Ricky's Dragster Garage 28
Krista Baldwin heads for Barona Raceway. And the outing will hopefully
result in a "Competition License". Let's see how she does.
By the way...
Anybody looking to get ahold of Ricky--here's his number: 760-443-1439.
And after 201 initial hits and some minor corrections. Here is a new and
Ricky's Dragster Garage 26
Krista Baldwin is a young lady with a dream. For as long as she can
remember, she's wanted to drive a dragster in competition. She just turned
19 years old and will be going off to Northern Arizona University, later
this month. But before leaving, and with the approval of her Mom, Paula
Baldwin, and her Grand Dad, Chris "The Greek" Karamesines, Krista beings
her journey toward a "Competition License" in the NHRA Sportman Class. And
she's "cutting her teeth" in Ricky's front motor NE1 injected Ford
dragster. Additional motivation comes from Krista's father, the late Bobby
Baldwin. One of drag racing's finest "Privateers".
After 115 initial hits, this is the new revised #26.
Ricky's Dragster Garage 23
No it's not racing, BUT......
Owning and operating a cackle car has its risks.
As little as we do with them, the average person might think that a cackle
car can be a "turn key" proposition. Well, after being on the cackle path
since 1992, I can tell you that it isn't without some very harry moments.
And you have to be on the lookout, ALL THE TIME, for potential failures.
How my drag racing heroes actual raced these things week in and week out,
becomes more astounding as the years go by. And it also makes these cars
even more of a curiosity to the average person on the street, which only
adds to their appeal, and value.
Almost nothing on these cars has back up. When something fails it can
instantly result in an accident. Take the two pieces shown here in this
A rocker arm stand and a steering rod end. Two piece that were set to
fully fail, but unfortunately didn't, prior to a performance.
Was it luck? Good fortune? The late great Pat Foster tapping us on the
I dunno. All I know is--as Patty told us over and over again--
And if you want to touch base with Ricky, his shop phone number is (760)
That's all for now.
More to come.