Cacklefest, the Back
Backing up, there
is more to the Cacklefest than the feature events.There are the
static starts in the pits, practice push starts (required for
new cars/drivers), bench racing and remembering those who are
no longer with us. Here are some shots, representative of the
weekend, in no particular order.
Thursday was for ducks,
kids and bench racing.
You call this a lobster?
Cody and Ray Helger
The long distance award went
to Californian Rod McCarrell (on right) with his brother-in-law.
There were practice push
starts amid the racing.
Steve Gibbs gave the instructions
for Cacklefest at the mandatory "Drivers Meeting".
The Cowl. We all know the story
of Don and the Jade Grenade (he crashed the car resulting in
the loss of his left leg). Well once I knew this event was happening
and I knew who owned the cowl I sent Mike Goyda an email to see
if he would be attending. He said he was so we arranged for Mike
to bring the cowl with him, this was the only cowl that Don actually
had his name on as a driver. We were able to keep this as a surprise
and once I knew where Mike had set up his booth and once I saw
Don had arrived. I asked Don for a few minutes of his time and
headed for Mikes booth. Well we pulled the cowl out and had this
mini reunion between Don and his cowl. I think the surprise went
over well!! I would like to Thank Mike Goyda for making it all
happen. Text by Mike McCarthy
That's all folks!
Speaking of Roberts, Paul "Ernie"
Broughton brought his Comanche restoration with hopes of having
Don do the Cacklefest in it. He spent the entire event trying
to get the car running, but could not make this happen for the
Cacklefest. Don did get into the car as they did get it to fire
briefly. He looked happy in there!! Hopefully by next year they
will make it happen.