Martin US131 Dragway, From The Beginning
The first 8 minutes of this video are from an 8MM movie that was given to
me by my old racin' buddy Dennis White. He was given the film by his
friend, Joe McNett, who's late father, Marv, took the movies in 1962-'63.
Marv's 'dark blue '56 Ford can be seen at 1;42. Although the film was in
very poor condition, I felt that, for historical purposes, it should be
shared. I have never seen any film from the track from the first years that
it was in operation, although some may exist. From the 8 minute mark until
the finish are photos and movies that I took myself over the years 1966 to
the present. A special thanks to Jim Luikens for providing the rare photo
of Arnie Beswicks '63 Pontiac Tempest Wagon, "The Grocery Getter", when it
was sponsored by Seltzer Pontiac.
Dragster On-Board (Bracket Racing)
Racing Brian Folk in the 3rd round of the second race on Satruday of the
July 2010 Tenn Tuck Bracket Race. I was .001 on the tree and dead on my
4.71 dial with a 4.716 and lost by .0003!!!! You'd figure a 7 thousandth's
package would get it done, but it didn't this time.
ET Bracket Racing Orlando Speed World
Highlights of the first points race of the 2010 season on January 16, a
Saturday evening race. After arriving in Florida that Saturday the first
thing my wife and I did was eat...and then drove to Bithlo to Orlando Speed
World for this opening season bracket race. The race was rain delayed(go
figure after the 2009 season) and I was able to meet and talk with a lot of
local racers. It felt like my home track..I love drag racing.