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Don Nicholson (M) from Atlanta, Georgia USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 472 ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 2
"Eliminator I" Owned by Don Nicholson from Atlanta, Georgia USA Crew Chief: Earl Wade
'66 Mercury Comet by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Injected Nitro 427 Ford SOHC by Earl Wade with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.960 at Martin MI 9/17/66         1/4 Mile MPH: 176.40 at US 30 Indiana 8/21/66
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 100.0, MPH 67.89    Entry is 0.88444 times average ET and 1.08221 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: 9.000 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: 10.040 ET, 146.12 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: When the Ford Motor Company commissioned Logghe Stamping Company to build four Mercury Comets, drag racing would change forever. The four Comets, raced by Don Nicholson, Ed Schartman, Jack Chrisman, and Kenz & Leslie, were far ahead of the competition in technology. They were even ahead of fellow FoMoCo racers who were racing Holman-Moody Mustangs. The three had everybody else catching up to them in 1966. The best known of these four funny cars was Don Nicholson's "Eliminator I." The Comet's debut was less than graceful when the body came unlatched and flew off. Ford engineers burned the damaged body on the spot. The car was fixed and the "Eliminator I" went on a tear. In 1966, Nicholson was able to hold off the heavier stock bodied cars despite using an injected engine. A several hundred pound weight advantage clearly helped, but it having Earl Wade tuning for him did not hurt. This was the first funny car into the 7 second zone with a 7.96 at Martin (info from Dennis Doubleday and Bill Duke). Additional note: This was the first Nicholson race car with an automatic (C-6 Ford). He preferred a stick, but period accounts report the centrally located drivers seat made it physically impractical to mount a manual shifter on the tunnel. | Classified S/XS due to Extreme light weight, despite not being supercharged. | This was the future of funny car. | As mentioned above, the tube-framed Comet debuted at Irwindale for the AHRA Winternationals. When the car made a run, the wind pushed against the body and the latch holding it in place released. The body came loose at 159 mph and flew into the air. Don was OK if not a little bit embarrassed. Good things were soon to come. The Comet returned to competition with the latch reversed and soon changed the face of FC racing forever. On April 3 he faced Ronnie Sox for a best three out of five match at Cecil County. Don won the first race with a 9.50-155.97 over Sox's 9.62-148. Sox came back to win the second race with a 9.18-153 over "Dyno's" missed shift 13.84-47.36. Don ran his first ever "eight" as his 8.94-157.61 beat Sox in the third race. To wrap things up, a track record 8.77-160.42 won the fourth race over a fouling Sox. On April 23 he beat Cecil Yother three straight at Lassiter Raceway. The MPH clocks were out but Nicholson's times were 8.60, 8.82, and 8.91. He ran against Cecil County again on May 7. Once again Don took the win. He won two straight with runs of 8.65-166.66 and 8.67-166.06. A week later (May 14), he was at Cordova for a best of three match against Arnie Beswick's Pontiac. Don won the first round when he limped through with a broken transmission. Arnie pulled a wheelstand and busted his oil pan. In the second race, Don's 8.85-149.25 beat Beswick who stood it up on two wheels again. Just for good measure, Don won the third race with a 8.81 when Arnie broke a trans. On May 21 he faced the "Mr. Norm Dodge driven by Ron O'Donnell at U.S. 131 Martin, Michigan. Don won two straight when O'Donnell fouled in the first race and in the second race, "Dyno's" 8.78-164 won when Ron shut off. The next day (May 22), he faced Doug Thorley's Nova at the same track (U.S. 131). Don again won two straight with an 8.99-159 best. Nicholson went to Union Grove on May 27 for the Olympics of Drag Racing event. He won easily, running 8.85's at 163 to take the win. Beswick got a rematch at Detroit on June 11. Once again the Comet was too strong, winning three straight with times of 8.61-165.13, 8.62-165.13, and a solo of 8.57-166.66. Sox also got a rematch. It was a best of five at Aquasco on June 26. It did not go well for Sox as "Dyno" won three straight. Ronnie was running a full second slower than the Comet. The first race saw Don's 8.58-163.63 beat Sox at 9.42. The second race had Don set an 8.37 track record at 163.63 over Sox's 9.53-117, and Don reset the track record in the third race with an 8.35-166.97 over Ronnie's 9.66-148. The car was pretty much unbeatable in match races. Dick Landy gave it a try on July 16 at U.S. 131 in a best two out of three. Don set an 8.56 track record at 150 in the first race when Landy shut off with a blown water hose. In the second race, Dick fouled and Nicholson won with an 8.78-161. In the third race, Don made it three in a row with an 8.68-165 beating Landy's 8.94-154. On July 30, Don took a loss when he blew a transmission in the final against Mike Buckel in the "Ramchargers" Dart at Cecil County for the CARS Magazine Super Stock International. On August 14, Don faced off against Maynard Rupp's "Chevoom," a Hemi powered Chevelle. It was a best of three at National Trail. Don once again won three straight but the competition was getting closer. In the first round, the Comet's 8.41-168.42 beat Rupp's 8.83-150. The second race saw Don's 8.47-170.70 beat the Chevelle's 8.74-163. And in the final race, "Dyno" set an 8.29 track record at 170.12 over Rupp's 8.70-164. Landy got another shot at Nicholson at Alton on August 20. Don won three straight, running times a half second quicker than Landy's Dart. Don ran 8.56-159.01, an 8.53-171.75 against Dick's best of 8.97-146, and 8.42-156.52 to win the match. Then the two met again at Gary Indiana's U.S. 30 the next day (August 21). Dick even managed to win the first race with an 8.83-166 beating Nicholson's out of shape 8.87-166.64. But Don came back to win the next two races and the match running 8.65-169.19 and a track record 8.43-176.40. At the NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis, Nicholson ran times of 8.41 and 8.31 in time trials. He lost to Ed Schartman in the final for the S/XS class. Don Gay was Don's next victim. The two met up at Cecil County on Sept 10 for a best of three match. "Dyno" won the first race with an 8.28 but he lost the second when the Comet broke a rear end. He came back to win the third race and the match with an 8.33-169.59. On Sept 17, history was made when Don beat teammate Schartman in a best of three at U.S. 131. Nicholson ran a 7.96-169.10 while winning the match. It was the first seven second run for a stock bodied automobile. A week later Don was at Capitol facing off with Landy again. The times were getting closer. Don won the first race with a 8.48-172.74 to Landy's 9.05-163. The second race and the match race win went to Nicholson when he beat Landy's 8.82-170 with an 8.70-152.02. Don blew a head gasket on this run and was unable to run the third race. Dick ran a solo pass of 8.55-172. Nicholson got beat in a match race on Oct 8 at Green Valley by Don Gay. Nicholson won the first race when Gay crossed the centerline but in the second race,"Dyno" broke a throttle cable and Gay took the win. In the last race, Gay put a holeshot on the Comet that even a track record 8.68 failed to beat. On Oct 9, Don faced a newcomer to the FC ranks, Larry Reyes in a funny looking Barracuda called the "Kingfish" with a blown fuel burning Hemi. The two locked horns at Wichita, Texas, for a best two out of three match. Don won two straight with a best of 8.59-164 while Reyes best was 8.95. Gay and Nicholson had a rematch at Houston on Oct 22. This time "Dyno" won two straight running a track record 8.55-168.81.
