That is none other than Dalton Lisell on the left in the Polaris race trailer. Taken by Mitch Messer in Alexandria, Minnesota in December of 1977, Brad Hulings looks like he’s about to hit the track.. and Jan Hedlund on the right.
Dalton was one of the best welders at Polaris, and an actual magician who could magically fit any number of pipes even in the tiniest chassis and under the smallest hood. On the bench next to the grinder Dalton has his hand on, Dalton always had a large, hot container of chili for anyone who needed to get something in their belly quick.
Someone in his family must have that chili recipe? It was absolutely amazing.