Pure Stock Drags

September Event Gearing Up

Larry Jewett - June 25, 2014 12:53 PM

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      The muscle car faithful will be flocking to Michigan right after Labor Day to watch competition in its finest form. The Pure Stock Drags is a heart-pumping, octane-boosting race for stock muscle cars held every September at Mid-Michigan Motorplex in Stanton, Michigan.
      What distinguishes this race is that drivers may make only limited modifications to their cars, ensuring the Detroit muscle remains just like when it rolled off the assembly line. The result is more than 100 beautiful, high-quality cars that do more than sit in the garage or on a grassy field somewhere.
      On the first day of the two-day event, drivers will test and tune their cars and conduct qualifying times. The next day, drivers are matched up in a best-of-three mini shootout, creating many close races. There's a friendly, fun atmosphere that takes over, but the competition is serious when the cars are staged.
      This year’s event will see racing start on Friday, September 12 with time trial passes and qualifying up until 4. On Saturday, lane assignments and pairing slips will be handed out in the morning with warm-ups until lunch break. After that, the action gets hot and heavy with the shootout beginning at 2 p.m.
      Competition is open to 1955-1974 muscle cars built in U.S. or Canadian assembly plants with a minimum warranty of 12 months and 12,000 miles. Factory drag cars are not eligible. For a complete set of rules and more information, visit