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Friday, December 9, 2016, 01:11:37 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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James Morgan Bill Leavitt (M) from San Diego, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 768 ) 1971 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Quickee Too" Owned by Bill Leavitt from San Diego, California USA Crew Chief: Bill Leavitt
'71 Ford Mustang by Byron Blair | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 371 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.485 at Lions, December 4, 1971         1/4 Mile MPH: 213.27 at Lions, December 4, 1971
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 1971 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 63.67    Entry is 0.92775 times average ET and 1.02534 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
1971 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.485 ET, 227.27 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.780 ET, 173.00 MPH   
1971 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.990 ET, 208.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.995 ET, 151.95 MPH
1971 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.495 ET, 193.99 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.325 ET, 142.53 MPH
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Notes: First in 6.40s. WITH a 354" Chrysler punched out to 371 inches.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Monday, April 11, 2016, 08:43:06 PM by Bill McLauchlan. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Jake Johnston (M) from Arlington, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 404 ) 1970 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Blue Max" Owned by Harry Schmidt from Dallas, Texas USA Crew Chief: Harry Schmidt
'70 Ford Mustang by Don Hardy | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi by Ramchargers with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 6.725 at OCIR Manufacturers FC Race 70         1/4 Mile MPH: 204.54 at OCIR Manufacturers FC Race 70
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 1970 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 63.19    Entry is 0.90878 times average ET and 1.02784 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
1970 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.725 ET, 220.00 MPH    1000 Ft. 5.650 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.940 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1970 Average: 1/4 Mile: 7.400 ET, 199.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.193 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1970 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.075 ET, 182.37 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.620 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.330 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Captured top honors at the famed Manufacturers Meet at Orange County International Raceway, where Johnston ran the lowest elapsed time in class history, 6.72, and, in the final, beat Rich Siroonian in Big John Mazmanian's Barracuda on a holeshot, 6.89 to 6.88. Also Top Speed at the 1970 Winternationals at 203.61. - Phil Burgess, NHRA | Jake started the season at Beeline for the AHRA Winternationals on Jan 25. He made it into the finals by beating Dick Harrell's 7.92 with a 7.70. In round two, Don Schumacher broke a transmission and the "Max" advanced with a 7.77. He got another break in the semifinals when Gene Snow's car started leaking oil and was shut off on the line. Johnston soloed with a 9.16. In the final he was matched against Tommy Grove's strong Cammer powered Mustang. Jake ran a 7.67-198.23 that finished runner-up to Grove's 7.54-196. At Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals, a 7.55-201.34 qualified #3. He lasted until round two where Kenny Safford in the "Mr. Norm" car dropped him with a 7.44 to Jake's quicker 7.40-203.61 (Top Speed). On Feb 15 he was at Fremont for the Northern Nationals. A first round 7.32 beat Dick Bourgeois' 7.42 in Don Cook's Corvette. But in round two he fouled against Jim Liberman. The following week (Feb 22), he won the third OCIR All-Pro event. Johnston actually lost to Gene Conway's 7.33-200 in the first round with a quicker 7.28-181.08 but he got back in on the "break rule" as Low ET loser when Dave Beebe broke. In the semifinals, he set Low ET with a 7.26-170.77 over a fouling Clyde Morgan. In the final, he ran Conway again and a 7.37-189.47 took the win over Gene's quicker 7.35-201.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 10:11:01 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Michael Beach Jim Dunn (M) from La Mirada, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 788 ) 1981 - 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
'81 Dodge Charger by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.850 at OCIR 1/10/81         1/4 Mile MPH: 231.95 at OCIR 1/10/81
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 1981 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 55.78    Entry is 0.94355 times average ET and 1.01028 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
1981 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.850 ET, 250.00 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1981 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.200 ET, 229.59 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1981 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.700 ET, 212.46 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 Martin, MI 1981. This one is wild, here it goes guys: old mag (I believe Hot Rod) had Jim driving for Mike very early in year at a match race in SoCal. It specifically mentioned that the 5.85 he ran was identical to Mike's 5.85 (within a month or so of one another). Both runs were considered suspect by their competitors. | Video shows the actual run, including the scoreboard and announcer claiming the run was the quickest in history. Raced against Prudhomme's yellow Pepsi Challenger.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Sunday, August 10, 2014, 05:20:02 PM by Curt Swartz.
