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© Tom West Kenny Bernstein (M) from Richardson, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 404 / 1) 1986 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Budweiser King" Owned by Kenny Bernstein from Richardson, Texas USA Crew Chief: Dale Armstrong
'85 Ford Tempo by Mike Kase | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi by Dale Armstrong with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.425 at Texas Motorplex, Ennis 9/25/86         1/4 Mile MPH: 271.41 at Indy Nats 9/86
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1986 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.90704 times average ET and 1.11770 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1986 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.425 ET, 271.41 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1986 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.981 ET, 242.83 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1986 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.505 ET, 223.93 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Long Nose 85-86. First lock-up clutch at Indy resulted in best ever times of 5.509 at 271.41, which were not backed up for records. Hit the first 5.40s with a 5.425 low qualifier at the Ennis Chiefs which was not backed up as a record. However, a 5.543 at Ennis was backed up as the new record. Ran 266.66 and 265.17 at 86 Chiefs. | This was Kenny's last year with the Tempo body and probably one of, if not, his best season. The NHRA season started at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals. He qualified first with a 5.60 and continued to run 5.60's in the first two rounds over Rick Johnson and John Martin. But in the semifinals, he smoked the tires and lost to eventual winner Tim Grose who ran a 5.61 for the win. Kenny's 5.60 held for Low ET. At the Gatornationals, he qualified first with a track record 5.59 at 261.17. In the first round he beat Tom Hoover's 5.76-254 with a 5.64-255.24. In round two, a 5.66-256.99 beat John Force's 5.91-212 but he lost to a holeshot by Tom McEwen in the semifinals, when Tom's 5.67-256 beat Kenny's 5.65-255.82. He was runner-up to Paul Smith at the IHRA Pro-Am at Rockingham and once again he walked off with Low ET honors with a 5.58. At the NHRA Southern Nationals in April, he qualified first with a 5.67-260.86 (Low ET and Top Speed), but then suffered a rare first round loss. He got out qualified for the first time that year at the NHRA Cajun Nationals when Force ran 5.66 (Low ET) while Kenny had to settle for the second position with a 5.69-253.73. But for the second race in a row, he lost in the first round. This time his 5.88-237.52 lost to Johnny West's 5.83-252 in the "Hawaiian." At Bristol he got another runner-up finish at the IHRA Springnationals. He set Low ET at 5.57 but in the final he blew an engine letting Grose's 5.87-231 get the victory. Another runner-up finish followed at the NHRA Springnationals. A 5.65-254.02 qualified #2 behind Mark Oswald in the "Candies and Hughes" Firebird. And that's how they finished. The final saw Oswald's 5.76-255 take the win over the Tempo's 5.80-250.13. It was a strange situation, the "Budweiser King" was probably the most feared car to come up against in competition, yet here it was, the middle of June and the team hadn't won yet. Well, that all changed with the running of the Super Stock Nationals. While it wasn't a major event, it was still a satisfying win. Kenny qualified first in the eight car show with a 5.62-257.14 (Low ET and Top Speed). He beat Bruce Larson and Dominic Santucci with times of 5.75-254.95 and 5.72-256.41 before singling for the win with a 5.76-251.39 when West's Daytona broke. Now that the seal was broken, the wins started coming. On June 29 he won the NHRA Grandnationals. He qualified #2 with a 5.71-254.66 but went on to set Low ET at 5.66 and in the final be beat Force with a 5.69-257.28. The following week (July 6), he won the IHRA Northern Nationals at Milan. A 5.81-256.41 (Low ET and Top Speed) qualified first and he beat Smith and Grose with times of 5.95-253.52 and 5.84-252 to meet Oswald in the final. A 5.87-253.52 wrapped up the win. He took his fourth meet in a row at Englishtown for the NHRA Summernationals. He qualified #2 behind Oswald with a 5.62-239.48. He beat Scott Kalitta in the first round and a 5.67-254 beat West in round two. In the semifinals, Hoover smoked the tires against him and his 5.66-257 got lane choice over Force in the final. Once again Bernstein prevailed, running 5.65-259.39 for another win. He managed to get into the finals at the next NHRA race, the Mile High Nationals at Denver. Kenny qualified first with a 5.84-227.96 and made his way into the final to meet Oswald. It took a Low ET of the meet run by Oswald to keep Bernstein out of the winners circle again. Mark's 5.81-252 nipped Kenny's close 5.82-247.52. He won the PHR Championships at U.S. 131, Martin, Michigan. A 5.79-247.25 qualified first in the sixteen car field. In the first two rounds he ran 5.74 and 5.50 while beating Bob Gottschalk and Scott Kalitta. But in the semifinals, he set track records of 5.72-259.36 to beat Grose's 5.94. In the final, he ran Oswald again. But Kenny took the win easily with a 5.77-257.87 when Mark had problems and slowed to a 7.55-120. On August 17, Kenny set Low ET in qualifying first at the NHRA Northstar Nationals with a track record 5.67 at 251.39. Unfortunately, in the first round, he fouled away a 5.81 against Billy Meyer. The following week (August 24), he was back in the winner's circle at Norwalk for the IHRA World Nationals. He qualified #2 (behind Oswald), but improved to a meet's best of 5.57-260. In the final, he met and beat Oswald.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 12:22:18 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Courtesy Bob Plumer, Drag Racing Memories Jack Chrisman (M) from Long Beach, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 708 ) 1964 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/FX, Div: 7
"Sachs & Sons Lincoln-Mercury" Owned by Jack Chrisman from Long Beach, California USA Crew Chief: Jack Chrisman
'64 Mercury Comet by Bill Stroppe | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Ford Wedge by Jack Chrisman with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 9.350 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 156.25 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1964 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.95238 times average ET and 1.05263 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1964 Records: 1/4 Mile: 9.350 ET, 156.25 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1964 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.818 ET, 148.44 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1964 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.318 ET, 141.24 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Blown direct-drive 427 Ford on fuel. AKA Super Cyclone. Ran 'low nines.' (Need exact ET). Though generally run as an Exhibition car, closest class would've been S/FX (Supercharged Factory Experimental). Considered by most to be the first true fuel funny car, this car began with an FE wedge motor on nitro, and was created as the huge publicity roll-out on the gas-burning Dodge Chargers team started. Former dragster standout Jack Chrisman agreed to drive, with the car built by Mercury subcontractor Bill Stroppe. Once complete, Jack would show up unannounced at the DC's publicized race demo dates, reportedly bankrolled directly by Mercury through Helen Sachs dealership in Downey, Ca. (and, no, Dodge was not happy about these appearances). The direct drive meant it smoked the tires most of its run just like a fuel dragster of this era did. Chrisman ran the car for two seasons, converting to red paint with fresh 1965 body panels, and replacing the wedge with SOHC power on fuel soon after the 1965 Winternationals. The motor was also set back at this time. In this format, the car was in the first-ever NHRA side-by-side blown nitro 'doorslammer' race when Jack raced Don Gay for B/Fuel Dragster honors at the 1965 Nationals. Sold to Dee Keaton, Jack 'the Bear' would bring the car back out briefly after the August 1966 fire in his Logghe roadster at New York National Speedway. Former Ford racer and collector Jim Barillaro found the remains of this car in the early 1980s and restored it. Therefore this, the first fuel funny car, is also indirectly responsible for inaugurating the restored funny car era, which in turn has birthed the modern nostalgia FC movement. And Jim Barillaro will still occasionally cackle this car on nitro. | Jack showed up at Fremont on July 12, 1964, and made a series of exhibition passes. He ran times of 10.70-144.69, 10.63-145.16, 10.44-147.54, and a final 10.38-148.27 to steal the show. Fans were amazed at this full size car running these times and speeds.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, May 1, 2017, 10:13:15 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Rob Potter John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 723 / 1) 1994 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol GTX/Jolly Rancher" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Austin Coil
'94 Chevrolet Lumina by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.939 at NHRA Sears/Craftsman, Topeka 94         1/4 Mile MPH: 303.95 at NHRA Finals, Pomona 94
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1994 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.93136 times average ET and 1.07601 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1994 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.939 ET, 303.95 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1994 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.303 ET, 282.48 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1994 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.803 ET, 258.14 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Also 4.98 at Ennis (only FC in the fours there).
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 11:33:58 AM by John Bockelman.
