A Volare that wins super stock.... Lloyd Wofford After a very long absence (28 years), Arkansas’ Lloyd Wofford is making a comeback to drag racing this season. Wofford, who was active as a drag racer all through the 1970s and up to 1981, has teamed up for 2009 with B&B Race Cars (Hohenwald, Tenn.) and notable Mopar drag racer Sonny Stancil (from Louisiana) and is now slotted to drive a mechanical marvel 1978 Plymouth Volare in NHRA Super Stock JA. That car, affectionately dubbed by some as the “Red Rocket,” was built by B&B and will be raced alongside Stancil’s SS/BM ’05 Stratus, which is driven by James Caro. “I’m 58 years old but I plan on now doing this as long as I can,” said Wofford. “After I connected with B&B Race Cars I hit if off well with Sonny and James. Along with my wife Linda, we have now formed a partnership to move forward. Right now the team will campaign two cars—and we have an all-new ’68 HEMI Barracuda SS/AH (another B&B car) that is being built and which I will also drive.” Wofford’s ’78 Volare has been a huge hit with Sportsman racing fans since first hitting the track a few years ago. It is currently regarded as one of the most innovative Super Stock cars on circuit today. “Sonny has had this car for several years and it has seen a number of drivers,” Wofford added. “It has a 360 cid motor which NHRA rates at 269 hp. Alan Patterson did the machine work however it really is an in-house engine program assembled by James and Sonny. As far as I know it is the only SS/JA-classed Volare out there.” Year-to-date, Wofford’s comeback season has been very impressive. That includes a No. 1 qualifying position during the NHRA national event at Atlanta in April, followed by a superb runner-up finish in Super Stock Eliminator during the NHRA Summer Nationals at Topeka, Kansas, in May.