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VA72C10 07-04-2010 12:38 AM

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Looking forward to the continuing saga..... :chevy:

regan wilson 07-04-2010 12:46 AM

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http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/004-2.jpg

regan wilson 07-04-2010 01:14 AM

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Well we drug the old truck 930 miles to Joliet (Chicago) . I ran the Allstar race and gave it up by .006 in the first round to Jeff Landoulm from Div 5 , that was the only points D5 got that year ......At my expense...ugghh. But the weekend turned out pretty damn good ....

http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/005-3.jpg

http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/006-2.jpg


I left Chicago with a Big Wally .....You know like the ones that they give ole John Force . I got on a stage and gave a little speech and the whole nine yards . It was absolutly the greatest moment of my racing life , if not my life ! I had the woman I loved , my duaghter , and my best friend (you know the flasher) with me . I wouldnt traded the moment for the 4 houses I could have bought with the money I have sank in the truck in the last 31 years !

regan wilson 07-04-2010 01:17 AM

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Sorry for the cut up copies . The old Nat'nl Dragster is too big for my scanner .

Legend56BC 07-04-2010 03:14 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by team39763 (Post 3779808)
Did people think you were crazy back then for fixing up a truck to be fast? Just wondering because these days a lot of people think it's pointless to try to make a truck fast. Was it like that back then?

Damn How many times I heard that with my street stock truck racing the cars!
Now back to the other guys story...

regan wilson 07-08-2010 11:45 AM

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Two weeks later we had our regular Lucas Oil Divisional Race in Memphis Tn. Man I was still hot too . I gave up the stripe in the finals by a few thousands.

http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/001-8.jpg

regan wilson 07-08-2010 12:11 PM

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In the Year in Review issue of National Dragster they had a little section called Quips and Quotes . It was mostly Pros but I was one of the few Sprtsman Racers that got in it . They had come by the trailer in Chicago and taken some pics . They said they didnt know what they would do with them but to my surprise they got used .

http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/003-3.jpg



They miss quoted me but what the heck I thought it was cool .....

VA72C10 07-08-2010 12:21 PM

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congrats on the wally and looking forward to more of the story :chevy:

regan wilson 07-08-2010 12:44 PM

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On to 2009 .... I had no idea of the exposure I had coming . Our board buddy MarvD got his 2009 NHRA Rulebook before I did and sprung it that I made the Super Street page . I felt really honored and it was also the last printed version of the rulebook .


http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/007-2.jpg



http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/001-7.jpg

regan wilson 07-08-2010 12:48 PM

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Also that January T&D Machine (rocker arms) put me in a National Dragster ad


http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/006-3.jpg

regan wilson 07-08-2010 12:51 PM

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The season started off bad and ended worse but (I think it was all the attention) Heres another ad from may of 09....

http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/002-5.jpg


http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/002-4.jpg

regan wilson 07-08-2010 01:02 PM

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In 09 it seemed like nothing could go right . i started out the season breaking a lifter and not even making first round . A good friend insisted I fix it and offered to help with the money part . Well I patched it up and was back to racing by the next race . I didnt do much to speek of in 09 but I did make one final . I lost on a breakout though ......


http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/008-2.jpg

regan wilson 07-08-2010 01:08 PM

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Well I left out something from 08 . When I ran the Nationals at the Texas Motorplex I was selected for what they call Featured Flyers .



http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/a...ganw/005-4.jpg

regan wilson 07-08-2010 01:16 PM

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The 2010 season is going pretty good . As yall know I built the 665 and the truck is running good this year . I have had some tough losses at a couple races but I almost made the finals in Houston 2 years in a row . I lost 5th round (semi finals) . I went to third round in Tulsa and left there in 3rd place in division points and tied for 1st in Jegs points . The next race will be either Bowling Green, Kentucky or Topeka Kansas at the end of August . Im trying to figure out how to maybe get one more out of division race but time and money make it tough . Theres an outside chance we may go to Reynolds or Atlanta Ga but with races close together and all the miles to and from it makes it tough .

VA72C10 07-08-2010 02:32 PM

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cool, thanks for sharing and hope the rest of the year goes well for you!

68longhorn 07-10-2010 09:42 AM

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Great story and love the truck!!!!!

djracer 07-10-2010 10:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by regan wilson (Post 4079245)
Theres an outside chance we may go to Reynolds or Atlanta Ga but with races close together and all the miles to and from it makes it tough .


If you decide to make either of these please let me know!

C20-67_N_MO 07-10-2010 11:51 AM

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Keep the stories coming!

Love em!

regan wilson 07-10-2010 12:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by C20-67_N_MO (Post 4082184)
Keep the stories coming!

Love em!

Unless I dig something else from the past I'm gonna have to go do something to talk about .

regan wilson 07-10-2010 12:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by djracer (Post 4082090)
If you decide to make either of these please let me know!

