Drag Illustrated Issue 175, March / April 2022 - Page 73

we ’ re gonna let everyone kick one race out of the system and only count 13 of them ,” Hester points out . “ We understand that things come up in life and it can be difficult to attend every single points race , so we try to be fair about that . Additionally , it might rain for a month during the summer , so our schedule sometimes gets extended to make up for races that we weren ’ t able to have .”
During the early part of the season especially , Immokalee happily hosts snowbird racers from the extreme north , who either own homes in Florida or participate in the RV life during Florida ’ s mild winter climate .
“ We ’ ve got people here from Michigan , New York and Canada racing with us this weekend ,” Hester says . “ Back when IHRA kicked off their Pro-Am season with us , we ’ d have 290 cars packed in here and it was a really great time .”
At age 74 , Hester says he ’ s as energized as ever about the racing scene in South Florida and is always open to trying new events , most recently with a no-prep grudge race that went off with great success . “ That ’ s a popular race and we hope to have that event once a month this year ,” he says . The track also hosts a popular Friday night Test and Tune session weekly . DI
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