Don’t think for a minute the drag racing is for only a trophy and nostalgia: the Buckeye Super Stock Eliminator will take home $1,000, and Old-Time Drags eliminators (for cars built before 1987) will pocket $350.
For the car show there will be Lowes goodie buckets and trophies awarded for the top 50 cars and trucks. There will also be a special display of 10 vintage drag race cars that all competed at Kil-Kare.
“The most famous of the show cars is the Jerry Ault Corvette that won more races at Kil-Kare than any other car,” Crowder said. “The car is fully restored and now owned by Rex Turner from Richmond, Kentucky.”
Some of the others include Fred Hurt’s Opel A gasser, Harold Liter’s Super Stock Barracuda, Malcolm Berry’s Studebaker wagon and the Karns-Lopez modified Corvette.
Grand marshal for the event is Dave Cottrell Jr., and the 2020 Geezer of the Year Award will be presented to Dave Cottrell Sr. Twenty-three other people will be inducted into the Kil-Kare Hall of Fame in the afternoon.
The gates will open at 8 a.m., timed runs on the drag strip will begin at 10 a.m. and eliminations will start at 2:30 p.m. It costs $25 to drag race, $20 to show a car or set up a swap table, and spectators are $15.
Masks are encouraged, and the rain date is Sunday, Aug. 23.