Here's Jerry in his own words describing his car (all the pictures are from Jerry):
"My name is Jerry Brock, from Holland,Ohio. I have played with wagons since the early '60s. My current toy is a 1979 Pontiac Lemans wagon, which was featured on page 28 of the August 1997 issue of "High Performance Pontiac Magazine". The car is street legal, and while not my daily driver, sees a lot of cruise miles. The car runs consistent 13.50s@99 mph, idles at 700 rpm in drive with the air conditioning on, gets 16 mpg. on the road on cruise control. I drag race the car all over the central,and mid-west, at Pontiac drag events. The car is a show winner also."
We're going to track Jerry's wagon through the drag racing season, so read on and follow his progress:
After a very successful 1997, Jerry is off to an excellent 1998. As of June, he has 2 second place finishes at Milan Dragway, Milan, MI; picked up quarter-final round money at the U.S.43 Pontiac Nationals in Tennessee (see picture below); and won three rounds (just one round away from the money round) at MapleGrove in Reading PA. The car is running consistant 13.30s @ 102mph, with a best of 13.303 @ 102.68 mph. He is currently in first place in the Royal Drag Series points.
Here's Jerry's wagon coming off the line at U.S. 43 Dragway in
on Memorial Day weekend, where he ran well enough to pick up quarter-final round money.
|Here is Jerry's wagon launching off the line at Maple Grove Raceway, where it ran a best of 13.50|
|Here are two views of Jerry's car launching down the 1320 in Norwalk, Ohio, where it also ran a 13.50.|
I'll let Jerry describe sum up his successful 1997 season: "I finished the racing season, with a lot of help from good friends, even competitors, who helped me at the track in unloading, loading, or almost anything else that had to be taken care of. That was real 'Sportsmanship', as I won the 'Royal Pontiac Drag Series' championship, for 1997. I first won it in 1994, and was second in 1996. It covered 15 races at seven tracks around the country. The car ran a best of 13.48@ 101mph, at Milan, Michigan, and also ran 13.50,at MapleGrove, Norwalk Ohio, and KilKare (Xenia) Ohio. The car still is street driven, on a regular basis, and still gets 16mpg. Health permitting, I plan to defend my championship."