Midco Demolition Tool Co. announced that it will co-sponsor a race car at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah.
Joining with Dallas, Texas-based USO and dealer Six and Mango of Grand Prairie, Texas, Midco Demolition Tool will help bring a 1957 Chevy named “Old Stewball” out of retirement for the race, which will be held from Aug. 9 to 15, 2014.
Midco manager (and one-time dragster owner) David Spainhour said he and his company have participated in sponsoring all types of racing cars for 30 years, but he always wanted to sponsor a Bonneville racer.
“We will be at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover to watch the ’57 Chevy try to break the 250 mile-per-hour record,” said Spainhour. “When this happens, ’Old Stewball’ will be the fastest stock-bodied 1957 Chevy in existence.”
The vehicle and Six and Mango’s Tom Hurley, the driver, will have to do qualifying runs to build up to the 250 mph run on the five-mile course, he added.
“Tom [Hurley] is qualified and licensed up to 175 [mph] on the two-mile course at this time and will have to qualify for 200 mph before he can attempt the 250 mph run. ’Old Stewball’ will be powered by a Supercharged Big Block Chevy engine using powerful nitro methane fuel,” Spainhour said.
“Old Stewball’s” driver, Tom Hurley of Six and Mango Equipment is a construction safety team trainer with experience in both civilian and military instruction techniques. Hurley also is an EMT with vast experience in search and rescue operations with Search One Rescue Team. He is certified in confined space, trench, high angle and swift water rescue. In addition to his role at Six and Mango, Hurley currently is a Military Emergency Management Specialist.
Hurly has been racing since 1960. He has extensive experience as a drag racer, top fuel, off-road, circle track and now gas class.
Spainhour is not only looking forward to the event but he will also share the excitement with Midco’s hydraulic hammer customers and race enthusiasts.
“We determined that this would be an exciting and fun event to help promote our new line of Midco designed and produced hydraulic hammers,” said Spainhour. “We are inviting all our customers to join us for the event scheduled for August 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014. Midco will have all kinds of refreshments and the attendees will be able to examine the ’57 Chevy up close.”
For more information, call 214/688-0444.
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