This is segment four which
features classic push starts, the way it was. For those who had
no choice but to do them in the day, they are a fond, no an epic
memory. Strips like Lions where you staged on a quarter mile
road in front of a quarter mile of grandstands, it was part of
the show. The fans got to see all the players getting ready to
compete. At Lions, a section of the guardrail was opened and
two cars were pushed out onto the track.
Here are photos
from the few photographers who chose to contribute to our coverage.
They will be grandfathered into Nitro Revival 2022 which will
have a much smaller media pool.
This page will open with one
of the major weekends highlights which came on Saturday when
the Johnson's (Kol and Connie) paired their cars up to do a classic
push-start to flag start faux drag race. In the Chris Karamesines
"ChiZler" was "Fast Jack" Beckman. In the
Tommy Ivo "Barnstormer" was Kol Johnson. This is as
close to a 1963 Lions Saturday night reenactment you will ever
Fire the next pair....
Alan Miller directed
the lane swap.
At the drop of the flag
both cars left together.
Johnson hooked up while Beckman,
being Beckman nailed it and went up in smoke... as it should
Now that was fun.
We thank and are proud to feature
the cars that chose to take advantage of our push start sessions.
The fans loved them.
First out was the Burkholder
Brothers AA/FA with Robert Reel driving.
John Strom in the seat
of Bill Pitts "MagiCar".
Tommy Allen in the beautiful
"Soapy Sales" car.
Danny Larson in the Freeman
& Sons SBC fueler.
Ron Penington in the
"Smog Rat" AA/FA
Jerry Bivens firing his
Bivens & Fisher AA/FD
Jessyka Anderson in the
Anderson Family "Vagabond"
Ewell, Bell & Stecker
AA/FD shoes by Mike Smith
Sonny Messier in his
Don Garlits Swamp Rat 3 AA/FD
For whatever reason, only one
shot of Jimmy Christianson in the Dean Engineering AA/FD
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