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Class of '69 on Track

Larry Jewett - February 08, 2014 01:00 PM


Dan Fletcher in 2013 action

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 The Super Stock class in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has become a melting pot of style with new creations meeting up with older body styles and everyone getting along fine.
 As the 2014 season opened in Pomona, California, there were a few more than the allotted 70 entries in the class and at least a handful of them were cars whose body style is celebrating 35years. The 1969 vintage was well represented.
 At the top of the listing, you’ll find New York racer Dan Fletcher, who campaigns a ’69 Camaro carrying K & N Filters support. Fletcher worked up to third in last year’s standings and was hoping to get his 2014 off to a good start in California. Last year, Fletcher carried his ride to the round five semi-finals.
 Another strong showing in a ’69 was that of Fred Moreno, who was among the top 10 in qualifying, but a red light put him out of contention in round two, losing to eventual champion Jimmy DeFrank. The ’69 Mustang is on the entry list for the opener.
 Other drivers expected to be wheeling ’69 models include Jackie Alley from Eagle, Idaho and Chuck Stubeck from Chatsworth, California in a 440-powered ’69 Road Runner. Kari Angeles Pari from Yorba Linda, California, had command of a ’69 Firebird. Californians Bob Earleywine (Winchester) and Art Peterson (Rialto) would bring a Camaro (Earleywine) and a GTO (Peterson) to the fight while Bryan Broaddus (Yorba Linda) had a ’69 Corvette at his disposal.