Agustin Jimenez
Technical Editor
October 30, 2015

Day 1 of Hot Rod Drag Weekend 2015 kicked off at Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson, AZ. The action started bright and early to the sounds of engines thumping and crews thrashing to make last minute adjustments before the driver’s meeting.

Luckily we were able to check out several fast Mustangs with real Blue Oval muscle before the rains came. With thunderstorms lingering all around us, the track officials opened up the staging lanes and started sending the Drag Weekend competitors up to the staging lanes.

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It didn’t take long for the heavy clouds to make their way, unloading a significant amount of rain and forcing the officials to call off the remainder of the day’s runs. Fortunately, most of the competitors already posted very respectable times and our large party of hot rods hit the road to the next track.

The road portion of Drag Weekend wasn’t very long with just 140 miles to get to Chandler, Arizona, but it was enough to bring out some road gremlins on more than a few cars. While some dealt with minor electrical issues, others weren’t as lucky and had to swap a cylinder head on the side of the road before finally rolling into the hotel at four in the morning.

Stay tuned for more from Hot Rod Drag Weekend 2015 as we bring the action to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park!

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