BROWNSBURG, Ind. --
Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 16:14 PM
Bill Reichert to Retire from Driving at the End of the 2014 Season
Courtesy of Jim Luikens
bob Frey and Bill Reichert
Five-time NHRA National Champion Bill Reichert announced today that he is retiring from driving in
NHRA competition at the end of the 2014 racing season. Reichert, who has compiled one of the most
accomplished NHRA resumes ever in his 22-year driving career, is still the all-time low elapsed
time record holder in Top Alcohol Dragster at 5.10 seconds. He recorded that elapsed time, as well
as a companion 284.75 MPH top speed record, at Houston in 2007. Both are records that will likely
never be broken.
In his retirement announcement Bill noted that his racing career has been very satisfying with more
career accomplishments than even he could have imagined at its start. Those include 28 NHRA
National Event wins beginning with the 1995 Brainerd event. Bill has also recorded 54 NHRA
Regional/Divisional wins in 77 final round appearances.
Bill was quick to thank his family and friends for their support throughout his long and fruitful
racing career. He also remarked that none of these accomplishments would have been possible without
the enthusiastic support of the Bar's Leaks and Rislone brands of automotive chemicals.
Noting that he competed in a class that required a significant investment, it was Bar's Leaks and
Rislone that had made it possible for him to achieve all that he has. He was honored to have earned
their support for so many years and thanked them in closing.
At the end of this season Bill's recording-holding dragster, as well as his transporter, all of his
spare parts, and his support equipment will be available for purchase. Ideally, Bill would prefer
to sell his entire turn-key racing operation to one party and be hired to tune the car for its new
owner/driver. Lacking that he will be willing to break up his major components and/or be available
to tune for another racing team.
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