One of the cool things I got to do in the fall was cover the U.S. Open at Lancaster Speedway. In addition to the more popular forms of asphalt short-track racing – Modifieds, Late Models, Sportsman Mods, Street Stocks – there was one really cool race that stuck in my head as the coolest event of the weekend – well, both weekends thanks to Mother Nature: the Vintage car race.
These were old-time race cars – modifieds, stocks and even an old Brett Hearn dirt mod – that were refurbished beautifully and set up to race again.
Dutch Hoag was there –
and so was Buzzie Reutimann –
and Geoff Bodine –
and the previously mentioned “Jet” –
|"Brett 'The Jet' Hearn" races "Buzzie"|
It was just really cool to see cars from many different eras on the track at the same time – it had a “Field of Dreams” quality to it. Paul McCarthy won the race in the No. 14 modified.
|McCarthy's cool mod|
Here are a few more photos from the U.S.Open:
all photos: paulathompsonfreelance.com.