Skip’s 77th Birthday Party – Oct. 25, 2015
(Actual Birthday – 10/20/15)

Canceled: State Capitol Raceway’s Battle On The Bayou Event – Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, Canceled:

I am looking fwd. to the weekend to watch the Pro-Mod’s run! We hope to be able to run in Top Doorslammer at that event. We will not have our hood back and the trailer is a very long shot also.

Lucky I have a small open trailer to put the car on. Reggie Jackson has invited us to use some of his trailer space for my gear and to pit next to him. Thanks Reggie!

During the past week I checked all the valves, removed the spark plugs and cleaned them and reset all the gaps. All the plugs colors were even, but on the rich side, which is good. As the weather gets cooler, the mixture will be just right, I hope. We still have the new Gen-3 Holley 1250 on the engine, with the front jets at 92 with a power-valve, and the rear jets at 102 with no power-valve. That is the “out of the box” configuration. I want to remove that power-valve and go too about a 96 jet in the front. It is running so good, I am afraid to mess with it.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, I turned 77 years old. Sunday, we had a very small gathering, mostly family, to wish me a happy birthday. The weather was so bad, only a few people showed up. We had Bar-B-Que Ribs, Jambalaya, chicken, catfish, two cakes (one with two big seven’s), ice cream and lots of other things to eat. At the end, all of the food was gone! Lucky the weather was bad! I am very Blessed to have the family and friends that I have, and to have the life that I have been able to live. I thank God for all my blessings. I thank God for all my family (especially my wife, Barbara), my friends and associates.