Date Posted:Sunday, April 23, 10:26:16am
I met Fabien through another racer Fabien lived around the block from him. He put together a 69 bb camaro with nitrous (of course), I think Joe helped him set the NOS system up. I was announcing on Wednesday nights at Baytown track. Fabien brought the car out to make some test hits.
Car went through Tech and I think Fabien told them it was a 13 second car, Fabien stages and purges, track manager up in tower falls down trying to get to his radio to tell the starter to shut him down. Fabien launches the car about half track (I think another stage came in) car starts sash shaying Fabien has not lifted yet, car comes around on him and he goes through the traps backwards at 11.73.
Crowd went wild, to say the least he they booted him off the track, thought the track manager was going to have a heart attack. Still laugh about this even today. Never forget it. I don't think he hit the wall either. Fabien Chime in.