I probably would be leaning toward Reynolds . I have been there once and loved the place and the poeple . Ed and Dorothy , Lamar , and Tim . The Atlanta race is in early September and I'm tired of racing in the heat already. The Reynolds race is in October (when I would rather race) Maybe you could bum a ride with ol Brian Funderburk .

djracer 07-10-2010 05:55 PM

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I could do that for sure!

kennyd 07-26-2010 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by regan wilson (Post 4072216)
Racing in Tx sucked . My Ol'Lady was gonna flash my buddy that I had to run second round (she really wouldnt do that) to throw him off , instead my Crew Chief / Bestfriend a 240lb boy flashed him . The poor guy was .071 on the tree against my .008 and my fuel press. regulator gave up and I lost the round .

hey i do what it takes to help win the round. lol. its hard to hit the tree when your blinded. :sumo:

regan wilson 08-23-2010 05:24 PM

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Well it looks like we are going to Topeka (8-27 and 8-28) . It is a Fri-Sat race , I like running at night and that gives me all day to get home Sunday . I have been trying to upload some video but havent got anything done yet . Anyway if any members come to the race come by and say hey ! We will be way out past the finish line in the last pit area .

swb85 08-23-2010 05:30 PM

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^^^Heartland Park is my home track! I gotta try to get away and come see this thing in action.....

aggie91 08-23-2010 05:59 PM

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Good luck this weekend. Hopefully the weather won't be so hot...

McC_65_91 08-31-2010 05:35 PM

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great story! i want more...

regan wilson 09-01-2010 04:48 PM

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Well guys Topeka wasnt alot of fun (except for the non racing festivities). My first run was slow and it just seemed to get slower . My generator was giving me fits also (ugggh no ac at night) . My first round opponent had devine intervention on the door ! Musta been becuase they pulled him off the starting line for a leak and a got a competition bye run . Good thing becuase I went a 10.98 but I was .008 on the tree . After that I noticed my battery charger after over an hour was still at 10 amps on a 10 amp charge . I figured the batteries were junk but couldnt do anything but hope for the best . I lost second round with a .033 advantage at the line I was .020 he was .053 the truck just wouldnt run right . We tested the batteries today and together they didnt make enough amps for one battery . I was in 3rd place 3 1/2 rounds out of first when I got there and left in 5th place still 3 1/2 rounds out of first so it aint over yet . I may drop the Nationals in Ennis so I can go to Georgia in October we will just have to see what happens in Belle Rose La in 2 weeks ....

djracer 09-01-2010 07:40 PM

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Good luck Regan.

regan wilson 09-08-2010 05:34 PM

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Well it looks like the season is over for The Blue Truck ! I had more problems than I thought . The head gaskets were giving up (completely between #5 and #7) and there is some of the piston missing on #5 . I'm not sure if we got some bad fuel or what !!!! Anyhow the truck is done for the year . I may go to Belle Rose ,La next week and drive one of my buddies cars and if I do I will run it in Noble Ok also . It will be next year before the truck runs again......

ripdog28 09-08-2010 06:20 PM

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Sorry to hear. Hope it dont cost too much to replace the piston.

aggie91 09-09-2010 01:23 PM

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Sorry to hear that. I was hoping to go over to Belle Rose and see you run that truck. If you go, good luck to you! Hope it is not too bad on your wallet to fix it for next year.

fryer1979 09-17-2010 05:40 AM

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Thanks a lot for sharing the story of your pickup Regan. It was very cool to see its evolution into the strip machine it is today. Sorry to read about your luck this year. Hopefully the road to recovery will be as quick and painless as possible. I'll be pullin for a better year for you in 2011.

Moostifer 09-22-2010 12:28 PM

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sorry bout BigBlue Regan... miss hanging with you & "The Flasher"! We need to hit El Charo and do some some bench racing... it's on me

regan wilson 11-08-2010 07:24 PM

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The Big Blue Truck will be back soon . We start in Feb in Belle Rose . I'll give a breakdown of the season later .

djracer 11-09-2010 12:01 AM

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Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gobbles 11-18-2010 03:25 PM

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That was an epic story, very motivating to get my ride moving. Awesome.

aggie91 12-04-2010 09:50 PM

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Talked to Rany Ramo (his son Blake and my son Korbin go to school together) the other day, he mentioned that the Belle Rose event has been moved to May. His Dad mentioned your motor is still at the engine builder's shop.

Besides the motor are you doing anything else with the truck over the winter?

royo 12-05-2010 09:48 PM

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OH man nice ride! Looks like a life time love affair

chev-obsession 12-06-2010 02:12 AM

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cool story and nice color!

regan wilson 12-06-2010 09:06 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aggie91 (Post 4331399)
Talked to Rany Ramo (his son Blake and my son Korbin go to school together) the other day, he mentioned that the Belle Rose event has been moved to May. His Dad mentioned your motor is still at the engine builder's shop.

Besides the motor are you doing anything else with the truck over the winter?


I should be picking everything up this week . That will give me plenty of time to reassemble the motor . I got lucky , all we had to do is cut the block .005 and the heads .005 and do a valve job .(and buy 4 pistons when I only needed one) . Other than tearing the tranny down thats gonna be it . I would like to do a tubular Camaro type front sub but I dont have 5 or 6 grand to throw at it now . Since they moved the Belle Rose race our first one will be March 3rd in Houston .


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