Although a bit heavy, the Maxwell chassis was considered the "Cadillac" of chassis during the late 1970's through the mid 1980's. They were not mass produced but were highly sought after throughout the country by many of the outstanding drivers and owners of the era.
This #92 Sprint Car was driven by Mike Shaw from 1977 and into the 1979 racing seasons. It was sold to Ace Noffsinger in 1979 and in 1980 his son, 19 year old Brad Noffsinger, drove it to his first California Racing Association, CRA, feature victory thus becoming the youngest driver to win a CRA Main Event since Troy Ruttman in 1947.
Mike Shaw was an outstanding and very promising young driver but his career was cut short by a fatal accident while qualifying a different car at Ascot Park in Gardena, Calif. in March of 1979.
This particular Maxwell Sprint Car was later driven by CRA standouts Mike Spencer and Walt Kennedy among others.
1976 Sprint Car (Maxwell)
- Year Built: 1976
- Vehicle Type: Sprint Car
- Built By: Don Maxwell
- Engine: Chevy V-8, Small Block, Fuel Injected, Alcohol Fuel
- Owner: Estrella Warbirds Museum