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About wildbill426

Owner of and Horton Insurance Services. Insurance agent and drag racer.

Pride in Ownership

In late February or early March of 1973, I received my first ever copy of National Dragster in the mail. It was the 2nd part of the Winternationals results and it had Steve Woods’ BB/GS Prefect on the cover. Think … Continue reading

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Summer is no time for slackers!

All over the country, we’re in the heart of racing season.  Even though I’m not racing, between announcing and trying to sell insurance at the track I don’t have many free weekends for a while, and most of my friends … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

Well, it’s finally springtime, and up here in Connecticut that means the snow has finally melted. It doesn’t mean the weather’s nice; we’ve had a few nice days but it’s been cold and rainy mostly; today is rainy and mid-forties … Continue reading

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I rarely mention anyone by name but the terrible theft loss to racer David Tatum really had an impact on people. The reason wasn’t the loss itself; the reason is what the thieves did to David’s race car. The photos … Continue reading

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The darkest hour

Racing starts here in six weeks. Right. Whatever you say. Hard to even think the thought with five feet of snow on the ground and freezing rain falling from the sky. A lot of people ask me about suspending coverage … Continue reading

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Be careful out there!

We pay many types of losses each year.  We are often surprised by what sometimes happens to our customer’s racing equipment.  One cause of loss that never goes away is theft of equipment.  No doubt about it; racing stuff is … Continue reading

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Great Expectations – Great Results

I had a very exciting day on June 24th.  I was working doing announcing at the Lebanon Valley Divisional race, and I saw a number of my clients getting into final rounds.  The first one was Eric Lourie, who won … Continue reading

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