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© Pete Gemar Emery Cook (M) from San Diego, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/US, Div: 2
"Don Garlits Dart 2" Owned by Don Garlits from Seffner, Florida USA Crew Chief: Don Garlits
'66 Dodge Dart by Don Garlits | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.050 at St. Petersburg, Fla. 10/66         1/4 Mile MPH: 200.44 at St. Petersburg, Fla. 10/66
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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 95.82, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.89049 times average ET and 1.22969 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
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Blown fuel, late hemi, direct drive dragster-style funny. 200" chassis with 18' long Dart roadster body draped over it. Driver Emery Cook sat in the trunk, slingshot-style. Constructed by Garlits after the rear-engine Dart Charger he purchased from Dick Branstner (later renamed, repainted the Polka Dart, later yet renamed and repainted one final time as Garlits Dart) was destroyed in crash at Detroit. This "funnier-than-most" car became the first ultra-stock to crack the 200-mph barrier with an 8.03-200.44 blast at St. Petersburg, Fla. in mid-October '66. -- RT
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, May 13, 2013, 09:58:19 AM by Bill McLauchlan.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Connie Swingle (M) from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"AMT Piranha" Owned by Walt Stevens from California USA Crew Chief: Joe Anahory
'66 AMT Piranha by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by 392 Chrysler Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.180 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 196.92 at Drag News East vs West event 10/66
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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 89.81, MPH 95.29    Entry is 0.90487 times average ET and 1.20810 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
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Project car, rear-engine. Chris Martin cites Swingle's best times at 8.29, 196.92 in October 1966. Where was the 8.18 run?
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 02:41:55 PM by Ron Thums.
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Paul Hutchins Tom McEwen (M) from Long Beach, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1965 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Plymouth Dealers Assn. / Hemi Cuda" Owned by Tom McEwen from Long Beach, California USA Crew Chief:
1965 Plymouth Barracuda by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Plymouth Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.820 at Lions Drag Strip, Calif., 1965 (February 1966 Super Stock & Drag Illustrated)         1/4 Mile MPH: 178.92 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 1965 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 91.43, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.90554 times average ET and 1.19280 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: Rear-engine blown fuel. This replaced the Cuda he crashed earlier in the year. Car was sold to Fred Goeske in 1966. Photo is actually early 1966, but reflects the late 1965 2nd car. Don Montgomery's "Dragster and Funny Car Memories" book quotes unattributed times of 8.88-178.92. Per Chris Martin, Tom ran 8.82,-171 at Lions on the night that Dyer ran the great 8.63.
Submitted by Dennis Doubleday, Last updated on Friday, March 1, 2013, 11:35:44 PM by Dennis Doubleday.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Roger Hardcastle (M) from El Monte, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Akins & Hardcastle/The Stinger II" Owned by Roger Hardcastle & Pat Akins from Riverside, California USA Crew Chief: Pat Akins
Kellison Astra by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged 392 1958 Chrysler Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.320 at Irwindale (11/25/66 Drag World)         1/4 Mile MPH: 192.87 at Irwindale (11/25/66 Drag World)
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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 83.33, MPH 89.88    Entry is 0.92035 times average ET and 1.18325 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
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Blown fuel, titanium frame, in-out box (direct drive). Gary Southern was the driver, although this report says car co-owner Roger Hardcastle was the driver. Don't know for certain. This is a second car, as the first Stinger flipped.
Submitted by Dennis Doubleday, Last updated on Thursday, April 12, 2012, 10:23:26 AM by Ron Thums.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Gary Southern (M) from Glendora, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 604 ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Stinger II" Owned by Roger Hardcastle & Pat Akins from Riverside, California USA Crew Chief: Pat Akins
'66 Kellison Astra by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by 392 Chrysler Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.215 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 192.30 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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 88.19, MPH 89.12    Entry is 0.90874 times average ET and 1.17975 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
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: The Akins and Hardcastle Stinger II, driven by Gary Southern, was a Chrysler powered, direct drive, tube framed Kellison Astra kit car. Neither fish nor fowl, it ran in the funny car classes, the sports car classes, and the fuel altered classes. This car was one of the reasons that NHRA, when they instituted the Funny Car classes, specified "Production Bodies only." Hardcastle held the CC/FD record.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:26:33 AM by Ron Thums.
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J.R.Bloom 1-13-67 Drag News Dick Landy (M) from Sherman Oaks, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: Match Race, Div: 7
"Landy's Dodge" Owned by Dick Landy from Sherman Oaks, California USA Crew Chief: Dick Landy
1966 Dodge Dart by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi by Dick Landy with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.220 at (January 1970 Hot Rod)         1/4 Mile MPH: 188.00 at (January 1970 Hot Rod)
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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 87.96, MPH 83.38    Entry is 0.90929 times average ET and 1.15337 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
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Blown fuel, as seen here. Tube AWB chassis. Landy, who spent some time behind the wheel of Shirley Shahan's "Drag On Lady" Plymouth in 1966, started 1966 in his 1965 Dodge, sold it and built this Dart. Started with normal wheelbase, then AWB'd it. Late in 1966, he aded this blower. Sold car in 1967 to Gene Kidder, who crashed the car in 1968.
