Fans were greeted by
Randy Walls Camaro.
What else would you find
in the National Corvette Museum?
The room trumped any
of the past hotel accommodations.
Grand Marshall Larry
Honoree Jay Howell
Honoree Bo Laws
Honoree Ed Miller
Honoree Joe Williamson
Honoree Greg Xakellis
Larry Fisher, Executive
Director opened the event.
MC Bob Frey with the
first honoree, Jay Howell
NHRA Museum Curator Greg
Sharp presented the Wally.
Bo Laws, founded BLP Racing Products
in 1965. He was Laws was very successful in drag racing in the
late '60s and won several NHRA National Events in the Street
Eliminator and Pro Stock divisions. This success helped propel
the business and in 1983, he was inducted into the first Southeast
Division NHRA Hall of Fame.
Ed Miller has been a drag racer
since the fifties, 1967 NHRA S/S World Champion, Chrysler factory
racer 1968 to 1971, 1969 AHRA Ultra Stock "pro stock"
circuit champion, 1970 NHRA Division 1 Pro Stock circuit champion.
He set 16 National Records in NHRA, AHRA, IHRA & Nascar Drag
Racing Division. Still racing a 1965 HEMI Plymouth today.
Joe Williamson from Louisville,
Kentucky was a champion sportsman drag racer.
Grand Marshall Larry Lombardos
racing history includes Pro Stock Performer for Grumpys
Circus to Race Motor Maestro. Lombardos career as a winning
race driver spanned three decades. Today Larry is a respected
race engine builder for drag racing and circle track clients
in an area covering several Northeastern and North Central states.
Following the awards featured
the customary kick off of Cacklefest featuring a couple of select
cars. This year it was Randy Walls nitro Funny Car and
Paul Broughton in his "Richie Broughton - Comanche"
OUT AND ABOUT IN
Back at the track, there
was plenty of eye candy.
This would be a much nicer car
if it hadn't have been updated to NHRA. In the cacklecar world,
more pipe isn't attractive.
Two - Cacklefest Parade