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Races Past: June 7, 1986

Look out history fans, it's last Saturday night all over again, but in 1986!  With only one division of figure-eight cars competing this season, Steve Weldon set the tone for the night with fast time on the dry track of 19.68 in a '65 Fairlane. Current point leader Gary Taylor took the A-main in his Camaro, followed by Tony Crenshaw in his last really big car( a Torino). Jeff Candaux was third driving a baby-blue '67 Chevelle. First heat winner Ben Chandler  grabbed the b-main spotlight in his factory 4-speed '69 road runner. Just think how much that body shell alone in pre-race prep condition would be worth these days! Chasing Ben around the south turn to the stripe was " monster man" Rick Hager in a very large Monte Carlo, and Big Ed Ritchie. Ed also won the second heat ahead of Taylor, and the notorious riverboat gambler Al Hauck. Joe Young Jr. picked up the third heat victory, followed by Crenshaw and Niel Hamlin. In the newsletter classifieds, a '64 ford race hauler (worth millions) ,a steal at $2500, a race ready figure-eight '67 Fairlane for $900, and a '68 GTO prepared in 1985 with a 400 engine/400 trans for best offer. It's back to 2008! F.E.A.R. historian, Tom Claibourn.