2018 MARKS THE 20th YEAR THAT DAVE GRIMES FROM GREENVILLE, OHIO HAS BEEN PUSHING..HIS CHOICE FOR PUSHING RIGHT NOW IS HIS 2002 CHEVY SILVERADO WHICH HE USES AT ELDORA
WHERE HE IS PART OF "SMOKE'S PUSHING CREW"..TRACKS HE HAS ADDED TO HIS PUSHING LIST IS GAS CITY, MONTPELIER, ANDERSON, WAYNESVILLE, WINCHESTER, LAWRENCEBURG, COLUMBUS, ROUTE 44,
PART OF THE "DIRTY DOZEN" PUSH TRUCK CREW AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY IS DYLAN KNOOP aka "THE ROOKIE"..THE "BUCKEYE" HAS BEEN PUSHING SINCE 2016 WITH HIS 2002 DODGE DAKOTA..
ADAM HILL FROM FREMONT, OHIO AND HIS 1981 CJ-5 WITH A 383 STROKER ENGINE..HIS HOME TRACKS ARE FREMONT SPEEDWAY AND ATICA RACEWAY..
MIKE SIMPSON PUSHES OFF #51 FRED RAHMER..(Photo by G. Lacer)
ELDORA PUSHERS MIKE & SUSAN SIMPSON..(Photo by G. Lacer)
BARBARA MOTT aka "THE JEEPCHIC" PUSHES AT THE TOLEDO SPEEDWAY WITH HER 2000 JEEP WRANGLER..SHE IS ALSO AN OFFICIAL AT TOLEDO SPEEDWAY AND HAS BEEN PUSHING
FOR OVER TEN YEARS..
BILL GLASS IS A REGULAR PUSHER AT MOLER SPEEDWAY..HIS SHOTGUN IS HENRY KICK WHEN THEY WERE PUSHING AT BLUE GRASS SPEEDWAY..(G.Lacer photo)
THE BAD BOYS FROM SANDUSKY....THEY PUSH SO FAST THE SUPERMODIFIEDS DON'T HAVE TO FIRE TO RUN A RACE...FROM THE LEFT IS RANDY FEAKINS, BOB SODEE, RICK SCAGGS,
DAVE ENIS, TOMMY SHIELD, SCOTT, AND MIKE MCVETTA..
Gene Steele from Pemberville, Ohio bought this ex-racecar as a roller..It consists of a GM metric stub meshed into a full tube 8 point cage..All that tubing
is cover by an aluminum and fiberglass 1934 Ford Coach body..Power comes from one of my old Sprint car engines, there is a
Hyd cam from Elgin in it, a freshened up a set of stocker heads, and it fired right up..Other than running a little hot, I
believe because of the excessive compression ratio, it hums right along..The car is a little light and there is about 200
lbs of lead to help with traction..It has been to numerous tracks in Ohio pushing everything from I.S.M.A Super Modifieds to
U.S.A.C. Midgets..Since these types of body styles have long since disappeared from the area race tracks people really enjoy
seeing it..(G.Steele photo)
2009 WAS THE FIRST PUSHING SEASON FOR JEFF SINIFF AND HE CONDUCTED IT AT K-C SPEEDWAY IN CHILICOTHE, OHIO AND HE HAD A BALL..
HIS TRUCK IS A 1993 FULL SIZE CHEVY 4X4 WITH A V6 MOTOR..WHEN JEFF STARTED PUSHING HE HAD A SHOCK BY HOW MUCH MUD HE GOT ON
HIS TRUCK AND HOW MUCH DROPS OFF IN HIS APPARTMENT PARKING LOT..
THERE MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE WATER IN OHIO BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE WILDEST JEEP PUSH TRUCKS IN THE COUNTRY..SHOWN HERE IS
DAVID KOYAN FROM LAGRANGE, OHIO, WHO FOLLOWS THE MSA CIRCUIT AND HIS FIBERGLASS BODIED DRAG RACE JEEP..IT RUNS 10.7 IN THE QUARTER MILE SO WHEN HE LIGHTS
UP THE METHANOL POWERED 383 CHEVY THE DRIVERS KNOWS WHO'S BEHIND THEM..(Seelman photo)
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT SUPERMODIFIED RACING IN OHIO THAT ATTRACTS FAST JEEP PUSH TRUCKS..RANDY FEAKINS FROM ELYRIA, OHIO
CALLS SANDUSKY SPEEDWAY HIS HOME TRACK AND TOURS THE MSA CIRCUIT.. FOR HIS VIPER RED PAINTED 1959 WILLYS WITH PIN STRIPING BY
CHARLES MELDROM..THE BODY HAS BEEN REDONE FROM THE WINDSHIELD BACK AND THE FRAME HAS BEEN BOXED IN..IT IS FAST BUT IT CAN BE
DRIVEN ON THE STREET..
