Well, I stopped in to watch the Merrill Ice Drags. This group has been racing their dragsters on the frozen ice of the Wisconsin River for 50 years!
|Racers unload their cars and start setting them up for the 1/8 mile drag.... Here you see the studded tires being put on.|
|This was somebodies family cruiser once upon a time.|
|What a gorgeous day!|
|Oh boy... an AMC Javelin! This was Detroit Muscle in it's hey day.|
|I remember walking past one of these every morning on my way to school...|
|A little breezy and around 15F, perfect for drag racing on ice!|
|The only "rail" that showed up was one of the fastest machines on the ice.|
|It did not leave the factory this way!|
|An Oldsmobile headed for an 80 mph 1/8 mile run|
|One of the fastest runs today was this Corvette|
|The front clip had some cold weather fit-up problems... so just leave it off!|
|Typical tire mods. The front tires usually have two or three rows of much smaller studs. Racers actually balance these wheels!|
|The last ice races of the year means that the ice will soon melt and spring will return.|
Hope you enjoyed the pics!
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