He and wife Sharon have been married for 29 years and have two sons, Mike and Peter, who crew on the dragster. Martin and the Nelsons had to rent an additional 6, square foot building to accommodate the project. A straight through driveshaft connected the output shaft to the rearend. In June , newspapers throughout the nation announced the plans for a million-dollar racing facility to be built 22 miles northwest of Phoenix. Bender, who had previously promoted drag racing in Las Vegas and Pomona.
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He was killed when his car went out of control and rolled several times. It was thought that his door flew open when the car was overturning, then came back closed on his head. James Marshall Cagle Nickname: Look at the small diameter of the tubing on this chassis. The impact sent the engine up into the sky, while the badly bent car began tumbling end-over-end.
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February 5, Buried: Track officials had told him his rear tire was low in pressure, but Varga insisted that it would be fine. He flipped over and was thrown from the wreckage. He came from Sanford, Maine, to California to be a drag racer. Chandler Associated Drag Strip. Miles Cornelius Sharpless, Jr. Southern Maryland Community Forums http:
They eventually parted ways. The front end of the car lifted up and he lost control. He was killed during qualifying when his car flipped over at about MPH, ran into a fence, and then into a pole. He was transported to Trinity Hospital in Arcata where he was pronounced dead on arrival. California Death Index mother's maiden name was Lowe. It was the car in which he ended his driving career and later began his "Cacklefest" career. Horace Cemetery, North Dakota.