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John Kilburg John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 1) 1998 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol GTX" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Austin Coil & Bernie Fedderly
'98 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.787 at Ennis 10/24/98         1/4 Mile MPH: 323.89 at Englishtown 98
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1998 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.93314 times average ET and 1.10826 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1998 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.787 ET, 323.89 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 3.621 ET, 225.84 MPH   
1998 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.130 ET, 292.25 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 3.685 ET, 222.15 MPH
1998 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.630 ET, 266.30 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.015 ET, 203.89 MPH
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Notes: First funny car in the 4.70s at the 1998 O'Reilly FallNationals at Ennis. Photo from 1998 Springnationals, Columbus, OH.
Submitted by Gena White, Last updated on Friday, September 30, 2016, 01:17:05 AM by John Kilburg. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© David Knight John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 3) 2004 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol GTX Start Up/SoCal Auto Club" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Austin Coil
'04 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.665 at Joliet Fall 04         1/4 Mile MPH: 333.58 at Joliet Fall 04
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 2004 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.96205 times average ET and 1.05513 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
2004 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.665 ET, 333.58 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
2004 Average: 1/4 Mile: 4.849 ET, 316.15 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
2004 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.349 ET, 286.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Photo from Fram Autolite Nationals, Sonoma 2004.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 11:40:21 AM by John Bockelman.
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Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 712 ) 1975 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Army" Owned by Don Prudhomme from Granada Hills, California USA Crew Chief: Bob Brandt
'75 Chevrolet Monza by Foster & Hume | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.987 at Ontario Finals 75         1/4 Mile MPH: 241.53 at Ontario Finals 75
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: 4.220 at Lancaster 7/75    1/8 Mile MPH: 166.53 at Lancaster 7/75
Entry's 1975 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.91196 times average ET and 1.11644 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 07.18 Entry is 0.94091 times average ET and 0.94079 times average MPH
1975 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.987 ET, 241.53 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.220 ET, 189.00 MPH   
1975 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.565 ET, 216.34 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.485 ET, 177.01 MPH
1975 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.125 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.815 ET, 165.02 MPH
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Notes: Sunday Oct 12, 1975: The "Snake" makes history on a pit lane drag strip no less, at Ontario: 5.987 at 237.46 in the semis against Raymond Beadle at the Winston World Finals. Also went 241.53 for the sport's first 240 fuel FC. - Ricko. | Strange thing about the 241. It was not possible on the 3 decimal clocks of the day, which only displayed 241.28 and 241.93. It is likely that Prudhomme actually ran 241.93, but the clock was misread as 241.53. Inaugural member of the Cragar Five Second Funny Car Club. Won 6 of 8 NHRA National events in '75 - biggest loss was Indy to Beadle and the Blue Max. | Started the '75 season with the 'Cuda but the Monza debuted at Beeline for the AHRA Winternationals. Things didn't start so well for the Monza. First off, the tow rig broke down outside of Phoenix and had to be towed in. Then once it arrived, Don went to make the car's first pass ever and the rear end broke. After getting it fixed, he ran a 6.40 to qualify #3. He lasted until round two where the Monza got crossed up and lost to Billy Meyer driving Gene Snow's Vega. With the bad luck behind him, Don towed into Pomona for the Winternationals where he ran a 6.25-228.42 to qualify #2. In the first round, he beat Meyer's tire smoking 8.15 with a 6.39-189.87. In round two, a 6.37 beat Neil Leffler in Jim Terry's potent Mustang. In the semifinals, a 6.28-212.76 beat Charlie Therwhanger in Mickey Thompson's Grand Am. He picked up his first win of the year with the Monza with a 6.24-226.70 in the final over Mike Miller who broke in Jim Green's "Green Elephant" Vega. On March 2, Prudhomme shocked everyone when he laid down a 6.08-235.60 to qualify first at Famoso for the Bakersfield March Meet. The times were good for Low ET and Top Speed as well as new track records. But after qualifying, his times weren't so good. He singled in the first round with an easy pass when Gary Burgin's Mustang II broke. In round two, a 6.51-212 beat Leroy Chadderton's quicker 6.48-222. A tire smoking 7.91 in the semifinals beat John Lombardo. And in the final, he ran a 7.17-141.28 to take the runner-up spot to Dale Pulde's 6.53-196 in the "Eastern Raider" Mustang II. At Gainesville for the Gatornationals, Don got the pole with a 6.39 (Low ET) at 205.47. Tommy Grove's Mustang lost to Prudhomme's 6.61 in the first round and Tom Raley's Vega lost to the Monza's 6.53-198.23 in round two. A semifinal 6.87-167 advanced to the finals when Shirl Greer got out of shape. In the final, Don got his second NHRA national event win of the year with a 6.52-172.74 getting the win over Tom Prock whose "Custom Body" Dart broke a rear end. Portland held the Seattle Opener and Prudhomme made it into the final before losing to Ed McCulloch. At the NHRA Division Six Opener on May 31 at Seattle, Don qualified first, set Low ET, and won the race over McCulloch who broke in the final. Don went 3 for 3 at NHRA's third national event of the year, the Springnationals at National Trail. He ran Low ET and Top Speed in qualifying first and then ran 6.31-200.44 over Jim Liberman's 6.59, a 6.40-219.51 over Jim Nicoll's 6.56, and a 6.84 over Greer in the semifinals when they both smoked the tires. In the final he ran Raymond Beadle behind the wheel of the "Blue Max." It was an interesting final when the "Max" had its Mustang II body come unhinged and blow off shortly after leaving the line. Don went on to score a 6.46 victory. Beadle got back at Prudhomme at the third Division Three race at Cincinnati when he beat Don in the final with a 6.43-219 over the Monza's 7.19-147.29. He was runner-up at the NHRA Division One race at Maple Grove on June 21 as well. He qualified first with a 6.53 and made his way into the final to run Harlan Thompson in the "Fireball Vega. Harlan ran a Low ET and Top Speed 6.36-222 to beat Prudhomme for the victory. He lost his first NHRA national event of the year at the Summernationals on July 13. He set Low ET in qualifying first with a 6.22-205.01. But in the first round he got crossed up and shut off to a 9.55-89.46 against Tom McEwen. Don wasn't down long as he picked up his fourth NHRA National event win of the season at the Grandnationals in Canada on August 16. Once again he qualified first with a 6.46-207.37. He beat Burgin in the first round with a 6.47-212.26 and in the semifinal, a 6.59-222.22 beat Bob Pickett. In the final he ran Prock again. Don set Low ET in the final with a 6.45-224.43 getting the win. He won the fourth Division One race at Maryland International, as a final round 6.79-225.00 (Top Speed) beat Larry Fullerton's "Trojan Horse" Mustang II. Another win was added to his long list when he won the PHR Championships at U.S.131 Martin, Michigan. He qualified first with a 6.28-233.76 then ran 6.12-213.27 to beat Greer's Mustang II in the first round. A semifinal 6.28-220.04 beat Denny Savage in the "Chi-Town Hustler." In the final he ran a 6.12-222.77 to beat Vic Cecelia's 6.35-225 in Charlie Proite's "Telstar." Prudhomme and Beadle staged their own little war at the NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis. They qualified first and second with Don's 6.17-232.55 (Top Speed) getting the #2 spot. In the first round, Don beat Ron O'Donnell in the "Damn Yankee" with a 6.16. In the second round, a 6.21 beat Pulde's 6.94 in the "Arizona Wildcat" and in the semifinals, a 6.45 beat Pickett's tire smoking 7.89 in Mickey Thompson's car. In the final, Prudhomme got beat. Raymond shot to a 6.16-226 for the win over the "Snake's" 6.26-224.44. After that, Don went to Portland International for the NHRA Division Six final. He qualified first with a 6.44-196.50 and advanced past the first round with a 6.69-175.78 when Miller broke in the "Green Elephant." A semifinal 6.20-193.96 beat Rich Rogers and in the final, he unleashed Low ET with a 6.12-211.76 getting the win over Gordie Bonin.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Thursday, November 3, 2016, 10:05:31 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Jack Beckman (M) from North Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 784 ) 2006 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Matco Tools" Owned by Don Schumacher from Park Ridge, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Todd Okuhara
'06 Dodge Charger by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 TFX Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.662 at Pomona Finals 11/12/2006         1/4 Mile MPH: 333.66 at Pomona Finals 11/11/2006
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 2006 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.96422 times average ET and 1.05372 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
2006 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.662 ET, 333.66 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
2006 Average: 1/4 Mile: 4.835 ET, 316.65 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
2006 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.335 ET, 286.97 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Eighth mile incremental times on 4.662-333.66 were 3.212, 271.73.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Monday, March 6, 2017, 10:26:42 PM by Terry DeKoninck.
