Spend your young, formative years, toying around a dragstrip and the chances of developing a bond with the place become pretty strong.
The inside of Folk's office looked in order and ready to race.
After winning the Super-Rod class on Saturday Brain Folk followed that up with a semi-final finish is his Top Dragster.
"There is something about Byron Dragway that I have always liked , it's very possible that it is because I grew up at the track, with my mother and father, riding my bike with friends when I was five years old," explains Durand, Illinois native Brian Folk.
"Which is really neat to me now, because I race against some of those same friends that I grew up with around the track. So needless to say, having my immediate family, wife Jill, sons Aaron and Evan with me, as well as my brother Nick, father Ron and mother Vicky, as well as several cousins, and mother in-law and father in-law there - It was a very gratifying win."
The win in Byron, Illinois came after several rain delays canceled racing on both Friday and Saturday morning. Racing finally got underway again at 5:30 that afternoon. Brian's patience paid off as he won the Super-Rod in his Camaro Roadster, a few ticks after 9:00 pm.
Brian's remark about the late race was, "No lights - kinda cool." Then on Sunday in the Sportnational, Brian raced his Top Dragster to a semi-final finish. Adds Brian, "It was the best we could muster that day, although every team member, including dad, Nick and family friend Forrest Lipke all went rounds."
For team Folk Race Cars racing is a family affair, always has been, headed by patriarch and racer, Ron "The General" Folk.
"K&N is one of the biggest product sponsors we have, and they are so into the racer, that it makes you feel special, especially when they write these articles about our team on the their webpage," says Folk with a smile. "We use K&N Oil filters on all seven of our racecars. Bob Harris accused us of eating them because we use so many."
"This win definitely helped my confidence going into the next few months," says Brian, "We will be doing a lot of bracket racing. Then we will be going to Martin, Michigan for the Moser Axle Mania Shootout, then on to Indy for the US Nationals, and we will stay there for the Million Dollar Race the following weekend."
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