Wheeler Dealer Hangs Out the
By Bruce Wheeler
Bruce Wheeler's Wheeler Dealer at the 1969 Springnationals.
Leslie Lovett photo thanks to Bruce Wheeler
Here's a previously unpublished pic
of the Wheeler Dealer 2, taken at the '69 Dallas Springnats.
No photo credit on the pic but I believe it's a Leslie Lovett shot
(a tad out of focus...)
To refresh your memory, this car was a 185" SPE car with Hanna
tin and Cerney paint. Motor was a KB-derived, destroked 426 that
measured 396". It ran best times in the 6.6's @ 232+.
This was the race where we went from a comfortable #12 or 13
qualifying spot to "first alternate" (#17) within the
final half-hour qualifying window! Ouch!