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JH – I have a 1975 Citabria and      CM – You mentioned music           store, www.bestoftexasbbqsauce.
            a 1989 Skybolt.  The Citabria is     earlier.  What kind of tunes would   com.
            an aerobatic trainer and the Steen   we find in your CD player?
            Skybolt is a 300-h.p., fully-aerobatic                                      CM – As we wind the interview
            biplane.                               JH – I love all kinds of music but   down, are there any other plans or
                                                 the ‘hair’ bands from the eighties   changes to your life or lifestyle that
              CM – We saw the hangar’s           are probably my favorite.            might happen down the road?
            construction photos you’ve posted
            and it really turned out nice.  What   CM – You often mention your          JH – Yes, we think it’s time to
            airport is it located at and is it just   pets.  What are they?           start looking for a place to retire
            for your planes or will it be part race   JH – I have two, Champ and Ariel.    and that place just happens to be
            shop as well?                        Champ is a five-year-old German      somewhere that has blue water!

              JH – It’s at the Aero Country East   Shepherd that goes everywhere        CM – John, once again we
            in McKinney, a small private airport   local with me, every day.  Ariel is a   appreciate you taking the time to
            with about two-hundred and fifty     twelve-year-old Weimaraner rescue    give our Nitro Madness Magazine
            planes on the property.  My hangar   whose big love in life is to be petted!  readers some insight into your
            is sixty feet by ninety-five feet and   CM – How is your “Best of Texas   Nostalgia Funny Car operation as
            will house all of my stuff including   Barbeque Sauce” doing and any      well as you personally. We want
            the race truck and trailer.  We have   plans to get it into the big box stores   to wish you great and safe racing
            RV hook-ups that give us power and   soon?                                the rest of the season and all the
            air to the trailer.  We’ve never been                                     success with your “Best of Texas
            able to keep the truck and trailer     JH – The sauce sales are picking   Barbeque Sauce” brand.
            at the shop, always having to drive   up.  My next step is to get it into the
            it back and forth to get stuff.  This   grocery stores where I think it will   JH – Thanks, Connell.  We just
            really makes it nice to be able to   really take off.  We are currently on   want to go out and win some races
            work out of it in the shop.          Amazon and have our own online       and have fun doing it!

            John Hale is always capable of setting records whenever he and his
            “One Bad Texan” N/FC show up at a race.

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