Mustangs of the 2017 Hot Rod Power Tour: Champaign, IL, to Madison, IL
What day is it today and where are we? That’s a common feeling when you’re five days into the Hot Rod Power Tour, after experiencing a different venue and hotel room every day and night. Don’t feel bad about it; everyone has the same experience and it’s totally worth it.
Our route for day 5 was from Champaign, IL to Gateway Raceway in Madison, IL (basically East St. Louis) for a day of drag racing at Gateway’s NHRA-sanctioned drag strip. It was a humid day made worse with a few short rain showers and one downright gulley washer that eventually ended the day, but before that the dragstrip was the happening place to be. Thankfully nobody crashed their cars or oiled the track down so there was plenty of opportunities for the participants the run their Mustangs down the quarter-mile.
We cannonballed it straight to the track to make sure we got all the action there, so check out the Mustangs we caught in Gateway’s facility and make sure to watch Mustang Monthly’s Facebook page for Live videos courtesy of Team Mustang Girls’ (TeamMustangGirls.com) Courtney Barber.