Quarter-Milers Show Their Stuff at Lucas Oil Raceway
While some of the participants of the Hot Rod Power Tour would love to spin a few laps at the legendary Brickyard in Indy, the majority of haulers on this 25th anniversary cruise are into straight-line performance. Determining who can get from A to B first is a contest best settled at Indy’s other race track: Lucas Oil Raceway, home of NHRA’s most prestigious drag race, the U.S. Nationals.
We spent Day 5 hanging around the starting line where we witnessed everything from Shoebox Chevys to ’23 T-Buckets roll through the water box and up to the starting line to see how quickly they could cover the 1,320-feet of asphalt. We’ll be back again tomorrow with coverage from Day 6 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN, and from there we head to Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH, for the Power Tour finale.
Brian Hatano is a veteran automotive journalist and former editor of Car Craft, Petersen’s Drag Racing, Sport Compact Car and Motorcyclist magazines.