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great show , usually bringing out 20-30 cars , and some of their vehicles are show cars ,” says Fox .
The evening ’ s entertainment also featured a points race from Quaker City ’ s entire roster of bracket divisions . “ We usually hold a dozen or so bracket point races per season , and one of them is in conjunction with our Night of Fire ,” Fox says . “ I believe we had such a huge crowd of sportsman racers come out because they love competing in front of such a huge crowd like we had on Saturday .”
Three different eliminators are available to younger racers at Quaker , including two classes of Jr . Dragsters , along with the Teen Championship Racing class . Other classes offered include Top , Modified , Street and Bike / Sled . It was an actionpacked evening that stretched well into the night .
Quaker City even included something brand new this year called “ fire dancers and fire breathers ,” which are a group of guys and gals who use fire as part of a skillful show of dance entertainment .
“ I heard about this act from a friend of a friend ,”
Fox begins , “ and I thought , sure , let ’ s book them ! Their performance was something different for sure , and I had so many people come up to me and tell me how much they enjoyed seeing it , and the kids really loved it , so I can definitely see us booking these performers again !”
This year ’ s Night of Fire at Quaker City was a show the locals won ’ t soon forget , and was certainly worth the wait . “ I honestly think it was probably the best show we ’ ve had here since we took the track over in 2010 ,” Fox concludes . DI
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