Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Job Update

Update at bottom.

It’s no secret to anyone who reads my blog I’m a drag race nut. So today I get to announce a new job and carrier. After many months of intense negotiations and backing from Team Slut Drag Racing and Housby Mack I was able to put a deal together to drive Jim Head’s Nitro Funny Car. Jim has been looking for a new driver for over a year but couldn’t find anyone with money to take the seat.

All the parties involved couldn’t be happier. When asked about his new venture into NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Kevin Housby, CEO of Housby Mack, had this to say. “We couldn’t be happier to have Fast as our driver. He is a solid person who will represent us and Jim Head Racing with the highest integrity and respect. I’ve known Fast for years and had a lot of great times with him on and off the track. Then being part of Jim Head racing is like a dream come true. He has been in the sport for almost as long as I’ve been alive. He has respect from his peers and has done many great things for NHRA Drag Racing.”

Additionally Jim Head had this to say. “I’m really glad to finally get out of the seat of my Funny Car and just play the part of owner/tuner. Having got to know Fasthair over the last few months I feel I have the right guy for the seat. We’re in Phoenix right now testing and to get Fasthair licensed to drive in the NHRA Funny Car class. Since we will not be running for the Championship this year we have decided that we would test as many days as it takes to get that done, even if it take more then the four testing days allowed by the NHRA this year. Our hope is to be able to go to the race in Las Vegas this weekend. With the way Fasthair has taken to driving it looks like we should be able to get him licensed by the end of tomorrow.”

So needless to say I am about to just bust at this dream job! I can’t thank Kevin and Jim enough for this chance at doing something I’ve wanted to do my whole life. So if the NHRA tour comes to a town near you come over and say hello. I’ll never forget the little people and my friends.

Well they are about to fire the car so I better run for now. Hope to see you all in Vegas! I’ll post some photos next time, I’m just too busy right now to do so.


Update: Sorry Dave but yup, you’re going to be pissed… Yes it was an April Fools joke. Thanks for playing along! There were couple of good ones in the blog land yesterday. Joker yours was done well, hell of a job in Photoshop oops just read your update… still damn nice looking bike buddy. Ms. Lady R I about fell over after I posted this and went and read your blog! GMTA I guess. Thanks for the laughs my friends :)



Lady Ridesalot said...

Wow! Congratulations on your new dream job! I know your excited as hell and I can't wait for you to take us along on the progress of your runs. When can we see pics of the car?

You mentioned you were sorry for stealing my thunder. No worries there friend. Apparently, you didn't read all the way to the bottom of my post. Go check it out when you have time, and don't come down here to kick my butt! ;)

anarchy said...

congrats on the new dream job - that's fantastic news!!! can't wait for updates from the seat of the car... will be keeping an eye on the schedule to see if you're ever in the area. if so, i'll be certain to stop by and say hey...

Baron's Life said...

Congratulations on the new dream job... I'm sure you will do very well and have fun doing it...Cheers..looking forward to some news from this.

FLHX_Dave said...

Man, if this one is jerk'in me around I'm gonna be pissed.

Congats brother! I always love hearing about someone living their dream. Awesome!

Allen Madding said...

April Fools!

but nice step away from the crack pipe and get back to work.

I'll call you from Daytona when Tony Stewart asks me to sub for him :)


Arizona Harley Dude said...

Sorry Fasthair, but the train has already left the station on April Fools Day stories.

Some of them were posted at the stroke of midnight it would appear. The early bird as it were.

"Joker" said...

I can't buy into this only because of the date. Having read your stuff before, I know you have a real love for racing, but you can't bullshit a bullshitter.

Happy April 1st!

Ann said...

Sorry I missed this one yesterday, Fasthair. But I can smell bullshit from MILES away! :)

Lady Ridesalot said...

Comment update... Yep! GMTA! LOL!

I still wish my story were true! :(

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Drag racing.... Yeah right, like another drag off that ole water bong right???? April fools....

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

You funny funny man! LOL So Fasthair my friend...would you show up if I posted that I was going to be at this place on a Sunday and anyone that wanted to join the ride could show up and go with? I wanna meet some peeps and I just don't want to join the Hog again.

fasthair said...

Ms. Lady R, Mr. A, Mr. Baron: Thanks for letting me laugh. I thought for sure that this was so far out there that no one was going to fall for it. And Ms. Lady R I wish both of our post were for real too. Ah but we can dream can't we?! I Really can't believe we were so linked up on our jokes.

Mr. Dave: Sorry to jerk you around bro. But damn did I laugh so hard when I read this. Thanks.

Mr. Allen: Next time Tony and I are out having beers I'll be sure to drop your name as a replacement driver :)

Mr AHD: Train may have left but I was riding it! I didn't even think of it until about noon. After my little joke last year I wasn't sure I could top it but I think I might have went over the top with this one.

Mr. Joker: If it was any other day of the year it wouldn't have been funny. Loved your post too. I was laughing all the way to the end of it. I really did think it was Photo shopped though. The fact it is a real bike so much like yours really made it even funny. Then to sit on it for as long as you did. Tops bro just tops!

Ms. Ann: So it would appear you do have a nose for bullshit. Couldn't have anything to do with your ol' man could it? I've got to think he is all bullshit about half the time :)

Mr. M: That's funny. A friend of mine sent me a text today and wanted to know if I am drunk when I write this stuff. I can't even imagine some of the crap I would write is I was smokin' and drinkin' while writing.

Ms. IHG: Well I hope you don't post and ask about going riding this Sunday. Just watched the news and Ed said we might have a winter storm Sunday! WTF? But yah other then that I would be happy to go riding with you folks. You don't have to ask me twice to go riding. Not sure you would want to be hangin out with white trash like me though :) You've got my email so drop a note anytime.

To everyone, yes I know my time will come and you can all laugh at me! Don't worry I have all the faith in the world I'll do something very dumb and I'll come here and tell you about it, trust me.


Allen Madding said...

BTW, if you are ever in Georgia and want to hang out with some grass root drag racers, this is my brother's deal:


WooleyBugger said...

I thought I had been checking your blog more often. Didn't even notice the date and fell hook line and sinker.
You suck! ;0>

Wish it were true cause that would be a hell of a dream job.