PID/Keystone Nostalgia Nationals
September 29-30th, 2018
A cool, crisp weekend of racing was on hand at Keystone Raceway Park in New Alexandria, PA. Johnson Family Racing pulled into the race track on Friday evening and slowly crawled around the tightly packed grounds. After camping overnight we pulled into the funny car corral on Saturday morning and set up our pit area getting ready for unloading and prepping the Quarter Pounder.
We were running with a 6-car show to accompany Keystone’s long-held Nostalgia Nationals that includes Big Daddy Don Garlits and a fireworks show along with a lot of show cars and even more nostalgia race cars.
The run times for Saturday at 5 and 8 o’clock. We were the last pair of the group pitted against the Crazy Bear Vega. Both floppers fired up and then rolled through the water into big burnouts. Staged and lights come on. Both cars seem to fight their way down the quarter mile with the Quarter Pounder taking the win with an 8-something.
The next round of funny cars came out around 8:00, the sun had gone down and the air was getting much cooler. The Solid Rock Mustang was up against the Quarter Pounder Trans Am. The Mustang was out of the groove from the start and Rocky had a fight all the way. Somehow Kevin managed to get some control of the Trans Am and just squeaked out a win with an 8-second pass.
On Sunday we were the second pair pitted against the Nitroflier II Omni. Kevin seem to have the Trans Am back on track as he ran his best run so far with a 7.60, but Bill was way out front with a super quick winning 6.77.
We always love racing at KRP. It’s a great facility run by Greg Miller and his staff of hard working men and women. Thanks to all who put in the effort to make this a favorite race every fall for our team.