RANDY FEAKINS 1959 WILLYS IS POWERED BY A 1967 327 CHEVY..TOPPED WITH 202 HEADS, A BIG LOOPY CAM, HEADERS, HOLLY 600 CFM 4
BARREL CARB, AND A MSD DISTRIBUTOR BUILT BY MOTORHEAD'S OF ELYRIA, OHIO..HOOKING UP THE POWER IS A CHEVY 400 TRANNY WITH A
3600 STALL CONVERTER, CONNECTED TO A DANA 18 TRANSFER CASE ASSEMBLED BY AUTHORIZED TRANSMISSION OF LaGRANGE, OHIO..THE REAR
ENDS HAVE A 426 GEAR AND THE FRONT SPORT DISC BRAKES..STEERING UTILIZES A RACK AND PINION WITH GM STEERING PUMP..A 6 POINT
POWDER COATED ROLL CAGE AND DOLPHIN GAUGES..MICKEY THOMPSON INDY PROFILE M-50 TIRES AND HIGH BACK BUCKET SEATS WITH RCI-5
POINT SEAT BELTS..
"THE POWER PUSHER"
JEFF CLEER SHOWN HERE ON THE CLAY AT EXPO SPEEDWAY IN BAZETTA, OHIO..(Balentine Racing photo)
HE ALWAYS HAS A SHOW TRUCK FOR A PUSHER..BEING A CUSTOM VINYL CREATOR YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HE MIGHT HAVE ON HIS VEHICLE..NOW
IN THE SHOP HE IS REDOING IT AGAIN OVER THE WINTER..IT NOW HAS A WHELEN STROBE, AND WILL HAVE STROBES IN THE HEADLIGHTS AND
JEFF CLEERS EARLIER PUSH TRUCK WAS THE "HILLBILLY EXPRESS"..
GETTING READY TO SHOVE ED LYNCH JR. OUT FOR HOT LAPS AT SHARON SPEEDWAY
FROM OUT OF THE BACKWOODS OF EASTERN OHIO COMES THE "HILLBILLY EXPRESS" DRIVEN BY THE BUCKEYE TEAM OF
FATHER AND SON JOHN AND JEFF CLEER FROM HARTFORD, OHIO...JEFF'S RIDE IS A 1978 CHEVROLET 1/2 TON 4X4
POWERED BY A STOCK 350 C.I. ENGINE AND RUNNING A STOCK DRIVE TRAIN...
YOU DON'T GET A SPEEDING TICKET RACING BACK TO THE PUSH OFF AREA
THE BED WAS CUSTOM FABRICATED AT HODGES ENTERPRISES INC. AND HIS SAFETY LIGHTING IS A LIGHT BAR
WITH 6, 360 DEGREE STROBES AND 4 FRONT AND REAR FACING FLASHERS...THE BUMPER WAS FABBED FROM ANGLE IRON
AND SQUARE TUBING, AND IS REMOVEABLE WITH 2, 3/8 IN. HITCH PINS...
ONE TWO AND #THREE ITS ALL IN A NIGHTS PUSHING FOR JEFF CLEER
RUNNING A PUSH TRUCKS AT "SHARON SPEEDWAY" GOOD SPONSORS ARE NEEDED AND JEFF THANKS THE FOLLOWING:
KING BROS. READY MIX, WHOLESALE TIRE CO., JMS PRO PHOTO, IMPACT DESIGN AND IMAGES,
AND JEFF CLEER SIGNS.
MIKE MCVETTA HAS CHANGED HIS JEEP COLOR FROM ORANGE TO BRIGHT YELLOW..I GUESS WITH THE NEW COLOR I WILL CALL IT THE
Nineteen year old push truck driver Mike McVetta from Grafton, Ohio makes sure you don't miss his 1948 CJ 2A on or off the track..The daily driver in the summer which supports an all original body is painted Fluorescent orange with a candy blue roll cage, so it canít be missed!!!
For power he uses a 355 Chevy which gets 13 mpg is mated to a Jeep T-150 3 speed tranny and a model 20 transfer case. The frame is mostly original except for a few areas that needed to be modified to fit in the small block. It has a model 30 front axle with disk brakes and a model 20 rear axle with 3.73 gears. The steering uses a Sweet mfg. rack and pinion connected to a Sweet p/s pump to turn the wheels.
Show here pushing off a Super at Sandusky you know his Jeep can't be missed..
