Drag Illustrated Issue 176, May / June 2022 - Page 8


“ All the Track Will Hold ”

Tribute : Scott Oksas
The unexpected passing of longtime West Coast racer Scott Oksas on March 28 shocked and saddened the racing community . In this tribute , he ’ s remembered by his son and driver of the family ’ s twin-turbo ’ 67 Mustang Pro Mod , Joey Oksas , and the team ’ s tuner , Jeff Pierce . By Nate Van Wagnen
Maple Grove ’ s Next Chapter
After a brief period of uncertainty , racers and fans at Pennsylvania ’ s historic Maple Grove Raceway can rest assured the track has a bright new future , as Kenny Koretsky and family , including son and current NHRA Pro Stock star Kyle Koretsky , recently purchased the facility . By Josh Hachat


Women of Power 2022
Celebrating its 10th anniversary , our annual spotlight on the women contribute to the sport of drag racing in a big way features everyone from star drivers to behind-the-scenes power players who rarely get the credit they deserve . From the rising young stars of the sport to the heroes that inspired them , these are the stories of the women who are making moves on and off the track , as well as influencing change in the industry .

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Twenty years after making her first pass down the dragstrip at Palm Beach International Raceway , jet dragster pilot Elaine Larsen is scaling back her driving career to focus on training the next generation of jet drivers and mechanics . By Kelly Wade
On the Road
DI ’ s own Van Abernethy wasn ’ t alone in making the trip to Memphis International Raceway for the Memphis Chevy Show and Mid-West Drag Racing Series race , one of the last major events to take place at the historic facility before it closes its gates for the last time .
ON THE COVER NHRA Pro Stock rookie Camrie Caruso as photographed by Rick Belden at the Rick Belden Photography studio in Huntersville , North Carolina .
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