The Ted Peters Profile cont...
By Rodney Knock
Teddy still always finds time to pursue his racing career. He wanted to build a tube chassis car and after a brief search he found the perfect candidate in a 1974 Duster. He enlisted the help of Chassis Builder Al Verschave to transform the Duster into a light weight hot rod that would handle the horsepower and torque of a big inch wedge motor. Ted coupled the wedge to a racing 2 speed Trans and raced the Duster that way for several years. Wanting to go a little faster (as they all do), Ted went looking for a different power plant and found a 500 NHRA Pro Stock engine originally built by legendary Chrysler wizard, Roy Johnson. This engine was originally used by Roy’s son Allan in his Pro Stock car. Ted changed the Trans to a 3 speed Lenco. This new combination has worked out well so far, but Ted feels there is a lot more on tap. He is quick to give credit to Jerry Janata and Ted at Opel Engineering for all their help and advice.
Arch rival Mark Pappas congratulating Ted on winning the coveted “Grumpy Cup” at Sikeston Raceway 2014
He also thanks his crew James Lewis, John Singleton and his secret weapon “The Hawk”. We at Nostalgia Drag World have known Ted Peters for quite a while and can tell you first hand he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. He has a true love of our sport and always has a smile on his face that is until the ambers start to flash and then it’s all business.
The next time you are at the races stop by the Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock “Paying Tribute to the Legends” pits and give a shout out to our buddy – Teddy !!!
Ted Peters and his Patriot Missile smoking the tires at RT 66 Raceway
One of Ted’s competitors decided to prank him by putting Jenkins Competition stickers on the valve cover and quarter panel.
There seems to always be some kind of nonsense going on in the Pro stock pit area. These guys have a lot of fun out there.
Ted thrilling the crowd at Bunker Hill with his long smokey burnouts
The “patriot Missile” at speed. Good looking car always generates a crowd of the Mopar faithful
The feared “Patriot Missile” in the pits at US 131 Martin Mi.
NOSTALGIA DRAG WORLD - Text and photos courtesy of Rodney Knock