Drag Illustrated Issue 179, November / December 2022 - Page 26

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Terry Adams ’ original Frank Iaconio Oldsmobile vs . Jeff Rudisill ’ s Orndorff & Eckman Camaro

Pro Stock Flashback

Nostalgia Pro Stockers gather at 7th annual Don Carlton memorial race By Gena Ellis-Rudisill

Perfect weather and fans of all ages made the 7th annual Don Carlton Nostalgia Pro Stock race and Hudson / Shuffletown reunion race another success on October 22 at Mooresville Dragway in North Carolina .

There were 16 Nostalgia Pro Stock cars participating in the event , and seven were original Pro Stocks . It was like stepping back in time watching these familiar cars performing long , smoky burnouts and dry hops .
CARS PARTICIPATING IN THE NOSTALGIA EVENT WERE :
• Jeff Rudisill ’ s Bill Orndorff & Jerry Eckman Camaro
• Terry Adams ’ original Frank Iaconio Oldsmobile
• Harold Robinson ’ s original Monte Carlo
• Ed McNaughton ’ s original Ewing & Ewing Camaro
• Steve Price ’ s original Kurt Johnson AC Delco Cavalier
• Kurt Huntington ’ s original Jim Kinnett Volare
• Keith Bronson ’ s original Robert Patrick Probe
• Danny Sisk ’ s Dyno Don Fairmont
• Keith Bronson Jr ’ s Bob Glidden Thunderbird
• Eddie Hall ’ s Eddie Ratliff Dodge Demon
• Larry and Clinton Snead ’ s Bob Glidden EXP
• Steve Stanick ’ s original Offerman & Machak Vega
• Ron Teague ’ s Duster
• Ed Eichelberger ’ s “ Grumpy ’ s Toy ” Camaro
• Michael Sipe ’ s Colt
Many former and current racers came out to participate in the Hudson and Shuffletown Reunion race to pay tribute to those nowclosed tracks .
Special announcers for the event were former IHRA Race Director and one of Carlton ’ s closest friends , Satch Gragg , and longtime Piedmont Dragway announcer Alvin Dildine . DI
Keith Bronson ’ s original Robert Patrick Probe Kurt Huntington ’ s original Jim Kinnett Volare Jeff Rudisill ’ s Bill Orndorff & Jerry Eckman Camaro
PHOTOGRAPHS BY VAN ABERNETHY
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