…Ian Hill takes on bracket, super stock, and heads-up drag racing in 2015
Aside from family and work, Ian Hill’s world revolves around cars—especially fast ones. He’s been a standout in sportsman drag racing for a number of years, but his most recent acquisitions will certainly take him to the next level in both sportsman brackets and heads-up drag racing.
Life for Ian started with a dad who was a crew member on a late model Chevelle at the local dirt oval. As the early years came and went, Hill has fond memories of the stock bodied late models giving way to the modified Gremlin body of the “new” dirt modified race cars. And somewhat less fond memories of burning the backs of his legs on the new exposed header placement while getting out of the winning car in the pits after each race!
Fast forward ten years, and the first father/son project came home—a 1966 Pontiac Beaumont convertible which Ian still has today. The factory two- barrel 283 was fun, but having so many friends with stronger small block and big block cars in the school parking lot, Ian felt it was time to step up his own program a bit.
A 1967 Chevelle Malibu 327 car made it home, but just barely in one piece, and after four years of a full frame-off restoration, Ian and his dad made the rounds of the show circuit with honors, winning just about everything they entered. The Niagara cruise night scene was booming. Sunday night in Niagara Falls was filled with hot rods, long smoky burnouts, and if you waited around long enough…street racing! ….. Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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