|Year: Early 80’s|
|Driver: Eddie Haenelt|
Top Photo: Brian Berger
Second Photo: Andy Skumin
Top Photo: Unknown
Second Photo: Unknown
The Back Story:
Who remembers what all the rage was when Eddie Haenelt
called the Valley his home in 1983? If
you answered the sea of black Eddie Haenelt racing tee’s, you’d be correct.
It seems as if everybody had one.
Eddie chalked up three wins at Lebanon, along with a curious Rookie of
the Year title after wheeling modified’s at the
hard clay before being a
Sadly, at the young age of 51, Eddie was killed while riding his snowmobile just this past winter (2009).
You weren’t anybody back in 1982 if you didn’t have a black Eddie Haenelt 11e T-shirt on your back at LV. The newcomer from Orange County had one of the most popular t-shirts ever at LV, and was a top runner to boot. Eddie was a unique competitor on many levels, as his number, as rumor has it, was derived from then sponsor “Nevele” (forgot what it was, was it like a Pocono’s type resort?) pronounced backwards, hence the Eleven E. Eddie also experimented somewhat successfully with a Buick V-6 358 mod, deriving one of the most unique sounds out a present type modified.
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