Engineer Mick Procovich got hooked on True Street after making a full sweep of the weekend
The Heartland Park facility in Topeka, Kansas, has been the home of many NHRA records through the years, most notably the monumental breach into both the 4-second and 300-mph barriers in the Funny Car class in 1993. Can you believe they did that 13 years ago? Awesome traction and a long, smooth half-mile of shutdown make the Kansas track a favorite of many of the top FFW shootout competitors, as well as their NHRA counterparts in speed.
Just before the Fun Ford Weekend series blew through Topeka last year, the asphalt was replaced on the big end of the racetrack, and a major $22 million renovation began after they exited. Nearly all of the monies, however, were spent in preparation of the '06-and-beyond SCCA National Championships. Nevertheless, the facility is nothing less than awe-inspiring, especially the couple-thousand-square-foot tech-inspection garage that houses the scales, room for about 20 vehicles, and new facility rest rooms and showers.
The Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords/Tremec Transmissions True Street cruisers took the tradit
The True Street rules are simple: valid driver's license, vehicle registration, license pl
Brent Hargadin built a mild AFR 185-headed 347 fuelie for his '87 LX and added a set of 3.
In late Summer 2006, FFW competitors came to play. It was an important race because after Topeka there would only be one event left in the championship points race. Mother Nature tried to dampen the racers' spirits, but the corn country sun gods chased the clouds away by noon on both Saturday and Sunday, allowing a complete event schedule.
Retired Steve Nichols runs his 349-stroker-motored, Tremec-rowed '89 GT at eighth-mile rac
John Scott works as a product development engineer at a popular supercharger manufacturer
We see lots of beautiful hot rods in our MM&FF/True Street class, but rarely do we find a
Check out the results and hot photos we captured on our trip.