YOUNGEST EVER SEGA RACER TO DEBUT AT LYONS INDIANA JULY 27TH
While other young men are setting on the couch playing computer games 16 year old Colby Welch from Warsaw Illinois has been working at a local farm and also mowing yards during the day while building his gasser at night.
At age 12 (4 years ago) Colby got his first experience seeing the Southeast Gassers Association. Once back home Colby and his dad Stacey Welch looked on line and seen the very strict rules that had to be followed to be part of the SEGA. The rules caught their eye because they wanted to build a car to race in an official first to the finish line wins class. One year later (13 years old) they bought a 65 Ranchero body from an old ford racer named Butch Chewning . Colby said Butch has been a ton of help with the build and also became a really good friend of the family. Colby's love of the Falcon came from watching Gabriel Burrell race his falcon over the years. Keeping it pure he built a 347 small block Ford engine. The build has been a 2 year project completely done by Colby, his family and Butch. Even the lettering was done by his sister Riley Welch.
Colby is quick to mention that sponsorship help came from Rebel Wire. The Welch family has chosen the very tough B/Gas class to test the water for their first SEGA race. Colby said a nice paint job will come this winter to give the car the look a 2 year old 1965 Ranchero would have had in 1967..
Looks like Colby's parents have raised a young man with the old school values in mind and we are super happy to let him showcase his skills in the SEGA.