Hot Rod Drag Wk_1Hundreds of drag racing competitors traveled through Plymouth Wednesday, in the middle of the five day drag racing event that covers more than 1,000 miles in the same car, with the same engine in a race to determine who will earn the title as the Fastest Street Car in America.

Hot Rod Drag Wk_2400 hundred competitors started the race on September 12 in Hebron, OH at the National Trail Raceway.  On the 13th they traveled to Norwalk, OH to race at Summit Motorsports Park and on Wednesday raced at US 131 Motorsports Park before traveling through Plymouth on their way to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.

Hot Rod Drag Wk_3It’s not just about clocking the lowest elapsed time on the strips; the racers also have to drive their vehicles on a specified route from city to city.  HOT ROD required photographic evidence from each entry that they are adhering to the prescribed route. Wednesday’s route required a photo op in front of Calvin Bailey’s restored Mobil Station on East Jefferson Street in Plymouth.  Their next required stop was Logansport for another photo op in front of the giant cow at Mr. Happy Burger and from there on to Lucas Oil Raceway.

Wednesday’s route was 237 miles.