Submitted by Dennis Doubleday, Last updated on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 04:50:03 PM by Dennis Doubleday.
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Jack Chrisman (M) from Long Beach, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - 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: 8.340 at 1966 (July 1966 Car Craft)         1/4 Mile MPH: 188.00 at Capitol MD 66 (8/12/66 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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 82.40, MPH 83.38    Entry is 0.92257 times average ET and 1.15337 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
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Comet roadster with Cammer, C-6 combo. Jack Chrisman got one of four original Logghe built Comets in 1966. Jack took his proven blown 427 SOHC out of the Chrisman Comet to run in the new flip top car, unlike Nicholson and Schartman, who ran injected Cammers. In 1966, it seemed that the four lightweight Comets dominated the funny car competition like no other cars. Car burned to the ground at New York National mid-1966. Bought old Comet back from Dee Keaton to finish season. Chrisman ran a quickest-ever 8.71 and 184 mph at Riverside during the year. Need to confirm which combo ran that number.
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Sunday, October 21, 2012, 04:25:51 PM by Lana Chrisman.
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2005 Hot Rod Magazine Dick Branstner (M) from Troy, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1965 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/US, Div: 3
"Dart Charger" Owned by Dick Branstner from Troy, Michigan USA Crew Chief:
'64 Dodge Dart by Jay Howell | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi by Jay Howell with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 173.00 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 1965 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 89.76    Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 1.15333 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: Richard 'Dick' Branstner did not drive but was contracted by Dodge to do several projects in the 1964-66 era. This was one, created as a mid-engine Experimental to move weight rearward in the Dodge Dart compact body. The motor and tranmission was located just forward of the rear axle. This followed Branstner's Little Red Wagon, presented to Super Stock standout Bill "Maverick' Golden. Associate Jay Howell drove this car, first called the 'Dart Charger' and later repainted as the 'Polka-Dart.' The car was destroyed on July 11, 1966 after being turned over to sponsored Dodge racer Don Garlits earlier that year for further development. driver Emery Cook was uninjured in that accident, a testimony to Branstner's careful construction. Chris Martin cited a best speed of 171 mph.
Submitted by Dennis Doubleday, Last updated on Sunday, December 16, 2012, 08:01:58 PM by Geoff Stunkard.
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2005 Hot Rod Magazine Jay Howell (M) from Oak Park, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 371 ) 1965 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/US, Div: 3
"Dart Charger" Owned by Dick Branstner & Jay Howell from Troy, Michigan USA Crew Chief: Jay Howell
'64 Dodge Dart by Jay Howell | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi by Jay Howell with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 9.020 at Indy 65 (9/11/65 Drag News)         1/4 Mile MPH: 173.00 at Great Lakes 65
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 82.43, MPH 89.76    Entry is 0.92608 times average ET and 1.15333 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: Rear engine car. Also driven by Dick Branstner and Roger Lindamood. Car sold to Don Garlits in 1966, crashed and destroyed that year by Emery Cook. Ran 9.13 at Great Lakes on the 173 mph run.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, December 16, 2012, 07:55:29 PM by Dennis Doubleday.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Walt Stevens (M) from Canoga Park, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"AMT Piranha" Owned by Walt Stevens from Canoga Park, California USA Crew Chief: Joe Anahory
'66 AMT Piranha by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by 392 Chrysler Hemi with 3 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.295 at (Drag News)         1/4 Mile MPH: 187.00 at Irwindale 1966
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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 84.48, MPH 82.04    Entry is 0.91759 times average ET and 1.14724 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
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Custom piece. Rear engine futuristic funny car. Car was based on AMT's anticipated entry into the world of small mass produced cars for the public. Basically a kit car was planned, but it never got off the ground, beyond the Piranha prototype. In essence, the car was a Catch 22 -- too radical to be deemed a funnycar, and too slow as a top fuel dragster. The car was ill handling. Astute match racers would rely on their water cooled entries to burn the car down, resulting in its loss. However, when all went well, no flopper, even the Nicholson Comet could touch it. Per Chris Martin, Walt Stevens went a confirmed 8.71, 187 at Irwindale. Also 182.64 per Drag News. Was the 8.295 Walt or Connie Swingle (who did run an 8.29 in October 1966).
Submitted by Bill Duke, Last updated on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 11:44:40 PM by Bill Duke.
