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Walt Stevens


Walt


Walt


Walt walking towards the starting line at Bakersfield


Walt


Walt


The end


Walt


With his helmet he once wore


Drag Racing Hall of famer Walt Stevens


Walt and his wife Marie


That's a big trophy!


Chief Walt


walt with Wags


Walt and his friend


Walt


Walt and wife Marie


Walt after getting out of a Cacklefest car


At the podium


Walt with some old dudes


Walt with friends groups


Walt and family at the Hall of Fame banquet where he was inducted into it


Winternationals winners circle


Walt


Walt and a crew with a blond in the car


Walt with Josh Ford


Walt has been involved with the Josh Ford Sprint Car Racing team for years


The Josh Ford car


Walt working on a tire


He once drove this car


The Piranha he drove


Walt in the Piranha


Walt sitting in the Piranha


Walt in the Piranha


Walt in the Piranha


Walt in the Piranha


The Piranha parked


Walt in the Piranha warming it up


The Piranha


Top fuel dragster


The Addict top fueler


The Odd Couple on the gas


Walt in the A & W Root Beer fueler


The A & W Root Beer top fueler


The Surfers top fueler


Same


Another


walt in the Outcast full bodied car


A fuel roadster he drove


The Poachers top fueler


Walt in the Poachers car


Walt in the Poachers fueler


Walt in the Poachers


Walt in another shot of the Poachers


Walt getting ready to fire the Poacher car


The poachers moving to fire


Another


Walt climbing in the Poacher fueler


Walt in the seat at Bakersfield hot rod reunion


Walt in the Poachers


Walt at the cacklefest in Bakersfield


Walt


Walt being pushed at Bakersfield


Walt


Walt


A happy Walt


Walt in the Odd Couple Gas Dragster


Walt in the Odd Couple Gas Dragster again


The Odd Couple top gasser Walt drove to a Winternationals win


The Odd Couple


Walt warming up the Frantic four car


Walt in the Freight train?


Walt and Dunlap both lost fire nd pushed their cars to the finish line. I was there at the Hot Rod Magazine race at Riverside Raceway


A boat he once drove


Walts trophy


His own street sign

High Speed car action


Walt has been involved with the High Speed modern front motored top fueler team for many years


The big trophy


Bill Dunlap drove at this time


The car in the staging lanes


Just waiting for their turn


Walt lining him up


Walt and crew posing with big Trophy


They won the March meet this year in 2017


Walt explaining something to Josh Ford


Walt watching the process in between rounds


The crew very busy with the AA/FD maintenance


Some of the team ladies selling t-shirts


The High Speed pit


Staging at the line


In the staging area


Still waiting


A nice graphic on the side of the trailer


More work


It never ends


The team truck pulling the car to staging


High Speed car at Famosa reunion


Another view


Ready to blast off


checking before blastoff


High Speed smokin'


Again


Moving out


The chutes out


This is the current look for the High Speed car


Racing at the annual Hot Rod Reunion at Famosa Drag Strip north of Bakersfield, CA


Mindy on the gas


Chute coming out for Mindy


Mindy wins the March Meet in 2017


Mindy smokin it


In the winners circle with Mindy


Mindy celebrating a big win


Mindy


Walt with Maria and crew


Walt, Marie and crew


Moving along


In the staging area before a run


Ready to go


Walt wandering the staging area


March meet winners

I was into drag racing when Walt was driving a bunch of dragsters and funny suff like the Piranah back in those days. Even though I might have actually talked to him in my drag racing days because I was known to wander around in the pits and take some pics and talk to whoever would talk back. I later met him at Santa Maria probably 20 years ago and was amazed at his history looking back. We have become friends and I have tried to get to the Reunion drags at Fomosa every yeaar to watch his High Speed team race and they are very good. I met their new driver, Mindy, last year and she's pretty impressive. I see Walt at the sprints alot as he hangs around the Ford Mortorsports team. He's fun to be with and I always like visiting with him and Maria his wife. He promised me a sitting in a fired up top fueler someday, but it's still on my bucket list. He's very well liked and is a member of the NHRA Hall of Fame so he's one of my famous friends.

Updated 3/11/18

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