American Towman Magazine - August 2022

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provide race recovery service include Corky Ellis, Jeff Tarver, Barry Sarver and Mike McIntyre. A few last thoughts to leave you with: first, what American Towman’s Safety Editor John Borowski advises: “Treat each freeway call like a NASCAR Pit Stop.” Also, practice is the best of all instructors. Practice your hookups and tire changes so much that you are working like at a NASCAR pit stop. That way, you can get the job done and off the highway in record time. But make sure you don’t sacrifice safety for speed!

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HIGH-SPEED HAULER For a little history lesson, the World’s Fastest Wrecker is a Holmes 440 with a West Coast body mounted on a 1978 Chevrolet one-ton that was clocked at 109.330 average lap speed at the Talladega Motor Speedway on August 1, 1979. This means the truck probably hit close to 130 mph on the straightaway. This history making truck now resides at the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum in Chattanooga, TN. | August 2022 • 23