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    Let's revive this old thread with some morbidity....drag racers killed over the years. Ken and I looked this site over while we talked on the phone recently. Click on the year span at the top of the page....
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    No morbidity involved, but this thread got me thinking about Stan Lomelino from my hometown of Virden, IL (20 mi south of Springfield on Rt. 4). Stan was a blacksmith and worked in a shop across from my father's service station. He built flathead dragsters in a dirt-floor shop behind his house. Stan was always innovating, and even built a couple of twin flatties. However, his single engine digger was always faster.

    On more than one occasion, he pulled the motor from his tow car, put it in his digger, then put it back in the car for the trip home. I watched him run at Alton, IL more than once.

    Stan was a pretty clever guy. His shop compressor was a flatty running on four cylinders and compressing air with the other four.

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    There was a rather long thread of us old-timers reminiscing abut this stuff back in 2007. Clicky right HERE.
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