4-Wide is not a new thing. Here
is one of many 4 wides held at Freson in the mid 60's. Here Bob
Walters of Lansing, MI who made several race trips to the west
coast, Jeep Hampshire in the Stellings & Hampshire car, Unknown
ID- anyone have an idea? and James Warren driving the Warren
& Coburn Chevy powered fueler.
Fresno invited a lot of teams
to participate in those four wide races, but only the bravest
drivers and teams were up for it. We left the decision up to
Mike Sorokin, and he said he would rather not do it. Nothing
ever went wrong with those four wide races that I know of, but
you have to appreciate everyone's concerns about the whole idea.
We were all just trying to have some fun, not end up wounded...
As John Mulligan starts hazing
the tires, Steve Carbone is ruining John Bateman's day. At the
hit the blower launched faster than the car landing on the Hanna
nose. Even in the day, cha ching. OCIR 1967.
Steve Carbone heats up his tires
prior to the "Great Burndown" with Garlits at the 1971
The late Steve Carbone
and Dwight Salisbury's nose in 1971.
The late great Tom "The
Mongoo$e" McEwen in the Bivens & Fisher "Checkmate"
car at Carlsbad in 1966.
Chris Karamesines in
one of his many Fuller cars. This was in 1968 at OCIR.