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Courtesy David Cole Ray Alley (M) from Garden Grove, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 747 ) 1967 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Engine Masters" Owned by Ray & Sue Alley from Garden Grove, California USA Crew Chief: Ray Alley
'67 Dodge Charger by Ray Alley/Dave Cole | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 354 Chrysler Hemi by Dave Cole/Engine Masters with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.880 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 197.00 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 1967 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 82.49, MPH 93.93    Entry is 0.93810 times average ET and 1.14482 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: 8.400 ET, 172.08 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.050 ET, 143.45 MPH
1967 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 9.200 ET, 157.12 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.380 ET, 137.04 MPH
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Notes: Alley literally tore the roof off his three-week-old Charger at Irwindale on Aug. 25. According to the 9/1/67 National Dragster, this occurred when his throttle stuck during a qualifying pass, resulting in a wide-open run that ended a full 1/8th mile past the finish line. He turned low ET of 8.19 of the event in the process and returned to participate in eliminations, topless. -- RT | Ran 8.62, 8.77 at OCIR Mfg. Meet, 11-25-67 8.19 Irwindale. -- DC | Ray was at Fontana on Jan 7 for an eight car show. It was a hard show to get into as 42 cars attempted to qualify for the eight positions. Ray beat the "Whinemaker" in the first round with an 8.11-180.72. In the semi-final, he ran an easy 9.08-146.57 when Marv Eldrige fouled. In the final, he was up against "Dyno" Don Nicholson. Ray ran an 8.52-178.21 for the runner-up money as Don's 8.08-172 took the win.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Friday, September 9, 2016, 07:13:05 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Don Gay (M) from Dickinson, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 413 ) 1965 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: Match Race, Div: 4
"Infinity" Owned by Carl, Don & Roy Gay from Dickinson, Texas USA Crew Chief: James Osteen
'65 Pontiac GTO by Factory | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 421 Pontiac with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.970 at Biloxi 65 (10/23/65 Drag News)         1/4 Mile MPH: 170.45 at Biloxi 65 (10/23/65 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 84.68, MPH 85.35    Entry is 0.92094 times average ET and 1.13633 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
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: 1963 Pontiac 421" in car, blown fuel. 110.5" wheelbase. A&A Fiberglass fenders, bumper, hood. Roy Gay ran this car in 1966, while Don drove the new 1966 car. Car sold to Bobby Moore in 1967. Car no longer exists.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, December 14, 2015, 02:14:57 PM by Danny White.
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Tom Kasch Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 712 / 1) 1976 - 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: 5.970 at Indy Nationals 9/76 (NR)         1/4 Mile MPH: 247.93 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 1976 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 97.74, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.91846 times average ET and 1.12675 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
Racer's Web Site | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: World champion in 1976. Also 6.02 at Winters. Both 6.02 and 5.97 were national records (the 5.98 at Ontario 75 was not backed up). Went 235.60 at Sanair 76. Where was the 247 run? 6.24 Gainesville Dragway Track record. Won 7 of 8 NHRA National events in '76, only loss was to Burgin at Indy. Great article on HotRod.com with Snake describing his performance advantage over the rest of the FC field in '75 and '76.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, March 2, 2014, 01:48:00 AM by Bill McLauchlan. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Mike Ditty Dale Pulde (M) from Van Nuys, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 724 ) 1977 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"War Eagle" Owned by Mike Hamby & Dale Pulde from Van Nuys, California USA Crew Chief: Mike Hamby
'77 Pontiac Trans Am by Steve Plueger | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.000 at IHRA Martin 8/77         1/4 Mile MPH: 247.93 at IHRA Martin 8/77
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 1977 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 94.85, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.92593 times average ET and 1.12547 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
1977 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   
1977 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.480 ET, 220.29 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1977 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.015 ET, 203.49 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Consistently fast machine with a stock stroke motor. Won 1977 IHRA Dixie Nationals and World Nationals. 245.23 NHRA Record Holder at Martin MI on 8-77. Stood through 1979 at least. 6.24 Pomona, 6.29 Columbus, 6.36 Englishtown, 6.16 Indy
Submitted by Mike Gagnon, Last updated on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 08:56:08 PM by Mike Ditty.
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Michael Beach Mike Dunn (M) from Long Beach, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 768 ) 1987 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Pisano" Owned by Joe Pisano from Long Beach, California USA Crew Chief: Gary Slusser
'86 Oldsmobile Firenza by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 496 JP-1 Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.405 at Ennis Chiefs 10/87         1/4 Mile MPH: 280.72 at Ennis Chiefs 10/87 (NR)
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 93.88, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.94000 times average ET and 1.12509 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, 249.51 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, 229.55 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: First 280 mph run in history. Also 5.48 at 273.14 at Ennis All Stars 4-87 (no records set at that event). Set national record at 270.43 at 87 Summernationals. Then at Indy, ran 278.89, but did not back it up. However, did run 274.64, which the 278.89 backed up for the new record. Finally reset national record at 280.72 at Chief Nats. Ran 279.93 at Ennis 10/87 to back up record. Set ET record at 5.443 at Chief Nats. Did Mike run 5.375 this year, too? Photo from Indy 1987.
