Sixth Eagle Field Runway Drags set for October 4-5
Eagle Field is an historic World War II training facility located in Firebaugh, Calif. For the past five years volunteers have worked to set up a drag racing venue with improvements made each year. The 2014 two-day gathering for gassers, muscle cars, dragsters, hot rods, mini bikes and more will be held October 4-5.
Flag-start racing for pre-1974 vehicles starts at noon on Saturday, Oct. 4, with tech closing at 12:30 p.m. On Sunday the competition opens up to any year American car and pre-’74 imports. Racing starts at 10 a.m. and tech closes at 10:30 a.m.
Mike McClure will be the special guest of honor this year. He started drag racing in 1959 while living in San Antonio, Texas, with a stock 1940 Chevrolet. He relocated to Novato, Calif., where Mike joined the Pacers Car Club and later ran a 1951 Anglia B Gasser through the early ’60s with partner Tom Mork at many of the Bay area tracks. In 1966 Mike moved back to Texas and built another Chevrolet-powered ‘40 Ford B Gas and was befriended by Stone, Woods & Cook, among others. It was back to California in 1969 where he built a ’69 Camaro and then a 1970 Don Long Jr. Fueler flying Pelco Trucking as a sponsor.
There is a $15 daily admission fee and $40 daily car and driver entry. Camping is free with a two-day General Admission purchase. Discounts are available by pre-registering online at eaglefielddrags.com.