National Vintage Racing Association Driver Profiles
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The NVRA Racing Driver Profiles
Bo Wagner is in his 6th year racing with the NVRA. Bo competes in the Open Modified division with some of the baddest cars and drivers in the club. The 59-year-old is a tough competitor in his division on the dirt tracks the NVRA has visited in the past few years. But his love is for the asphalt tracks. He’s been involved in racing in some form or another for 42 years! Wagner raced with the NDRA prior to the NVRA, competing in a Nova.
Stacy Cotton is getting ready for his third season with the NVRA. He started out with a ’39 Ford built by fellow (and long-time) NVRA racer and car and motor builder Fred Herren. It was a straight axle car on which Stacey started his rookie season. He did well for his first time on dirt. He’d run an asphalt track some years ago. At the annual Talladega Short Track race, Cotton got collected in a multi-car wreck that sent his car in the air doing a pirouette while pointed to the sky. The coupe came down minus its front-end. Everyone walked away from that mess but the frame on the ’39 was too far-gone according to vintage racecar builder Bo Wagner. Stacey and car owner Bob Furnad bought a ’36 Chevy Hump-back Sedan owned by David Owens. It put Stacey in the Open Modified division where he had some wins
J.R.Bellows is a relative newcomer with the NVRA now entering his third season. JR has been an owner and driver of a racecar for three years having entered one race. He now opts to watch since the car has an amazing history, It’s understandable that he doesn’t want to chance damaging it in a race.
NVRA member Brett Moore is the son of Bob Moore (deceased) who raced in the Grand National (NASCAR) division. Brett never showed any interest in driving a racecar. His Dad pursued his life-long love with his long time car builder and friend Stewart Seymore after leaving the Grand National circuit. Bob and Seymore, as he was known, built vintage racecars in their S&M Racing shop in Warner Robins, Georgia. Bob raced one if those cars in the NVRA for a number of years. He was a consistent winner who demonstrated class in everything he did and said.
Happy Winslett is a long time member of the NVRA racing with us since 2004! This is Happy’s first time owning and driving a racecar, and as anyone in the Modified Sportsman division will tell you, he consistently finishes in the top three. His ride is a black number 16 1932 Ford propelled by a 350 cu in bowtie motor. Winslett says all races he has competed in are memorable and there are none he wants to forget. How many of us can say that? Happy is self-employed and resides in Brunswick, Ga.
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