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Michael Beach Johnny West (M) from Chandler, Arizona USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 7066 ) 1986 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Hawaiian Punch" Owned by Roland Leong from Diamond Bar, California USA Crew Chief: Roland Leong
'86 Dodge Daytona by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 JP-1 Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.427 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 268.65 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 1986 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.81, MPH 95.15    Entry is 0.90737 times average ET and 1.10597 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, 242.91 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: Photo from Indy 1986. Need to verify these times for 1986 (match race at Englishtown?) Seem very quick and our 1987 entry cites a 5.54 as Johnny's career best? Ran a world beating 5.588-263.62 at Pomona Winters 85 that Bernstein eclipsed with a 5.559 at Rockingham Fall. | West's first time out driving for Roland Leong was at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals. The team did pretty well, qualifying #8 with a 5.77-255.68 and running an even better 5.74-256.41 to beat Tripp Shumake's 5.85-237 in the first round. In the second round he ran Dale Pulde but West crossed the centerline on his run and was disqualified. They qualified #8 again at the NHRA Gatornationals with a 5.87-256.55. Unfortunately, West smoked the tires to a 6.35-250.13 loss to Scott Kalitta's also traction plagued 6.22-186. At Atlanta in April for the NHRA Southern Nationals, Johnny qualified #8 (again) with a 5.86-251.25. He beat Bruce Larson in round one and a 6.84-244.83 advanced into the semifinals when John Force crossed the centerline. In the semis, he fouled against Jim Head. Famoso held an eight car FC show for its Bakersfield March (May) Meet. Roland and crew were there and West ran a 5.88-252.10 to qualify #5. He faced low qualifier Force in the first round and his 5.84 lost to Force's 5.80. Baton Rouge and the Cajun Nationals was NHRA's next stop and a 6.01-243.70 qualified Johnny #10. He picked up to a 5.83-252.59 in the first round to beat Kenny Bernstein's 5.88-237. He lost traction in round two, but his 6.13-240.89 still beat Scott Kalitta's 6.87-145. In the semifinals, Johnny's 5.94-244.43 lost to Billy Meyer's 5.86-245. On June 15 they were at Columbus, Ohio, for the NHRA Springnationals. West qualified the car #6 with a 5.83-251.46 and beat Gary Phillips in the first round but he lost in round two. They made a stop at Maple Grove for the Super Stock Magazine Nationals. It was an eight car show and Johnny qualified #2 with a 5.84-252.10 behind Bernstein's 5.62 (low ET). A first round 5.91-251.39 beat Jerry Caminito and in the semifinals, a 5.90-249.30 beat Kalitta's 6.05-240. In the final, he met Bernstein and the Daytona broke, giving Kenny a solo for the victory. At the end of June the were up north in Canada for the NHRA Grandnationals. The "Hawaiian" was making some horsepower there as he ran a 5.74 at a whopping 261.93 (top speed) to qualify #3. West ran a first round 5.78-234.86 over Ed McCulloch's 5.94-250. In round two, a 5.79-259.21 beat a tire smoking Tom McEwen but in the semifinals, he fouled against Bernstein. He won an eight car show at Englishtown on July 2. His best run there was a 5.78-258.62 in the first round while beating Larson's 6.31-184. He got the win by beating Tom Hoover in the final with a 6.17-241.93 over Tom's 6.41-237. They were back at Englishtown on July 13 for the NHRA Summernationals. A 5.72-261.17 qualified #6 and he beat Caminito in the first round, but a 5.85 in round two lost to Bernstein's 5.67. In the thin air of Denver for the NHRA Mile High Nationals, Leong proved that he could still tune a car to big numbers. A 5.87-253.16 (top speed) qualified #3. West made he way into the semifinals before running an off pace 6.03-237.71 that lost to Bernstein's 5.86-242. He qualified #4 with a 5.78-257.87 at Brainerd for the NHRA Northstar Nationals. Johnny beat Brad Tuttle's quicker 5.93-247 in the first round with a 5.95-250.00. In the second round, he lost to McCulloch. A week later (Aug 24), they were at Cordova for the World Series where West set a 260.34 track speed record.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:41:00 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Thomas Nagy Whit Bazemore (M) from Indianapolis, Indiana USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 7) 2001 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Matco Tools" Owned by Don Schumacher from Park Ridge, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Lee Beard
'01 Pontiac Firebird by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 TFX Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.732 at Maple Grove 9/01         1/4 Mile MPH: 325.69 at Indy 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 99.76, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.95673 times average ET and 1.05234 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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Notes: Photo taken at the 2001 NHRA U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway Park.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10:37:12 PM by Thomas Nagy.
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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 99.67, MPH 82.49    Entry is 0.90752 times average ET and 1.10528 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: 8.380 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: 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 semifinal 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 semifinals, 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) at 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 County 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 County'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 Monday, October 31, 2016, 10:20:14 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Thomas Nagy John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 1) 1992 - 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
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.079 at Ennis Fall 92         1/4 Mile MPH: 291.45 at Ennis Fall 92
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 99.55, MPH 96.33    Entry is 0.93812 times average ET and 1.07514 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: Photo taken at the 1992 NHRA U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway Park. | John started his '92 season by qualifying #3 at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals with a 5.22-283.91. He ran 5.34-273.80 over Tom Hoover in the first round and a track record 5.18 at 281.25 in round two beat Jerry Caminito. In the semifinals, he advanced with a 5.28-271.41 when Marc Sievers shut off on the line with no oil pressure. In the final e faced Jim Epler. Jim had been running steady 5.2's during eliminations and had lane choice going into the final. Epler ran his best ET of eliminations in the final, a 5.26-273 to take the win over Force's 5.32-275.65. At the NHRA Arizona Nationals, John set low ET and top speed in qualifying first with a 5.24-283.37. In the first round he beat Ron Sutherland with a 5.33-277.60 but in round two he fell off to a 5.46-271.98 that lost to eventual winner Hoover's 5.32-259. He qualified first again at Houston for the NHRA Supernationals with a 5.18-285.08. An improved 5.15-273.30 in the first round beat Paula Martin and he ran another 5.15 at 287.35 (top speed) in round two but it wasn't enough to beat Cruz Pedregon's quick leaving 5.18-276. John took everything there was to win at the NHRA Gatornationals. He took the pole with a 5.21-284.99. He ran 5.27-285.89, 5.21-287.44, and 5.20-286.16 to beat Gary Densham, Whit Bazemore, and a tire smoking Cruz Pedregon to face Epler in the final for a rematch of the Winternationals final. This time John got the victory, running low ET and top speed of the meet with a 5.15-289.01 getting the win over Jim's 5.27-275. NHRA held its Winston Invitational at Rockingham in April and Force qualified #3 in the eight car field with a 5.33-280.11 (top speed and a new track record). Unfortunately, he smoked the tires in the first round and shut off to a 12.92-69.08 that lost to Mark Oswald's 5.32-276. He won the next NHRA race, the Southern Nationals at Atlanta. There he qualified #8 with a 5.34-271.98. He improved to a 5.19-269.05 in the first round over Al Hofmann's 5.22-281. Pedregon smoked the tires in the second round and John moved on with a 5.21-285.35. In the semifinals, his 5.22-265.33 dropped Chuck Etchells' 5.31-251. He went up against Del Worsham in the final and the two had a close race with John's 5.24-282.04 beating Del's right-there 5.25-277.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 10:28:58 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Dave Beebe (M) from Garden Grove, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 700 ) 1971 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Pure Hell" Owned by Rich Guasco from Pleasanton, California USA Crew Chief: Rich Guasco
'71 Dodge Demon by Don Long | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 398 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.490 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 224.43 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 1971 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.50, MPH 92.62    Entry is 0.92847 times average ET and 1.07899 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
1971 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.485 ET, 227.27 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.780 ET, 173.00 MPH   
1971 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.990 ET, 208.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.995 ET, 151.95 MPH
1971 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.495 ET, 193.99 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.325 ET, 142.53 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
No notes on this entry.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, December 13, 2010, 10:57:49 PM by Super Crew.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Pat Foster (M) from Tarzana, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 740 ) 1971 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 2
"Barry Setzer" Owned by Barry Setzer from Hickory, North Carolina USA Crew Chief: Ed Pink
'71 Chevrolet Vega by John Buttera | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Ed Pink Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.490 at Lions, December 4, 1971         1/4 Mile MPH: 222.77 at Lions, December 4, 1971
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 1971 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.50, MPH 88.32    Entry is 0.92847 times average ET and 1.07101 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
1971 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.485 ET, 227.27 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.780 ET, 173.00 MPH   
1971 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.990 ET, 208.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.995 ET, 151.95 MPH
1971 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.495 ET, 193.99 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.325 ET, 142.53 MPH
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Notes: Won 1971 Manufacturer's Meet over 70 cars with a Low ET of 6.72 over Jim Dunn's otherwise Low ET 6.77.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, October 16, 2016, 03:23:02 PM by Danny White.
