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Racers grant Wilson’s last wish at Quarter Aces
   QUARTER ACES DRAG-O-WAY,                                                 On Oct. 12, Wilson’s wife, Cathy,
Boiling Springs, Pa. (Oct. 12) —                                         convinced her ailing husband to go to the
When the track’s racers learned that                                     track. Wilson went to the dragstrip under
one of their own was diagnosed with                                      the impression that the track needed
terminal cancer and had only one                                         additional photos of Wally winners.
wish, which was to see his ’67 Chevy                                        With Wilson on the starting line and
Chevelle painted, they knew they had                                     his family, friends, fellow racers, and the
to help.                                                                 news media looking on, Wilson’s
   Steve Wilson’s ride was originally a                                  Chevelle was unveiled sporting a new
four-speed car. He began racing in the                                   forest-green paint job. Wilson was very
Trophy class and acquired the                                            surprised, and spectators were
nickname “Mr. 4 Speed.” Over the last                                    overwhelmed with emotion.
few years, Wilson has become a                                              Wilson stayed Sunday to race his
competitive racer in Pro, and went on                                    newly painted car and visit with his
to win this year’s National DRAGSTER                                     racing family. His fellow racers hope
Challenge in the class.                                                  that Wilson will have many more race
   On Sunday, Oct. 5, Jeff Doster of                                     days to come. — Kathy Jones
Auto’s Unlimited in Glenville, Pa.,
offered to paint Wilson’s car for just
the cost of supplies, which was about
$800. Within four hours, more than
$1,000 was raised for the cause by
racers, spectators, and employees.
   Wilson’s Chevelle was secretly
transported from his home in Gardners,                                                                                                                                     (Above) Steve Wilson raced his newly painted forest green
Pa., to Auto’s Unlimited, where the crew                                                                                                                                   ’67 Chevy Chevelle and visited with his racing family on
began to work on his car.                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, Oct. 12. (Left) Steven Myers (Motorcycle), Wilson
   Wilson was later released from the                                                                                                                                      (Pro), Leroy Sensenig (Street), and Kevin Little (Super Pro)
hospital with the grave news that all                                                                                                                                      were among the winners at the track’s .Challenge.
treatments would be stopped and
hospice would be brought in.


                                                                                                                                               Aerospace Components King of the Track
                               NHRA Summit Racing Series
                                                                                                                                              Pfeffer wins King of the Track
                                     2008 DIVISION FINALS SCHEDULE
  Division 1    Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 25-27                       honors; Coonrod, Livingood,
  Division 2    Atlanta Dragway, Atlanta, Ga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 9-11
  Division 3
  Division 4
                O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 12-14
                Texas Motorplex, Dallas, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 10-12
                                                                                                                                              Faulkner score at Summit event
  Division 5    Bandimere Speedway, Denver, Colo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 12-14                           HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA,                      Chris Livingood,
  Division 6    Firebird Raceway, Boise, Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 29-31                   Topeka, Kan. (Oct. 18) — The                 in his ’71 Nova,
  Division 7    Top Gun Raceway, Fallon, Nev. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 26-28
                                                                                                                                              track’s season came to a close with the      took home top prize
    National Championship        Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif.                                             Nov. 13-16
                                                                                                                                              crowning of the NHRA Summit Racing           in the Pro final
                                               CONTINGENCY AWARDS                                                                             Series and Aerospace Components              over Troy Ross’ ’69
                                                                ETSPR     ETSPR     ETPR      ETPR     ETSP      ETSP     ETMO      ETMO
  Sponsor Company Name                                            Win       RU       Win       RU       Win       RU       Win       RU
                                                                                                                                              King of the Track champions.                 Nova, 10.850
  ALTRONICS Weather Station                                       200      100       200       100      200       100                             Greg Pfeffer, Lee Short, Korbynn         (10.42) to 12.514 (10.00).
  ATI Torque Converter                                            200      100       200       100      200       100
  ATI Transmission                                                200      100       200       100      200       100                         Stallbaumer, and Jeff Faulkner qualified        Faulkner added to his points lead
  CALVERT Traction Device
  CASTROL 2T Two Stroke Oil
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                                                                                                                                              for the King of the Track showdown. In       in Sportsman by beating Gene
  CASTROL HIGH MILEAGE Motor Oil                                  200      100       200       100      200       100                         the first round, Faulkner defeated           Livingood in the final with a 15.876
  CASTROL TECTION Diesel Oil                                      200      100       200       100      200       100      100        50
  COAN Torque Converter                                           200      100       200       100      200       100                         Stallbaumer, and Short was a no show.        (15.84). Livingood’s ’72 Chevelle ran
  COAN Transmission
  COMPETITION CAMS Camshaft
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