Behind The Wheel of Drag Racing

By KEN BURGERRecord Sports Writer The heartless growl of a 427 engine rips the air and sends a message rippling across the lonely sandhills. It is answered by the roar of a scowling 396 and echoed by a more distant 383. This is the language of the pits where men doctor their cars after each run and quickly send them back into the qualifying battle. … Continue reading Behind The Wheel of Drag Racing

Etta Percival

1894 On January 7, 1894, Etta Alee Percival was born in Blaney, a daughter of Jesse Duncan Percival and Carrie Rose Percival. 1978 Miss Etta Percival, 84, of 2025 Mary Hill Drive, died last night, July 24, 1978 in Richland Memorial Hosptial. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 1978 at Eau Claire Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Wallace Hughes and the … Continue reading Etta Percival

Championship

Saturday, July 22 Championship Jet Car Finals Field of 6 Traveling at Speeds over 250 MPH $12,000 Purse Also: Wheelstanders Gary Watson “Paddy Wagon” “The Fugitive” Corvette All other NHRA classes will be meeting. Qualifying begins at 3 PM Eliminations begin at 7:30 Blaney Dragstrip 20 Miles North of Cola. on #1 Gates open at 3:00PM Races beings at 7:30 p.m.Gen Admission $6.00Children under 12 … Continue reading Championship

Championship

Saturday, July 22 Championship Jet Car Finals Field of 6 Traveling at Speeds over 250 MPH $12,000 Purse Also: Wheelstanders Gary Watson “Paddy Wagon” “The Fugitive” Corvette All other NHRA classes will be meeting. Qualifying begins at 3 PM Eliminations begin at 7:30 Blaney Dragstrip 20 Miles North of Cola. on #1 Gates open at 3:00PM Races beings at 7:30 p.m.Gen Admission $6.00Children under 12 … Continue reading Championship

Championship

Saturday, July 22 Championship Jet Car Finals Field of 6 Traveling at Speeds over 250 MPH $12,000 Purse Also: Wheelstanders Gary Watson “Paddy Wagon” “The Fugitive” Corvette All other NHRA classes will be meeting. Qualifying begins at 3 PM Eliminations begin at 7:30 Blaney Dragstrip 20 Miles North of Cola. on #1 Gates open at 3:00PM Races beings at 7:30 p.m.Gen Admission $6.00Children under 12 … Continue reading Championship

Championship

Saturday, July 22 Championship Jet Car Finals Field of 6 Traveling at Speeds over 250 MPH $12,000 Purse Also: Wheelstanders Gary Watson “Paddy Wagon” “The Fugitive” Corvette All other NHRA classes will be meeting. Qualifying begins at 3 PM Eliminations begin at 7:30 Blaney Dragstrip 20 Miles North of Cola. on #1 Gates open at 3:00PM Races beings at 7:30 p.m.Gen Admission $6.00Children under 12 … Continue reading Championship

Championship

Saturday, July 22 Championship Jet Car Finals Field of 6 Traveling at Speeds over 250 MPH $12,000 Purse Also: Wheelstanders Gary Watson “Paddy Wagon” “The Fugitive” Corvette All other NHRA classes will be meeting. Qualifying begins at 3 PM Eliminations begin at 7:30 Blaney Dragstrip 20 Miles North of Cola. on #1 Gates open at 3:00PM Races beings at 7:30 p.m.Gen Admission $6.00Children under 12 … Continue reading Championship

Harvey Wilson Nelson Sr.

1961 On August 21, 1961, Harvey Nelson was listed as an active pallbearers in the obituary of Ronald Claude Hatfield Sr. 1935 On December 19, 1935, Mr. Harvey Nelson was listed in the newspaper article “Arden News.” 1978 ELGIN – Funeral Services for Harvey W. Nelson Sr. were to be held today at 5 p.m. in Hillcrest Baptist Church, with Masonic rites. Mr. Nelson, 65, … Continue reading Harvey Wilson Nelson Sr.

Ellerbe Hasell Ross

1898 Ellerbe Hasell Ross was born August 27, 1898 in Blaney, a son of the late Jesse T. Ross and Nancy Goff Ross. 1910 Census Information:  According to the 1910 United States Census recorded on April 15, 1910; Jussee Ross (34) owned a farm in Wateree Township in Kershaw County, with whom he shared with his wife of fourteen years, Nannie Ross (34). Nannie reported … Continue reading Ellerbe Hasell Ross