A 1975 Cadillac Eldorado sporting a two-tone (LeeBoy sponsor for one son and Radiac for the other divided down the middle) paint scheme and carrying nine passengers rolled to the line at 9 PM on Sunday evening, long after racing had been postponed for the day. It was a tribute to a man who gave so much heart, soul and inspiration to the Pro Modified class through not only himself but also his sons Quain and Mitch Stott.
This weekend Quain became a world champion.
“This is a tribute to ‘Ole Blue’ – Bob Stott,” Quain said, crammed in between four other people in the Caddy’s front bench seat. “We wanted to take him for a ride down the strip but since he isn’t here – we’ve got mama laid up in here.”
After a brief burnout, the front-wheel drive (yes, there was front-wheel then) car struck some smoke on the burnout and proceeded to run the full quarter-mile.
The elder Stott died from injuries sustained after falling from a golf cart during the 2004 IHRA World Nationals. Ever since, his eldest son Quain has dedicated his successes to his dad. Tonight he rewarded him.
Congrats…Ole Blue…we at Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com miss you.
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