The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Show at Quaker City Motorsports Park

By Lanny Hoyt, Contributing Editor June 2, 2022

The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit once again invaded Salem, Ohio's beautiful Quaker City Motorsports Park on Sunday May 29th, 2022. The facility played host to the Nostalgia Classic, which boasted 12 funny cars, FED'S, gassers, UMTR North stick shift cars, and a gamblers race for classic hot rods.

Fans of the floppers were not disappointed as Drew Sweetman in the Frantic Ford and Krista Massarella in her Temperary Insanity Monza met in the final round after the "Chicago" style eliminations. Once the smoke had cleared Sweetman's .001 light was too much for Krista to overcome even though she ran a quicker 6.96 @ 191 to Drew's 7.19 @ 188.

The UMTR Quick Stick final came down to Roger Blile & his mighty ACME Chevelle and a red hot Tim Chillik with his potent Mustang. Unfortunately for Chillik, Blile would take the win but he retains the point lead.

Overall, the '22 version of the Nostalgia Classic was a big hit with the fans and racers alike. A.J. Fox & his crew at Quaker deserve a big hand for running a great timely show and keeping the track on par & safe for all who raced.