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Msg ID: 2652632 Wall Wednesdays +0/-0     
Author:Wally World
7/22/2020 8:10:40 AM

Probably the best invader that came to Wall and stayed a few years...Jim Hendickson

Msg ID: 2652681 Wall Wednesdays +0/-0     
7/22/2020 10:16:03 AM

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I remember Jim Hendrickson driving the Deasey/Wolfe 707 at Old Bridge when I was a real young kid!

Msg ID: 2652706 Wall Wednesdays +0/-0     
7/22/2020 11:14:36 AM

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where's jim's lawn chair to sit in the pits !!!!

class act and one hell of a driver-smooth as silk !!

Msg ID: 2652715 Wall Wednesdays +0/-0     
7/22/2020 11:51:14 AM

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1972 all-star race jim h

rossell in the 14 jim x3

troyer and jim

jim either richie or tom green in the ford power 71

something very very unlikely to see jim on the hook

flat out jim h was one of the smothest and best could run with anyone peroid!! 


Msg ID: 2652722 45yr +0/-0     
7/22/2020 12:43:55 PM

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Dick Lewis in the 71.  Mark Engle in the 6.

Tony Ferrante Sr. told me the story of how Jim wrecked, yes, very rare.  They ran, even in the car today, a Moon gas pedal mounted to the floor. A small pebble wedged itself at the base of the pedal and held the throttle open. Tony or Bob Punzi removed the pedal and cut the pedal (left one in photo) short at the bottom so it could not get stuck again.

Msg ID: 2652723 45yr +0/-0     
7/22/2020 12:56:59 PM

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that helmet should of tiped me off on the 71. saw tom green run that at trenton and richie at new egypt on wednessday nights.  great story on jims gas pedal. 

saw jim and charlie kramer running side by side in practice when jim got alittle loose and put charlie in the infield. jim went around and slowed up so charlie could next to him again them they raced. thats called sportmanship something our sport desperately needs. afraid i wont see that again.  

Msg ID: 2652761 45yr +0/-0     
Author:Roger Laureno
7/22/2020 5:02:29 PM

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I had the exact same thing happen to me with the exact same pedal in Whitey's 125 at Bridgeport. I really liked that pedal because you could really control it well with your foot and heel ... until that night when a stone got stuck under the heel part. Luckily, we got it shut off in time to just scrape the 1st turn wall . 

Msg ID: 2652777 45yr +0/-0     
Author:John Mc
7/22/2020 6:54:59 PM

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Funny Roger, my dad insisted on using those Moon pedals, just liked the feel of them. Never had a stone get stuck under it tho...

Msg ID: 2652804 45yr +0/-0     
Author:Howie Cronce
7/22/2020 10:57:28 PM

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My Falcon and both Mustangs had a handmade version of that style pedal, even Rios car had a similar type..When I drove Benny Shears cars they had the small bellcrank/sprint car style..Funny story---One time I had a clump of Bridgeports track got under the pedal in the R-10 and couldn't get wide open..Frankies Father was mad and didn't believe me until he looked and found it packed solid under it...We all had a laugh about that freak happening..H  

Msg ID: 2652773 Wall Wednesdays +0/-0     
7/22/2020 6:00:55 PM

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Top pic of x3 Pinto (labeled 1972)went on to be Gil's car in 2nd pic (labeled 1975) when Hendrickson/Ferrante built the vega which also answers a question in a post below that Kevin also answered.

Msg ID: 2652867 Wall Wednesdays +0/-0     
Author:Frank A Jr.
7/23/2020 12:09:01 PM

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I was thinking Siscone in the 71. Forgot about Lewis in the 71.