“Past the Point of Rescue”

1976 Plymouth Grand Fury Wagon

I had my best finish in this car. The demolition derby lasted about 30 minutes, and I lost power steering the first 5 minutes. Near the end I was exhausted, but I had it won because the 2nd place car was stuck on another car. I was still moving.

The flagman motioned me to give the knockout punch, So I when I went wide-open into him the crowd cheered really loud, but silenced when my engine died and wouldn't restart. I knocked him loose from the other car and he was able to restart his engine, winning a heart-breaker.

I finished 2nd, and my arms were so weak I couldn't get out of the car without help. It was overwhelming, and great being the crowd favorite.