NHRA's Springnationals were run only one year-1968 at the Englishtown, New Jersey, track. Later, E-Town events included NHRA Summernationals in July, and the current Mopar NHRA Nationals in the fall. Here, Sox leaves under the watchful eye of NHRA Chief Starter and Division 2 Director Buster Couch. Couch considered the NC-based Sox & Martin team one of his "own" Division 2 racers and proudly beamed when they won, which was often. Note the Hooker Headers decals that replaced Doug's Headers on the car's front fenders. Hooker signed on with the S&M Performance Clinic program and gained access to the team cars for their products. The Hooker Heart logo has become a classic.