2011 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion to be Held Next Weekend

Jun 7, 2011

The 9th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion will take place next Thursday- Sunday, June 16-18 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The three-day festival features family-friendly events including nostalgic drag races, the annual Cacklefest, a Show-N-Shine and more.

The Reunion will open on Thursday at 8 a.m. The day’s events will include the judging of the Show-N-Shine, as well as the Hot Heads Qualifying and Exhibition runs and first session of the Hot Heads Top Fuel and Funny Car Qualifiers.  A reception will be held that night at the Holiday Inn Convention Center at 7 p.m.

Friday’s events will include more Hot Heads drag racing, including the Category Elimination Rounds. The final qualifying round of Top Fuel and Funny Car racing will be held at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the event will start with pre-race ceremonies, chapel service and the national anthem, before getting into the final Hot Heads Top Fuel and Funny Car Eliminations. The awards presentation will be held at 6: 30 p.m., followed by a Twilight Memorial and parade. The much-anticipated Cacklefest will kick off at 8:30 p.m., followed by the Winner’s Circle awards presentation.

In addition, the Reunion will feature a swap meet and vendors’ midway, and appearances by famed vintage Fuel Altered vehicles from the 1960s.

Three-day credentials for the event are $60. One-day adult tickets will also be available at the gate for $20. Children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, located in Pomona, California. To purchase tickets for the Hot Rod Reunion go to http://www.nhratix.com/. For more information on the event, click here.