Drag Illustrated Issue 168, May 2021 | Page 94


■ Fan-favorite back-up girl Heidi Austin guides driver Bobby Cottrell back to the starting line after a burnout in the Bardahl ‘ 69 Camaro Nostalgia Funny Car owned by her father , drag racing legend Bucky Austin . With multiple NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series championships and March Meet victories , the team is one of the most accomplished groups in nostalgia racing . Heidi has collected some hardware of her own as well , being named the 2020 Back-Up Girl of the Year in a fan-voted online contest .
PHOTOGRAPH BY ROGER PEDERSON Auto Club Famoso Raceway • Bakersfield , California • Saturday , October 20th , 2018
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