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The people who raced there and the people who worked there
The class for completely show room stock cars - No slicks, headers or any other modifications - Just drive it in and race
You could put on headers and cheater slicks and even blueprint the engine but it had to be stock - That meant stock carb, stock cam, stock heads and pistons.
If you put on a Holley carb or a 'hot' cam you couldn't run Stock but had no chance in Street Eliminator, so PID created this class. It was very popular AND fun.
Super Stock Eliminator:
A serious class for cars that still used the factory rated horsepower and weight to be classified but radical cams, large slicks and major chassis changes were permitted. Some very fast cars 'lived' here.
One of the original eliminators. Radically modified engines and chassis changes permittied. The cars had to maintain a semblence of "streetable" appearance but they were anything but that.
Competition Eliminator (Comp):
Another original 'heart-and-soul' of drag racing eliminators. Dragsters and Altereds were what you saw and they were radical AND fast. Usually the fastest cars on regular race day were in Comp.
FX/Ultra Stock/Pro Stock:
Beginning as NHRA's original Factory Experimental (FX) through NASCAR's Ultra-Stock and finally Pro Stock.These cars looked stock but were blazing fast - and very popular. Bill 'Grumpy' Jenkins, Sox and Martin and many others raced these classes and were often at PID.
Top Gas/Pro Comp/Top Alcohol:
Some of the fastest dragsters ran in these classes. Orignally Top Gas (supercharged on gasoline) and A/Fuel (injected on Nitro). They have now evolved into Top Alcohol Dragsters that are the fastest Sportsman classes in racing.
Supercharged and Nitro burning. The Funny Cars were exciting to the max. The best in the country often raced at PID
The Kings of the sport. The fastest accelerating cars on earth. Names such as Don Garlits, "TV" Tommy Ivo, Connie Kalitta and many others raced at PID.
If you liked two-wheeled exctiement PID had many bikes racing every week
Jets - Wheelstanders - Rocket powered go-karts to name a few.
Check out the scenes from the unique race that PID had inside Three Rivers Stadium.
PID Reunions and Hall of Fame
Newspaper articles, flyers, pit passes, decals etc