Submitted by Curt Swartz, Last updated on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 09:04:06 PM by Steve Klemetti.
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Mike Ditty Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 712 / 1) 1977 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Army" Owned by Don Prudhomme from Granada Hills, California USA Crew Chief: Bob Brandt
'77 Plymouth Arrow by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.955 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 247.25 at Pomona NHRA Winternationals 2/77
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 1977 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.06, MPH 98.76    Entry is 0.91898 times average ET and 1.12238 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
1977 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   
1977 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.480 ET, 220.29 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1977 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.015 ET, 203.49 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
Racer's Web Site | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: 6.03 Pomona,6.32 Gainesville, 6.15 Columbus,6.09 Englishtown, 6.06 Indy, 6.33 Seattle
Submitted by Mike Gagnon, Last updated on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 09:42:21 AM by John Bockelman.
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© Tom Kasch Dale Pulde (M) from Van Nuys, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 724 / 6) 1978 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"War Eagle" Owned by Mike Hamby & Dale Pulde from Van Nuys, California USA Crew Chief: Mike Hamby
'77 Pontiac Trans Am by Steve Plueger | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.155 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 247.00 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 1978 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 79.24, MPH 98.29    Entry is 0.95412 times average ET and 1.11998 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
1978 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.945 ET, 247.93 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.000 ET, 189.00 MPH   
1978 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.451 ET, 220.54 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.200 ET, 177.16 MPH
1978 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.957 ET, 204.50 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.530 ET, 165.02 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Beautiful car. Despite stock stroke motor, set top speed every where it went. Photo from Gainesville, FL 1978.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 01:08:59 PM by Danny White.
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Mike Ditty Fred Goeske (M) from Thousand Oaks, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 756 ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Plymouth Dealers Assn." Owned by Fred Goeske from Thousand Oaks, California USA Crew Chief: Fred Goeske
1966 Plymouth Barracuda by Factory | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 392 Chrysler Hemi by Dave Zeuschel with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.590 at 1966 (2/17/67 National Dragster)         1/4 Mile MPH: 182.54 at Lions 66 (1/13/67 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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 70.83, MPH 76.09    Entry is 0.95022 times average ET and 1.11988 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
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Fred Goeske came to fame as the second owner of the B&M Plymouth Dealers Barracuda in late 1966. Goeske raced the heavy stock rear engine car until the end of 1967. Tom McEwen ran this car in 1965 and early 1966. February 17, 1967 (National Dragster) says this car ran '8.50s in 1966' but confirmed 8.71 at Las Vegas (per 10-14-66 National Dragster).
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 07:18:16 PM by Dennis Doubleday.
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Ray English
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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 1.11918 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, 215.81 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.485 ET, 177.01 MPH
1975 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.143 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.815 ET, 165.02 MPH
Racer's Web Site | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
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.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 11:59:36 PM by Bill McLauchlan. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Pat Foster (M) from Tarzana, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 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: Pat Foster
1969 Ford Mach I by Pat Foster/Woody Gilmore | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Ford SOHC with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.990 at Kansas City 69         1/4 Mile MPH: 215.31 at Kansas City 69
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 97.85, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.91253 times average ET and 1.11791 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, 192.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.200 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.005 ET, 152.69 MPH
1969 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.360 ET, 176.47 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.620 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.335 ET, 143.25 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Pat Foster is a famous chassis builder of many funny cars from the 1960s into the 1980s. Foster also drove many funny cars, including the Mickey Thompson Mach I in 1969. The car was the sister car to the one Danny Ongais drove. Foster built both cars, revolutionizing funny car racing in 1969 with his chassis design. The cars were lighter than their competition, which gave them a distinct advantage over the other funny cars during the first half of the season. The competition started to transition to pure funny car chassis to keep up with Foster's machines. While Ongais went on a winning spree, Foster had a series of gremlins that kept him from winning. The car showed potential with a 6.99 clocking along with a reported 215.31 mph blast at Kansas City. But fate stepped in when Pat Foster was involved in a two-car accident with Gerry Schwartz at Dallas International during the NHRA Springnationals. Schwartz did not survive the crash. Foster continued to build funny cars and became a national-event-winning driver. (Photo provided by Drag Racing Memories. Info provided by James Ibusuki) . | Foster built the two Mustangs identical except that the red car had a longer wheelbase. Steve Montrelli remembers that the teams went through 55 Cammer motors that season. Pat started the season by qualifying #7 at the NHRA Winternationals with an 8.24-181.45. He lost to Ron Leslie in the first round. At OCIR's second All-Pro race on Feb 9, a 7.88 was only good enough for first alternate. Funny, Ongais failed to qualify at Pomona and Ongais qualified at OCIR. By Feb 16, both were in the field at the third annual Stardust Open at Las Vegas. Pat ran a first round 7.90-192.30 over Randy Walls and Charlie Allen broke against him in the semi-final so it became an all Mickey Thompson Mustang final when he faced Ongais in the final. Pat got crossed up and slowed to a 9.85-161.57 for the runner-up spot. He had some gremlins at Lions on Feb 22 for an eight car show when he lost fire against Ray Alley in the first round. On March 2 at the Bakersfield March Meet, he failed to qualify. A 7.64 qualified second to his teammate at the HRM Championships on March 16. Pat ran a 7.57-192.30 in the first round over Johnny Wright, and a second round 7.66-191.48 beat Dave Beebe's 7.78-196 in the Super Chief. In the semi-final a 7.64-191.89 beat Mike Van Sant's 7.96-187 in the Invader. But unfortunately, a broken drive shaft stopped him in the finals, giving Charlie Allen (7.59-194) the win.
