For all things Nitro Revival Contact: Steve Gibbs

*Logo art by Kenny Youngblood off a Bob Brown photo.

Kenny Youngblood's
"Monuments On Canvas"TM


For event Sponsorship info please contact: Ron Johnson

Website, Media, General Info contact: Don Ewald


CAR ENTRY FORM - pdf file



$20 Adult
$10 Jr (ages 13-17)
Kids 12 and under FREE
$10 Military Discount (Military I.D. required)


 Nitro Revival T-shirt 

          Nitro Revival Decal


Preview of 2017 Event Program, free to event spectators and participants.

For event Sponsorship or Print Ad info please contact: Ron Johnson


Make it a twofer road trip

Sept. 29 2017

Downtown Escondido, CA

Nitro Night

Cacklecar displays, static fire ups and faux push starts

Spectators and media contact, Steve Waldron
Participants info email
Ron Johnson

Sept. 30 2017

Barona Drag Strip, Barona, CA

Nitro Revival

Cacklecar displays, static fire ups, burnouts, and push starts all day long. See flyer.

For questions contact: Racemaster@nitrorevival.com

We can also supply secure storage for your rig if you want to go home and come back for the CHRR.

Other Cacklecar Events for 2017









 For Immediate Release

Inaugural Nitro Revival Features Legendary Machines and the Men Who Drove Them

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The inaugural Nitro Revival and Racers Reunion has begun to take shape with confirmation of 30 initial "cackle" participants for the Sept. 30 event including the "Chizler" AA/Fuel Dragster originally driven by Chris "the Golden Greek" Karamesines, the Schultz and Glenn AA/FD that won the 1971 NHRA World Championship and "Big Daddy" Don Garlits' legendary "Swamp Rat 3."

Presented by the Cacklecar Owners Alliance, Inc., the 9 a.m.-until-9 p.m. nitro-fest will celebrate the history of San Diego drag racing and hot rodding with a full complement of events at Barona Drag Strip including side-by-side push starts, old-style smoky burnouts and static displays of vehicles including John Lipori's "Ingenue," the "Dyno Don Nicholson Ugly Duckllng" owned and maintained by Thomas Tuso and Mike Mantel's "Hemi Under Glass."

The day's activity will also feature several bench racing and autograph sessions with racing icons including Ed "the Ace" McCulloch, Dode Martin, Bruce Crower, Herm "the Northwest Terror" Petersen, "TV Tommy" Ivo, Marvin Graham, Roland Leong, Gary Beck, Mike Kuhl and Carl Olson, members of the original "Bean Bandits", and "Mr. Traction," former NHRA Competition Director Steve Gibbs, among others. Gibbs will be serving as Nitro Revival producer along with the team of Ron Johnson, Cindy Gibbs, Don Ewald and Connie Brawn.

In addition to the distinctive "cackle" of nitromethane-burning V-8s, the event also will showcase exhibition runs by approved vintage nitro cars, and a finale in which nitro dragsters, nitro roadsters, nitro altereds and nitro Funny Cars will share the stage for the first "Line of Fire," an in-unison cackle under the Barona lights.

The event is not a traditional drag race but will focus instead on the presentation of historic cars and drivers and showcasing the sights and sounds of a bygone era of American motorsports.

Nitro Revival will also offer Cacklecar participants the opportunity to make numerous practice push starts, in preparation for subsequent events.

Those wishing to make it a destination weekend can come early for the popular Cruisin' Grand Nitro Night in downtown Escondido on Friday. Barona Drag Strip is located on Wildcat Canyon Road on the Barona Indian Reservation in Lakeside, Calif.

*Nitro Revival is a Steve Gibbs production and is not affiliated with The National Hot Rod Association and/or The NHRA Motorsports Museum.