09/13/11 - 8:33am
The first time the Williams family raced the car, its junkyard motor smoked.
Bill Williams was behind the wheel of the 1985 Ford Mustang when it overheated during laps around the track.
The stock car, which they had found for sale online in Fairbanks, was built to race.
But, it was the end of the summer last year and ultimately the end of the Mustang’s identity as the local racing scene at Twin Cities Raceway would know it.
“I put the wrong gas in ... I put chainsaw gas in it and then it really smoked,” Bill said with a laugh.