PART-TIME ANNOUCER WINS PRO CLASS AT GREER DRAGWAY
Dale Wilkerson May 2011
On Thursday nights he has a microphone in hand as he helps to entertain the crowd during the grudge races, but on Saturday afternoon, Hank Guyton only has racing on his mind.
After two semi-final round appearances this spring, Guyton scored his first win of 2011 in his Race Craft Dragster.
“The guys at Fulton Competition did a great job on this engine and the car has been fast all year. It has been a while since I won a final round race but it is a great feeling,” said Guyton who is known as ‘The Bald Eagle’ by his friends and competitors at the Greer Dragway.
Guyton, who will be a guest on Droppin’ the Hammer June 4th, serves as a great ambassador for his favorite track.
“Mike Greer has added a front wheel drive class on Thursday nights and a lot of folks are enjoying this a lot,” said Guyton. “And don’t forget the concession stand it is the best place to eat in Greer on Thursday and Saturday nights!” Guyton added.
For drag race fans, the Greer Dragway offers four classes of racing each Saturday afternoon including Pro, Footbrake, Teen Championship, and Junior Dragster. If you have never seen the Junior Dragsters run the eighth of a mile you are missing a treat. It will amaze you to see just how fast these small engines will carry these cars down the track.
When Hank walks in work the press box Thursday night, he will be walking a little taller, but Saturday afternoon, The Bald Eagle will be soaring a lot higher.