PICTURE OF THE WEEK: WE’RE BACK!!!
For any of you who have ever met up with a challenge or two in your racing pursuits, you can likely relate to this quick story. Be it a blackened main bearing, busted tooth in your rear-end assembly; misfiring ignition box or any other number of issues that can confound your race operation, these headaches are often frustrating and maddening. For us, it is the constantly evolving platform all websites operate in. As our site has evolved from FrontPage to Expression, it has bumped into a few roadblocks over time. One such challenge was the lack of support (from Microsoft) on updates and ways to fix certain elements of computer code that are, to put it mildly, very complex. We are now stepping down a new path to resolve the computer hitches that left us unable to update our popular features: Picture of the Week, Racer Spotlight, and Blast from the Past. Effective today, we will now get back into the swing of things thanks to some savvy computer techs (aka crew chief(s) in our world of drag racing).
Hard to believe that this feature hasn’t changed since mid-January, but the good news is we should have enough photography to pick from that it will be extra fun (and tough to select) for the coming weeks and months ahead.
Jim Tattersall is one of the genuine characters in our sport. He and his better (heavy on the better) half, Valda, attend a variety of races each season at Firebird. Driving his unique Vega wagon, you’ll often see the front wheels off the ground out past the Christmas tree. It’s not only fun to watch his purple beast in competition, but also a very competitive ride in the Kidd Performance Super Pro class. “Tater” as he is recognized resides just outside the thriving metropolis of Eden, which measures 161 miles one-way from Firebird. Keep beltin’ out those wheelstands, Jim!