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Michael Beach Chuck Etchells (M) from Putnam, Connecticut USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 5) 1993 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 1
"Kendall GT-1" Owned by Chuck Etchells from Putnam, Connecticut USA Crew Chief: Maynard Yingst & Tim Richards
'93 Dodge Daytona by Murf McKinney | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.987 at Topeka Fall 93         1/4 Mile MPH: 299.50 at Topeka Fall 93
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1993 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 98.44    Entry is 0.92352 times average ET and 1.10382 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1993 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.987 ET, 300.40 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1993 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.400 ET, 271.33 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1993 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.900 ET, 248.34 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: First funny car in the fours. First member of the Castrol 4-Second Club for Funny Cars on Oct. 1, 1993, with a 4.987 at the NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals in Topeka, Kan. Terrible & terrific year in 1993: crew chief Yingst died during NHRA Slick 50 Nats in Spring, rebounded to make historic pass in Fall. Photo from Columbus 1993.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 07:20:40 AM by John Bockelman.
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John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 1) 2001 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol GTX/MBNA" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Coil & Federly
'01 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.731 at Maple Grove 9/01         1/4 Mile MPH: 325.14 at Maple Grove 9/01
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 2001 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 98.29    Entry is 0.95653 times average ET and 1.05057 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
2001 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.731 ET, 325.69 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 3.621 ET, 225.84 MPH   
2001 Average: 1/4 Mile: 4.946 ET, 309.49 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 3.670 ET, 222.60 MPH
2001 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.446 ET, 281.08 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.000 ET, 204.24 MPH
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Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10:37:18 PM by John Bockelman.
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Michael Beach Kenny Bernstein (M) from Richardson, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 404 / 3) 1985 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Budweiser King" Owned by Kenny Bernstein from Richardson, Texas USA Crew Chief: Dale Armstrong
'85 Ford Tempo by Mike Kase | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi by Dale Armstrong with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.559 at IHRA Rockingham Fall 85         1/4 Mile MPH: 265.46 at IHRA Rockingham Fall 85
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1985 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 98.28    Entry is 0.92573 times average ET and 1.09432 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1985 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.559 ET, 266.27 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1985 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.005 ET, 242.58 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1985 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.505 ET, 223.93 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Long Nose 85-86. Photo from Milan, MI, IHRA Northern Nats 85. Set NHRA ET records at 5.646 at 85 Gators and 5.569 at 85 Maple Grove. Low qualifier at 85 Gators with a 5.672. Ran 258.76 at 85 World Finals.
Submitted by Curt Swartz, Last updated on Sunday, March 18, 2012, 03:59:43 PM by Steve Klemetti.
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© David Oakes John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 1) 1997 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol GTX" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Austin Coil & Bernie Fedderly
'97 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.867 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 314.46 at Ennis Fall 97
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1997 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 97.66    Entry is 0.94689 times average ET and 1.07692 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1997 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.867 ET, 315.56 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 3.621 ET, 225.84 MPH   
1997 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.140 ET, 292.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 3.690 ET, 222.00 MPH
1997 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.640 ET, 266.11 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.020 ET, 203.78 MPH
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Notes: Confirmed 4.905 at Ennis Spring 97. Where was the 4.867 run?
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 01:50:14 AM by John Bockelman.
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Thomas Nagy Tony Pedregon (M) from Chino Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 702 / 6) 1999 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol Syntec" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: John Medlen
99 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.779 at Gainesville 3/99         1/4 Mile MPH: 322.81 at Dallas Spring 99
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1999 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 97.30    Entry is 0.95256 times average ET and 1.07246 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1999 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.779 ET, 324.05 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 3.621 ET, 225.84 MPH   
1999 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.017 ET, 301.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 3.680 ET, 222.30 MPH
1999 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.517 ET, 273.72 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.010 ET, 204.01 MPH
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Notes: Photo taken at the 1999 NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville, Florida.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:53:22 PM by Thomas Nagy. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Rick Howard John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 723 / 1) 1996 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol GTX/Jolly Rancher" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Austin Coil & Bernie Fedderly
'96 Pontiac Firebird by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.889 at Topeka Spring 96         1/4 Mile MPH: 310.45 at Ennis Fall 96
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1996 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 96.05    Entry is 0.93534 times average ET and 1.08796 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1996 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.889 ET, 312.60 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1996 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.227 ET, 285.35 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1996 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.727 ET, 260.44 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Rick Howard photo from 1996 U.S. Nats, Indy. Force put on a virtuoso performance at Indy in winning a record-tying 11th event of the season, a 59th career win and a record sixth Winston Funny Car title. And if that wasn't enough, he also won his 4th Big Bud Shootout. Force qualified 1st (4.966 Low ET of Meet and Track Record).
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Friday, November 16, 2012, 09:12:37 PM by Rick Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Pat Foster (M) from Tarzana, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 740 ) 1972 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 2
"Barry Setzer" Owned by Barry Setzer from Hickory, North Carolina USA Crew Chief: Ed Pink
'72 Chevrolet Vega by John Buttera | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Ed Pink Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.295 at Ontario Supernationals 72         1/4 Mile MPH: 235.60 at Ontario Supernationals 72
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1972 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 95.98    Entry is 0.92737 times average ET and 1.09950 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1972 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.295 ET, 237.46 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.665 ET, 189.00 MPH   
1972 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.788 ET, 214.28 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.990 ET, 156.52 MPH
1972 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.288 ET, 199.58 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.320 ET, 146.81 MPH
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Notes: Baddest dog in the land. Ran quickest and fastest times in the class in Round 1 at Ontario 72 (6.29). Then ran 6.30-235.60 in Round 2 and 6.31 in Round 3. Lost in finals to Jim Dunn when Pat redlighted. Earlier in the year, Foster had a blower explosion at Lions in May, hit the guardrail and destroyed the body. They put a new body on it and repaired the chassis at Buttera's. | Ran 6.59 low ET at OCIR Funny Car 500. Also 6.47 at OCIR 72. Featured prominently in the movie Funny Car Summer.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:31:59 PM by Danny White.
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Thomas Nagy Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 712 ) 1974 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Army" Owned by Don Prudhomme from Granada Hills, California USA Crew Chief: Bob Brandt
'73 Plymouth Cuda by John Buttera | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.015 at Lebanon Valley 8/74         1/4 Mile MPH: 235.60 at Lebanon Valley 8/74
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1974 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 95.69    Entry is 0.91553 times average ET and 1.09165 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1974 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.015 ET, 237.46 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.410 ET, 189.00 MPH   
1974 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.570 ET, 215.82 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.490 ET, 176.86 MPH
1974 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.125 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.820 ET, 165.02 MPH
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Notes: Car ran 6.16 under the Care-Free banner. Won the infamous PRO race at NY National with an all-time best of 6.19 Also 6.23 at NHRA Summers and 231.95. The 6.01, 235 was at a Lebanon Valley match race. Photo taken at the 1974 NHRA Springnationals, National Trail Raceway, Columbus, Ohio. Prudhomme drove this car to FC win at '74 Gators, was upset by Snow at Springs, and defeated Billy Meyer at Indy for back to back Indy FC wins. | Regarding Prudhomme at Lebanon Valley in '74. I wasn't there the August night he ran 6.01. I was there a month earlier when he ran 6.16, which was quicker than the national record by a few hundredths, as I recall. So everyone was talking about the great ETs at Lebanon (Mineo had run in the 6.20s with the Coke Circuit that year -- unheard of numbers for him). But then in '75, Prudhomme's Monza could not go below 6.40. He never ran a 6.0 ET there again, not with his Monzas, not with his Arrows (he did run in the 'twenties' with the Arrow, maybe the 'teens' once or twice). I asked Tommy Ivo about it and he said that back in 1974 the track's starting line beams were positioned too high for FCs and the cars were staging with their fenders and the clocks weren't starting until after the entire car had left the line and cleared the beams. I don't know if or how this is true, but it's what Ivo told me. A lot of the northeast FC racers were not aware of this explanation, so I don't know why Ivo had the dirt and the others didn't. - David Hapgood Prudhomme set the NHRA National Record at E-town with a 6.26. DW
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 12:15:04 PM by Bill McLauchlan.
