We’ll be back with all the details of the thrilling final rounds of legally drag racing on Woodward Ave for Roadkill Nights, but for now let’s just congratulate the winner of the All-Dodge fast four, Mike Moran, whose black Hemi Charger absolutely whipped the competition like he worked at Dole and they were pineapples. While Tom Drago and Michael Cole’s modern Mopars spun at the line and Greg Charney’s super sleeper of a 68 Dart raced valiantly (Get it? That’s a Mopar joke. Nevermind), Moran hot-lapped the dark-horse Dodge without sweat or smile. Until the end. He smiled when he got that big check and the bottle of bubbles.
In the All-Run fast four, it was familiar faces to anyone who follows HOT ROD Drag Week. Tom Bailey in his 69 Camaro expected some competition from Bryant Goldstone’s 73 AMC Javelin, but we’re pretty sure he didn’t expect to get left on the tree by a diesel Silverado. Bailey had to work hard to chase down Mike Moore in the belching behemoth. Adam Hodson won for best show with his multi-man-and-woman crew who worked like a ballet troop around the silver 73 Camaro every time it came to the line. Alas, no amount of grace nor diesel could put Tom Bailey on the trailer, especially since he didn’t bring a trailer. Daily driver, y’all. (EDIT: You guys are mad at me for exaggerating, so in the interest of journalistic integrity at this fine publication I must add that Bailey brought a trailer on Friday night, but on Wednesday we drove up and down Woodward in the car from his shop, so I know for a fact it can do it.) Tom gets a check and promised to buy us dinner. He doesn’t know that part yet.
Congrats to all the winners and racers.