Camaros, Hondas and Pickups, Oh My!
Vehicles of all types came out to participate during the fourth week of Summer Drag and Brag at zMAX Dragway. From several jacked-up or tricked-out pickups, to a Camaro car club, to the family’s Honda, there was something for everyone at this week’s Drag and Brag. Though rain ended the night a few minutes early, drivers were able to make plenty of runs and pick up this week’s awards.
Larry Bell, of Salisbury, N.C., recorded the Best Elapsed Time of 9.332 seconds and the Top Speed of 153.37 mph in his 1974 Chevrolet Camaro. Driving a 2003 Mercury Marauder, Russel Pryor, of Monroe, N.C., laid down the Best Reaction Time of .004 seconds and was the Iron Man of the night with 14 passes. Joe Weimer, of Charlotte, N.C., took the honors for Best in Show with his 2011 Dodge Challenger.
Next Wednesday, spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. General admission is just $5 for adults, while kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Racers can run their cars down the strip for a car-and-driver entry fee of just $20.