A highlight at the Wild Horse Nostalgia race was watching Dean Carter capture the season’s first Jr. Fuel title. Dean’s popular front engine dragster competes in Jr. Fuel as well as NHRA Competition Eliminator. His dad Ray Carter, is known for his tuning ability with small block Chevrolet Fuel Injection.

My travel plan took us to Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals all four days, but at 78, my health requires two days max. So I over did things a bit.

Further plans called for taking in the Bakersfield March Meet, but a heart attack on Feb. 21 changed our itinerary. I did recover enough to attend Painter’s Muscle Cars at the Strip in late March.