When you’re 15 years old, been around fast cars as long as you can remember and already making runs down a drag strip, you’re pretty much hooked. “I grew up at the race track and around cars,” explained Tim Knieriem. “My dad went bracket racing nearly every weekend for as far back as I can remember. As I got older and more interested in cars, naturally I wanted to race too. Somewhere around 12 years old is when I really got involved with working on the race car and helping at the track, and when I was 15 I actually made some runs in my dad’s car. It was a super stock T-Bird that ran 6.50s in the eighth.”
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