The late Leland Kolb
during the 1972 March Meet.
Rare shots of Garlits "sidewinder"
Swamp Rat in 1978. The idea was not new and was short lived in
this application. Above Big appears to be telling the fans the
method behind his madness. This had to be OCIR as Irwindale closed
in 1977. Starter Larry Sutton and his assistant Richard Schmidt
in the background.
The late Ernie Hall at SIR in
1976. Ernie was a first class gentleman, hard racer and all around
nice guy. His early demise was a great loss to his many friends
and drag racing as a whole. To the very end he stayed with his
Donovan power plant.