Spring Nostalgia Race cont...
Central Illinois Dragway
By Bob Wilkiewicz
Nostalgia Super Stock Inc. Staff
In the second session, John Rousset in the ‘Hard Days Night’ 1963 Plymouth ran his event-best 6.2058 at almost 109 mph before the ‘My Gold Digger’ altered wheelbase FX replica 1965 Dodge of John Grinwald set low elapsed time and top speed, 5.5279 at 126.09, respectively.
The ever popular 1965 Dodge altered wheel base mechanically injected Hemi “lights em up”.
Owned and driven by John Grinwald of Watertown, WI. Power provided by Opel Engineering, Streamwood, IL.
While Henderson’s driving vision proved to be good enough, he definitely received some help from Bittle. That lost C-clip was problematic because it is unique to the Carters and the common replacement Edelbrock models use a different and unadaptable design accelerator pump and no one present had a spare Carter.
So after about 20 minutes of unsuccessful searching, Henderson started fabricating an alternative design. Meanwhile, Bittle walked up, carefully scanned the engine compartment and saw the missing clip, laying on the lower radiator support.
“There’s nothing like having those young eyes,” said Henderson.
Here is Ryan Eads putting the pedal to the metal in his 1964 Plymouth powered by a Dale Chenoweth max wedge.
Ryan, wife Amber and children reside in Emden, IL.
Long time racer now running a NSS car Milt Schreindl in his 1965 Dodge “Full Tilt”. Milt is the father of Spence who drives a
1964 Dodge and other son Craig who is nearing completion of his 1965 Comet AFX to also run with the group.
Another beautiful 1965 Dodge max wedge powered from Chenoweth Engines.
Doug Ryan owns and drives his “Grand Spaulding” entry. He calls New Baden, IL. home.
Marty Bittle warming up the rubber under the watchful eye of the “ Chief Starter “ Larry Brennan of Jacksonville, IL.
NOSTALGIA DRAG WORLD - By Bob Wilkiewicz; Photos by Dan Ricks - DanRicksPhotography.com