The 5th Annual Return to Kingdon drag racing event has added family entertainment to balance its bias toward hard-core racing. A classic car show, Iraq and Afghanistan Hero Memorial, electric cart race, lots of kids' areas, and sock hop Saturday evening hope to attract more fans.
Not the best setup for photography, due to safety restrictions, you do what you can to capture the action. I walked to the end of the strip after talking to Corey from Stockton who was first in line to race in his souped-up Supra. Said he would buy the pictures. (You can do that here, on the website, Corey - thanks) Anyway, I waited and waited for the first duel to start.
After about 1/2 hour, things started humming. Corey raced about third or fourth against an old Pinto and cleaned his clock. He told me the Toyota has run the quarter at 118 mph.
They're expecting about 250 cars to race. That's a lot of cackling and the smell of burned rubber to endure.