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howdy from so cal the birth of drag racing.

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by jcw, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. jcw
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 22

    from pomona ca

    i am 61 and all threw the 60s and 70s hung out at lyons, irwindale and ocir. i was at the last drag race at lyons. my brother in law [chuck smithfield] had his hemi powered b/sr out that day.
    i saw a lot of great races over the years. a couple that stand out are
    grumpy and butch leal had a match race on a wedensdy night at ocir. butch won at i think a 9.48 et.
    the other one was at lyons. it was the dyno man [ my god] and butch leal at the top of his game. the dyno man won. yes i am a ford man but i have been around a lot of fast gm and mopars. love them all.
    my buddy and i raced in div 7 1975 in modified elem in a 65 stang [g gas] .it was powered buy a boss 302. got a lot of help from jim stevens [ you da man].best performance was runner up at the fremont points meet in modified. ran a 10.67 on a 10.61 index. this was a very back yard effort.
    back then other drag racing buddies were van prothero and danny broguear. we sure had fun. thanks for letting a old fool ramble.
  2. Avg.Joe
    Joined: Dec 5, 2004
    Posts: 341



    We like rambling.... especially about drag racing. So dig out any old photos you might have and post them on (ROYAL SHIFTERS) "drag cars in motion thread." There is a ton of history there.

  3. Rick O'Shea
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 78

    Rick O'Shea

    Welcome Jcw,,,,,
  4. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,649

    from California

    A huge tire tearing, rubber smelling, nitro tasting welcome to you sir.

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