2016 Crusin' Grand Presents...Escondido Nitro Night
October 14, 2016
The streets of Escondido came to life yet again this year with the thunderous roar of 20 historic nitro fed cars from the good ole days!
As they cars arrived with their owners/and drivers, they took their pits and readied for the afternoon fire-up! The crowds of anxious onlookers
were milling about, friends were visiting, and swapping old racing memories.
After the driver meeting that was held by Steve Gibbs, the owners and drivers returned to their cars and started the fueling process.
To kick off the 1st of the fire -ups was Joel Gruzen with son, Dave Gruzen in the "HOUSE OF MOUSE" and from there is was a NITRO FEST!!!
As the sun set and darkness fell, the crowd lined the streets with excitement for the upcoming NITRO cacklefest show!
The cars and drivers were paired up and they were push started down Grand Ave to the awaiting Christmas Tree. There they had a side by side cackle which lit up the night sky and thrilled the packed streets of excited fans!
Another successful year on the streets of Escondido...thank you to all who makes this incredible event possible!
Participating Cars and Owners
Larry Huff's "Soapy Sales" AA/FDTommy Allen
Tommy Ivo's Barnstormer AA/FDRon Johnson
ChiZler AA/FDRon Johnson
Southwind III AA/FDJay Carpenter
Tocco, Harper, Garten AA/FAMike Tocco
Gruzen-Newhouse AA/FAJoel Gruzen
Smirnoff AA/FDJoe Passelaqua
Dean Eng. Special AA/FDJake McCloud
Yeakle Plymouth Spec. AA/FDFrank Baney & Paul Rossi