One, two, three strikes you're out!

by Joe Spence

Two Galesburg sisters will be participating in "The World Series." No, no, not in baseball -- in the 48th World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova, Illinois, Friday and Saturday, August 24th and 25th.

The sisters, Lacey (18) and Caley (14), will both be driving Dragsters wrenched by "Dear old Dad" (Don Rosenberry). Last year was Lacey's first year in a high-speed car. This year, Lacey's best run has been 8.03 seconds at 162 mph. Little sister Caley is now running the Junior Dragster car abandoned by Lacey. Caley's best 1/8th mile time this year is 9.03 seconds at 72 mph.

Both girls are doing well so far this year, ranked around 14th in the point standings. Don Rosenberrry is hoping his daughters can finish in the top ten in points, thereby qualifying for the World Bracket Finals!

Lacey's car is a 383 cubic inch (bored and stroked Chevy 350) engine (built by Jeff Stealey) running on gasoline. Her rear engine Dragster is purple in color, in case you are in the pits and want to stop and say hello. Caley's Junior Dragster is a single-cylinder Briggs and Stratton block that is a highly modified alcohol burning, lawn-mower type engine. The Junior Dragster of Caley's is black in color. The girls will be operating out of a white, enclosed dragster trailer about three rows in back of the ticket trailer on the pit side of the track. So if you attend the World Series, drop by and say hello to Don, Lacey and Caley. They would love to hear your words of encouragement!

World Series Sidebar:

Features this year include 200 mph nitro-burning Nostalgia Cars, alcohol Funny Cars, Wheel Standers and UDRA Supercharged Dragsters. Saturday will feature qualifying and a match race between two Top Fuel entries, Chris "The Greek" Karamesines and the legendary Shirley Muldowney.

Cordova Dragway is located 10 miles north of I-80 at exit #1 on Illinois route 84, approximately one mile north of Cordova, Illinois.

For more information contact Cordova Dragway park at 309-654-2110 or visit them on the web at <>.

Uploaded to The Zephyr Online August 22, 2001

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