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These Are the Good Old Days

By Joe Buckley

Joe Buckley is enjoying a second childhood in his Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Beretta. Photo by Bryan Epps
Joe Buckley is enjoying a second childhood 
in his Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Beretta.
Photo by Bryan Epps

I just read your note on how the good old days of drag racing seem to be gone (10/05 Story of the Day). I am a bit older than you are but I raced Old Bridge before it was Englishtown, and joined the Air Force. Many years later; three years ago to be exact, I got back into it. First a bracket car, then when it was too slow. Then a 9-second screamer but still brackets... too boring.

This year, after a call to an old friend named Connie, who seemed to not be able to make up his mind whether he was going to drive or tune, I decided to get into a blower car. Well friend, my skin may be wrinkled but the twinkle in my old eyes overshadows all those years. 

I made it into the finals this year at Michigan Motorplex in Top Sportsman and blew the motor at over two hundred miles per hour and under seven seconds trying to beat some pimply faced kid who was having a tough time with the old man. Ya know, it didn't bother me so much to lose to him because neither one of us will ever forget it. Chin up guy and enjoy the past...but don't forget the here and now.

Respectfully,

Joe Buckley
Not Guilty Racing

 

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