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Saturday, September 10, 2016, 08:31:04 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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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 0.90765 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: 5.977 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: 6.487 ET, 223.88 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
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.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 10:40:06 PM by Steve Klemetti.
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© Allen Tracy Tom McEwen (M) from Long Beach, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 713 ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Plymouth Dealers Assn. / Hemi Cuda" Owned by Tom McEwen from Long Beach, California USA Crew Chief: Tom McEwen
'65 Plymouth Barracuda by Factory | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Plymouth Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.730 at Las Vegas, Nev. 5/66 (6/3/66 Drag News)         1/4 Mile MPH: 182.00 at (3/4/66 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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 64.35, MPH 75.37    Entry is 0.96571 times average ET and 1.11656 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
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
Racer's Web Site | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Rear engine blown fuel. This car was run by McEwen in 1965 and into '66. He had crashed an earlier one in 1965. McEwen set top speed at the 1966 Winternationals at 170.45. He then sold the car to Fred Goeske. McEwen drove the car at first for Goeske, before turning driving over to him. Goeske ran this car into 1968 season.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, March 1, 2013, 11:38:38 PM by Ron Thums.
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© Mike Sopko
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Bobby Wood (M) from Birmingham, Alabama USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 200 ) 1969 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 2
"Bobby Wood" Owned by Bobby Wood from Birmingham, Alabama USA Crew Chief: Bobby Wood
'69 Chevrolet Nova by Don Hardy | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Chevrolet with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.155 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 215.00 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: 6.200 at Southeastern 9/28/69    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 86.06, MPH 99.31    Entry is 0.93407 times average ET and 1.11630 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 50.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 1.00000 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, 192.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.200 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.005 ET, 152.69 MPH
1969 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.360 ET, 176.47 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.620 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.335 ET, 143.25 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Kendall GT-1 "Rebel." Held NHRA record with this car. Is the 215 run legit? - DW | Confirmed 7.45 at Memphis. | Bobby won the AHRA Southern Nationals at Memphis on May 31, running a 7.74-191.31 in the final. On June 28, at Miami-Hollywood, he met Paula Murphy for a best two out of three match race. In the first race, he set a 7.65 track record at 194.38 over Paula who fouled on an 8.17-189 pass. Woods won all three races with second and third runs of 7.78-191.88 and 7.73-190.66. On July 6 he was runner-up to Arnie Behling when they both ran 7.72 in the final of US 30's Grand Prix of Drag Racing. Bobby's speed was 204. The following day, they ran again at US 30 and this time he won with a 7.58-207 (top speed) after earlier setting low et at 7.49. On July 11, he faced a tough match race against Leonard Hughes at Memphis. The first race went to Woods' 7.59-191 when Hughes got out of shape. He won the second race as well with a 7.61-191.92 beating Hughes 7.65-202. In the third race, Leonard's 7.71-195 beat Woods' 7.78 but his two wins had already won Woods the match. On Aug 3 at Shelby Raceway, he set a new NHRA record at 7.58 while beating Ed Schartman three straight. His times were 7.58-194, 7.54-191, and 7.58-190. Ed's best was a 7.97-181. Still on the match race trail, he met Sid Foster on Aug 9 at Palmetto and won three straight with a 7.56-198 winning the first race when Foster fouled on a 7.72-194 pass. Foster's Torino broke and couldn't make the final two races so Woods' ran a 7.54-180 while breaking a blower drive, and a track record 7.39 at 201. On Sept 7, he went back to Shelby Raceway for the Memphis FC 500. He ran a first round 7.62 when Frank Oglesby's Cougar broke. In the second round, a 7.50 beat Gary Dyer in the Mr. Norm Charger. In the final, his 7.45 beat Roger Lindamood's 7.50. He qualified eighth at the NHRA Nationals at Indy with a 7.45. Kelly Chadwick's 7.38-196 beat his 7.55-199.11 in the first round. At the 1,000 foot track at Southeastern Dragstrip, they held an eight-car show on Sept 28. Bobby ran a first round 6.20 over Scottie Sharp. In the semi-final, a 6.53 beat Paul Array's Cuda. But a final round 6.15 by Curtis Wasson gave Woods the runner-up spot. He ran a match race at Dallas on Oct 26 against Don Garlits dragster. There was no handicap as the cars ran heads-up. Although Woods got out first in every run, he still lost all three races. As the season ended he took another win at the Turkey Trot Nationals at Gainesville on Nov 30. He set low et in the final when his 7.30-193.76 beat Joe Petruccelli. - Ron Howard
