John Ewald served as a track photographer at Lions Drag Strip from 1968 to 1972. In a 2012 K & N press release, John explained how he landed the job, “After going regularly to Lions with the car club I started shooting photos of our members cars, this led to CJ Pappy Hart offering me the position of track photographer”. “Pappy Hart, gave me the opportunity to be the Lion's Drag Strip photographer, which set up my successful career. Pappy also was a great teacher in the way he brought out the best in everyone.
We were fortunate to have a woman at Lions Dragstrip who was so dedicated that she wanted to preserve the performance of every car that raced down the strip. Pam Sutton had that steadfast determination and through her incredible penmanship, we can still see just how fast and who won and who qualified for virtually every race at Lions from 1960 to 1972.