In 1991, Mark Richards had Ray Callahan, owner of Bullitt Race Cars build two chassis to Mark’s specifications. Davey Johnson drove one of the cars to win two races at West Virginia Motor Speedway in the same day. Johnson mentioned to Mark, “This thing comes off the corner like a rocket!” The following week at Pennsboro Speedway, the car had Rocket Chassis on the nose.
After winning the races at West Virginia Motor Speedway, Callahan called Richards and told him he wasn’t going to build anymore of the cars that Richards designed. Mark had orders for that new car design and they had to be fulfilled, so they decided to start building their chassis design in Shinnston, WV.
These cars stayed relevant until Richards decided it was time for a update.