Practice Push Starts
Before anybody did anything there was a mandatory meeting for all Cacklefest owners, drivers and crews on Thursday.
In the past the "rules" had not been strictly enforced. This year they were. All cars had to go through tech, safety (including firesuits in the pits) was stressed. During the Cacklefest there were offenses that would prevent a car from coming back in the future. All this was long overdue and this time Gibbs laid it out in a way people knew he meant it.
This year the test push starts were enforced for any new driver or a driver in a new car. And there were many vets who just got out to make sure everything was good to go Saturday night. There were several breaks in the program to allow the tests to go on.
To save time many of the tests were done coming up the push road. You can't miss the plumed helmet of George "The Stoneage Man" Hutcheson.
Dwight Salisbury in the Addict. Bowman & Olson Larry Dixon in the Fireside Inn roadster. Harry Hibler in the Waterman & Hampshire RCS car. Dave Gruzen doing the first push start in the Cagle/Newhouse roadster. Dominic Cardoza in the Carpenter & Cardoza car.
Jack Beckman had no problem with Geri Tarvin's new fueler. Shawn Fink Sonny Messner and Kenny Youngblood in the ChiZler. Paul Sutherland in the Olde Timer. Roger Gates
Bobby Hansen in his Wynns Spoiler.
The BankAmericar got a new clutch over the winter so it was a good idea to make sure the engine turned over.
Jesse Schrank Dave West in his Beebe & Mulligan fueler. Mike Leach capped his push start with a burnout in The Poachers.
Terry Maestrejuan in his Super Chief Ross Preen in his Banshee. Untitled Document
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CAR: DRIVER Hustler 1 AA/FD Art Chrisman Howard Cams Rattler Bob Muravez Kuhl & Olson AA/FD Carl Olson McEwen/Tirend Spl. AA/FD Bill Tidwell Hustler VI AA/FD Don Prieto BankAmericar AA/FD Don Ewald MasterCar AA/FD John Ewald Iron Horse AA/FD Sam Chastain Brissette & Sutherland AA/FD Roger Lee Frantic Four AA/FD Norm Weekly Weiss & Larkin Top Gas Tom Mcintyre Thunder Chief AA/FD Terry Maestrejuan Yeakel Plymouth Spl. AA/FD Paul Rossi Roger Gates - Pipedream Racing AA/FD Roger Gates Swamp Rat 3 AA/FD Sonny Messner Green Monster A/D Jon Rowley Outcast AA/FA Vern Scholz Poachers AA/FD Walt Stevens Stone Age Man AA/FD George Hutcheson Gingrass & Dearmore AA/FD Alan Webb Olde Timer AA/FD Paul Sutherland Banshee AA/FD Ross Preen Beebe & Mulligan AA/FD Dave West Schrank Bros BB/FD Jesse Schrank Chizler AA/FD Kenny Youngblood Barnstormer AA/FD Tommy Ivo Rice & Williams AA/FD Mark Williams High Heaven AA/FA Les Jackson Herbert, Raynor & Bishop AA/FD Dave Uyehara Woody's Trick Car AA/FD Tommy Allen George Bolthoff AA/GD George Bolthoff Cagle - Newhouse AA/MR Dave Gruzen Waterman & Hampshire AA/FD Ronnie Hampshire Frank Bartlett AA/FD Frank Bartlett Paradise Alley AA/FD Shawn Fink AA/FD Shawn Fink Anaconda AA/FD Bob Hirsch Neil O'Kane J/F Neil O'Kane Safford, Gaide & Ratican AA/FD Ken Safford Pure Heaven AA/FA Jeff Bennett Chevy 2 Much AA/FC Doug Thorley Willie Borsch AA/FC Tommy Thompson Iron Mule AA/FD Ewell, Bell & Stecker AA/FD John Kiley Stone Age Man AA/FD George Hutchenson Carpenter & Cardoza Dominic Cardoza Speed Sport A/MR Kenton Greth Hundley & Boggs AA/FD J. Ed Horton
"Magicar" AA/FD Jeep Hampshire Old Master AA/FD Pete Eastwood Cross, Mann & King J/F Jerry King Ratican, Jackson & Stearns Ron Stearns Wynn's Spoiler AA/FD Bobby Hansen Petersen & Fitz AA/FD Herman Petersen Doss, Clayton & King AA/FD Wayne King Fireside Inn AA/MR Larry Dixon, Sr. Jerry "The King" Ruth AA/FD Jerry Ruth Dailey & Johnson AA/FD Hank Johnson Burkholder Bros. AA/FA Harry Burkholder Freight Train AA/GD Sam Davis Shirley Muldowney Rear engine Big John Mazmanian AA/GS Jungle Jim AA/FC Ron Huegli