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WesGPS 10-14-2010 10:57 PM

A different kind of "Bad Boy"
Nance Frame Outlaw Sprint Car. Me at Colorado National Speedway sometime in the 70's - 377 CI made by boring and / stroking a Chevy 350 motor. It's Methanol burning through Hilborn Fuel Injection, Isky Roller Cam, Miller Tri-Drive Dry Sump, Oil / Power Steering / Water. Magneto. Straight Drive. There is no clutch, transmission, flywheel, battery, or starter. There is an in/out box that you push down to engage the driveshaft. You are then pushed off by a track tow truck or such. 108" wheelbase of 650 HP bad bad race car. The slang name for them among drivers is "Sh*tbox"

Picture was snapped just as I pitched it into turn three at Raceland in Denver, Co. The very next lap in exactly the same place on the track, when I pitched it, the rear axle pushed the wheel center out of the right rear rim. I went to sleep pretty quick after I looked up and saw dirt going by at about 100 MPH so I didn't get to count the flips and rolls - my wife said she lost count.

My Bad Boy Hemi is quite a bit tamer but still a thrill to step on every now and then.

Just reminiscing about "back in the day"

RamTech 10-15-2010 12:05 PM

I love sprints! That's the best round track racing on dirt or asphalt that there is!

erm 10-15-2010 12:12 PM

Wes, you animal!

It's so cool to see your racing days come back to life!

Thanks for posting up the pic!

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