Who knew the answer to more wins and more success on the racetrack was actually less time behind the wheel?
State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge will host one of the South’s biggest Junior Dragster events this weekend as the International Hot Rod Association’s JR Race Car Junior Dragster series and the South West Junior Dragster Series travel to Louisiana for three full days of drag racing action.
It is amazing how one seemingly insignificant decision can have such a profound impact on a person’s life. Or, in the case of IHRA Mod ET World Champion Mark Pressey, an entire racing season.
Sometimes, it is just your day.
Raymond Beadle, a three-time IHRA world champion and championship NASCAR team owner, died Monday at Baylor University Medical Center. He was 70.
Beadle was known in the drag racing community as owner-driver of the “Blue Max” nitro Funny Car. Beadle won three IHRA championships in 1975-76 and 1981 with 19 national event victories. He also won three championships with the NHRA.