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1965 Sprint Car

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1965 Sprint Car
1965 Sprint Car

Vehicle Type:

Sprint Car

Year Built:

1965

Built By:

Dan Thomas / Hand Henry

Suspension:

Spring front, Cross Bar Torsion Rear

Engine:

Chevrolet V-8, Fuel Injected, Methanol Fuel (Occasional 10% to 20% use of Nitro Methane) maximum 305 cu inch USAC (United States Auto Club) and unlimited cubic inch CRA (California Racing Association)

History:

This car is a Hank Henry copy built by Don Thomas with help from Hank Henry in 1965. In 1966, Don drove this car to the CRA, (California Racing Association), championship and it ran as #1 in 1967.

In 1964, Hank Henry built the #93 sprint car. In 1966, Richard (Dick) Woodland) purchased the #93 from Tipton Oldsmobile of San Diego, California, upon returning home from the service. He drove it beginning in late 1966, in the CRA and CAR (California Automobile Racing) racing circuits. Later, Richard determined that it would be wise to leave the driving to others and to become a car owner. That enabled him to concentrate on his growing family and bushiness. Once that decision was made, the car was driven by Jim Eiland, Frank Secrist and Ken Van Blargen in CRA, NARC (Northern California Automobile Racing Club) and in Open Competition racing events. The car was subsequently sold and later destroyed in a crash in northern California. In 2000, this Don Thomas/Hank Henry twin car was located and purchased. It was restored to the 1966 Hank Henry specifications of the #93 Dick Woodland Sprint Car. This restoration was performed by former two time CRA Champion, and member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Billy Wilkerson.

Don Thomas

Don Thomas and his #1 Sprint Car at El Centro, CA 1967


Dick Woodland

Dick Woodland in his Hank Henry built #93 Sprint Car at Whiteman Stadium 1967


605 Speedway

Dick Woodland at 605 Speedway with
full roll cage for Open Competition

Owner:

Woodland Family Collection

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