1999 Berville, MI ATPA Grand American Alan Snead Lost In The 50s Chevy. The ATPA (and now PPL) never had the 650ci restriction on the FWD trucks and as such, there have been some proper mountain motors from time to time in the class. Snead's was never a Goliath engine, but at somewhere on the high side of 700, it was healthy. They would earn a string of Top 10 finishes including a 3rd place for the 1999 ATPA season.
We're still in lockdown here, not that you'd particularly notice except for when there's something fun you want to do and can't... but I digress. Since not a lot of new events are going down or will be, we can chill with something like this and remember. 1998 Bowling Green Saturday Afternoon Session Pro Stock & FWD Trucks.
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1998 Hillsdale, MI Norm Weyher Oh Bonnie Pro Stock. Norm, along with his buddy Ed Clock, were constant threats in the Pro Stock class around the tri-state area for many years and he shows why with this full pull. The tractor is still around in England these days.
1987 Delaware, ON Gary Diekman Rat Poison 2. Because Allison. We can't let a week go by without one. The Diekmans would be terrors on the state and regional circuits in the 80s and 90s before taking Rat Poison to the national stage.
2001 St. Clair County 4H Fair 8500 Diesel Pro Stock Errer Farms JD. DPS has been a popular class in the Thumb region for a long time with limits on turbo, fuel, and rpm. The Errer Family has been a part of it all for many years, winning the TTPA DPS title numerous times. The rearend of this tractor is still what's under the Greenhouse Effect today, so named because greenhouses are part of the operation in Bad Axe, MI.
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Images from the Diesel World Test Session presented by Nitto Tire from Wagler Motorsports Park in Lyons, IN are now posted. Stay tuned to the next Sidetracked for impressions of the day.
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1999 North Branch, MI ATPA Grand American Jeff Rapp One Bad Apple Pro Stock. Jeff was feresh off of back to back NTPA RN2 PS titles and a RN SS double, too. He would go on to finish 4th running ATPA Grand American in '99.
1999 Dave Archer Pioneer Monroe, MI ATPA Grand American. Remember when you could make runs like this int he Mod class with Chevys? Dave Archer remembers. Dave was your NFMS Champ with Chevy power in 1999.