DeWayne “Tiny” Lund set Cale up before a race. Tiny casually sauntered onto pit road and tossed a rubber snake into Cale’s car, then continued on to his own car, to sit laughing hysterically at Cale’s startled reaction to the fake snake.
Cale was not without a sense of humor of his own, and he was not without some diverse talents, one of which was the ability to handle snakes. Before the next race, he managed to snare a big ol’ rattler and defang it. At the next race, Cale waited patiently until all of Tiny’s sizeable height and girth were tightly strapped into the car. Only then, did he walk up and toss that very live rattlesnake into Tiny’s lap, and it was rattling all the while.
The big man broke all sorts of land-speed records getting out of that car, and there was Cale, beside himself with laughter. There ensued a frantic chase through the garage area, with Tiny wielding a hammer. Eventually, they were both restrained by friends and taken to their respective cars to race.