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10:38:23 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Gene Snow (M) from Fort Worth, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1969 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Rambunctious" Owned by Gene Snow from Fort Worth, Texas USA Crew Chief: Gene Snow
'69 Dodge Charger by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro KB Iron Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 7.130 at Rockingham NC 9/69         1/4 Mile MPH: 214.78 at Irwindale 69
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 87.85, MPH 98.82    Entry is 0.93081 times average ET and 1.11516 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, 192.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.200 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.005 ET, 152.69 MPH
1969 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.360 ET, 176.47 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.620 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.335 ET, 143.25 MPH
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Notes: Gene Snow was one of the top '60s funny car stars in his "Rambunctious" Dodges. Snow went through the ranks of Super Stocks, F/Xs, and flip-top funny cars. Even though Gene won the U.S. Nationals twice in a row in '66 and '67 with his Dodge, it was his '69 Mini-Charger was considered one of the top ten funnies of the '60s. The second Charger, the mini-version, replaced the full sized one he debuted at the end of '68. Snow had been working on the direct drive Crowerglide setup and perfected it with the '69 Charger. Snow has never been known to shy away from a new idea. The Mini-Charger ran a best ET of 7.13 at 213.27 mph. With the Crowerglide direct drive unit, the car would leave the line behind the automatic transmission funny cars of the day and charge by them on the big end. The car was one of the first funny cars to top the 200 mph barrier and Snow did it on a regular basis. The chassis for Snow's killer top end direct drive Mini-Charger was built by R&B race Cars of Kenosha, Wisconsin (John Buttera and Dennis Rollain). NOTE: This photo is actually the '68 Logghe car with a new Fiberglass Ltd., molded in red metal flake, '69 Mini-Charger body that Gene ran throughout 1969. This is the car that ran 7.13 at Rockingham, NC. The R&B car was driven by Jake Johnston (see the photo in item 4013). Ran 213.78 at Rockingham NC on 9-69. | A 7.65-199.54 qualified third at the AHRA Springnationals at Bristol on June 8. He beat Malcolm Durham with an even better 7.55-202.24 in the first round but he burned two pistons doing it and was unable to return for the second round. He then went to Dallas on June 15 for the NHRA Springnationals where he made a 7.70-200 qualifying pass and was then told by NHRA officials that the car was disqualified for being too narrow. He ran a best of three match race against Jim Maybeck's Corvair at LaPlace on June 22. He won all three races with runs of 7.79-193.12, and 8.69-196.96 when Maybeck broke. He soloed in the final race, running 7.57 at a track speed record of 204.08. Snow won an eight car show in Dallas on Sept 20. He beat Mart Higginbotham in the first round with a 7.55-163. In the semi-final, a 7.29-204.54 beat Kelly Chadwick's 7.48-194. In the final, he set both ends of the track record with a 7.24-206.88 over Cogo Eads. The following week (Sept 28) came the AHRA US Open at Rockingham. He won the event over Higginbotham with a 7.13 track record.
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 10:26:26 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Mike Ditty Doug Thorley (M) from Los Angeles, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1967 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Doug's Headers" Owned by Doug Thorley from Los Angeles, California USA Crew Chief: Gary Slusser
1966 Chevrolet Corvair by Exhibition Engineering | Powered by Supercharged 490 Chevrolet by Gary Slusser with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.690 at Indy Nationals 9/67         1/4 Mile MPH: 191.89 at OCIR Mfg. Meet 11/25/67
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 94.37, MPH 84.92    Entry is 0.91548 times average ET and 1.11512 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: 8.400 ET, 172.08 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.050 ET, 143.45 MPH
1967 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 9.200 ET, 157.12 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.380 ET, 137.04 MPH
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Notes: Doug Thorley's Corvair is one of the best remembered funny cars of the Sixties. It was known both for its performance and its looks. The Corvair replaced his "Chevy 2 Much" '65 Chevy II. The new Pat Foster, Ron Scrima-built piece had tinted PlExiglas windows, a lace paint job, and gold painted Halibrand mags. The car was the poster child of late Sixties fads. Thorley had one of the great weekends of his career at Indy '67. The Doug's Headers Corvair ran 7.69 to win the race over a number of Hemi-powered machines. The 7.69 run and Indy win were the high point of Thorley's funny driving career. The notoriety from the win led to Thorley getting a deal with American Motors to build a rear-engine funny car, but the AMC machines never reached the success of the Chevy. On August 6, 1967, Doug Thorley and his supercharged Corvair ran the quickest pass to date by a Funny Car, a 7.86-184 mph. That day at Lions he also backed it up with a superb 7.91. At the Indy Nationals of that year he also ran a nice 7.83, winning the race as well. -- BS | Components: 490 cubes (stroked 427 Chev), GMC 6-71 blower, Enderele "bugcatcher" injection, Art Carr TorqueFlite-9" Ford rear w, 3.90 cogs, Exhibition Engineering (Pat Foster and Ron Scrima) chassis, coil-over shocks. Featured in 9-67 Car Craft. -- RT
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Friday, September 16, 2016, 09:54:06 PM by Ron Thums.