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Mike Ditty Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 712 ) 1982 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Pepsi Challenger" Owned by Don Prudhomme from Granada Hills, California USA Crew Chief: Bob Brandt
'82 Pontiac Trans Am by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.637 at NHRA Indy 9/04/82         1/4 Mile MPH: 252.80 at NHRA Indy 9/04/82
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1982 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 94.77    Entry is 0.91361 times average ET and 1.07864 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1982 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.637 ET, 254.95 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 3.820 ET, 193.96 MPH   
1982 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.170 ET, 234.37 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 3.915 ET, 192.15 MPH
1982 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.700 ET, 215.73 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.245 ET, 177.21 MPH
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Notes: AMAZING 5.63-244.56 shut off run at Indy this year, plus 5.73-252.80 NHRA best speed. First Funny Car to run 250.00 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on 5/29/1982 (initial entry into the Crane Cams 250 MPH Club for Funny Cars). Also, 247.25 at 82 Southerns. Credited with 255 mph run at AHRA Gary, which was probably more like 245. | Don made one of the greatest runs in Funny Car history at Indy. This came in a year when he switched from Mopar bodied cars to a GM for the first time since '76. He had won twice in '81 and switched to a Firebird for the '82 season. He started the season at Tucson Dragway for the AHRA Winternationals. A track record 6.34 qualified first and he made his way to the final by running 6.43 over Johnny West and 6.34 to beat Tripp Shumake in the semifinals. Prudhomme was upset in the final by Ed Moore who had earlier reset both ends of the track record with 6.21-232.54 times. He ran 6.03-242.58 for the #4 spot in the field at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals. An off pace 6.31-185.95 lost to Gary Burgin's 6.11-243 in the first round. Things were even worse at Gainesville for the NHRA Gatornationals. Don's best of 6.19-231.60 failed to qualify. The NHRA Southern Nationals was held at Atlanta in April and it featured an eight car Funny Car field. It was a tough show to qualify in but Don's 6.13-244.56 got in on the "bump" spot. Unfortunately, he smoked the tires in the first round and lost to Frank Hawley's 6.09-220 in the "Chi-Town Hustler." The following week (May 2), he was at Tulsa for the AHRA Springnationals. Don won the race there, beating Tom Hoover and John Force to reach the finals. In the final, he beat upstart Tom Hovland's 6.46-222 with a 6.31-238.72. On May 29, Don ran 6.00-250.00 at Baton Rouge for the NHRA Cajun Nationals. It was the first 250 mph run by a Funny Car and made him the fifteenth NHRA driver to top 250 and the first to do it in a Funny Car. The time qualified him first in the eight car show. The race was run on May 30 and Don ran well but ended up as the runner-up. He beat John Pott in Larry Coogle's car in the first round with a 6.10-242. In the semifinals, another 6.10 at 246 beat a tire-smoking Billy Meyer. But in the final he came up against Raymond Beadle in the "Blue Max." The two left together but Beadle's 6.08-239 beat the "Snake's" 6.13-247.25 for the win. Early in June he was at St. Louis for the AHRA Gateway Nationals. Don set low ET in qualifying first with a 6.13 but in the first round he smoked the tires and shut off to a 12.34 that lost to Hovland's 6.33. He qualified low again the following week at Columbus for the NHRA Springnationals. A 5.92 (low ET) at a track record speed of 248.61 got him the pole. He fell off to a 6.20-241.93 in the first round but it was still enough to beat Tim Grose's 6.31-216. He lost to Kenny Bernstein in round two. It was around this time that a few cars started running nitrous. Meyer was one of them and he had run over 254 at Norwalk. Bob Brandt took a look in that direction. AHRA held its Summernationals at Kansas City and once again Don got the pole with a track record 5.97 at 244.56. A 6.03-229.00 beat Jim White in round one while and a semifinal 6.10-196.50 advanced to the final when Ron Correnti failed to fire. In the final he met old foe Burgin. Don had problems and shut down to 7.10-130.81 while Gary motored to the victory at 5.99-234. The next stop was in Canada for the NHRA Grandnationals. The "Snake" qualified #4 in the eight car show with a 6.03-245.90 (top speed). This is where he got his first NHRA victory in the Firebird. Prudhomme advanced past round one when Beadle broke a rear end while a semifinal 5.91 (low ET) at 244.56 beat Hawley who smoked the tires. The final turned out to be a rematch right down to the winner as the '81 event. It was Bernstein against Prudhomme and Don prevailed with a 6.03-245.23 over Kenny's 6.13-233. And just as he had done in '81, he went out and won the NHRA Summernationals as well. Meyer was the performance leader but Don wasn't running too badly, qualifying #6 with a 5.96-248.61. He beat Murf McKinney, Beadle, and Bernstein to reach the finals where he faced Mike Dunn. The "Snake" was not to be denied his 34th NHRA career victory, running 6.00-241.28 over Mike's 6.15-237 in the "Hawaiian." On June 27 he was at Brainerd for the U.S. Funny Car Championships. He was upset in the first round by Steve Gladieux.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10:29:06 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Robert Hight (M) from Anaheim, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 5) 2007 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"AAA SoCal Auto Club" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Jim Prock
'07 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 TFX Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.636 at Phoenix 07         1/4 Mile MPH: 331.94 at Gainesville 3/07
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 2007 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 93.16    Entry is 0.96083 times average ET and 1.04746 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
2007 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.636 ET, 334.32 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 3.287 ET, 259.76 MPH   
2007 Average: 1/4 Mile: 4.825 ET, 316.90 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 3.499 ET, 239.06 MPH
2007 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.325 ET, 287.14 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 3.829 ET, 218.46 MPH
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Notes: Quickest all time quarter mile funny car ET. May never be bettered -- NHRA went to 1000 Foot racing in 2008.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11:06:19 PM by Danny White.
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Robert Briggs Tony Pedregon (M) from Chino Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 2) 2003 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol Syntec" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: John Medlen
'02 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.721 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 326.79 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 2003 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 92.41    Entry is 0.96504 times average ET and 1.04266 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
2003 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.721 ET, 329.18 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
2003 Average: 1/4 Mile: 4.892 ET, 313.42 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
2003 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.392 ET, 284.36 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Saturday, April 8, 2006, 02:40:56 PM by Danny White.
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Mark Oswald (M) from Houma, Louisiana USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 330 / 2) 1987 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Motorcraft Quality Parts" Owned by Paul Candies & Leonard Hughes from Houma, Louisiana USA Crew Chief: Leonard Hughes
'87 Ford Thunderbird by Al Swindahl | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi by Leonard Hughes with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.357 at Pomona Finals 87         1/4 Mile MPH: 276.00 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1987 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 92.31    Entry is 0.93165 times average ET and 1.10400 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1987 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.357 ET, 280.72 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1987 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.750 ET, 250.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1987 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.250 ET, 230.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Photo from Indy 1987. Also 5.428 and 5.449 at Ennis 10/87 and 5.492 at 87 Keystones. Confirmed 270.43 at Pomona Finals 87. Where was the 276 run? Direct drive or 2 speed?
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:21:19 PM by Curt Swartz.
