Thursday, April 10, 2008



International Drag Racing Hall of Fame

16740 Valley High Drive, Banning, CA 92220

(951) 849-1311

1956 – 1967  Owner-Builder of numerous record-setting dragsters; built engines, cars, metalwork, and others

1960 – 1965  Fireman (Beverly Hills, CA)

1960 – 1967  Breedlove Land Speed Program

                      Crew Chief & Shop Foreman. Participated in designs & construction. Supervised shop and race course operations. From 1965-1967, was also General manager and the car show and personal appearance bookings; ran the Breedlove businesses

                      Set 6 world land speed records (400-600 mph) and dozens of closed course records with Fort Daytona Coupe

  1.            Mickey Thompson (Indy cars)

                    Fabricator and mechanic

  1.            Smokey Yunick (Trans-am camaro and Nascar Chevelle)

                    Fabricator and mechanic

  1.            Mickey Thompson (Landspeed Car and Drag race car driven by Danny Ongais).     Participated     in        construction and layout

  1.     Quin Epperly (Indy Car)

Participated in construction

  1. Smokey Yunick (Chevy Indy Car)


1971 Self-employed, doing race car metalwork, fabrication

Participated in Mickey Thompson’s various racing programs

  1. Warner Hodgdon (Indy Car)

Participated in fabrication and construction

1979 – 1982 Danny Thompson (desert & stadium class 1)

Built and maintained the cars

  1. Danny Thompson (SCCA F/Atlantic)

Rebuilt the chassis, running gear, built aluminum body and maintained the cars

1982 – 1984 Glenn Harris (SCCA Super Vee)

Chief Mechanic and Fabricator

  1. Won the Super 1600 Championship (Glenn Harris)

Chief Mechanic & Fabricator

1985 – 1989 Mazda stadium truck program

Designer, Builder, Chief Mechanic & Crew Chief

  1. Won Grand National Sport Truck Championship (Jeff Huber)

1989 – 1991 Sage Council Racing Team (stadium super 1600 and desert 7s)

Designer, Builder and Chief Mechanic

Won 1991 San Felipe 250

1992 – 1996 Venable Racing

Designer, Builder and Chief Mechanic Stadium Program

1992 – 1994 Won Super 1600 Championship 3 consecutive years (Jerry Whelchel)

Designer, Builder, Chief Mechanic and Owner

1995 – 1996 Venable Racing

Designed and built Trophy Truck driven by Rob MacCachren in the SCORE desert racing series. Won 1996 Baja 500 & 1996 Laughlin Desert Challenge

1997 – present Designed, built and campaigned all-wheel drive Pro-4 Ford truck driven by Rob MacCachren in the CORR series. Won numerous events, most notably 1999 Borg – Warner Manufacturers Challenge Cup

  1. Designed, built an all-wheel drive open-wheel desert vehicle currently being campaigned by the Riviera Racing team

1999 – present Designing and building improved version of all-wheel drive vehicles