My name is Andrew Thornton, im 21 years old, and live in Joplin, Mo. I lived in Houston Texas most of my life, and grew up at the racetrack, both the dirt ovals and dragstrips. I began racing in jr dragsters at age 10, and have continued drag racing since. My first car was a 1981 camaro that I saved from a field when I was 15. After 6 years, 2 motors, and 7 transmissions I decided enough was enough and traded it for my new (to me) 1978 Chevrolet Malibu Station Wagon. Its been a drag car for quite some time. And I'm in the process of re-building my 383ci SBC and my old powerglide to put in it, and I plan to keep it street legal. I'll be sure to post the build updates on this site. I moved to Joplin, Mo in April last year, my dad grew up about 2 miles from where we live now. He wanted to come home before he retired. So we all left Houston and came here. I sharpen clipper blades and scissors for dog groomers, vets, and barbers for a living, I'm also the track photographer for Monett Motor Speedway, and a racing historian. I guess I could say I do just a bit of everything racing related. If there's anything else anyone would like to know, don't be a stranger. Thanks for reading a bit about me!