Russ Behrens, 2012 Victory Champion
I grew up in a Chrysler dealership my parents bought in 1957 small town deal, got interested in drag racing in the mid 60's when my dad took my brother an I to the international auto show in Chicago, there I got to meet Sox and Martin near the Chrysler display, and I was hooked, read every magazine I could get about hot cars, started bracket racing around 1973 an quit for awhile around 1996 when my dad passed away cause I had to learn more about the business end of the dealership. built several street cars in that time and started racing again around 2002-3 not serious just once in a while. The nostalgia thing was getting more of a following and looked like something I'd like to do , so here we are still doing and having a great time. Couldn't have done this with out the support of my wife Joanne and kids which came along quite a bit when they were younger. there's more stories between the lines but we're trying to keep this short.
1967 Plymouth belvedere 1 two door sedan, bought the car in Birmingham Al was running 6cyl auto rust free , I built it as a street hemi clone car , then along came N/ss and it slowly got turned into the race car it is now. All steel except front bumper, super stock bucket seats , full cage, real glass, not tubbed, 9in tire, 4.10 dana , Strange axles and spool , was cal tracs and springs , now since changed over to ladder bars this winter, motor is a 472 cu. in. I built , stock 1966 block , 12.8 comp, 670 roller cam, alum heads by Jeff (RIP) at modern cyl heads, hooker headers, 727 I built, turbo action J converter , 10 gal fuel cell, aero motive fuel pump, has run high 9's at 138mph