It sure was! Class 2 swept the top 3 overall positions. Bobby Ferro told me that of all his wins, this win was the most significant. This was the only race that Judy Smith did with Bobby. She hit her head on a bar and was knocked out. Tracy replaced her in the car.
She was riding with Cam and I, I tried to talk her out of it before the race started but she refused. She was a tough lady but I will always feel she should not have been in the car. She was my friend and I do miss her
The car was built in 1979. I am not sure how long it raced. It was originally built by Jack Garner and raced by Doc Ingram. Doc raced it in the US desert races about the time he was racing the Skoal Bandit car in Baja. Doc also raced the Mickey Thompson series in this car. The last owner/driver was Steve McArthur. All these guys were from Phoenix. Jim Cunningham owned Brandwood and also raced one of these at the Mint and other races. Jim and Doc were both very tall. Jim said he basically copied Funco to make a car for big and tall guys. Jim only built about 4 of these and this is the only known survivor. It used a very unique rear suspension with lots of travel and had a 12” over beam in 1979.