"UTAH PUSH TRUCKS"

SID FORD PUSHES OFF MIKE MURGOITIO WITH HIS 1 TON TOW TRUCK AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS IN SALT LAKE CITY..A LONG TIME SUPPORTER OF SPRINT CAR RACING HE DOES WHAT EVER NEEDS TO BE DONE TO GET THE SHOW IN..(Craig Avery photo)

DAVE AND CAROL GRANT FROM CLEARFIELD, UTAH PUSH OFF ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS POINTS LEADER RYAN BURDETT..(Craig Avery photo)

"THE BEEHIVE BUZZ"


CRAIG ALVEY FROM SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH WAITS FOR THE OPENING OF THE MID APRIL USAC RACE SEASON AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS IN SALT LAKE CITY...A BEAUTIFUL RACE TRACK I AN TOLD..

HIS JOB AS THE USAC CHIEF STEWARD FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION AND BEING VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE SALT LAKE VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION HAS NOT LEFT HIM MUCH TIME TO TAKE HIS 2001 GMC TRUCK AND "GRUMPY" PUSHING...BUT HE HAS GOTTEN IN A FEW PRACTICE SESSIONS BUT HE HAD ANOTHER WAY TO SPEND HIS WINTER TIME..

DURING THE 2004-2005 WINTER CRAIG STARTED WORKING ON A NEW IDEA FOR A PUSH TRUCK TO USE IN THE USAC WESTERN STATES SERIES...WHAT HE CAME UP WITH WAS A 1995 GAMBLER SPRINT CAR THAT WAS STRETCHED TO A TWO SEATED CAR..THIS ALLOWED THE USE OF A AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO MAKE IT PUSHABLE..

HUNTER MACHINE IN SALT LAKE CITY DONATED A 350 CHEVY ENGINE AND A LOT OF DRIVERS AND CAR OWNERS HAVE HELPED WITH OTHER PARTS FOR THE CAR...IT HAS A CHEVY 1/2 TON 10 BOLT REAR END WITH 6 PIN AXLES WHICH MADE IT EASY TO MATCH THE RACING WHEELS..IT SHOULD BE HEAVY DUTY ENOUGH TO HOLD UP UNDER THE WORK LOAD..

HE WILL HAVE IT DONE FOR THE MAY 7th RACE IN SALT LAKE AND SEE HOW THINGS GO FROM HERE...PAINT IS THE NEXT PROJECT TO FINISH THE PUSHER...THINKING ITS A LITTLE UNDER POWERED PLANS ARE FOR A FUEL INJECTED MOTOR BY NEXT SEASON AS THE BUDGET ALLOWS...BUT IT SHOULD BE FUN...



CRAIG ALVEY FROM SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH IS A PUSHER AT THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAYS PAVEMENT TRACK... PUSHING FOR THE SALT LAKE VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION CRAIG IS ALSO VICE PRESIDENT OF ASSOCIATION... HIS CUSTOMIZED 2001 GMC SIERRA 1500 GIVES A NICE APPEARANCE FOR THE CHIEF STEWARD OF THE USAC/SLVRA PORT-O-CALL ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPRINT CAR SERIES. HE HAS AN UNUSUAL SHOTGUN RIDING WITH HIM THAT DOESN'T TALK BACK BUT WON'T GET OUT AND PICK THE TRACK..HE'S A 24" DOLL NAMED "GRUMPY" WHO IS A FAVORITE WITH THE KIDS RIDING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT..


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