This three hour and twenty-two minute video production covers all the action of the Southern Outlaw Gassers at Mobile Dragway in Mobile, Al on October 21-22, 2022.
This years show drew over 80 gassers for two full days of racing at the US 90 1/8th mile dragstrip facility. On Friday, October 21, 2022 the event included time trials and a gamblers race open to all competitors. The Gasser’s (1967 and older) ran until one emerged as the Friday night champion. The same held true for the footbrake racers. Once again they raced until one was left standing. We took video shots from different areas of the track and for the finals we set up near the finish line. With this view we are able to show you how close racing was at the finish line.
They also had a variety of other race vehicles classified into several categories. There was an open wheel class that included both dragsters (front engine only) and altereds. The racing in this category was outstanding. You get to see long burn-outs and competitive runs down the track. The open wheel group was enhanced by the presence of the Southern Slingshot group. These cars are high quality and their crews are very professional. They also had a three pedal group designed for stick shift vehicles. If you like high (9,000+ RPM’s) rev’s and dump the clutch launches you will love this category. These drivers let it all hang out and sometimes the result is catastrophic. We also had an Exhibition group that put on an entertaining show. Nothing like the sound a blower car makes as it gets ready for a run. The final group was the Nostalgia footbrake category. Vehicles were restricted to 1972 and older and no electronics were allowed. This group used a dial-in and the breakout rule was in effect. There was some terrific racing in this category.
Our Saturday coverage begins with a walk around the pit area and a series of interviews with the owner/drivers of the cars that showed up for Day Two of the event. We recorded vehicle profiles and interview’s with 50+ race vehicle owner’s and drivers.
All of the gassers made three or more runs on Saturday. Unfortunately some had problems and were unable to complete the entire program but most made it all the way through. Racing continued as darkness fell on the track and in the end we had an overall Champion in the Gasser category and a Footbrake class champion.
We also include the after race awards ceremony. All I can say is there was a lot of love being exchanged during the event. You will see numerous examples of family involvement in the race vehicles. That seems to be the theme for the Southern Outlaw Gassers group. They pride themselves on being one big family bonded together through drag racing. Everyone is very sad that Jessie is moving on with other personal responsibilities.
So there you have it a brief review of the 3 hour and 22 minute production. I recommend you take an intermission between the Friday and Saturday coverage. This video is like getting three productions for the price of one. Order your DVD today and see the activities at the LAST Gasser Blow Out.
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