Bomber Martin



1986 Ford Mustang, 302 V8.
Flickr Photo set

International Hot Rod Association

New York International Racing Park

I met Mel “Bomber” Martin at 7-11. We talked for about a half hour while I took photos of his 1986 Ford Mustang. Mel has done all of the work by himself. He runs this Mustang in Bracket races. In that series, it’s not necessarily the fastest car that wins. It’s all about racing precisely. Your track times have to match in order to get a win.

Mel races in a difficult sport. It takes a steady foot and a clear head to be successful. Imagine how hard it is to let up on the gas during a drag race to get your time. I’ll be taking a trip out to Leicester to take in a couple races. Thanks Mel, great talking with you!

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