We intercepted Chris Bostick during a rain delay in the pit lanes. A slender Chris held up a tall cowboy hat with his head, and although we knew Chris wasn't out to ride a horse that morning, by afternoon 'go-time', we knew if the weather improved, he'd climb aboard a two-wheel rocket with many horses under the gas tank.
Chris Bostick has eyes that appear electrified with excitement. The longer I (Dwight) interviewed him the more I wanted to look around him to see if I could find an electrical cord plugged into his back. By the time I got into the depth of the interview, however, I knew Chris has his own energy supply, and his energy supports many good qualities. Join us with him as I asked him many questions.
Do you have a nickname?
"Boom Bostick. George Bryce called me Boom Bostick, because I blew up a bike at the Frank Hawley drag racing school."
Who are your Heroes?
"Jesus Christ, and my father."
What are your scariest moments?
"I came off a nitro fuel bike at the big end of the track in 1985 during a test session."
Do you work out?
"I don't. I weigh 124 pounds, and I have a high metabolism."
Do you have a special diet?
"Not at all."
What mental routine prepares you for each run?
"Run through multiple passes. I clear my mind. No family business here. I race at the race track, take care of family business at home."
Do you have time for a hobby?
"I don't. But I enjoy boating, snow skiing, and paint and body work."
Many motorcyclists ride to unravel, what do you do to unwind?
"Spend time with kids."
What personal quality (one trait) would you want your fans to admire most?
"God is our primary sponsor. My purpose for being here is to enjoy myself, bring excitement and flare to the sport and touch some others so they might be closer to Christ."
What's most important?
1.Fame 2.Money 3.Thrill/fun 4.Winning
"Thrill and the fun."
Are you happy?
"Extremely happy. Most excited I've been about anything! Same feeling with the caliber of drivers involved in the sport. (All of NHRA)"
What could make you happier?
"Having a money sponsor joining my team to make it a full time career."
If you could change one thing about motorcycle drag racing, what would it be?
"I haven't been in the NHRA long enough to make any recommendations."
When driving a car, do you always wear a seatbelt?
1. Yes. 2. No. 3. If yes, really?
WHERE do you find the most peace in your life?
"At Church with my wife by my side."
WHEN do you find the most peace in your life?
"I had a terrible temper before Christ. No control. Whenever I'm uncomfortable I can close my eyes and put my mind in God's hands."
Do you have a full-time occupation?
"I'm finance manager for Bob Dance Automotive. And CEO for a company my wife runs for plated gold."
"I'm excited to be a part of the NHRA, and I hope to have a long and joyful career."
Chris Bostick exhibits good ways to be a part of the wonderful sport of drag racing. We could find many superlatives for this racer, but after I (Dwight) completed this interview in misty weather with the new guy on pit lane, we decided to call him: