The “Frantic Ford” Funny Car Team has ramped things up in 2011 and will be looking to assault the competition in the funny car ranks.
George Reidnauer will be handling the driving chores in the low slung recreation of the 1977 Mustang II bodied team car on display at York Reunion
After an extensive period of time away from the sport, the legendary Frantic Ford name will once again make a return to active competition at venues throughout the U.S. Partners Bobby Frey & Al Liebmann will have “Team Frantic” planning to make special appearances at automotive related events throughout the course of the year.
The Frantic Ford name began life in 1970 when original owner Jim Fox made the switch from dragsters to funny cars. Veteran flopper pilots Ron Rivero, “Rapid Roy” Harris, Sarge
Arciero and the late Dodger Glenn have all spent time behind the wheel of this fabled east coast terror at some point in their careers. This coming season, the team looks to make a return to active competition and once again place this legendary machine in the winner’s circle. (more…)
By Brandon Reed
With the NASCAR tour getting ready to hit the track at Dover, Delaware this weekend, we thought we’d take a moment to remember a highlight of Georgia Racing History that occurred at the “Monster Mile” this week over at Georgia Racing History.com.
Thirty years ago this weekend, Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Jody Ridley outlasted attrition, heat, and tough competition to record his one and only Sprint Cup victory at Dover. He was one of just 13 cars left running at the end, and the drama didn’t end when the checkered flag fell! We take a look at the only win at the top level for Jody and for car owner Junie Donlavey this week over at Georgia Racing History.com. (more…)
This week, Jeff Hood shares with us the story of a Georgia driver who was a real racer rather than a trend setter over at Georgia Racing History.com.
Racing out of Dalton, Georgia, Tammy Jo Kirk moved from motorcycle to dirt stock car racing, then on to asphalt at the behest of Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Jody Ridley. Kirk would become a long time competitor on the old NASCAR All Pro Series circuit, and scored a huge win when she became the first woman to win in the famed Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola. Kirk tells us about her career, including her stint in the NASCAR truck series this week over at Georgia Racing History.com.
The thoughts and prayers of everyone here at GRH.com are with Susan Milam Morgan and her family, as they morn the loss of Susan’s mother, Geneva Milam, on March 19. Geneva was the widow of Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Weyman Milam. Services were held on Tuesday at Jones Wynn Funeral Home in Douglasville. You can read more on her life and sign an online guestbook here. Please keep Susan and her entire family in your hearts and prayers over the coming days.
We also received word this week that former stock car racer and all-around racing legend Fred Lorenzen (more…)