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Bernstein, Hawley, Oswald still scratching that need-for-speed itch

What keeps old-timers Kenny Bernstein, Frank Hawley and Mark Oswald entrenched in the high-adrenaline world of 8,000-horsepower Funny Cars? Hey, it beats playing golf, writes Bill Stephens.

Updated: June 14, 2008, 3:32 PM ET
By Bill Stephens | Special to ESPN.com

They all have different reasons for doing it. One was bored with retirement; another wanted to relive the exhilaration of nitro racing and better understand the demands of today's Funny Car racers to relate more closely to his drag racing school students; and one was pressed into service at the last minute to fill in for the scheduled driver.

But in the end, they all proved they still have it.

In the past two seasons on the NHRA POWERade tour, Kenny Bernstein, ...

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