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Author: Rick Shive   Date: 1/4/2019 9:08:07 PM    Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

1979. We got there late, didn’t leave the garage until 4 pm, after two all nighters getting car finished. I ran to men’s room to put on my fire suit, when I came out I didn’t even know where the car was. It was already in staging area running, we missed warmups. I was in too much a hurry to be nervous. The race (rookie feature) started and I quickly fell behind. Turned out that we never tightened the bolt holding the shifter on, and when I thought I had it in third it was still in second. Third lap, my fan blade broke, cutting my radiator hose, spun in my water. Just as I was ready to unbuckle, I got hit by two cars, the two leaders had crashed and ended up hitting my stopped car. If you notice in first picture, no rub rails. The trailer we borrowed was too narrow to fit car on with them installed, and they didn’t have time to put them on, nobody noticed. Photos by Larry High.

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