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Uncle Joe Benson wins at the 2010 NHRA Winternationals!

February 13 - 14, 2010: Big thrills and excitement on Saturday as yer Uncle Joe drag raced KLOS listener Raul Walker in front of 50,000 race fans at the 50th Anniversary NHRA Kragen/O'Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals Drag Races at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona! After winning that duel, old lead foot Benson defeated 10-time NHRA Pro Stock Champion Bob Glidden! Away from the competition, Unc's Saturday Meet & Greet included a walk down memory lane at the "Golden 50 Corral" featuring 72 of the coolest cars in Winternationals history, followed by an autograph session with legendary Champions like "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney and Joe Amato. On Sunday, before he raced his Uncle Joe's Super Gas Corvette into the quarter-finals, Randy Balough joined J.B. for another Meet & Greet! What a weekend!

(Photos by Jim Sleeper & Jan Benson.)

Big Uncle Joe sign.
Wide shot!
Wide shot!
Wide shot!
Wide shot!
The Snake's old school transporter.
Garlits' dragsters.

J.B. celebrated the NHRA's 50th anniversary by co-hosting the "Golden 50 Corral" exhibition!

U.S. Army Airborne chorus performing.
Unc w/Dave McClelland.
Big Daddy Don Garlits.
Steve Gibbs.

While co-hosting the "Golden 50 Corral" with famed announcer Dave McClelland, Unc interviewed over 30 of the legendary Champions including the Big Daddy Don Garlits and former NHRA Director of Competition Steve Gibbs, who had organized the entire tribute.

Hanging with Lug Nutz.

See the stories Unc was sharing with Lug Nutz on his LugnutzzTV, then check out Unc & Randy Balough.

Larry Dixon!

It's old friend (and two-time NHRA Top Fuel Champion) Larry Dixon!

The whole family!
Proud pop & son.
Posing with the girls!
Signing, signing, signing.
Then she said...

Meet & Greet with the KLOS Cool Patrol!

Glidden, Benson & Walker.
Randy & Travis Balough consult w/Joe!
And they're off!
Randy & Travis Balough pose w/Joe.

Before taking on KLOS listener Raul Walker and 10-time NHRA Pro Stock Champion Bob Glidden, Unc got some help from long time drag racing partners Randy and Travis Balough. It must have worked because Joe won the entire match race!

Jeremy looking good!

Jeremy rockin' the vintage Uncle Joe cap!

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On The Road

'12 Grand National Roadster Show

'11 Home Depot - Monrovia

'11 O.C. Fair

'11 O.C. Fair
Pat Benatar

'11 Blood

'11 O.C. Fair
Paul Rodgers

'11 O.C. Fair
Steve Miller &
Duff Goldman

'11 O.C. Barrett-Jackson

'11 Ridemakerz

Alex Xydias Center

'11 Jethro Tull

Home Depot - Orange

Performance Bicycle

BBQ @Shannon's

Home Depot - Marina Del Rey

'11 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 400

Pep Boys
Speed Shop

'11 NHRA

Monster Trucks!

Larry's Pick-Up Truck

'11 Grand National
Roadster Show

Ozzy Osbourne

'10 NHRA Finals

in Torrance

Pepsi 400

La Mirada
Home Depot

'10 L.A. Fair
Bad Company

John Bonham

Steve Miller
Kids Rock Free

'10 L.A. Fair
Monster Trucks
& C.C.R.

Axes & Axles
Hot Rod Show

BBQ @Kevin's


'10 O.C. Fair
Styx/ZZ Top

'10 Blood Drive

in Walnut

Steve Miller/
Greek Theatre

5th of July

Rush's Star

Fathers Day

'10 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'10 NHRA

'10 Grand National
Roadster Show


'09 NHRA Finals

Steve Miller/

Pepsi 500

'09 L.A. Fair
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Abbey Road

'09 Blood Drive

'09 Kentucky Derby

'09 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'09 NHRA

'09 Grand National
Roadster Show

'08 NHRA Finals

Pepsi 500

Carl Edwards

'08 Jethro Tull

All-Star Party

'08 Long Beach
Grand Prix

'08 Super Chevy

'08 Goodguys
Costa Mesa

Auto Club 500

'08 NHRA

'08 Grand Nat.
Roadster Show

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