Join the Hot Rod Reverend on Father's Day Weekend!

Updated: May 6

Fast Fords at Dragway 42

Mark your calendars for June 18-20, 2021 this summer and join me and my friend, Tony Fritz, at the Dragway 42 race track in West Salem, Ohio. While there are many details to read on the flyer above, you can expect a great weekend of fast Ford racing with mostly FE and Y Block powered vehicles. The test and tune will begin on Friday when the gates open at 4 pm. I am planning to be there throughout the race, meeting drivers and spectators alike at the gates. Plans are in the works to print a race program that will include the schedule, map of the facility, a little of my biography, and two books of the Bible - John and Romans. Yep, the Hot Rod Reverend is a gospel preacher anywhere he goes!


The owner of Dragway 42 recently invested millions of dollars into serious track updates, and it looks beautiful! A couple of the hotels have already sold out of rooms so you may have to look to a neighboring town for accommodations, but we do hope you can join us.

Pictured below is one of the cars that Tony has in his garage - a beautiful replica of a lightweight from the 60s era of Ford-backed drag racing. He does plan to bring his Maverick (maybe we can have more about that car later) to the race since the Maverick is dedicated to the drag strip, but Tony does not know if he can bring this car to Dragway 42. He has dedicated much of his time and effort to securing the track, planning the events, and blocking off hotel rooms. I am sure there will be much on his plate that weekend in addition racing his car.

The teardrop hood hid a beautiful 427 all ready to go


I do plan to bring my 55 Ford Fairlane but I do not believe I will be racing it down the track - not so sure that my transmission would hold up since it is not a T85 (yet). What I know about drag racing you could put into a thimble and if you turned that into gasoline you may have enough to give a gnat's scooter fuel to make a lap around a cheerio! However, I do plan to learn all that I can just to find out what I can do in the future. Keep in mind that even if you do not race, there is a very spacious area for seating, a car corral, and a swap meet that you could take advantage of as well.


Pictured below is one of the cars that Tony has in his garage - a beautiful replica of a lightweight from the 60s era of Ford-backed drag racing. He does plan to bring his Maverick (maybe we can have more about that car later) to the race since the Maverick is set up to the drag strip, but Tony does not know if he can bring this car to Dragway 42. He has dedicated much of his time and effort to securing the track, planning the events, and blocking off hotel rooms. I am sure there will be much on his plate that weekend in addition racing his car.


The Hot Rod Reverend

aka Daniel Jessup