Two-time Pacific Street Car Association champion Mike Maggio and his Magco Drilling-sponsored 1970 Duncan Racecars Camaro journey to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishton, N.J., for the 10th Annual Shakedown Nationals this weekend.
The “Shakedown at E-Town” is one of the biggest outlaw drag races on the East Coast and Maggio is ready to represent his fellow West Coast drag racers. Last year’s Street Car Super Nationals’ runner up does have an ulterior motive however.
“We want to have a good showing with the best of the east this weekend,” said the veteran racer, “and hopefully convince some of them to come to Vegas next month!”
The SCSN runs Nov. 14-18 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event, in its eighth year, is the highlight of the PSCA season and sanction president Mel Roth is looking forward to a huge turnout from both racers and fans. Like Maggio, Roth would love to see racers from this weekend’s race make their way to Sin City in November.
“The Shakedown is a great event and every drag racer and drag racing fan should experience what (Shakedown Promoter) Dave Hance has put together,” Roth said. “After they race in Jersey this weekend, that gives them more than enough time to get their cars refurbished and make the trek to Vegas and enjoy some of our hospitality and see how the West Coast does it!”
For more information on the eighth annual SCSN, visit the official page on Facebook at Facebook.com/StreetCarSuperNationals.