My pick for Racer of the Week is James Generalao, Jr., from Las Vegas, Nevada. James was recommended to me by our friend and admin of the 808_FUEL page, Michael Baba Balbarino. Michael keeps the world updated on the latest in motorsports from Hawaii. Thanks, Michael!
James is the pilot of the Impatient Racing AA/Fuel Altered '23 Model T. It is without question one of the finest and most awesome appearing hot rods ever to set its slicks on a drag strip. He's a seasoned drag racing veteran, having come up through the ranks to where he's at now, and he sent some great information to me for tonight's feature.
The Generalao family ran a '33 Willys gasser some years back, Danny White sent me a great picture of it with James Jr. driving it. The family has been involved in drag racing ever since James forever.
James was born and raised in Hawaii. His family moved to Las Vegas in the year 2000. James was 14 when he made his first run down a drag strip, driving a small-block Chevy S-10. The first car he raced with was a VW Bug. Then he went to Super Comp Altered. Needing more speed, James put a blower on it to run in the 7’s.
In 2001, James made the leap to AA/FA.It’s powered by a 426 cubic inch JP1 with a Littlefield 8-71, a 2-speed Lenco, and a Ford 9" rear end. James runs it on 89% Nitro, with tuning help from Dale Pulde. He got the chassis from Richard Hartman. It rolls on M/T rubber all the way around.
James qualified for the Quick 4 at the 2006 Night Fire Nationals in Boise, Idaho. He won a Wally at the 2007 Chuy’s Fuel Altered Classic.
James wants to thank his dad-James, Sr., his mom-Dianne, his wife-Mindi, his sister-Jaclyn, his brother-in-law-Billy, his niece-Hailey, also Damon Evans, Derrick Moriera, Dale Pulde, Paul and Rich Howell, CHE, DJ safety, Good Vibrations motorsports, Vegas custom graphics, and Mickey Thompson.
He told me his greatest goal is to win the March Meet!
With a hot rod this good, I have no doubt you will achieve that goal, James! We wish you good luck, safe racing and the best of times in the future!
James messaged me during the show with this:
I forgot to mention that at the 2016 March meet I qualified number 1 with a 6.09. Won first round and was hit from behind in the shutdown area. Which totalled my car. I got this chassis from Hartman in October and had the car back at the 2017 March meet and went to the finals. I lost in the final to Bryan Hall with the Tramp.
As it turned out, we couldn't contact our guest for the show, so BP and I ad-libbed the whole thing. JAck Redd did a 15-minute interview with BP, and for the first time ever, our Racer of the Week, James Generalao took our call and did an outstanding live interview with us! The whole show is here:
https://www.facebook.com/dragracinglist ... 841114696/