1998 Imlay City, MI Jeff Hirt Runnin' Bare Allis Chalmers SS. This is a bit of a long one. As the '90s wore on, Bill Hirt would abdicate his seat atop Runnin' Bare for his son Jeff and the diesel smoke would be replaced by alcohol. This machine started life in Dennis Johnson's hands and would pass to Charlie Kemper who would run it as Orange Peel. 1998 at Imlay City was hard on a lot of tractors, not just Jeff as he would smash the front on both nights after a full pull. Even so, Jeff's hardcharging style is in evidence even this early in his career. He would finish 6th in NTPA GN points in '98 and '99.