kink in Hamilton’s plans, and he and his ton. “There will be stuff you’ll want to shifting, and although Hamilton bought
Shane Hamilton family, including wife Cindy and their change, and you know you’re going to the car with the intention to run it as a
League City, Texas two young children, had to leave town inherit some problems.” Top Sportsman entry, he has since
Super Comp for a short while. Upon their return, The body was in good condition and abandoned the idea.
’68 Road Runner Hamilton immediately took his trailer to needed a few fixes to the hood and trunk, “I realized the chassis only passed
New York to complete the transaction but the roll cage was not built to NHRA 7.50, and today, that won’t even qualify,”
uper Comp racer Shane Hamilton and haul his new treasure home. specs and had to be updated. Hamilton said Hamilton. “So we’re racing it in
S wasn’t looking for a new ride, but
when he came across a classified ad
in the back of the Mopar Collector’s
The Road Runner had an all-fiber-
glass body and a tube frame, but the
classic muscle car still needed fine-
also had to create all of the electronics
because the car virtually had none.
“Plus, anytime I buy someone else’s
Super Comp; I want to go as fast as
they’ll let me. It’s a 200-mph car, and
we’ve had to slow it up a lot to run 8.90.
Guide for a ’68 Plymouth Road Runner, tuning before it was ready to race in car, I immediately take the motor out We’re still trying to get it all dialed in
he found it too tempting to pass up. NHRA competition. and have our engine shop go completely and figured out, but a few more races,
“There wasn’t a picture, but the ad got “Anytime you buy someone else’s through it,” said Hamilton. “We learned and we should have it pretty close.
my interest,” said Hamilton. “We already race car, you’re not exactly sure what fairly early that you don’t race anyone “I have to thank my volunteer crew
had a race car, but this one was so you’re going to get,” said Hamil- else’s motor until you’ve looked at it.” chief, ‘Cracker Randy’ Deckard. He
cheap that I just had to jump on it. I felt The Road Runner is powered by a does the whole show, and I appreciate
like the price was a giveaway for what it blown-alcohol Keith Black 496-cid his help.”
was, and I couldn’t help but buy it.” engine with a Jeffco three-speed The safety-orange Plymouth is a
Hurricane Rita put a temporary transmission complemented by head turner in the pits, and Hamilton
a Brunodrive unit for prefers to keep it looking as close to a
clutchless street car as possible, sticker-free and
without additional modifications.
“I like the cars that look like a