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For a dozen years as a tech man at Bonneville Raceway in Salt Lake City, I was the designated person to keep the asphalt watered down during exhibition runs of jet dragsters. My wife Karen, the track photographer, took this photo of me silhouetted in the flames between Bill Carter's "Hot Streak" and Doug Rose's "Green Mamba." Both drivers autographed the 8x10 photo for me. I kept the asphalt from melting behind the "Green Mamba" on many occasions during my dozen years working at Bonneville. I have vivid memories of Rose racing there back in the 1970s and 1980s. Doug Rose was killed at Norway Speedway in Michigan on August 17, 2018.


Mel Bashore

August 18, 2018 at 9:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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