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Joey's Place Pro Nostalgia Funny Car Race Team



 Joey’s Place Racing News

The Joey’s Place Race Team is very pleased to announce a new major sponsor for our race team. Keg River Chemicals’ (based out of Edmonton Alberta) customers include those in the South Western USA where we compete on a larger scale. We look forward to representing and promoting Keg River everywhere we race and display.


 Competing at the Legendary Famoso Race Track in Bakersfield Ca.

After winning their final race in Canada Joey and the team competed at the 2014 NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion with the nostalgia funny car. It was a great weekend and the team made it all the way to the final round, losing by 4 /100’s of a second.  In spite of being runner up for the second time the team was happy. It was also great to have had the track announcers praise the team for traveling so far and putting on a great show. They are already planning to attend the 2015 March Meet.



2013 IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals  Joey and the Joey’s Place Team won the 2013 IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals, Canada’s largest drag race.

The team qualified a disappointing #14 yet came out the #1 qualifier in round one.In the finals, Joey had a .04 sec advantage off the line and won by .05 sec at the stripe.

Great Win.


2012 Race Season

Joey and the team ended the season (in Canada) by winning the last race of the year at Castrol Raceway. The team will take the next few weeks and prep the car. They will then head for their biggest race of the year, the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, in Bakersfield California.

The Joey’s Place team from left to right is Harley Belitski, Craig Bourdin, Lee Hauff, Shelly Steckler, and Joey Steckler in front.   



Joey’s Place at the IHRA Nationals  Joey and the team were competing in the Nostalgia Funny Car Class. During Saturday’s qualifying race, Joey Place was the number one car but on Sunday, during eliminations, they were taken out.   Meanwhile Joey was happy to assist the Prospector nitro funny car team, sitting in the drives seat on the warm up with the heavy smell of nitro is a unique experience.



NHRA Hot Rod Reunion 2011

Joey and Joey’s Place Race Team made the 4000-mile round trip to Bakersfield California to compete in the prestigious 2011NHRA Hot Rod Reunion/Race. They had a great time competing and being a part of the three-day event where over 50,000 people attended. Some of the best racers from Canada, USA and Australia attend and this race and Joey’s Place team looks forward to being invited back next year.


Nostalgia Funny CarAssociation  Joey is one if the founding members of RMNFC. If you are interested in what they do check out www.rockymountainnostalgiafunnycars.com or send Joey an email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it    He will be happy to answer any questions.



 Joey’s Place Race Team in Bakersfield California:Joey and his team along with six other race teams from Edmonton made the long haul to Bakersfield California to compete at the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion. Out of the 6 teams – 4 funny cars made the very competitive show. Joey qualified in the #6 spot out of 24 cars in his class. He made it all the way to the final round. Unfortunately Joey went out of shape, took out a center cone and lost. All things considered the team was very happy with the results and the memories from their weekend.  



 2010 Rocky Mountain Nostalgia Funny Car Association Year End Bash

 Joey accepts the 2010 year end Championship award at the Edmonton River Cree Casino from

Darrell of Trail Tire / Mickey Thompson Tires.

Also accepting with Joey is his team Shelly,Craig, Harley, and crew chief Lee 


Canada's Biggest Drag Race Event This year’s 2010 IHRA race was another huge success. The Joey's Place race team was just short of winning it for the second time. The team made it all the way to the finals but lost by 0.048 of a second to our good friends and customers the Ron Sekura 1969 Camaro F/C team. To see much more coverage of the event go to www.speedzonemagazine.com or www.rockymountainnostalgiafunnycars.com


Canada’s Biggest Drag Race Event Joey and the team are feeling confident and happy after winning the first big race of the year in Ashcroft B.C.; as well as running very well in a Chicago shoot out in Calgary. To be in the final round at any national event is both an accomplishment and a great memory.


Nostalgia Funny Car AssociationJoey is one if the founding members of RMNFC. If you are interested in what they  do check out http://null/www.rockymountainnostalgiafunnycars.com or send Joey an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it He will be happy to answer any questions.



Joey Place Race Team:  Joey and the team compete as booked  as "Exhibitions Cars"  and as part of a "Nostalgia Funny Car Series." 

To see and learn more about the club go to http://rockymountainnostalgiafunnycars.com/

Joey's Place Racing: 1969 Pro-Nostalgia Corvette Funny Car.

Body: 1969 Corvette

Chassis: Uyehara Race Car

Engine: 555 cubic inch Chev

Transmission: 3 speed Lenco

Rear End: Strange 9 1/2 Top Leader

Driver: Joey Steckler

Crew Chief Lee Hauff

Engine by Automotive Machine Service


The team travels many miles during race season in this rig. Besides being a great bill board it is a comfortable way to travel



 Racing in Las Vegas Sping 2008




Maintenance and attention to detail are very important in our race program as it is with everything we build and do in our shop.


2009 EMDA Auto Show 



Joey's Place Race Team Wins 

"Pro Nostalgia Class" at the IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals.




Legendary Kenny Youngblood's rendering of the funny car. Thanks Kenny


Too much Fun At IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals in Edmonton and staging the car in the qualifying round for the Pro Nostalgia funny car class.


Matching race car and tow vehicle at the Rocky Mountain Nationals 2008


Joey and his Iron Man Trophy for winning Pro-Nostalgia Funny Car at the IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals.


Joey and the team being presented the winning Iron Man Trophy from Rob Reeves, owner of Castrol Raceway



 Hanging out in the shop! Joey with drag race legend Roland Leong "The Hawaiian". To see more Joey's Place race team pictures go to the Race Car section of the web site.



Joey's Place has been involved in building and painting many Nostalgia and late model race cars.  To see some more examples go to the Race Car and or Fabrication sections of the Joey's Place web site.