It seems that Luke, or Redda as he is known – just can’t get enough of trucks! He spends his working week driving a fuel tanker and carting grain then spends his weekends racing his boss’ V8 race truck. Redda is on fire this season, the 1956 Ford with a 327 Chev is yet to be beaten.
Brendan is a Mack man… He loves them! The diesel mechanic jumps behind the wheel of his father in law, Richard Wilken’s International with 318 dodge every race meeting.
His truck is a bit of a blank canvas, he has had plans for quite a while to paint it up, but being a mechanic, he spends most of his spare time keeping the other trucks and cars on the track for the Wilken’s team.
Tim took no encouragement to get his race truck out …. “Hop in”, he says… I look in and there is no passenger seat, so I kneel down and hang onto the roll bar. Tim sits down and then puts the steering wheel on, that’s how tight things are in there. I think my white knuckles hanging on was enough for Tim to drive very carefully out of the shed.
“Flamin’ Fletch” the 318 Dodge has been on the track for about 12 years… He removed all of the old NASR stickers from the back, so he isn’t too sure.
Fletch Mills raced a Valiant Charger before stepping into the Big Rigs.
I could hear Dean’s truck before I saw it when I pulled in to take his picture. It wasn’t the usual roar of the 318 Chrysler engine you hear trackside, it was struggling to start. But as you can see, it soon started and was reversed out of the shed for the photo!