The Snap On Oldies Drags enjoyed downright splendid weather on both Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures climbed into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s during the 32nd edition of the nostalgia drag racing weekend. The turnout of race cars and show entries was quite impressive in both the upper and lower pit areas. Competitors attended the event from six states and Canada.

All together, three different champions were crowned on Saturday and another ten separate winners collected titles on the final day.

Thanks to Snap On Tools, the Oldies But Goodies Drags featured an open 8-car field of AA/Supercharged coupes. In impressive fashion, Troy Owen put together a string of five consecutive 6-second performances to win his first major Firebird event title. He downed the `34 Willys coupe of “Mad Mike” Molea in Sunday’s AA/S final.

Special thanks to Rick Hale with the Baron’s car club, who helped promote the event throughout the community. Hale contributed to quite an assortment of club members attending the Oldies weekend, which was quite a site watching them all drive into the facility each morning to set up their parking area in the upper pro pits. Thanks also to host clubs: Melba Outlaws, Heap Herders and Vintage Gems for supporting the Oldies event over the years.

In addition, we’d like to pass along our appreciation to the Eagle 96.9FM. They kicked things into overdrive in the week leading up to the event and you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about the Oldies weekend throughout the Treasure Valley on their powerful classic rock station.

We hope you enjoy a quick glimpse of the color and excitement from this year’s Oldies bash.

We’d like to say thanks to Gary Himes, Alex & Jessica Charlton, Brian Losness, David Fudge and staff photographers for giving us an opportunity to showcase some of the cars attending this year’s event. Should you wish to order any of these outstanding shots, be sure and drop us an email and we’ll be glad to put you in touch (via email) with the credited photographer.


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