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Sweet Home provides pit stop for Gambler 500 participants, all in good fun


July 18, 2018

GAMBLER 500 teammates work on a Lincoln Town Car in the O'Reilly parking lot Saturday afternoon.

Decked out in a straw hat and red striped shirt, Kelly “Kell-Dog” Whitlock fronted a group of men hunched over the engine compartment of a 1995 Lincoln Town Car in the parking lot at the O’Reilly auto parts in Sweet Home Saturday afternoon, July 14.

An auto body shop owner from Sandy, Whitlock and a few buddies from “quite the plethora” of backgrounds were tinkering with the fuel system, which apparently wasn’t doing well in the 90-degree heat.

Crowded around and offering suggestions on how to deal with the “fuel delivery issue” were Casey Lane, also of Sandy, Steven Ligh...

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