Racing legend, Frank Secrist was interviewed during WWW9, by local news publishers. It was then that Dick Woodland unveiled an immaculately restored race car, #94, driven by Frank Secrist during his racing campaigns of the 50's and 60's.
This is believed to be the last sprint car built in this configuration by Hank Henry. He finished up a 4Bar Car and was working on a second when he lost his life in a Sprint Car accident at Ascot Park in Gardena, California.
Frank Secrist of Oildale, Calif. won 1951-54 jalopy championships – then the top weekly racing division – at Bakersfield Speedway as well as the 1953-55 jalopy titles at Hanford, Calif. Secrist won the 1960 modified sportsman championship in Bakersfield and finished third in NASCAR’s California standings in 1961. He also competed at Daytona International Speedway, setting track records in the division in 1961 and 62 – in the latter event erasing NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough’s speed from the books. He won nine of 11 super modified races in 1963 and won the first USAC midget race he entered in 1966. Secrist competed in eight NASCAR premier series races winning one pole at the 1.4-mile Marchbanks Speedway in Hanford. His best finish was fourth at Sacramento’s old state fairgrounds mile track in 1961.
1966 Sprint Car
- Year Built: 1966
- Vehicle Type: Sprint Car - Roadster
- Built By: Hank Henry
- Suspension: Cross Spring Front, Solid Front Axle and Cross Torsion Bar Rear
- Engine: Chevy V-8, fuel injected using a combination of alcohol and nitro-methane fuel. The cubic inch limit in USAC, United States Auto Club, was 305 cubic inches. There was NO cubic inch limit when running CRA, California Racing Association.
- Owner: Woodland Family Collection