April, 1972 at the Thompson (CT) Speedway. Waiting for the start. Paul Richardson (#52), Eddie West (#61 jr), Bob Millett (#3), Dave Thomas (#1). Thomas was badly hurt in a nasty flip in this race.
From Dave Thomas Jr.: "That was my dad's very FIRST supermodified race. It is the car that he owned along with local Supermodified owner Tim Trefethen. Unfortunately he ended up "barrel rolling" the car over 20 times in this race! It was probably one of (if not the...) worst crashes of his career. The car is currently in Epping, NH and is being restored by a member of the Trefethen family."