Mr. 4 Speed

Local Memphis area drag racer Herb McCandless made a name for himself as a serious threat in the Super Stock wars of the 1960's and by the time 1970 rolled around, he was in on the ground floor of the Pro Stock era. Herb was an ace handling the 4-speed muscle cars of the day, hence his well deserved nickname. He was eventually recruited to serve as the driver of a second Sox & Martin Pro Stock car which served as a test bed and competitive match racer. He also did time in the Sox & Martin Superbird, battling it out in the Modified Production class. Herb raced with the Sox & Martin team through 1974. He then opened Herb McCandless Performance in Burlington North Carolina where he served the drag racing community as a Hemi engine expert, and did considerable development work on Chrysler small block engines for the next 22 years.

Last week the North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame recognized Herb's accomplishments. Herb is a regular at the Rodder's Reunion where he often comes "home" to Memphis to visit his old pals at the annual event. Congratulations Herb, on the well deserved award!