BG: Oh yeah, it’s a blast driving those 10.5 wide tire cars.

: Is racing and driving something you thought you’d be doing at this point, or would you rather be building engines and testing on a dyno?

BG: Well, I’m enjoying this. I hadn’t thought about it, but I’m really having a good time driving my car, so… I’ll go with the moment.

: With you and Bill running a two-car team, does it translate the same way it would in Pro Stock racing?

BG: It’s difficult. Bill has some friends here that help him. There are not like a lot of people who work on a team all the time. So you gotta watch what’s going on; it’s pretty difficult.

: Is it still Sportsman racing?

BG: Well, I don’t know. I’m guessing it is, but everybody is pretty serious about it.

: Is there any actual difference in you driving a Pontiac and having a Ford engine in it, or is an engine an engine?

BG:  My brain doesn’t know what’s in it. I just sit in it and just go on down the racetrack.

: Lets talk about your Pro Stock career. Why in the late 70’s  did you make the turn away from Ford to Mopar? You’ve done it twice, right? Once When you ran a Plymouth Arrow Pro Stocker and also when you worked for Don Schumacher Racing.

BG: Well, I retired back in 1997, mainly because Ford Motor Company didn’t keep up with their commitment that they had to my sponsorship. It was a verbal commitment and come the end of the year, then they decided they weren’t running good. So financially I couldn’t do it.  As years went along Schumacher called me to get me to come work with him, and there was already a deal and it was a Dodge and it wouldn’t have mattered what it was. It was a job to me.

: Do you think that current NHRA Pro Stock cars are true to what the class was originally formed to do?

BG: I think it’s pretty close. It wouldn’t hurt if we made them look more like somewhat real cars, but you take the hood scoops off and the rear spoilers off, and they’re pretty much like the cars they’re supposed to be.

: Do you think that NHRA has lost control of that class?

BG: No. NHRA, the only control they have over the class is the rules, and they make people abide by the rules. Just takes a lot of money to do it.

: Why didn’t NHRA make the cars reflect what is actually being sold, like EFI fuel systems, instead of them having carbs and 500inch big block engines that a new car buyer can’t buy off of  the showroom floor?

BG: Well, that may be the biggest mistake that’s happened along the road with Pro Stock, but then on the other hand, if the racers, the people who are out here working a hundred hours a week, have to have some kind of commitment from the motor companies to do that kind of thing, and that (commitment) comes and goes, you know?