Wild Willie and the Terenzio Bros.
By Anthony Terenzio
The Terenzio Bros. Altered speeding past on the top end. Photo by Rob Potter
At one of the Gatornationals in the early '70s, I broke the oil pump shaft in my 354" Hemi BB/A. Willie Borsch was there with his AA/FC with a 392 Hemi. I had known him for some time, and asked him if he had a shaft. He did, but it was longer, so we had to shorten it and make a new groove in it in the staging lanes. My brother and Willie worked on it while I suited up. They worked on it while we were pulling down the lanes. They dropped the mag in just in time for our round.
The guy I was to race was already running and I don't think he thought we would be ready in time. He was already backing up from his burn out when I did this John Force-type burn out. I think it caught him off guard because he fouled real bad. So if it weren't for Willie Borsch, I wouldn't have made that round.