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John Kilburg Scott Kalitta (M) from Ypsilanti, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 315 ) 1988 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Kalitta Flying Service" Owned by Connie Kalitta from Ypsilanti, Michigan USA Crew Chief: Scott Kalitta
'88 Oldsmobile Cutlass by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 492 JP-1 Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.395 at Seattle 88         1/4 Mile MPH: 286.62 at IHRA Ennis, TX 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 81.29, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.95133 times average ET and 1.11244 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: 5.671 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: 6.171 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: Speed run at IHRA Ennis in 10-88 was the fastest AA/FC speed of the decade. Photo from 1988 Bristol, Tenn.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Sunday, July 4, 2010, 09:46:08 PM by John Kilburg.
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© Ken Bolender Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 1) 1978 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Army" Owned by Don Prudhomme from Granada Hills, California USA Crew Chief: Bob Brandt
'78 Plymouth Arrow by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.970 at Indy US Nationals 9/78         1/4 Mile MPH: 245.23 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 1978 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 97.52, MPH 95.06    Entry is 0.92544 times average ET and 1.11195 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
1978 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.945 ET, 247.93 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.000 ET, 189.00 MPH   
1978 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.451 ET, 220.54 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.200 ET, 177.16 MPH
1978 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.957 ET, 204.50 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.530 ET, 165.02 MPH
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Notes: Confirmed 241.28 at 78 Summers and 240.64 at 78 Winters and Springs. Third qualifier at Winters at 6.177.
Submitted by Ken Bolender, Last updated on Friday, February 21, 2014, 09:50:15 PM by John Bockelman.
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Courtesy Ron Pellegrini Ron Pellegrini (M) from Berwyn, Illinois USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 1) 1965 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/FX, Div: 3
"Super Mustang" Owned by Ron Pellegrini from Berwyn, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Ron Pellegrini
'65 Ford Mustang by Chapman Automotive | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 392 Chrysler Hemi with 3 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.930 at 1965 (10/23/65 Drag News For Sale Ad)         1/4 Mile MPH: 166.66 at 1965 (10/23/65 Drag News For Sale Ad)
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 86.48, MPH 78.80    Entry is 0.91684 times average ET and 1.11107 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: Funny car on altered chassis. Just to ad a little insight to the discussion of who had the first funny car. This question has been asked many times before. If anyone has any other info, I'd be interested in hearing about it. To clarify the definition of "funny car," it's a tube chassis, all glass body, supercharged engine. To the best of my knowledge, I built the first car that was known as a "funny car." Attached is a picture of the car. I ran it for the first time the third week of May 1965 at U.S. 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana. The following weekend I ran at Gil Cohen's Detroit Dragway on Saturday night & Toledo Dragway on Sunday. I have the timing slips. Ron Pellegrini. Also credited with 9.21 at 164.83. | If you check it out you may find out that this was DON SCHUMUACHER'S first funny car. - Dave Lindsay
Submitted by Gene Carlson, Last updated on Sunday, December 15, 2013, 05:24:06 PM by David Lindsay.
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John Shanks, used with permission Pete Kalb (M) from Huntington Beach, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 785 ) 1978 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Warlock III" Owned by Frank Pitts from Sacramento, California USA Crew Chief: Steve Kalb
'76 Dodge Aspen by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.290 at OCIR Manufacturer's Meet 78         1/4 Mile MPH: 245.00 at OCIR Manufacturer's Meet 78
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 1978 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 65.91, MPH 94.64    Entry is 0.97504 times average ET and 1.11091 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
1978 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.945 ET, 247.93 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.000 ET, 189.00 MPH   
1978 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.451 ET, 220.54 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.200 ET, 177.16 MPH
1978 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.957 ET, 204.50 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.530 ET, 165.02 MPH
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Notes: OCIR Manufacturer's Meet. Info confirmed by Jim McMonagle.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 07:33:43 PM by Danny White.
