Text and Photos by Mashie Mihalko

The 19th annual Nostalgia Nationals was held at Beaver Springs Dragway in Beaver Springs, PA. The two day event had favorable weather conditions to the delight of the spectators and racers.

The East Coast Gassers and the Northeast Timing Organization were the two nostalgia groups competing in their respective eliminators. There were also four other eliminators contested; Nostalgia super stock, A & B Modified production, and Comp.

All the race cars that were competing were 1979 or older models. Two time shots were given to all the racers prior to the afternoon elimination rounds.

Show cars were displayed in the pit area for everyone to enjoy between the rounds of racing. Drag Racing Legend, “Ohio“ George Montgomery was available for photos and autographs at his vendor table. Owner Mike McCracken has made many improvements in the few years he has owned the track.

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