Mass of onlookers in attendance. Reborn jalopies looking for a second chance of redemption. Local boys. Father and son. A neighbor visiting from the great white north. Hot tailpipes sans muffler. Sparks fly. Smoke billows. Sun drops. Heats start and end. A cacophony of cheers mixes with roars spewing off engines; deafening. Fire spits upward; tires spin and fling wetted dirt. Broken sticks. Mayhem. Twisted metal. Last two standing: father and son. Son wins. Checkered flag.