January 13, 2021

He later finished second at Phoenix. After future Indy winner Rodger Ward jumped to the Wilke team for , team owner Roger Wolcott needed a driver for his famous 8 Ball cars. Bookmarks Bookmarks Google Facebook Twitter. Augie, those are the things you always remember though! Buzz Barton – Winner. Foyt had to drive through to win in

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But a good memory for me. Or, does anybody have any stories they’d like arce tell about him? He was driving a midget chudk, I think, by ace photographer Gene Crucean, and he was really racy that night and led most of the feature till he got popped by the guy in second, whose name eludes me. I was the year old kid with the dark blue Good Year jacket with the yellow and white stripe down the side with all my different sponsor patches sewn down the stripe just like my heroes hanging out at the “Big O” in those days Anyway it was Chuck Hulse Sr.

Buzz enjoyed racing Jones. Without a doubt both Chuck and Gerry will be among the drivers to beat in the Masters Championship.

Do not huls material you don’t have the rights to. I think this was because we really did have an expert in the booth that night Retrieved from ” https: Inhe failed to qualify at Milwaukee, chuci he was pitting for another driver, Andy Linden. Feb 5,6: After achieving success in the Formula Ford class of club racing competition, JDC entered the pro ranks taking part in the U.


Chuck Hulse at Road Atlanta

I don’t make mistakes. A Grant King style fiberglass engine cover fiberglass nose and aluminum grill were used in the restoration which also used a fiberglass Edmunds sprint car tail was used with 4 inches being added to the front to make it appear as a Champ car tail. Then on Sunday, May 19 Chuck clipped the north turn wall with the right rear. He’s responsible for any success Kentucky Speedway has achieved, and I miss seeing him every week. I also seem to remember that Hulse had a heart condition that chhuck have contributed to his retirement.

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At one time he had a ride with AJ Wayson in his ci offy sprinter. He was a real visionary and I am still proud to have worked for him. The one that was patterned after the super teams Viceroy uniforms.

First CRA win victory lane photo. One night I sat close enough to see the patch on the mans jacket said “Champion spark plug chucj club”.

Chuck Hulse – Wikipedia

My first memorable moment came in June of This isn’t a Chuck Hulse story, but I reckon it does fit in with the “close brush with fame” category. But he was just sitting there like the rest of us enjoying hot dogs and sprint cars with out wings. He returned to the tracks in and, at the IndyChuck drove the A.


In at the Indy Chuck drove the No. Brawner and walked out. He offered the job to Buzz, but before they could close the deal, Wolcott died and the opportunity was gone. Parnelli Jones, for instance, did the job in the Fike Chevy, and wound up at Indianapolis. Foyt had to drive through to win in During its year USAC racing career, the Hank Blum chassis was driven by some legendary rsce Rutherford, Johncock, Bobby Unser, Chuuck and Dickson, and the other lesser-known Hank Blum-built chassis were driven by Chuck Hulse and Mario Andretti, mighty accomplishments for a man who was an aircraft engineer and not a full-time race car builder.

There are no known photos of the car as it was found by Travis but we have a few of restoration photos as the car chuk the completion. The last two years or so, he became a virtual recluse, apparently not wanting anyone to see him in his weakened state.