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Eighty-year-old Don Garlits, arguably the greatest drag racer in history, had a bad couple of days last weekend. He had to check his wife, Pat, into the hospital last Friday and then on Sunday he suffered a stroke. Garlits has sent out a note saying that he is recovering nicely from the stroke with no serious damage.
We here at DRO extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Garlits and his family and hope that things get better for them in the future. [2/22/2012]
These photos just showed up in the Agent’s mayo jar he had sitting beside his bed in the Phlegm Building Mardi Gras recovery suite. Aeromotive major domo, Steve Matusek, and his crew have just finished bolting the body on his NHRA/NMCA Pro Mod Mustang. The car has a new turbocharged Roush Yates 500ci Ford motor. Matusek and his crew, along with new tuner/crew chief Chuck Samuel, will be headed for Gainesville and the Gatornationals soon. [2/22/2012]