Bob Gibson made it happen. Having met Bob for the first time this
weekend, it's clear to me that because of his unassuming demeanor and
easygoing personality, he won't be patting himself on the back. But be
assured, a lot of time and effort went into this event. This was an
unproven and untested commodity, which he sold to the "Good
Guys" and "American Racing Wheels."
None of the cars broke or oiled the track. Yes, performance was off on a
few. But when a group of owners and drivers are brought together for the
first time with no rehearsal... Well, I can tell you the crowd loved
every run, and especially the burnouts. That hasn't changed after 30 years.
As Top Fuel eliminations began Sunday morning, the crowd was thick around
the FCs. Give Bob Gibson a big pat on the back.