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Mike Dunn (M) from La Mirada, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 768 ) 1980 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"King's Hawaiian Bread" Owned by Roland Leong from Diamond Bar, California USA Crew Chief: Roland Leong
'80 Dodge Charger by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.855 at OCIR 80         1/4 Mile MPH: 245.00 at OCIR 80
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1980 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 92.00    Entry is 0.94283 times average ET and 1.06712 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1980 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.855 ET, 247.93 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1980 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.210 ET, 229.59 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1980 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.710 ET, 212.48 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Ed McCulloch (M) from Fresno, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 612 ) 1989 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Miller High Life" Owned by Larry Minor from Hemet, California USA Crew Chief: Bernie Fedderly
'89 Oldsmobile Cutlass by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.132 at Texas Motorplex 10/07/89         1/4 Mile MPH: 280.89 at Texas Motorplex 10/07/89
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1989 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 90.02    Entry is 0.90687 times average ET and 1.08914 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1989 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.132 ET, 286.62 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1989 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.659 ET, 257.90 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1989 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.169 ET, 236.77 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Ed also ran 5.188 that same day. The 5.132 was not bettered until March 1992. This photo from Columbus 1988. Confirmed 277.17 at Memphis 89. Need to confirm the Ennis 280.89. | Ed started the '89 season by qualifying #3 at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals with a 5.36-276.58. He lost to Mark Oswald in the first round. At the next event, the NHRA Supernationals at Houston, he ran a 5.34-272.89 to qualify #7. Once again Ed got taken out by Oswald, but this time it was in round two where Mark's 5.38 nipped McCulloch's 5.40. He had some luck on his side at the NHRA Gatornationals. A 5.39-268.89 qualified #5 but that was the best he would run at Gainesville. He beat a tire smoking Scott Kalitta in the first round, and a second round 6.47 beat a tire smoking R.C. Sherman. In the semifinal, a 9.76-68 mph run advanced when Art Hendey broke on the line. In the final, Ed took the victory with a 19.70-70.94 beat Bruce Larson fouled. On April 23 he was in Atlanta for the NHRA Southern Nationals. A 5.45-270.75 qualified #3 but he lost to Sherman in the first round. From there it was off to Memphis for the NHRA Mid-South Nationals where he ran a 5.41-274.97 to qualify #7. He beat Paul Smith in the first round and a 5.55 took out Tony McCallum's 5.60 in round two. But in the semifinal, he shut off to a 10.00 loss to Kenny Bernstein. He made it into the semifinals of the next event as well, the NHRA Cajun Nationals. There he qualified #6 with a 5.55-268.73. He got revenge on Oswald in round two, beating him with a 5.46-269 to Mark's 5.57. But in the semifinal, John Martin beat Ed. He went to Bristol for the IHRA Springnationals, and while he didn't make the final, he did set Low ET at 5.45. At the NHRA Springnationals, he qualified #6 with a 5.36-269.70 but he lost to Johnny West in the first round. Another first round loss came at the NHRA Grandnationals in Canada. He qualified #4 with a 5.52-265.17 but a first round 6.34-163 lost to Hendey's 5.63-260. McCulloch made the final at the NHRA Summernationals in July. A 5.30 qualified #2. He beat Mike Dunn in the first round and a 5.56-268 beat Larson's quicker 5.50 in round two. In the semifinals, a 5.64-262 beat a tire smoking Don Gay Jr. In the final he ran Bernstein. A 5.50 by McCulloch came in second best to Kenny's 5.41. In the thin air of Denver, for the NHRA Mile High Nationals, Ed ran 5.65-252.24 to qualify #4. He beat Don Prudhomme in the first round and a 5.72-250 beat Tom Hoover in round two, but a semifinal 5.91 fell to Larson's 5.54. The eleventh race on the NHRA schedule was the California Nationals. A 5.38-275.31 qualified Ed #2. He made it into the semifinal before losing to Oswald's 5.49-267 with a quicker 5.47-270.92. The NHRA Seafair Nationals was the next race. Ed qualified #7 with a 5.35-274.39 but a first round 5.98-222.82 lost to Jim Murphy. Ed hadn't won a race since March and the team was overdue. Things finally came together on Aug 20 at the NHRA Northstar Nationals. McCulloch got his first pole of the year with a 5.42-267.53. He set a 5.37 track record at 270.27 in the first round and a second round 5.45-270.02 beat Sherman's 5.51-263. In the semifinal, a 5.42-268.25 beat upstart Larry Camenzind, and for the win he faced off with Larson. It was Ed's driving that got the victory, as he pulled a holeshot and his 5.55-266.90 beat Bruce's quicker 5.51-264. After that, it was on to Indianapolis for the NHRA U.S. Nationals. A 5.35-275.90 qualified #6 and in round one, a 5.56-271.49 beat Jerry Caminito's 6.11-171. In round two, his 5.46-269.94 lost to Larson's 5.32-274. On Sept 17, Ed was at Maple Grove for the NHRA Keystone Nationals. He qualified #4 with a 5.28-274.39 and a 5.40-222 beat R.C. Sherman in the first round. But in round two, he was late off the line and his 5.30-271.57 finished behind Force's 5.34-275.
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Robert Briggs John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 1) 2003 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol GTX" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Austin Coil & Bernie Fedderly
'02 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.721 at Joliet 03         1/4 Mile MPH: 326.00 at Joliet 03
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 2003 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 89.90    Entry is 0.96504 times average ET and 1.04014 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
2003 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.721 ET, 329.18 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
2003 Average: 1/4 Mile: 4.892 ET, 313.42 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
2003 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.392 ET, 284.36 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Handout courtesy Glenn Barbis Jr. Ed McCulloch (M) from Fresno, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 612 / 3) 1988 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Miller High Life" Owned by Larry Minor from Hemet, California USA Crew Chief: Bernie Fedderly
'88 Oldsmobile Cutlass by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.230 at IHRA Ennis 88         1/4 Mile MPH: 280.00 at IHRA Ennis 88
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1988 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 88.57    Entry is 0.92256 times average ET and 1.08675 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1988 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.230 ET, 286.62 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1988 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.669 ET, 257.65 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1988 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.169 ET, 236.77 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: First FC in the 5.20s with a 5.255 at Ennis IHRA 1988, followed by a quicker 5.230. Photo from Columbus 1988. Best NHRA times of 5.252 at Houston Fall 88 and 277.26 at Maple Grove 9/88. | Ed started the season at Firebird Raceway's Super Bowl of Drag Racing that featured an eight car FC show. McCulloch qualified #2 with a 5.56-261.62 behind John Force's 5.34. These two would end up meeting in the final. The "Ace" got there by first beating Ron Fassl with a 5.60-260.86 and in the semifinals, a 5.73-255.68 got around a tire smoking Don Prudhomme. John was running two tenths quicker with 5.40 and 5.41 times. In the final, it was a foregone conclusion. John beat Ed's 5.73-204.08 with a 5.47-267 to take the title. At Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals, a 5.39 (low ET) got the pole but in the first round, the "Ace" smoked the tires and lost to Bruce Larson. His next stop was at Darlington for the IHRA Winternationals. There, a first round 5.69-256.41 beat a tire smoking Mark Oswald in the "Candies and Hughes" car, but in the semifinals against Tripp Shumake, the Cutlass broke on the line. A week later (March 20) he was at Gainesville for the NHRA Gatornationals. It was a weekend he would rather forget as he failed to qualify and was only third alternate for the show. How things change in a week, as on March 27 he was low qualifier with a 5.54-258.62 at Bradenton for the IHRA Supernationals. Unfortunately, a first round 5.75 lost to Scott Kalitta's holeshot 5.77.
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© David Oakes Cruz Pedregon (M) from Los Angeles, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 779 ) 1992 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"McDonald's" Owned by Larry Minor from Hemet, California USA Crew Chief: Larry Meyer
'92 Oldsmobile Cutlass by Murf McKinney | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.076 at NHRA Maple Grove 9/92         1/4 Mile MPH: 288.00 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1992 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 88.48    Entry is 0.93757 times average ET and 1.06242 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1992 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.076 ET, 293.06 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1992 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.414 ET, 271.08 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1992 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.914 ET, 248.16 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Rookie Year, NHRA Champ in 1992 (winning 5 straight races). Also, first funny car in the 5.0 zone with a 5.077 qualifier at Maple Grove 9/92, followed by a 5.076 in eliminations.
