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Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick Grand Marshall

The Musco Lighting Night of Fire is and always will be a spectacular summer event and the tradition continues in 2012 on Saturday, June 30 at Eddyville Raceway Park. The Night of Fire Grand Marshall is none other than Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick. In addition the event will be headlined by powerful AA-Nitro Funny Cars. In addition Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Altereds, Midwest Super Stock Mafia and more will be in attendance. Of course a Night of Fire wouldn’t be complete without a fiery Jet truck and a Wheelstander.

Arnie “the Farmer” Beswick is considered a pioneer of Funny Car racing. Beswick's accomplishments have left an indelible mark in the largest spectator sport in the United States, that of drag racing. The list of accolades that he has been showered with include: Induction into the Super Stock, A/FX and Funny Car Hall of Fame in 1995; the prestigious, Driver of the Year Award in 1996; and induction into the NHRA Division 3 Hall of Fame.  As an innovator and leader in the automotive racing arena, Arnie Beswick has achieved unparalleled success in the high profile sport of drag racing.  Today he is recognized by fans the world over as not only a legendary racing figure, but the man we all know as Arnie "the Farmer" Beswick.

AA-Funny Cars
The nostalgia Funny Cars in attendance include Down Under Thunder, Sin City, Bear Town Shaker and the Punisher.

Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters
This will be a special match up of Iowa versus Illinois Dragsters. Representing Iowa will be the powerful multi-national event winner Roger “Radar” Letchenburg driving the Dale Suhr Waterloo based entry. Facing them will be the Illinois based “Frantic Fueler” of Dragster Dave.

Nitro Altereds
Two of the most violent and exciting Nitro Fueled Altereds will be in attendance. They include the Drastic Plastic and Chicago Fire. These machines are very capable of running more than 200 mph on the Eddyville race track.

Wheelstanders and Jet Truck
The popular wheelstander “Chevy Rebellion” will return to action along with the debut of a 1940 Jet Powered of Dave Modder.

Wheelie Cars & Special Exhibition
Arnie the Farmer Beswick will not only be the Grand Marshall of the Musco Lighting Night of Fire but will also be in action. Beswick will be driving his famous “Tameless Tiger” in a special match race. In addition the exciting crowd favorite Midwest Super Stock Mafia Cars will be attendance along with a special “to be announced” exhibition group. The entertaining Ozark Mountain Super Shifters will also be a part of the action with their gear jamming race cars.

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