017.