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© Allen Tracy Billy Meyer (M) from Waco, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 420 ) 1984 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"7 Eleven/Chief Auto Parts" Owned by Billy Meyer from Waco, Texas USA Crew Chief: Billy Meyer
'84 Ford Mustang by Steve Plueger | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.628 at IHRA Bristol Fall 84         1/4 Mile MPH: 255.68 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1984 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 85.82    Entry is 0.93488 times average ET and 1.07105 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1984 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.628 ET, 262.39 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1984 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.020 ET, 238.72 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1984 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.520 ET, 220.41 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Photo from Indy 84. Won IHRA Bristol over Mark Oswald with a 5.776-252.10. | Billy had a strong year in '84. He won three races in NHRA and another three in IHRA and finished second to Mark Oswald in the NHRA FC points chase. He also ended the season with the quickest FC time ever, a 5.628 at the IHRA Fallnationals at Bristol. Billy started the season by qualifying for the Super Bowl of Drag Racing at Firebird Raceway in Jan with a 5.96-225.00. He beat John Martin in the first round with a 6.02-200.89 but in the semifinals, he broke an oil line and advanced Tom McEwen. As good as he ran in NHRA he started the year by failing to qualify at Pomona for the Winternationals. A new Plueger built Mustang was debuted in March and it qualified #11 at the Gatornationals with a 5.93-243.90. A first round 5.85 beat Frank Hawley's 5.91 in the "Chi-Town Hustler." In round two, a 6.17-226.70 got around Al Segrini but in the semifinals, both he and John Collins smoked the tires and John's 6.45-216 beat Meyer's 6.44-239. At Darlington for the IHRA Winternationals, a 5.90 qualified #4 and he again made it into the semifinals when his 5.88 lost to McEwen's 5.89. Then things began to click, starting with the NHRA Southern Nationals. He won four straight races (two NHRA and two IHRA), and averaged 5.83 for 19 runs in those events. At Atlanta for the Southern Nationals, he qualified #2 with a 5.78-249.30 and went on to win over Kenny Bernstein in the final with a track record 5.73-252.80 over Bernstein's 5.80-254. He then went to Rockingham for the IHRA Pro-Am Championships where he qualified first with a 5.73 (Low ET) and beat Oswald in the final for the $31,000 purse. The next win came at the NHRA Cajun Nationals. Billy qualified #8 in the eight car show but beat a tire smoking Bernstein in the first round with a 5.94-250. In the semfinals, he soloed to a track record 5.81-246 when Dale Pulde was unable to appear. In the final, he took his third win with a 5.92-249.30 over Jim Head's 6.01-245. The crown jewel of this four race winning stretch came next, the IHRA Springnationals at Bristol on June 3. There he beat low qualifier Don Prudhomme in the first round, and then Sherm Gunn in round two with a 5.86-236.84. And in the semifinals, a 5.81-243.24 beat Denny Savage. In the final, he faced Oswald in the "Candies and Hughes" Firebird and won with a 5.77-252.10 over Mark's 5.97-251. The win was worth a record $41,500. In comparison, the two NHRA wins were worth slightly over $10,000 each. His good run came to an end the following week (June 10) at the NHRA Springnationals. Although he qualified first with a track record 5.81 at 249.30 he lost in the first round with an off pace 6.27-207.31 that lost to John Force's 6.06-242. He made another $10,000 at the next NHRA event, the Grandnationals in Canada where he qualified #2 with a 5.84-250.69 and went on to beat Ed McCulloch in the final with a 5.85-247.25. At the IHRA Northern Nationals on July 8, he ran well but failed to reach the finals. A week later he did make the finals at Englishtown for the NHRA Summernationals. A 5.88 qualified #12 and he beat McCulloch, Mike Dunn, and Hawley in the semifinals with a strong 5.79. In the final he met Raymond Beadle in the "Blue Max" and his 5.97-248.61 lost to Beadle's 5.95-247.
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© Tom Kasch Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 712 ) 1973 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Carefree Gum" Owned by Don Prudhomme from Granada Hills, California USA Crew Chief: Don Prudhomme
'73 Plymouth Cuda by John Buttera | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.160 at Ontario, Calif. 11/73         1/4 Mile MPH: 230.76 at Irwindale 4/21/73
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1973 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 84.87    Entry is 0.92492 times average ET and 1.07176 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1973 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.160 ET, 237.46 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.520 ET, 189.00 MPH   
1973 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.660 ET, 215.31 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.657 ET, 176.71 MPH
1973 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.160 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.987 ET, 165.02 MPH
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Notes: Three successive class bests in 1973: 6.35 and 6.27 at Indy (won Funny Car Eliminator over the Ace in the final), then amazing 6.16 at Supernationals. When Don didn't like his new '74 U.S. Army Vega, this car was pulled out of the garage, painted in U.S. Army colors and won Indy again. 6.29 Green Valley | Also in 1973, Prudhomme singlehandedly won the team title for Plymouth over a 16-car field at the 5th Annual Manufacturer's Meet at Rockford, Ill. -- RT | Photo from 1973 AHRA Grand Nationals, Dragway 42. | Early in '73, Don was still racing his TF car. He didn't enter his Funny Car in competition at the AHRA or the NHRA Winternationals, running in Top Fuel instead. But on March 11 he showed up at Fremont for the AHRA Northern Nationals with his 'Cuda. He qualified #9 and in the first round set low ET of the meet with a 6.45 to beat low qualifier Tom Hoover who ran 6.56. In round two, he faced Kelly Brown in the "Wonder Wagon" Vega panel. Don fouled away a 6.60-209.30 that gave Brown an easy 7.09 run into the semifinals. The following week, he was at NHRA Gatornationals, but he was back in the top fuel car. In April he was back in the Funny Car for the Seattle Northwest Open. He ran a 6.43 to qualify but in the first round he lost a rod while doing his burnout. On April 11, he was at the AHRA Grand American at Tulsa. A low ET and top speed of the meet pass of 6.50-226.13 qualified first. During eliminations, he had a clutch explode and ended up hitting the guardrail thus ending his day. Irwindale held the Coca Cola Funny Car Championships on April 21 and while Prudhomme failed to make it even to the semifinals, he did set top speed at 230.76.
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Mike Ditty Jack Chrisman (M) from Long Beach, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1967 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Jack Chrisman's Kendall GT-1" Owned by Jack Chrisman from Long Beach, California USA Crew Chief: Jack Chrisman
1966 Mercury Comet by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Ford SOHC with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.600 at Indy Nationals 67         1/4 Mile MPH: 190.27 at Indy Nationals 67
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1967 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 81.79    Entry is 0.90692 times average ET and 1.10301 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1967 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.600 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 151.00 MPH   
1967 Average: 1/4 Mile: 8.380 ET, 172.50 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.050 ET, 143.45 MPH
1967 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 9.160 ET, 157.81 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.380 ET, 137.04 MPH
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Notes: Jack Chrisman got one of four original Logghe-built Comets in 1966. Jack took his proven blown 427 Cammer out of the 1965 Comet to run in the new flip top car, unlike Nicholson and Schartman, who ran injected motors. In 1966, it seemed that the four lightweight Comets dominated the funny car competition like no other cars. Chrisman's high point in his funny car career was his 7.60-190.27 run at Indy in 1967. No other car ran in the sevens during qualifying. That run was light years ahead of the competition. Chrisman's career cooled by the end of the decade. | Won the "light" (2000 lbs.) funny car category at the 4th Hot Rod Magazine Championships at Riverside, Cal., in April 1967. | For almost two years everyone wondered what this car was capable of doing. The injected Comets were dominating the competition and everyone knew that when Jack finally got this thing to "stick" it would be quick. That happened at Indy. This car was one week old when Jack showed up with it at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals. He ran in the S/XS class and in the first round met the eventual winner, Don Nicholson. Chrisman ran a strong 8.40-177.51 but lost to "Dyno's" slight holeshot and 8.42-170 run. A week later (Feb 12), he was at Irwindale making some test runs. He ran a best of 8.60-162.74 before breaking a blower manifold. As mentioned above he won the 2,000 lb. Funny Car class at the HRM Championships on April 8. He qualified low with an 8.71-177.77 and in the first round beat Ronnie Runyan's Corvette with a 8.50-174.75. In the final, another 8.50 at 178.57 took the victory over the broken 'Cuda of Butch Leal. On May 10, he was at Cecil County for the Factory Showdown. In the first round his 8.47-174.75 (top speed) advanced when Jim Liberman crossed the center line. In round two, he was late off the line and his 8.32 lost to Roger Lindamood's 8.41. At Aquasco on May 21, a first round 8.72-155.70 won when Lindamood fouled away a 8.78-167. He got a solo in the second round and set low ET and top speed of the meet with a 8.38-175.78 but at the end of the run, his kill switch failed, and then his parachute failed to deploy. He ran off the end of the track and got airborne for 100 feet before crashing down. Jack was OK, not so much for the Comet. In June he qualified at Bristol for the NHRA Springnationals with an 8.30. He broke in the first round but his coasting Comet still advanced due to Leal's red light. Chrisman was unable to repair in time for round two, giving Ed Schartman a solo into the semifinals.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Danny Ongais (M) from Carlsbad, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 799 ) 1969 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Mickey Thompson's Mach 1" Owned by Mickey Thompson from El Monte, California USA Crew Chief: Amos Satterlee
'69 Ford Mustang by Pat Foster | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Ford SOHC with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 6.960 at Kansas City 9/14/69         1/4 Mile MPH: 207.00 at 1969
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1969 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 81.37    Entry is 0.90862 times average ET and 1.07254 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1969 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.960 ET, 215.31 MPH    1000 Ft. 5.970 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.940 ET, 173.00 MPH   