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Handout Bobby Wood (M) from Birmingham, Alabama USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 200 ) 1971 - Category: FUELFC, Type: DN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 2
"Bobby Wood" Owned by Bobby Wood from Birmingham, Alabama USA Crew Chief: Bobby Wood
'71 Chevrolet Vega by Don Hardy | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.490 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 212.26 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 1971 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.50, MPH 61.05    Entry is 0.92847 times average ET and 1.02048 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
1971 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.485 ET, 227.27 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.780 ET, 173.00 MPH   
1971 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.990 ET, 208.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.995 ET, 151.95 MPH
1971 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.495 ET, 193.99 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.325 ET, 142.53 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Woods debuted his new Vega late in the summer of '71. -- RT 6.87 Warner-Robbins
Submitted by Gena White, Last updated on Thursday, January 19, 2017, 08:44:39 PM by Ron Thums.
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John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 3) 2006 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol GTX/SoCal Auto Club" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Austin Coil & Bernie Fedderly
'06 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.664 at Pomona Winters 06         1/4 Mile MPH: 329.91 at Pomona Winters 06
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 99.41, MPH 88.97    Entry is 0.96463 times average ET and 1.04188 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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No notes on this entry.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 11:42:17 AM by John Bockelman.
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Gary Densham (M) from Bellflower, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 4) 2003 - 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
'01 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.723 at Joliet 03         1/4 Mile MPH: 327.46 at Pomona Finals 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 99.41, MPH 94.53    Entry is 0.96545 times average ET and 1.04480 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
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
No notes on this entry.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, January 16, 2015, 07:35:33 PM by Danny White.
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Robert Briggs Del Worsham (M) from Orange, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 750 / 3) 2003 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Checker Schuck's Kragen" Owned by Chuck Worsham from Orange, California USA Crew Chief: Chuck Worsham
'02 Pontiac Formula by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 BAE Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.723 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 323.00 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 2003 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.41, MPH 80.39    Entry is 0.96545 times average ET and 1.03057 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
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
No notes on this entry.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 11:29:31 PM by Danny White.
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© Thomas Nagy Bruce Larson (M) from Dauphin, Pennsylvania USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 107 / 1) 1990 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 1
"Sentry Tachs & Gauges" Owned by Bruce Larson from Dauphin, Pennsylvania USA Crew Chief: Maynard Yingst
'89 Oldsmobile Cutlass by Al Swindahl | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 495 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.138 at Ennis Chiefs 1990         1/4 Mile MPH: 281.95 at Ennis Chiefs 1990
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 1990 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.33, MPH 91.06    Entry is 0.91963 times average ET and 1.08238 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
1990 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   
1990 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.587 ET, 260.49 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1990 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.087 ET, 239.09 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: Tim Richards gave tuning tips. Photo taken at the 1990 NHRA U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway Park.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Thursday, May 25, 2017, 10:08:30 AM by Ty Baumgartner. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Rick Oldfield Mike Dunn (M) from La Mirada, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 768 / 3) 1981 - 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
'81 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 Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 241.28 at Fremont 10/04/81
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 1981 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.28, MPH 78.63    Entry is 0.94435 times average ET and 1.05092 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
1981 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.850 ET, 250.00 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1981 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.200 ET, 229.59 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1981 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.700 ET, 212.46 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: Ran 6.064 at 81 Gators.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Friday, January 20, 2017, 03:46:11 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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John Kilburg Jim White (M) from Tulsa, Oklahoma USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 418 ) 1990 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Hawaiian Punch" Owned by Roland Leong from Diamond Bar, California USA Crew Chief: Roland Leong
'90 Dodge Daytona by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.140 at Ennis Fall 90         1/4 Mile MPH: 279.93 at Ennis Fall 90
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 1990 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.11, MPH 87.19    Entry is 0.91999 times average ET and 1.07463 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
1990 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   
1990 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.587 ET, 260.49 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1990 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.087 ET, 239.09 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: Photo from 1990 Grandnationals, Montreal.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Thursday, November 11, 2010, 06:30:18 PM by John Kilburg.
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© Rick Oldfield Kenny Bernstein (M) from Richardson, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 404 / 1) 1987 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Budweiser King" Owned by Kenny Bernstein from Richardson, Texas USA Crew Chief: Dale Armstrong
