A Super Stock “Savard-ian Spin-o-Rama”
New Brunswick’s Wendell Howes showed how to do it but he certainly would not recommend it….following a high-speed antic during last weekend’s NHRA Super Nationals…
The popular driver of the Howes Racing ‘68 Hemi Barracuda SS/AH went for a pretty wild ride during Super Stock qualifying action. His extremely potent and highly valued machine (+$200G) did a top end 360 degree spin – twice – during time trials.
Incredibly through a combination of driver skill and also some good fortune his car did not collect either guard wall.
“I’m really not sure why – but I think I got into a bit of oil on the track,” Wendell reflected, “I went through the traps – shut the car off – and put it in neutral. All of a sudden it weaved side to side and I tried not to overcorrect — but it came round two times.”
“It was really a nasty reminder for me that you always need to pay attention – even when you are just calming down the car after a run.”
Wendell had all four of this tires blow out during the incident but there was no other damage and he was able to continue on at the event. “Tires are a lot cheaper then body work and paint,” he added.
Posted by: Bruce Biegler