1969 Average: 1/4 Mile: 7.660 ET, 193.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.200 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.005 ET, 151.80 MPH
1969 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.360 ET, 176.84 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.620 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.335 ET, 142.41 MPH
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Notes: Danny Ongais had gained fame as a top-ranked dragster driver. Mickey Thompson was well known as a racer, track operator, and car owner. In 1969, the pair debuted a new lightweight transition style chassis Mustang. Pat Foster built the blue 427 SOHC powered Mustang as well as a red twin that he drove himself. The team was awesome that year. They won many national events with the car and Ongais ran a reported 6.96-204.73. The team only lasted two years. Foster crashed in Dallas and Ongais went on to different rides by the end of 1970. The state of the art Mustang was outdated by 1970 due to the new, lighter, dragster style chassis other teams were debuting. Confirmed 7.37 at OCIR in 9/69, 204 at Indy 9/69 per DragStats. (Photo provided by Drag Racing Memories. Info from Dennis Doubleday). Video link cites 6.96-207 bests for 1969. Confirmed 7.22 at Rockingham. | This was the car to beat in '69. Ford money, one of the best crew chiefs/mechanics ever in Amos Satterlee who knew his way around the complex SOHC Ford motor, and master handler Ongais behind the wheel. This was the second car in a two-car team put together by Mickey Thompson. This was the blue car while Pat Foster handled the red one. The cars debuted at the AHRA Winternationals in primer wearing only a large Mickey Thompson decal on the doors. Right off the bat, the cars showed promise with Ongais qualifying ninth and beating Don Schumacher in the first round and Ray Alley in the second before losing to Dick Harrell's 7.75 in the semifinal. At the NHRA Winternationals, the tricky Pomona track gave the team some problems and they failed to qualify. Ongais rebounded nicely by qualifying third with a 7.62-176.47 at the second OCIR All-Pro on Feb. 9. In the first round he was on his way to a sub 7.4 run when his engine let go at the first MPH light. Still his 7.60 at a coasting 160.42 beat "Jungle Jim" Liberman's 7.69-191. The team was unable to run the semifinals and Jim was reinstated. The first win came the following week on Feb. 16 at Las Vegas for the Stardust Open. He beat Steve Bovan in the first round with a 7.59-189.47 and in the semis, a 7.88-193.96 beat Schumacher. In the final he was paired up against his teammate Pat Foster in the other MT car. He set both ends of the track record in the final with a 7.51-199.11 taking the victory. Then came the Bakersfield March Meet where a 7.63 qualified first. His first round 7.80-196.07 beat Dave Beebe's 7.97-185 in the Super Chief. Tom McEwen set Top Speed while losing to Danny in the semifinal, with a 7.78-196.73 losing to the Mustang's 7.70-195.65. In the final, he met Rich Siroonian and won again with a 7.56 (Low ET) at 193.54. Another win came the following week on March 9 at the Sears Point National Open where he again had Low ET (7.62) and Top Speed (195.64).This time the team gained fans due to Mickey Thompson's sportsmanship. Ongais was to face Marv Eldridge in the final but Marv's Corvette lost fire on the line. Thompson signaled to Danny to kill the engine in his Mustang. So while Ongais waited, Mickey helped Eldridge's crew refire the Corvette. Once it started, Danny refired and promptly beat him for the victory. The crowd roared their approval. At the HRM Championships on March 16 at Riverside, he again ran well by qualifying first with a 7.60. He improved to a Low ET of the meet 7.50-180.00 over Roger Wolford in the first round, but the car broke a blower manifold while taking the win. The team tried hard to repair for round two but time ran out.Wolfed was reinstated with the break rule in effect. At the final OCIR All-Pro race on March 29, a 7.58-193.96 qualified first. An even better 7.53-192.70 beat Randy Walls in the first round. In the semifinal, both he and Schumacher ran 7.71 but Don had crossed the center line advancing Ongais into the final against Charlie Allen. A blown transmission ended Danny's chances for a win. On April 13, Irwindale held an eight car show and once again Ongais qualified on top of the heap with a 7.48 that held for Low ET. A first round 7.63-184.80 beat Walls and Clyde Morgan lost a transmission against him in the semis giving Danny a single into the final. In the final, a 7.88-191.08 beat Steve Bovan's 8.19-182 Camaro. A sixteen car show was held at Irwindale on April 26 where Ongais qualified first with a 7.48-181.08. In the first round, he set a 7.30 track record at just 177.86 over Bob Pickett. In round two, a 7.47-191.48 beat Ray Alley, and another 7.47 over Morgan put him in the final. In the final, a 7.37-193.54 beat Mike Van Sant's 8.01-181 in the Invader. At the second annual Manufacturer's FC Open at OCIR on May 3, a 7.45-191.88 qualified first on the four-car Ford team. The 7.45 was also good for Low ET of the meet. In the first round, a 7.55-192.30 beat Siroonian's 7.61-194. Mike Van Sant took a win over the Mustang when Ongais lost a motor on the line in round two. With a new engine in place, a third round 8.20-161 beat the Psycho. At this meet, the two lowest ET cars raced for the overall win. In the final, he faced Siroonian again and a 7.88-188 took the win as Rich's 'Cuda broke. Drag News reported that Ongais drove to 7.10 and a backed up with a 7.12 in California. This was done using a new kind of oxygen injection system that had caused the team to go through 37 engines. It was not reported at what track these times were run but it was in early May. On May 18, he was at Kansas City for a four-car, round robin race. Danny won by setting a 7.37 track record at 196 to beat Ron O'Donnell in Don Schumacher's 'Cuda in the first race while a 7.42 beat Norm Weekly driving Chris Karamesines' new car. In his last race, he beat the "Assassination" with a 7.52. Ongais finished runner-up to Gas Ronda at an FC show at Fremont in May. On June 8, he qualified second with a 7.64 at Bristol for the AHRA Springnationals. He won the race when the Low ET and Top Speed of the meet (7.52-202.70) car of Leonard Hughes fouled against him in the final. Danny motored to a 7.78 for the win. The team had a major blow at the NHRA Springnationals, the MT teams qualified one and two with Pat Foster's amazing 7.35 (track record) at 199.55 leading while Ongais followed with a 7.47-189. In the first round, Foster's car veered into Gerry Schwartz's car and crashed, killing Gerry and totaling both cars. Ongais went on to win the race running 7.77-173.07 and 7.64-190.27 in the first two rounds. In the semis, Ray Alley fouled and Ongais ran a 7.57 to advance to the final against Tom McEwen. In the final, McEwen broke a rear end and a 7.63-191.89 gave Danny another win. On June 21, it was on to Lions for the AHRA Grand American Championships. Ongais reset the AHRA FC record to a 7.35 in qualifying as well as Top Speed of the meet at 198.97. He beat Larry Fullerton in the first round with a 7.36-196.07 and a 7.40-193.96 beat Gordon Mineo in the semifinal. He was to meet Mike Van Sant for the money, but the race was never run due to the late hour. At Irwindale's Fourth of July race, a 7.44 qualified first and in the semifinal he set Low ET and Top Speed with a 7.39-198.66 over Van Sant's 7.60-194 in the Invader. In the final, he beat Fullerton with a 7.43-192.70. The next day (July 5) he went to OCIR for the second annual Nitro Championships where he qualified first with a 7.52, ran a first round 7.40, beat Ronda's 7.84-195 with a 7.49-191.48 in round two, and in the semis a 7.62-200.00 beat Clyde Morgan's 7.78-187. In the final, he met Fullerton again. A Low ET and Top Speed of the meet (7.35-200.44) won the race over Larry's 7.88-183. The following week saw more of the same for the competition. At Irwindale's Race with a Reason on July 12, Ongais won again. About the only new news was that he didn't qualify first. He ran a first round 7.50-178.75 solo pass when Leroy Hales broke on the line. In the semifinal, a 7.42 (Low ET) at-192.72 beat Van Sant. In the final, Dave Beebe, driving John Mazmanian's 'Cuda broke and Danny ran a 7.78-188.66 for the win. Right around this time the Mustang was reworked with the SOHC motor moved back farther in the chassis and raised slightly. First time out with the new configuration was on July 19 at OCIR for the PDA Championships. A 7.63 qualified the team second to Beebe's 7.56. Both cars made their way to the final, with Beebe hitting a meet's best of 7.38 along the way. Danny was running 7.6's with the best being a 7.61. In the final Ongais picked it up to a 7.55-193.54 but lost to Beebe's 7.45-205. This was the first time the Mustang was outrun in competition since the Winternationals. On July 26, the team ran at the Irwindale FC Open and Danny got beat again. He qualified second and beat Warren Gunter who had driveline problems in the first round. But in the semifinal, Ongais shut off with handling problems and Gas Ronda's 7.76-192 advanced to the final. At the three-day Super Stock Nationals, Danny won Saturday's FC race (even though the last rounds were run on Sunday). He beat Ed Schartman with a 7.75-193. He ran a match race against Bob Manion at Kansas City on August 17 and won all three races with a 7.56-191.08 best. AHRA held their World Championships at Green Valley on August 24. The MT team was there, running a first round 7.65 over Fritz Callier's 7.82. In the second round, he lost a motor in the eyes while losing to Siroonian who was back in uncle John's 'Cuda. Siroonian's chute failed on the run and his car was damaged. At Bristol for the AHRA All-American race, AHRA held an FC race in qualifying for the actual show that was to be run the next day. In that race, Danny singled with a 7.68-171.75 in the first round before beating Jim Maybeck with a 7.93 in the second round. He fouled against Ronnie Runyan in the semis. The next day for the actual race, he again made it as far as the semis where both he and Jim Maybeck ran 7.89 but Jim got there first. Ongais took his biggest win of the year at the U.S. Nationals. The team went through three engines in qualifying before getting in a 7.30 for #4. He followed the 'Cuda's of Hughes, Schumacher, and Siroonian. He improved on his time with a first round 7.26-201. In the second round, a 7.38 beat Kelly Chadwick, and in the most crowd-pleasing race of the FC Eliminator, met Bruce Larson in the semifinals. Unfortunately, Bruce fouled away a 7.48 while Danny's 7.27 got into the final against Siroonian. In the final, Siroonian fouled away a 7.24-204 to let the Mustang take a 7.47-195.65 victory pass. The following week, on Sept 14, at a match race at Kansas City, Danny made four runs, a 7.21, 7.11 twice, and a 6.96 to become the first FC in the sixes. It was controversial, though, due to the fact that it was run at Kansas (later known for questionable times), and the fact that the car never again got near the sixes. The car usually ran 7.20's as best times. On Sept 20, Danny showed up at OCIR during the division seven points race and reset the NHRA FC records to 7.37-198.67. Two other funny cars were also trying for the record, Siroonian and Charlie Allen.
