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Durart Sartin, Racing Rancher

By Travis Perrenot

Durart Sartin, Racing Rancher. Photo by Travis Perrenot
Durart Sartin, Racing Rancher. Photo by Travis Perrenot

This is another kind of obscure guy, Durart Sartin. He was a ranch foreman on the Chapman Ranch in South Texas. He held the AHRA F/Fuel Dragster record for awhile. This thing had a 180-degree crank and really sounded weird. Wish I knew what happened to it. Most everyone who had anything to do with the car is dead now so it would be difficult to track down. It is one of those things -- flat head, 180 crank, 60 percent nitro -- everyone needed to hear once. 

Oh, a side note: Eddie Hill brought the twice-motored car to Corpus and wanted to run someone. Durart volunteered. He got a bit of a head start. Eddie told him to leave when he was ready and he (Eddie) would catch him. Durart said he thought he had the two-motored car beat until about 1000 ft. Then the thing like to blew him over when it came by. This was a week before Eddie turned 202 mph in the great state of New Mexico. Not many people believed that either since he did it on gas. It was an outrageous time that won't ever come again.

Travis Perrenot

 

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