When he is not pushing with his Willys he is racing his 305 sprint car at Sandusky Speedway. He has pushed for USAC, ISMA, and MSA at Toledo speedway, Sandusky Speedway, and Mansfield speedway. 2003 was my first year pushing.
"FAT BOTTOMED GIRL"
CAL MILLER IS FROM ATTICA, OHIO AND WORKS FOR UNDERGROUND UTILITIES INC...THE SAME COMPANY THAT SPONSORS CHAD KEMENAH'S SPRINT CAR...HE HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR AROUND†SEVEN YEARS AT ATTICA RACEWAY PARK...CAL VERY SELDOM GOES TO OTHER AREA TRACKS DUE TO HIS WORK AND OF COURSE HE LIKES THE PEOPLE THERE..
†††HIS PUSHER STARTED OUT AS A RAGGED OUT '78 CJ-5...THE POWER PLANT IS A "350" CHEVY BEEFED UP A LITTLE AND JOINED TO AN AUTOMATIC TRANNY OUT OF THE BONE YARD...THE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE PROJECT TOOK A LITTLE OVER A YEAR TO BUILD...
HERE IS A PRICE LIST SO DON'T BE SHOCKED WHEN YOU SEE WHAT WAS SPENT ON THE BIGGER PARTS...
2.SPRINT FRAME--$ 50.00
4.TRANNY & TRANSFER--$ 300.00
5.RIMS & TIRES--FREE
AS YOU CAN SEE HE HAS FULL FENDER COVERAGE....HEADERS , A FULL SIZED PUSH BUMPER , AND GOOD SAFETY LIGHTS INCLUDING A "SWINDELL" LIGHT....A NICE JOB DONE ON A BUDGET
CAL DOESN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR IT ALL OR IT WOULD PROBABLY STILL BE IN THE SHOP...A FUN TIME WAS HAD WITH HELP FROM THE CREW , CLOSE FRIENDS AND PAST CO-WORKERS THAT MADE THE DREAM POSSIBLE.
DOING HER JOB AS CAL HOLDS ON AT ATTICA SPEEDWAY...
THE NEXT GENERATION OF PUSHERS HAS ARRIVED FROM ELIDA , OHIO...BRUCE FRICKE RECENTLY GRADUATED FROM ELIDA HIGH SCHOOL IN 2002 AND IS CURRENTLY ATTENDING UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWEST OHIO.
Pictured here on the left in the pits at the "Dirt Track" in Charlotte..Fall WoO show 2002..
HE IS A REGULAR PUSHER AT LIMALAND MOTORSPORTS PARK AND ELDORA SPEEDWAY.....WHEN NOT PUSHING HE HELPS OUT ON THE 360 SPRINT CAR OF DARREN LONG..HE WORKS AT A LOCAL LAWN AND LANDSCAPE COMPANY AND ALSO ON THE FAMILY FARM.....
OTHER TRACKS HE HAS WORKED AT INCLUDE: SOUTH BOSTON , HARFORD , WINCHESTER , ATTICA , GARNERTOWN , AND CHARLOTTE...
IF THERE'S SUPERMODIFIEDS TO BE PUSHED IN OHIO..WELL THEN THERE WILL BE JEEPS TO PUSH THEM..TOM SCHEEL IS READY TO GIVE #8
TOM SCHEEL AND HIS "BUCKEYE BLUE" JEEP WERE AT WORK AT SANDUSKY SPEEDWAY IN SEPTEMBER 27, 2008..
This is Tom Scheel's CJ3A Replica with an aftermarket body, home made box frame, 355 chevy with a Lakewood Bellhousing coupled to a Ford T-10 tranny. † It runs a T-20 transfer case, and centered rear end from a '75 CJ. The front brakes are converted to disc's from a 1978 CJ.
Tom has been pushing as a hobby since 1973 and has worked with USAC, ISMA Supermodifides, Local (Ohio) Supermodifides, sprint cars & midgets both asphalt and dirt. His home track is Sandusky Speedway in Ohio but has worked at tracks all across Ohio, Jennerstown PA and even a trip north to Ontario for a CanAm 3/4 Midget show.
They currently have 4 regular Jeeps at Sandusky and about 10 more in the area that work other tracks & come to Sandusky for the big shows.
"THE BRUSH STROKE BUGGY"
Ron Doll is a painter by trade and a sprint car fan second...He drives a 1967 Chevy 1/2 ton with a 383 motor..His 4x4 sits on a Suburban frame with a 350 ptransmission...Nice and clean and always dependable..
A regular at Attica on Friday nights for the last four years you always count on him for any major show at Eldora..Riding SHOTGUN with him is his daughter Ashley..She is a student at Eastwood High School in Pemberville , Ohio..