'87 Buick LeSabre by Mike Kase | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi by Dale Armstrong with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.364 at Texas Motorplex, Ennis All Stars 4/87         1/4 Mile MPH: 274.39 at Indy US Nats 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 99.10, MPH 89.69    Entry is 0.93287 times average ET and 1.09756 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
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: The Batmobile. Set national record at 5.482 (low qualifier) at Pomona Winters, then first in the 5.30s with a 5.39 and finally a 5.364 at the Ennis, Texas, All-Stars race in April (but records were not recorded at that race). Won 1987 world championship with a quarter final finish at Ennis on 10-87. Best non-special event ET was 5.429 at Ennis Fall 87.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 08:11:44 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 Jamie Sarte | 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
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Notes: Ran 6.03 at Pomona, 6.32 at Gainesville, 6.15 at Columbus, 6.09 at Englishtown, 6.06 at Indy, 6.33 at Seattle. | Prudhomme got his new Arrow out of the Jamie Sarte's shop just five days before the NHRA Winternationals. He did pretty well with it at Pomona. Don qualified first with a 6.14-240.64. He beat Jim Liberman in the first round with a 6.07-225.00. A second round 6.14 at just 203.61 beat John Collins in Tom McEwen's second car. He got a single in the semifinals when Gary Burgin's car caught fire; Don ran 6.29-216.34. In the final, he ran Raymond Beadle in the "Blue Max." Prudhomme wrapped up the weekend by winning the race with a low ET and top speed run of 6.03-247.25. The speed was a track record. In March he was at Famoso for the Bakersfield March Meet. Again he qualified first, this time with a 6.19-231.36. A first round 6.38 beat Leon Cain, but in round two he smoked the tires and lost to Eddie Pauling's 6.09 in Johnny Loper's Monza. The following week (March 13), Prudhomme qualified #4 at the NHRA Gatornationals with a 6.32. He got past the first round easily and then ran 6.34-228 to beat a tire smoking Bob Pickett in Mickey Thompson's Starfire in round two. In the semifinals, Don faced Roger Lindamood's "Color Me Gone" Monza. Don had him covered performance wise, as Lindamood qualified #10 and had run 6.51 the round before, but for some reason Don fouled, giving Roger a free ride into the final. On March 27, the "Snake" beat the "Mongoose" Tom McEwen in the final at Fremont for the NHRA Division Seven race. Irwindale held a big FC show on April 9, and Don was there. He lost before the final, and again to Pauling who was debuting a new Arrow for Johnny Loper. The story here was the times: Pauling won with a 5.97 over Don's 6.31. He made it into the final at Union Grove for the Olympics of Drag Racing event but lost to Gary Burgin. In mid-June, the "Snake" was at Columbus for the NHRA Springnationals. He qualified #3 with a 6.15. He beat Beadle, Gordie Bonin, and Ron Colson in the "Hawaiian" to get into the final where he faced Pickett. Bob outran Prudhomme's 6.26-236.84 with a 6.22-231 and Don had to settle for the runner-up spot. He got it all together at Englishtown for the NHRA Summernationals. He set low ET and top speed in qualifying first with 6.09-238.09 times. He took out Tom Prock in the first round and a 6.26-227 stopped Ed McCulloch in round two. In the semifinals, a 6.31-220 advanced over a shutting off Tom Hoover and in the finals, he was to run Billy Meyer. Meyer broke and Prudhomme got the victory with a 6.42-186.33 pass. Shortly after that (July 23), he stopped off at Maple Grove for the fourth NHRA Division One race. He set low ET and top speed at 6.17-231.95 and won the race, beating Norm Wilcox driving Jim Green's "Green Elephant" Vega in the final with a 6.22-222.77. He made a stop at Atco for their Fuel FC Championships. It was a race that had all cars make two runs with the two lowest ET cars meeting in the final. Don's first race saw him turn a 6.26-228 (top speed) to beat Al Hanna's 6.72 in the "Eastern Raider," while in his second race, he beat R.C. Sherman in the "Black Magic" Vega with a low ET of the meet 6.22. The other car that made the final was Bruce Larson whose 6.51 was the second best time. Based on times you know the "Snake" was the favorite, but Larson got the jump and won, holding off Prudhomme for the title. Another runner-up effort came at the NHRA Grandnationals on August 7. It featured an eight car field and Don set low ET and top speed in qualifying first with a 6.17-236.22. The 6.17 tied his own track record. A 6.21-234 in the first round beat Bonin's 6.29-227, and in the semifinals, he advanced with a 6.17 solo pass when Burgin had a fuel pump break. In the final, he ran Hoover and his "Showtime" Monza. Tom won his first NHRA National event with a 6.24-226 over Prudhomme's troubled 6.76-172.08. A week later he was at Martin, Michigan's U.S. 131 for the PHR Championships. Don singled in the first round with a 6.11 but in the second round his 6.22 lost to eventual winner Burgin's 6.18. He got back into the winner's circle at the NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indy. He was the quickest in qualifying with a 6.06-241.93. In eliminations, he ran 6.14-234.37 in the first round to beat Meyer's 6.28-218. In round two, he ran his best of eliminations, a 6.10-228 to beat Tripp Shumake in John Powers' Camaro. In the semifinals, Prock fouled against him and Don ran 6.13-225 to move into the finals. The car facing him in the final was a bit of a surprise. It was Richard Rogers driving the "Green Elephant." Richard's best time had been a 6.21 in qualifying so he was at a bit of a disadvantage. Sure enough, Don won the race with a final round 6.24-236.22 to beat Richard's 6.58-205. Another win came soon after when he won the Irwindale Back to School Race by beating Dave Hough's 6.09 in the final with a 6.05. He was at Seattle on Sept 25 for the NHRA Fallnationals, but he lost early, not even reaching the semifinals. Don had only qualified #7 with a 6.33, very unusual for him. He ran more "normal" at Ontario for the NHRA World Finals where he qualified #2 with a 6.05. He then made like a bracket racer, running three straight 6.06's to enter the final against Bonin. He faltered in the final, slowing to a 6.36 that lost to Gordie's 6.31.
Submitted by Mike Gagnon, Last updated on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 09:05:45 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Michael Beach Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 712 / 1) 1979 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Army" Owned by Don Prudhomme from Granada Hills, California USA Crew Chief: Bob Brandt
'79 Plymouth Arrow by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.954 at Indianapolis/U.S. Nationals 79 (NR)         1/4 Mile MPH: 245.23 at Indianapolis/U.S. Nationals 79
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 1979 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.02, MPH 94.25    Entry is 0.92886 times average ET and 1.09268 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
1979 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.945 ET, 247.93 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 3.820 ET, 193.96 MPH   
1979 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.410 ET, 224.43 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 3.920 ET, 192.00 MPH
1979 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.910 ET, 208.19 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.250 ET, 177.09 MPH
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Notes: Photo from Martin, MI 1979.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, November 16, 2012, 09:22:02 PM by John Bockelman.
