Red RushRusty Webster - Pasadena, Texas1969 Road Runner
Way back when Rusty was in high school, he owned a '74 Road Runner. He liked the car, but he really liked the '69 body style. It took awhile, but eventually Rusty found this one. He tells us he drives this car frequently and really enjoys taking it to the track. For this event, however, Rusty almost didn't make it. The week before the show, he had some problems that bent some pushrods, which almost meant the car wouldn't make the competition. Luckily, friend and shootout competitor, Robert Greenlee, was able to lend a hand and get the car running. On Friday night during time trials, Rusty's car started running rough and then just stopped. Fearing the worst, he thought it was a repeat of the previous week. As soon as he and Robert pulled the distributor cap, they found the metal contactor on the rotor had come off. They replaced the rotor, and Rusty was racing again.