Nat King Cole sang, “Get your kicks on Route 66.” That’s what a swarm of drag racers mobilizing at Kingman, Ariz., Oct. 25-27 plans to do.
After an eight-year hiatus, the Kingman Route 66 Street Drags once again will block off a section of the historic highway for three days of street racing, the legal way. All the safety equipment and personnel spectators expect to see at a purpose-built dragstrip will be in place.
With an old-fashioned flag starter urging on every pair on Friday’s the test-and-tune action in Grudge, Unlimited, Pro Street, Hot Rod, Pure Street, Sport Compact, Truck, Motorcycle, and Jr. Dragster classes will run from noon-9 p.m. (Gates open at 11 a.m. Friday.) Racers will use a full timing system on the track and stage their cars with the normal staging beams, with yellow lights on top, but Friday only, the Christmas Tree will have no other lights.