TEST/PRACTICE PUSH STARTS
Again this year the test push
starts were required for any new driver or a driver in a new
car. Then there were many vets who just got out to make sure
everything was good to go for Saturday night. They were done
mostly during the several breaks in the program. For the first
time in a few years they were allowed to push up the track instead
of the push road. And yes, those who did come out got the coverage.
Co-owner Chuck Goebel
getting a turn in the Yeakel Plymouth Spec.
One of two Jr. Fuel cars was
Neil OKane's Cracklin' Rose. was Neil's daughter Melissa
OKane. She is a Drag racing vet having attended all of
the CHRRs and has been part of crew crew since she was
2 yrs old.
John Kopenger in the
Ewell, Bell, Stecker & Olson AA/FD.
with Jim Wearanga driving.
Bob Contorelli in his
newly restored AA/FD making its CHRR debut.
Ron Stearns in his Ratican-Jackson-Sterns
Syndicate Scuderia A/D
with Wendy Ann Williams testing for her first Saturday start.
Dave Uyehara dusting
the cobwebs off the Herbert, Raynor & Bishop AA/FD.
Robert Reel checking out the
Burkholder Bros. AA/FA. Regular driver Harry (Burkholder) didnt
come down from Idaho for the event, having just moved. It was
good to see Jay Carpenter driving his red/silver Suburban as
the push vehicle for them. Gave him a chance to participate even
though his dragster stayed home.
Cacklefest staple Jesse
Schrank in the Schrank Bros. BB/FD
Joe Schubeck - A-OK
John Strom in the seat
of Bill Pitts' Magicar.
The Imposter with Gary
Humenik in the seat.
Wish we had more people
shots from this evening and if you have any, send them.
CHRR Photo Submission