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Jim Liberman (M) from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 117 ) 1976 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 1
"Jungle Jim" Owned by Jim Liberman from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA Crew Chief: Jim Liberman
'76 Chevrolet Monza by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.945 at AHRA Green Valley 76         1/4 Mile MPH: 234.37 at AHRA Green Valley 76
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1976 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 75.69    Entry is 0.91462 times average ET and 1.06512 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1976 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.945 ET, 247.93 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1976 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.500 ET, 220.04 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1976 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.055 ET, 202.73 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Confirmed 6.19-233.16 at Fremont in March 76. Ran 6.19 twice at Fremont WCS en route to runner up to Prudhomme. Ran 6.21-229.59 at Englishtown. Low ET from AHRA Green Valley was disputed, but not disproved. | Jim was at Tucson for the AHRA Winternationals. He was running the Monza and a 6.44-224.67 qualified first. Unfortunately, a first round 6.78 lost to Shirl Greer's 6.69.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Thursday, November 3, 2016, 10:09:17 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Courtesy Gary Dyer Gary Dyer (M) from Chicago, Illinois USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 398 ) 1965 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/FX, Div: 3
"Mr. Norm's Grand-Spaulding Dodge" Owned by Norm Kraus from Chicago, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Norm Kraus
'65 Dodge Coronet by Dick Branstner/Roger Lindamood | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.630 at Lions, 10-65         1/4 Mile MPH: 163.63 at Lions, 10-65 (2/66 Super Stock & Drag Illustrated)
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1965 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 73.56    Entry is 0.88604 times average ET and 1.09087 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1965 Records: 1/4 Mile: 8.630 ET, 178.92 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1965 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.740 ET, 150.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1965 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.318 ET, 141.24 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: In 1965, funny cars were gaining popularity across the country. A lot of drag racers and fans alike regarded the funny car, FX cars as "circus" acts and not real race cars. The car that changed a lot of peoples' opinions on funny cars was the Mr. Norm's Grand-Spaulding Dodge. When Norm Kraus and Gary Dyer brought the former Roger Lindamood factory altered wheelbase car to Lions in 1965, the team was not known outside of the Midwest. Dyer then ran 8.63 at Lions, and it went down as one of the great runs in history. The other new funny cars had just broken into the eights. This run and the many victories put Gary Dyer into the headlines. Car sold to Chris Fairly in 1966, repossessed by Norm Kraus, and sold to new owner in Texas. (Photo from Gary Dyer. Info from Gary Dyer, James Ibusuki.) | 1965 acid-dipped A/FX (former Roger Lindamood Color Me Gone) -- Gary Dyer
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Puredrag Steve Arnie Beswick (M) from Morrison, Illinois USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 397 ) 1965 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/FX, Div: 3
"Mystery Tornado / GTO By Pontiac" Owned by Arnie Beswick from Morrison, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Arnie Beswick
'64 Pontiac GTO by Factory | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 421 Pontiac by Arnie Beswick with 4 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.630 at Rockford, Ill. (9/18/65 Drag News)         1/4 Mile MPH: 163.00 at Rockford, Ill. (9/19/65 Drag News)
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1965 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 72.47    Entry is 0.88604 times average ET and 1.08667 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1965 Records: 1/4 Mile: 8.630 ET, 178.92 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1965 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.740 ET, 150.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1965 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.318 ET, 141.24 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Steel GTO with factory frame. Along with Chrisman's Comet, Mr. Norm's AWB '65 Dodge and a handful of others, Beswick's blown Mystery Tornado match racer prompted Super Stock & Drag Illustrated to ask whether "we may see a return of the fuel coupe and sedan type racing, so popular in the early days of drag racing." -- RT | Built during the 1964 season when Jack Chrisman and the Dodge Chargers factory teams were grabbing headlines, this car also had the only set of aluminum 1964 GTO fenders Pontiac ever made according to Arnie. Beswick found the car so popular that he dropped his new A/FX Mercury sponsorship deal midway through the '65 season rather than park the Tornado. After building the 1963 Tameless Tiger Tempest, the chassis was sold to a circle track team in the Quad Cities region and was subsequently destroyed. The lightweight panels from the car were lost in a well-publicized fire at Beswick's farm. -- GS | Arnie faced Dick Landy for a best of five match race at Capitol on July 31. He won the first race when Landy fouled but Dick came back to win the second race. The third race saw Beswick's 9.72-145 beat the Dodge. Landy tied up the match at two each with a 9.78-140 in the fourth race. The tiebreaker was won by Landy, giving him the match race win. - RH
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Rich Siroonian (M) from Whittier, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1968 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Big John Mazmanian" Owned by John Mazmanian from Whittier, California USA Crew Chief: Doug Cook
'68 Plymouth Barracuda by Exhibition Engineering | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 392 Chrysler Hemi by John Kranenburg with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.300 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 192.70 at OCIR 12/29/68
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1968 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 67.94    Entry is 0.91940 times average ET and 1.03848 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1968 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.300 ET, 205.46 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.940 ET, 155.17 MPH   
1968 Average: 1/4 Mile: 7.940 ET, 185.56 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.010 ET, 147.54 MPH
1968 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.580 ET, 171.72 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.340 ET, 138.42 MPH
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Notes: "Big John" Mazmanian is known for having great looking cars that also ran great. Mazmanian ran a series of gassers and funny cars, all in his trademark Candy Apple Red. Big John's first funny car was a stunner. The '68 Barracuda featured deep shades of Candy Apple Red with real gold leaf lettering. Rich Siroonian, Big John's nephew, drove the beauty. The team took its biggest win at the 1968 Manufacturer's Funny Car Championships at Orange County, defeating Don Schumacher in the final. Siroonian's best times in the car were 7.30 at 192. -- BS | Multi-page build-up car feature in 1-69 Car Craft reported chassis by Ron Scrima's Exhibition Engineering, motor to be 392" early hemi, and trans as B&M TorqueFlite. Photos confirm it was an early hemi, though there were suggestions they might switch to a later 426. -- RT Confirmed 7.48 OCIR
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 10:07:41 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.

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