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Michael Beach John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 723 / 2) 1993 - 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
'93 Oldsmobile Cutlass by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.996 at Ennis 10/16/93         1/4 Mile MPH: 295.95 at Ennis 10/16/93
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 98.90, MPH 92.34    Entry is 0.92519 times average ET and 1.09074 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: Photo from Columbus 1993. Force joins Chuck Etchells as the second member of the Castrol Four Second Club with a pass of 4.996 seconds on Oct. 16, 1993, at Ennis.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Friday, November 16, 2012, 08:16:12 PM by John Bockelman.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Gene Snow (M) from Fort Worth, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 401 ) 1970 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Rambunctious" Owned by Gene Snow from Fort Worth, Texas USA Crew Chief: Gene Snow
'70 Dodge Challenger by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 KB Iron Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 6.740 at OCIR 70         1/4 Mile MPH: 218.44 at Lions 1970
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 1970 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 98.88, MPH 96.28    Entry is 0.91081 times average ET and 1.09769 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
1970 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.725 ET, 220.00 MPH    1000 Ft. 5.650 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.940 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1970 Average: 1/4 Mile: 7.400 ET, 199.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.193 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1970 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.075 ET, 182.37 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.620 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.330 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Crowerglide Direct Drive. Snow's 7.23-208.71-mph run at the Dallas Int'l Motor Speedway-based Springnationals on May 3 was the first 200-mph run in NHRA Funny Car competition. He also went 211.26 at that event, but did not back it up. Set Low ET and Top Speed at York at 7.23-214.24. Snow also won three AHRA Grand American Series events, the AHRA Points Championship, and the AHRA Driver of the Year award. He concluded the year with a best run of 6.76-218.44 at Lions Drag Strip. "We carried a spare motor the whole year and never had to use it," said Snow. "It was an extraordinary deal." - NHRA | Qualified fourth at NHRA Ontario 11/21/70 at 7.086-203.61. Ran 6.83 at Suffolk. | This was the car to beat in '70. He started the season at the AHRA Winternationals in Jan where he didn't do too well. He advanced past round one with a 7.76 when Roy Gay's GTO broke but in round two, he slept on the line and his 7.66 lost to last year's big winner Danny Ongais in Mickey Thompson's Mustang. Fortunately, Ongais broke and was unable to run in the semifinals so Gene was reinstated. He was unable to capitalize on it, when he was started leaking oil and was shut off on the line, giving Jake Johnston in the "Blue Max" a single into the final. A week later, he was at Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals. The track wasn't great for the high horsepower cars and Snow qualified #5 with a 7.61. A 7.68-202 in the first round beat Lew Arrington's quicker 7.61. In the second round, a 7.40 beat a tire smoking Ongais, and in the semifinals, a 7.30-200 beat Ken Safford's 7.47 in the Mr. Norm car. In the final, he ran the car that flew here the year before, the "Hawaiian" with Larry Reyes behind the wheel. Gene lost this one, with his 7.83-184.42 finishing runner-up to Reyes' 7.55-196. He ran at Lions on March 8 for the AHRA Grand American but he failed to reach the finals. At the Dallas season opener on March 15, he beat Bobby Steakley with a 7.44-197.36 but then lost in his next race. Then Gene began he hit his stride. He won a best of three match race at Amarillo against Reyes. Times were not the greatest but he won all three races with 7.84, 7.89, and 7.92 ETs. He then went to Rockingham for the AHRA Pro-Am Championships, where he won with a final round 7.14 (low ET) at only 168.53 over Jay Howell. He ran a strong 7.16-186.72 while beating Don Prudhomme in the semifinal. At the NHRA Division Four Opener at Dallas, Gene didn't win as he had mechanical issues, but he did set both ends of the NHRA record to 7.23-208.81. Snow ran faster, setting top speed of the meet with a 212.76 but he didn't run fast enough to back it up for the record. He also made the final at the next AHRA Grand American race at Frontier International. Snow actually lost to Leroy Goldstein in the "Ramchargers" car in the semifinals when Leroy's 7.42-197 beat his 7.77-173 but Goldstein lost a motor on the run and once again Gene was reinstated. In the final, he fouled against Prudhomme. Another runner-up finish came at Detroit for the AHRA Grandnationals where his final round 7.56-179.80 lost to Jay Howell's 7.37-180. Early in June, he was at Bristol for the AHRA Springnationals. He dominated the FC program running a 7.61-192.16 in the first round over Jerry Jokerst. A second round 7.39-203.61 beat Goldstein's 7.63-175, while in the semifinals, he set low ET with a 7.34-196.92 to beat Clyde Morgan's 7.52 in Dick Harrell's second Camaro. In the final, his 7.35-205.00 (top speed) took the victory over Fritz Callier's 7.77-187. He almost doubled up the following week at Dallas for the NHRA Springnationals. Snow qualified #3 with a 7.22-209.79. He worked his way into the final by running a 7.19 in round one, a 7.20-207.37 in round two over Mike Snively's 7.38-199 in Jim Annin's Challenger, and a 7.09-211.76 in the semifinal while stopping Prudhomme's 7.64-166. He met up with Goldstein in the final, and the "Ramchargers" driver laid down a 7.03 (low ET) at 208 to take the victory against Gene's 7.56-148.51. He wasn't down for long as two days later, he scored a victory over an eight car field at Kansas International. There he beat Bobby Woods in the first round with a 7.40-189.86 while another 7.40 at 197.36 beat Dale Pulde's 7.54-183 in the semifinals. He reset the track speed mark in the final with a 7.21-200.88 that won the race over Larry Arnold's 7.53-177. On June 24, he won the NHRA Division Four race at Oklahoma City. Snow qualified first in the eight car field with a 7.81 and in the final ran low ET and top speed at 7.35-207.36 on a single since Mart Higginbotham lost fire on the line. He faced off against Bobby Rowe in the "Super Duster" on June 28 at Southland Dragway. Gene won the first race while setting a track ET record of 7.29 at 204.54 over Rowe's 7.83-170. Bobby came back to win the second race with his 7.49-196 beating the "Snowman's" 7.56-200. Gene won the match when he won the third race with a 7.34-201 over Bobby, who fouled with a 7.73-170. It was Gene who fouled in the first round at Capitol's King of Kings FC race on July 11. He was running Prudhomme and he fouled away a 7.15-187.50 while the "Snake" got the win with a 7.45-185. Another win came at the first running of the NHRA Summernationals. Only nine cars showed and Snow ran 7.23-211.26 to qualify first. He got the "bye run" in the first round and ran 7.34. In round his 7.32-207 beat Bruce Larson while in the semifinals, he got serious and set low ET and top speed with a 7.20-214.24 to take out Phil Castronovo. In the final, he ran Vic Brown driving Gary Richards' "Black Shadow" Mustang. A final 7.27-210.77 wrapped up the win over Vic's 7.47-191. Another win on the AHRA Grand American series came at New England Dragway on Aug 2. He beat Don Schumacher in the first round with a 7.09-189.98. He got around Morgan in round two with a fairly easy run, but in the semifinals, he set a bit of history when his 6.95-212.76 was the first six second run by a FC in AHRA competition. On that pass, he beat Howell's 7.20-192. In the final, a low ET and top speed effort of 6.93-213.77 took home the "bucks" over Goldstein. A week later (Aug 9), he was at Martin, Michigan, for the PHR Championships. He qualified for the show with a 7.37-191.48. A 7.12-204.54 beat an impressive 7.23-200 from Randy Walls' Chevy-powered car. Unfortunately, while racing eventual winner Pat Minick in the "Chi-Town-Hustler" in the semifinals, he fouled away the Low ET and top speed of the meet, a 7.06-210.77. He ended August by winning the AHRA Grand American race at Bristol. Gene qualified lowest with a 7.22-199.54 and waltzed through the field. The field was short and since Snow was the low qualifier, he got the "odd lot" solo in the first round and ran 7.55. In the second round, a 7.36-203.61 beat Charlie Wilson, and in the semis, his 7.21-202.24 dropped Al Vanderwoude. A track record ET of 7.04 at 205.46 (top speed) beat Prudhomme's 7.43-185 in the final.
