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Muncie Dragway to Host Hot Rod of the Year Contestants

The Goodguys 2011 Gearstar Hot Rod of the Year award is one of the many highlights of the 1st WIX Filters Speedway Nationals, September 16-18 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Although the award will be selected at a new event, the criteria will not change, but several details will change now that the award will be selected at a new venue, most notably Muncie Dragway (http://www.munciedragway.com) will now host the 1/8th mile fun runs required by all contestants. Built in 1959 by Doug and Ann De Bord, Muncie Dragway is a premier drag racing facility located in Albany, Indiana. The track plays host to over 60 events annually including the Nostalgia Nationals as well as the Night of Fire. It features the 2nd longest runoff of any drag strip in America, recently renovated track surface, all concrete launch pad and is set up to host 1/8th mile as well as 1/4-mile competition.

2010 Hot Rod of the Year winner Floyd Williams!

Here’s a complete look at the award, the criteria, how to enter and the method used to determine the winner.

Goodguys 2011 Gearstar Hot Rod of the Year
Presented at: 1st WIX Filters Speedway Nationals, Sept 16-18, Indianapolis, IN
Who’s Eligible: Hot Rods 1948 and earlier
Basic Criteria: It makes noise; it’s regularly street driven, has attitude and screams “Hot Rod” No cream puffs!
How to Enter/Details: Cars interested in competing for this award need to enter the “Hot Rod of the Year” staging area, Friday morning, Sept. 16th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (located on the infield) at 10am. The hot rods will then take a 53-mile trip north to “A Summer Place” (‘50s style diner and theme park) in Sharpsville for lunch. From “A Summer Place” the contestants will take the 45-mile trip over to the new Muncie Dragway in Albany for the required 1/8th mile drag strip fun runs (Times and speeds posted during the drag & brag will not determine the overall winner but style points do count!). From Muncie Dragway, all contestants will take the 75-mile trip back to the Speedway. On Saturday, September 17th all Hot Rod of the Year contestants will park together for the day. The selection committee will look over the cars to determine the five finalists. The top five finalists will be announced Saturday afternoon. For Sunday the 18th, the five finalists will be parked together inside the winner’s circle. The winner will be announced at the Sunday awards ceremony.

If you’ve got a ’48 or older hot rod that makes noise, looks good and has a bad attitude, enter the competition for the Goodguys 2011 Gearstar Hot Rod of the Year Competition!

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