Drag Illustrated Issue 173, December 2021 - Page 12

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FITTING TRIBUTE

Mary Reep ( center ) watches on with family and friends as John Broussard makes a tribute pass to her late husband , Larry Reep , who drove the “ Grim Reeper ” Fuel Altered for years before giving up the seat to Mary . Driving his “ Purple Haze ” Fuel Altered , Broussard gave Reep one last ride down the track . Earlier in the day , fellow competitors joined the Reep family for a celebration of life at the track during the Outlaw Fuel Altered Association World Finals . Broussard went on to win the event . Reep ’ s racing career spanned seven decades , including 20 years of OFAA competition and a pair of championships with Larry driving in 2001 and Mary driving in 2019 .
Photograph by Joe McHugh Alamo City Motorplex | Marion , Texas | Saturday , October 16 , 2021
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