Submitted by Gena White, Last updated on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 06:02:36 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Michael Beach Ed McCulloch (M) from Fresno, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 612 / 6) 1987 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Miller American" Owned by Larry Minor from Hemet, California USA Crew Chief: Bernie Fedderly
'87 Oldsmobile Firenza by Al Swindahl | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.366 at Texas Motorplex 10/87         1/4 Mile MPH: 273.05 at Texas Motorplex All Stars 4/87
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 98.85, MPH 87.51    Entry is 0.93322 times average ET and 1.09220 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 5.49 at Ennis All Stars race in April. Battle for FC ET record at Ennis 87 was amazing: John Force (5.453), Mark Oswald (5.449), Mike Dunn (5.443), and Force (5.396) all reset the mark, but Ed McCulloch finally landed the mark with the 5.366 (with a best speed of 271.73). Later went 272.06 at Pomona Finals 87.
Submitted by Curt Swartz, Last updated on Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:24:42 PM by Mitch Osika. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Robert Briggs Whit Bazemore (M) from Indianapolis, Indiana USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 2) 2003 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Matco Tools" Owned by Don Schumacher from Park Ridge, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Lee Beard
'03 Dodge Stratus by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 TFX Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.725 at Joliet Fall 03         1/4 Mile MPH: 326.48 at Topeka Spring 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 98.82, MPH 91.43    Entry is 0.96586 times average ET and 1.04167 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 Sunday, January 6, 2013, 04:20:15 PM by Danny White.
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Bob Plumer, Drag Racing Memories Bill Lawton (M) from Providence, Rhode Island USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 153 ) 1968 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: A/FC, Div: 1
"Tasca Ford" Owned by Bill Lawton from Providence, Rhode Island USA Crew Chief: John Healey
'67 Ford Mustang by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Ford SOHC with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.315 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 191.48 at Capitol 6/01/68
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: 5.010 at Norwood 8/11/68    1/8 Mile MPH: 145.00 at Norwood 8/11/68
Entry's 1968 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 98.82, MPH 64.87    Entry is 0.92128 times average ET and 1.03190 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 36.35 Entry is 1.00000 times average ET and 0.98278 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: Bill Lawton was Rhode Island's most successful funny car driver in the sixties. Teamed with Tasca Ford and tuner John Healey, Lawton won many races in the Super Stock, Factory Experimental, and Funny Car classes. Lawton's biggest win came at the 1965 NHRA Winternationals where he won Factory Experimental. The win came in the "Mystery 8," so dubbed for the goal of running an eight-second time. Bill continued to race with Tasca until the "Mystery 7." Tasca left drag racing at the same time the Ford Motor Company did. Lawton continued to race funny cars on his own. Tasca returned to drag racing in the new century with an associate sponsorship for John Force. Tasca also raced a TA/FC with his son, dubbed the "Mystery 5." The photo shows the '67 Logghe built Mustang, still running an injected SOHC 427 but the car would soon have a blower like the majority of the fuel funny cars. (Photo courtesy Drag Racing Memories). | Lawton was at Englishtown for a best of three match race against Roy Gay and his "Infinity" Firebird. In the first race Bill won with a 8.09-180.72. Unfortunately, Roy lost an engine on his losing 8.19-172 pass so Lawton ran a solo that set both ends of the track record at 7.85-185.56. He was going to make a third run attempting to better his record but he lost a motor 500 ft. off the line. On July 14, at Connecticut, Lawton ran 189.06 in a match race against Dick Bourgeois. The speed was a track record. Back at Connecticut on August 4, he raced Frank Federici in a best, two out of three match race. In the first race his 7.68-171.75 beat Frank's 8.58-167. In the second race, Frank's Corvette broke and Lawton singled for the match race victory. He raced Roger Lindamood on Aug 11 for a best of three match at Norwood, Mass. It was a 1/8 mile track and Lawton won the first race with a 5.31-145 over Roger's 5.37-152. Both ran 5.01 in the second race but the "Color Me Gone" Charger got the win light. In the third race, Lindamood got the match race victory with a 5.14-153 beating Bill's 5.32-142. - Ron Howard
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Friday, August 18, 2017, 01:01:24 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Tom Schiltz Kenny Bernstein (M) from Dallas, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 404 ) 1981 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Budweiser King" Owned by Kenny Bernstein from Dallas, Texas USA Crew Chief: Ray Alley
'81 Dodge Omni by Mike Kase | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.860 at Summernationals 7/81         1/4 Mile MPH: 250.00 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 1981 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 98.56, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.94516 times average ET and 1.08890 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
1981 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.850 ET, 250.00 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1981 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.200 ET, 229.59 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1981 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.700 ET, 212.46 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Set national record at 5.90 at 1981 Mile High nationals (altitude factored?) Ran first five with a 5.99 at Gainesville 3/15/81 to become the 7th member of the Cragar Five Second FC Club. Need to confirm that this was a Mike Kase car. | Kenny started the season in a good way, by winning the AHRA Winternationals at Tucson on Jan 18. He qualified #2 with a 6.69-196 and in the first round he picked up to a 6.56-211 to beat Tom Hoover's 6.85-209. In the semifinals, he ran 6.56 again at 213 to beat a tire smoking Don Prudhomme. In the final, he unleashed low ET (traction was poor) 6.54-214 to take the win over low qualifier Gordie Bonin's 6.68-202. At Pomona on Feb 1 for the NHRA Winternationals, Kenny barely made the field, qualifying #15. He lost to Denny Savage in the first round. That should have been it for his Pomona story but in the semifinals, his Texas neighbors, the "Blue Max" team had blown off its roof on a 245 mph run that beat Prudhomme. They had no spare body so Bernstein offered up his spare. The "Max" team cut the roof off of his car and grafted it onto theirs. All that effort and they lost to Billy Meyer in the final. On March 8, Kenny was at Famoso for the Bakersfield March Meet. A 6.42-226.13 qualified #8 in the sixteen car field. Unfortunately, the race was postponed one week due to rain and he was unable to return the following week. At the NHRA Gatornationals, he qualified #5 with a 6.01-245.90. He beat Ron Colson's 6.06-233 in the "Hawaiian" in the first round with a 5.99-238.72. He advanced past Prudhomme in round two when the "Snake" got crossed up. In the semifinal, he lost to Bonin. A week later (March 22), he was in the winner's circle at Darlington for the IHRA Winternationals. He set Low ET at 6.18 and beat Shirl Greer and Dale Pulde to reach the final. In the final, he ran the team he helped at Pomona, the Raymond Beadle driven "Blue Max." Kenny took the victory with a 6.45-212. On April 5, he was at Green Valley Raceway for the NHRA Western Regional Opener. It was an eight car show and Kenny's 6.27-233.76 qualified #2. He set low ET in the first round with a 6.15-240.00 that beat Brian Conway. In the semifinals, a 6.45-209.79 