This is from late in the 1977 season. WG retired from driving and racing at the end of this season.
Tice noted the only major world title already decided is Pro Stock, where Larry Lombardo, driving Bill Jenkins’ “Grumpy’s Toy” has just destroyed the opposition and he’ll be here to try and destroy it again.
Ken Dondero, who drove the Jenkins car to two straight titles at SRP before leaving to join Wayne Gapp this year, has retired. Tice noted “He said he couldn’t stand seeing the back of that (Jenkins’) Chevrolet anymore,” said Tice. “He said it ruined him pysychologicall.”
Gapp has taken over driving his own car, and in a recent outing dealt Lombardo his first loss of the year.