To the editor:
Hello to everyone in the Houghton/Hancock area. This is an update on how SPEC Derek Gagne and the "Purple Heart Express" Super Stock Car are doing.
Derek is doing quite well now that we had to replace an engine, transmission and various small articles. Derek has taken a few third places and a second in a couple of heat races. In one heat race, Derek took a second place.
Derek's father, Steve, won the race with Derek second place. Derek has raced at Sands Speedway near Marquette. He had a third place finish in the "Dash for Cash" July 17.
Derek is now using a manual transmission with a foot clutch. He is doing quite well. Derek has gained a few seconds on time trials. He was getting a 18.032, but since changing the transmission is getting an 17.219 for a time trial. We will keep you all up-to-date. God Bless the United States of America.
FAYE L. MROCZKOWSKI