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 several breaks in the program.
On Saturday afternoon, out of
the hole came a series of six dragsters, one after another in
push-start mode down the left lane. In order, they were:
First out was the Hundley &
Boggs' '69 car with Richie Boggs is the driver but this isn't
him in the seat.
Jim & Alison Lee
"Great Expectations" driven by Art Marshall.
Marty Harrison driving the Hudley
& Boggs 1967 car. By several accounts, this was the hardest
pounding cacklecar on the property.
Driver: David Hoyh.
Dave Huber's Mickey Thompson
Dragmaster that originally had a Pontiac Tempest 6 motor, Huber
put in the blown SBC.
Aaron Cooper in the Jimmy
Just one of the cool parts of
the Cacklefest show is the pre-Cacklefest parade where the fans
get to see the cars, drivers and crews up close and personal
while getting some verbal history of the cars from Bob Frey.
This is also a fun deal for the folks participating in the event.
Like the CHRR at Bakersfield
in October, this event draws more quality cacklecars each year.
Not nearly as many as the CHRR, but a lot of really nice iron
nonetheless. This year was no exception.
First out are the push start
cars as they go to the top end of the track. Following them are
the static start cars that are positioned on the guardwall in
the starting line area. Meet the 2021 NHRR Cacklefest participants.
We present them to you in the
order they were presented to the fans. One reason Cacklefest.com
is here is to recognize in a small way those who come to this
and other events from all over the country. This is where they
can see the fruits of their labor.
Leading off was J.D. Strawn in
the Pesek and Lucas SPE car that was in storage 40 years and
restored a decade ago..
Next out was the Hundley &
Boggs 1969 car. Unlike the 1967 car this sports a full body and
wild paint scheme. The car is owned and driven by Richie Boggs.
Next out was the other Hundley
& Boggs entry which has been a staple of the NHRR for several
years. This is their 1967 car owned by Richie Boggs who put Marty
Harrison behind the wheel.
Ronnie Sandifer in the beautiful
Shreve Automotive AA/FD that is a restored Long/Hanna car.
Austin Myers was back
in his Mickey Thompson SBC powered Dragmaster chassis.
Aaron Cooper in the candy red
Jimmy Nix car. Corey Conyers re-create the body of 'The Smilin'
Okie' car. It was one of two famous Oklahoma cars owned by collector
John Neas from Tulsa. Nix was from Oklahoma City.
The tow cart for the Creitz &
Donovan had famed fabracator Corey Conyers at the wheel. The
lady in the red/black race shirt is driver Garry Wheelers
wife. She backs up the Grand Prix fuel cars.
Arguably the crown jewel of the
John Neas collection (along with his Tony Nancy car) is the restored
Creitz & Donovan car which John won at the Tom Hanna auction.
He wanted to make sure it stayed where it belonged, in Tulsa.
6.0 Pro winner Garry Wheeler was in the seat.
Jeff Sanborn in the seat
of the Cox and Amos AA/FD out of Tennessee.
Ken Fox in the NHRR regular
"Fox & Hulls" AA/FD
David Hoyh was back in
the 1967 John Buttera built Hoyh Family "Swamp Fox"
Last out was the inspiration
for Tyler Hilton's (Lee's grandson) NTF car, Brian Beattie's
Jim & Alison Lee "Great Expectations" AA/FD driven
by Art Marshall.
STATIC START CARS
Bruce Larson USA-1 Camaro
Rich Budinsky in the
Power King AA/FD (Patrick and Ferry 104" Arizona car)
AA/FC Owners: David and Rob Stewart.
John Jones in his "Cammer"
homemade chassis with an ex-Dyno Don SOHC Ford for power.
Ditmars Bros. (please
lose the 6 point cage <Ivo grin>.
Batting clean-up was
NHRR staple Randy Walls and his Camaro.
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