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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 Saturday, January 19, 2013, 09:30:24 PM by John Kilburg. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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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: 190.67 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 82.77    Entry is 0.90476 times average ET and 1.10803 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: 8.400 ET, 172.08 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.050 ET, 143.45 MPH
1967 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 9.200 ET, 157.12 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 CA in April 1967.
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 01:26:39 PM by Lana Chrisman.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Don Nicholson (M) from Atlanta, Georgia USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1967 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 2
"Eliminator II" Owned by Don Nicholson from Atlanta, Georgia USA Crew Chief: Earl Wade
'67 Mercury Comet by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Ford SOHC by Earl Wade with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.605 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 190.66 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: 7.050 at Greensboro 4/30/67    1/8 Mile MPH: 151.00 at Greensboro 4/30/67
Entry's 1967 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.68, MPH 82.75    Entry is 0.90536 times average ET and 1.10797 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 50.00, MPH 100.0 Entry is 1.00000 times average ET and 1.05263 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: 8.400 ET, 172.08 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.050 ET, 143.45 MPH
1967 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 9.200 ET, 157.12 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.380 ET, 137.04 MPH
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Notes: Ran 7.60 with blown Robinson SOHC Ford. C-6 auto trans. Also ran 7.89, 178. Also 8.17, 181.08 at OCIR Mfg. Meet 11-25-67. | After a year of fine-tuning the Comet, the '67 version pretty much owned the class with the exception of Ed Schartman's late season run in a similar Comet. He started the season by qualifying first with an 8.42-169.70 (low ET and top speed) at the Irwindale New Year's FC race on Jan 2. He ran strong, hitting an 8.43-168.22 in the semi-final while beating Charlie Allen's Dart. In the final, he polished off Hayden Proffitt's 8.79-158 Corvair with an 8.47 at an early shut off 140.13. This was just the first of many wins for the year. At the Fontana FC show on Jan 7, eight spots were available and 42 cars fought to get into the show. Once again the "Eliminator II" Comet qualified first. This time an 8.01 (low ET) got the spot. He beat Al Vanderwoulde's out of shape Dart in the first round with an 8.43-130.43, and in the semi-finals, he soloed with an 8.26-147.54 when Dick Loehr's Mustang fired to fire. In the final, he whupped Ray Alley's 8.52-178 'Cuda with an 8.08-172.41. Then came another victory on Jan 29 at the AHRA Winternationals. He was running in the "unlimited" FC class. "Dyno" ran 8.32-170 in the first round and an 8.35-172.08 (top speed) in the semifinals over Don Gay. In the final, it was the two Logghe-built Comets of Nicholson and Schartman. Don took the win with an 8.26 (low ET) -171.75 over Eddie's 8.48-169. Nicholson won the Bakersfield meet on Feb 19 beating Ron Runyan's "Blue Hell" Corvette in the final with an 8.21-172.09 (low ET and top speed). He was running lots of match races between meets and doing well. He beat "Mr. Norm" two straight at Green Valley early in March with two 8.2 runs. On March 26 he was at Paradise Drag Strip and was forced to use his '66 car since his '67 Comet had been damaged. It was a 1,000 ft track and even with the old car he beat Arnie Beswick two straight. To be fair, Arnie had problems, broken fuel tank, and a blown rear end but "Dyno" ran a hard to beat 6.38 in his first race solo run. After the first two races, it was discovered that Don broke a valve spring so Beswick soloed to a third race win with a 6.89. On April 2 he faced Don Gay at Aquasco in a best two out of three match race. Don won two straight running 8.53-160.00 and 8.39-167.91. A week later (April 9) he was at Cecil running Dave Strickler. The track record going into the match race was an 8.37 held by Nicholson himself. In the first race, an 8.27-166.97 beat a fouling Strickler. In the second race, Don reset the track record to an 8.17-172.08 over the Corvette's 8.83-161. For the final race, the track officials gave Strickler a half-second handicap. Dave ran his best time ever (to this point), an 8.73-162 to beat the Comet's 8.24-166.05. Nicholson still won the match. Tommy Grove cut his own throat on April 30 when Nicholson pulled into Greensboro for their match race with a blown transmission. Grove borrowed Don a Trans and Nicholson beat Tommy's Mustang two straight with runs of 7.12-151 and 7.05 on the 1/8 mile track. The 7.05 and the 151 were new track records. On May 10, Don lost a car at Cecil's Factory Showdown. He had beaten Jim Osteen driving Don Gay's GTO in the first round with an 8.34-171. In the second round, the "Ramchargers" Dart failed to fire so Don got a solo. The solo pass didn't go so well as the car became airborne near the end of the run and the body ripped off. Don and the chassis ended up in a marsh that ran along the shutdown area of the track. He was OK but the Comet was not. The first thing he asked the rescue workers was "what did I run?" He had run an 8.04 low ET of the meet.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 01:20:50 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.

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