- The Jalopy Showdown rolled into Beaver Springs Dragway this past weekend for their annual fun filled drag racing weekend. The Showdown lets vintage racers line up and do battle on the quarter mile amongst some really great, unique hot rods. These hot rods vary in body style and class but all registrants must be pre-1964 models to compete in the event. This years event wasset up to be the best yet with more racing action than ever before as well as some great exhibition racing for fans to take in.
Check out the Jalopy Showdown website for more details.
In one of the weekends featured side-by-side passes it was Caleb Getgen in his 1920’s truck versus Tim Dugan and his 1930 Ford. The Ford of Dugan is an all-out racer and leaves the line first with the wheels in the air much to the liking of the crowd. As Dugan nears the eighth mile marker of the famed Beaver Springs Dragway the car starts to move out of the groove. The Ford gets out of shape quite a bit down track as the back end starts to wash out side to side.
Tim did all he could to save the run and nearly gathered it up until he crossed the center line with the rear slicks buckling under pressure causing the car to tumble twice before coming to a stop just shy of the guard rail. Fortunately Tim was able to walk away unharmed and the other driver was far enough behind that he did not become involved in the crash.