Story and Photos by Bill Swanson Sun, 2020-01-19 20:56
When the Chrome Czars Motor Club began staging the Hunnert Car Heads Up at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, few believed that vintage drag racing would sustain itself over the long term. After all, they reasoned, there aren't enough old cars left, and few would pay to watch them.
Now, as the second decade of this century comes to a close, the non-believers have been proven wrong, as vintage drag racing in the Upper Midwest is on solid footing, with racers and spectators supporting multiple events at multiple tracks.
by Thomas Pope; Photos by Roger Richards Thu, 2020-01-16 19:10
Jason Line’s announcement Wednesday that the 2020 season will be his final campaign as a Pro Stock driver came as quite a surprise to everyone in drag racing.
The 50-year-old racer only broke the news to his team owner, Ken Black, “literally a couple of days ago.”
When the 2020 season opens at Pomona, Calif., in under a month, Line will go to bat in his Summit-sponsored Camaro with championships in 2006, 2011 and 2016. He’s got 50 national-event wins in the bank, and he’s won an NHRA event for 16 consecutive years. His 2019 victories came at Brainerd -- the home track for the Wright, Minn., native -- and at Maple Grove.