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Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags
 Mid-Michigan Motorplex
September 16th and 17th, 2011
Stanton, MI.
Pictures By Brian Curtis

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Brian Curtis

Drag Racing – Pure Stock Muscle Car Style

The Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags were held at the Mid-Michigan Motorplex near Stanton, MI. on September 16th and 17th, 2011.  I flew out to Flint, Michigan and then rode with a couple of friends to the race track. This was my first adventure that far east  turning out to be an awesome trip. My interest was to be present for the running of the Studebaker Larks, Hawks and Avanti’s of the 1963 and 1964 model years, Studebakers muscle car years. We fielded 8 cars amongst the 130 or so total entrants and won 5 or the 7 shootouts. A pleasing result. It was such a blast to watch all the cars of the era go head to head and put down some incredible numbers. The weather was superb for the event, a deciding factor in making those super runs. This event has run since 1998 and over that period has gained in popularity. Gearheads are building extremely competitive machinery that push the envelope each time down the track. If you are at all interested in American Muscle at its finest, then this event should be added to your calendar for 2012.


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3 Stude hauler

3 Stude hauler

55 Stude hardtop

55 Stude hardtop

56 Chevy

56 Chevy

56 Studebaker President Corvette power

56 Studebaker President Corvette power

59 lark in lot

59 lark in lot

61 Pontiac

61 Pontiac

63 Chevy vs Mopar

63 Chevy vs Mopar

64 GT Hawk engine bay

64 GT Hawk engine bay

AMC and a Corvette

AMC and a Corvette

Allen against a Ford

Allen against a Ford

Allens 64 GT Hawk engine

Allens 64 GT Hawk engine

Allens 64 GT Hawk

Allens 64 GT Hawk

Allens GT on track

Allens GT on track

Avanti Nova race

Avanti Nova race

Avanti Pontiac match

Avanti Pontiac match

Avanti Pontiac together

Avanti Pontiac together

Avanti against Nova

Avanti against Nova

Avanti and Mopar

Avanti and Mopar

Avanti and Olds on track

Avanti and Olds on track

Big Smoke

Big Smoke

Camaro Cougar burnout

Camaro Cougar burnout

Camaro Cougar match

Camaro Cougar match

Challenger and Chevelle

Challenger and Chevelle

Chevelle against Pontiac

Chevelle against Pontiac

Chevelle convert

Chevelle convert

Chevy Ford run

Chevy Ford run

Chuck Kerns Avanti ready

Chuck Kerns Avanti ready

Corvette vs Corvette

Corvette vs Corvette

Dart and Pontiac

Dart and Pontiac

Firebird talk

Firebird talk

Ford Torino

Ford Torino

GT and Torino racing

GT and Torino racing

GTO and Avanti

GTO and Avanti

Good reaction time

Good reaction time

Loaded and ready to go

Loaded and ready to go

Mercury Olds 442 match

Mercury Olds 442 match

Mid Michigan Motorplex

Mid Michigan Motorplex

Mopar Chevy race

Mopar Chevy race

Mopar against Chevy

Mopar against Chevy

Mopar and Buick race

Mopar and Buick race

Mopar vs Mopar

Mopar vs Mopar

Nova vs Buick

Nova vs Buick

Olds Buick run

Olds Buick run

Olds vs Lark

Olds vs Lark

Olds

Olds

Peter Sant Avanti on track

Peter Sant Avanti on track

Peter against a Buick

Peter against a Buick

Peters Avanti losing to Super Bird

Peters Avanti losing to Super Bird

Photo Shoot 2

Photo Shoot 2

Photo Shoot participants

Photo Shoot participants

Plain Brown Wrapper 2

Plain Brown Wrapper 2

Plain Brown Wrapper power

Plain Brown Wrapper power

Pontiac Buick burnout

Pontiac Buick burnout

Pontiac Mercury burnout

Pontiac Mercury burnout

Pontiac Mercury race

Pontiac Mercury race

Pontiac Mopar race

Pontiac Mopar race

Pontiac Stude Tomato match

Pontiac Stude Tomato match

Pontiac and Chevy Nova

Pontiac and Chevy Nova

Pontiac and Pontiac

Pontiac and Pontiac

Pontiac burnout

Pontiac burnout

Pontiac vs Corvette

Pontiac vs Corvette

Red Chevelle and Buick race

Red Chevelle and Buick race

Richard Poe under way

Richard Poe under way

Sants Avanti and Buick

Sants Avanti and Buick

Smoky Chevys

Smoky Chevys

Spectators iron

Spectators iron

Steve D 64 Comm green

Steve D 64 Comm green

Steve D 64 Commander

Steve D 64 Commander

Steve taking on an Olds

Steve taking on an Olds

Stude and Pontiac

Stude and Pontiac

Stude pits and cars

Stude pits and cars

Studebaker Buick match

Studebaker Buick match

Studebaker Ford

Studebaker Ford

Studebaker Pontiac Richard Sant

Studebaker Pontiac Richard Sant

Ted against GTO

Ted against GTO

Ted beating Camaro

Ted beating Camaro

Texas Mopar against Chevelle

Texas Mopar against Chevelle

The Wrapper and the GTO

The Wrapper and the GTO

Wrapper against Camaro

Wrapper against Camaro

big smoke show

big smoke show

custom 52 Stude

custom 52 Stude

fast Mustang

fast Mustang

fast Nova

fast Nova

lets go

lets go

line up ready to race

line up ready to race

lined up and ready

lined up and ready

pair of Fords

pair of Fords

pair of Pontiacs racing

pair of Pontiacs racing

pair of Pontiacs

pair of Pontiacs

plenty of fans watching

plenty of fans watching

two red Mopars

two red Mopars

Thank you Brian!

 

 

 

 

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