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Photo ID # 12.28.02_019_BRI_FLM_0070_1
Car #: #19
Driver (s) : Kenny Brightbill
Location: Flemington, NJ
Date: 1970's
Photographer: Dave Spurlin (We thought it was an Ace Lane photo originally but Dave Spurlin remembered taking the photo from the pits)
Photo provided by: Not sure... Please remind us!
Comments: We had this one in the 80's for awhile and realized that it belonged in the 70's although we're not real sure of the year.  What's interesting about this is that the left front is off the ground by about a foot and the roof is still level! 
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12/07/03 Dave Walte I believe the year is 1979 and I believe this was the last Pinto that Kenny built.  He also ran this car at the Reading Fairgrounds.  r
01/20/04 Dale Welty I remember those Pintos. The car is level at speed as Kenny ran a lot of rake in the chassis and with the driver position to the left of the drive line a ton of left side weight. So as the car sat statically it was leaning heavily to the left.
01/20/04 3-Wide Didn't wear out the left front too quick either!  Serioisly, this is one of my favorite pictures in the Vault and I'm still waiting for the provider of this picture to identify themself as I messed up and didn't file their name with the image and now I can't remember.
06/17/04 Dave Spurlin I took this picture from the pits! I guess it's been awhile since I checked back!
10/16/07 George Gwynn Geez......did Kenny know about suspension set-ups or what. The car's attitude, in the apex of the corner, is very similar to the attitude of today's super late model division, the way they handle during cornering. Generally, modified chassis were not set up to react with so much flex back in the seventies like they are today. Sprint cars were moving towards very soft bars to "load" the right rear, keeping the left rear firmly on ground. Smokey Snellbaker was one of the first to use this type of set-up. This picture clearly shows why Kenny was so very successful during this era of modified racing. He was way ahead of the vast majority of competition.
04/21/09 Steve Kresge I also remember around this time smokey used a set-up to keep the left rear loaded and where the right front was way up in the air down the straights.