Friday, December 29, 2006

New Year’s Hangovers Are A Real Drag Race

CORDOVA, Ill. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – New Year’s Day hangovers are a drag but in Cordova, Illinois, they’re a real drag race. That’s because the town is home to an annual event called “Hangoverfest,” where locals spend the morning of January 1 recovering from the previous night’s festivities by racing each other around Cordova Dragway Park. The event’s spokesman – who calls himself “Tazz” – says the frozen hot rod festival is a way for local racers to satisfy their need for speed until April, the official start of the season. But speed is relative here. Tazz says snowy conditions mean the drivers will probably only go around 80 mph, much less than the regular season average of 132 mph. Tazz figures some racers might still be nursing hangovers when the race begins but promises “those who are still reeking” won’t be allowed to go behind the wheel. However, they will be allowed to enjoy the dollar Bloody Marys available to non-racers who are over 21, and the complimentary aspirin handed out at the doors.

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