1965 Sprint Car

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.

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Vehicle Type Sprint Car
Year Built 1965
Built By Dan Thomas / Hank 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)
Owner Woodland Family Collection

History

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.

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

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

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