lost to Beadle's 6.25-228. The NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta also had an eight car field. It was a tough show to make with a 6.16 "bump." A 6.09-241.28 qualified Bernstein #3. He made his way to the finals by beating Meyer in the first round with a 6.08-242.58, and in the semifinals, Prudhomme broke against him. In the final, he faced Tripp Shumake in Johnny Loper's Arrow. It was a close race but Tripp's 6.07-233 beat Kenny's 6.08-243.90 (top speed). May 3 found the "Budweiser King" team at Rockingham for the IHRA Pro Am Championships. He qualified #2 with a 6.03 and won his first round race over Paul Smith with a 6.14-231.36. In the semifinal, his 6.28-226.70 lost to Meyer's 6.26-213.77. OCIR hosted the NHRA Western Regional on May 9. Things didn't go well there. It was an eight car show with a soft "bump" of only 6.47. The "Budweiser King" failed to qualify. After that it was off to Bristol for the IHRA Springnationals. A 6.17-245.90 (top speed) qualified #5 in the eight car field. He faced low qualifier, Beadle in the first round and smoked the tires and lost. He ended the month of May with a runner up finish to Meyer at the IHRA World Nationals. He did come away with low ET at 5.97. At the NHRA Springnationals, Kenny qualified #5 with a 6.12-239.36. This set up an interesting first round race with his eventual crew chief, Dale Armstrong. Bernstein won that first round race with a 6.18-238 but he didn't get much further when his round two 6.21-233.16 lost to Beadle's 6.15-235.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Sunday, January 29, 2017, 05:35:58 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Raymond Beadle (M) from Dallas, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 426 / 1) 1981 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Blue Max" Owned by Raymond Beadle from Dallas, Texas USA Crew Chief: Dee Gantt
'81 Plymouth Horizon by Tony Casarez | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi by Dee Gantt with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.860 at Englishtown 7/19/81         1/4 Mile MPH: 249.30 at Indianapolis 9/07/81
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 1981 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 98.56, MPH 98.28    Entry is 0.94516 times average ET and 1.08585 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
1981 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.850 ET, 250.00 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1981 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.200 ET, 229.59 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1981 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.700 ET, 212.46 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Won Indy and had two runner ups to take his second straight championship. Set mph record. Photo taken at Columbus, where he was runner up to Craig Epperly.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, June 20, 2016, 09:09:17 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Danny Ongais (M) from Carlsbad, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 799 ) 1972 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Big John Mazmanian/Plymouth Dealers" Owned by John Mazmanian from Whittier, California USA Crew Chief: Doug Cook
'72 Plymouth Cuda by Woody Gilmore | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.310 at Ontario Supernationals 72         1/4 Mile MPH: 225.00 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 98.45, MPH 72.51    Entry is 0.93054 times average ET and 1.04753 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: 6.781 ET, 214.79 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.990 ET, 156.52 MPH
1972 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.281 ET, 200.04 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.320 ET, 146.81 MPH
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Notes: Second quickest car in sport after Foster, Setzer in 1972. Run came against Foster's 6.30, making it the quickest side by sider to date at that time. (And the 225 was paired with Foster's 235.60, making it the FASTEST side by sider as well.) Also 6.606, 218.44 at Indy Nationals 72.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, September 2, 2011, 01:42:37 AM by Danny White.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Leonard Hughes (M) from Houma, Louisiana USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 400 ) 1968 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 4
"Candies & Hughes" Owned by Paul Candies from Houma, Louisiana USA Crew Chief: Leonard Hughes
'68 Plymouth Barracuda by Don Hardy | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 KB Iron Hemi with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.320 at LaPlace         1/4 Mile MPH: 188.66 at LaPlace 06/68
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 98.43, MPH 57.79    Entry is 0.92191 times average ET and 1.01671 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: Is this the same as the "Jake's Speed Equipment" Barracuda? LaPlace held a four car match race early in June. The "Candies and Hughes" car was one of the cars running. Hughes lost to Kelly Chadwick in the first round when he fouled away a 8.06 at a track record 185.94. In his second race, Hughes reset both ends of the track record with a run of 7.82-188.66 over Della Woods' new Charger. In the third race, Hughes ran 8.16-184.42 to beat Tom Smallwood's 8.24-179 in the "Kingfish."
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Saturday, August 19, 2017, 05:24:47 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Rick Oldfield Raymond Beadle (M) from Dallas, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 426 ) 1979 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Regal Ride Blue Max" Owned by Raymond Beadle from Dallas, Texas USA Crew Chief: Dee Gantt
'79 Plymouth Arrow by Tony Casarez | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi by Dee Gant with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.960 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 244.56 at Indy US Nationals 9/79
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: 3.920 at Fremont 79 (NR)    1/8 Mile MPH: 193.96 at Fremont 79 (NR)
Entry's 1979 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 98.38, MPH 92.82    Entry is 0.92980 times average ET and 1.08969 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 1.01021 times average MPH
1979 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.945 ET, 247.93 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 3.820 ET, 193.96 MPH   
1979 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.410 ET, 224.43 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 3.920 ET, 192.00 MPH
1979 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.910 ET, 208.19 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.250 ET, 177.09 MPH
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Notes: 1979 first championship for Raymond. 2 wins and 3 RU's. Photo taken at Byron's MFM. Need to confirm that Ray ran these times in 1979 because he ran confirmed identical times in 1980. Ran 5.99 at Indy U.S. Nationals 9/79. | Beadle started the season by qualifying first at Beeline for the AHRA Winternationals. The team made in into the semifinals before losing to Gary Burgin. At the NHRA Winternationals, they again qualified first. This time with a 6.07 that held up for Low ET. Beadle then ran 6.18, 6.17, and a 6.27 to reach the final to run Tom Hoover. Unfortunately, Raymond smoked the tires and lost to Hoover's 6.29. The "Blue Max" qualified well at the next NHRA race, the Gatornationals, where a 6.18 qualified #2. Beadle's best run in eliminations was a first round 6.21 but in round two a 6.69-226 beat Ron Colson in the "Hawaiian" in a twin tire smoker. In the semifinals, the "Max" broke giving Gordie Bonin a free ride into the finals. The team then went to Darlington for the IHRA Winternationals where a 6.05-240.00 (Low ET & Top Speed) qualified first. But in round one, Beadle smoked the tires to a 7.01 loss against Dale Pulde's 6.32. Things went more their way at Rockingham for the IHRA Pro-Am Championships. There Beadle qualified first in the eight car show with a 6.13. A first round 6.17 advanced when Frank Oglesby broke and in the semifinals, a 6.16-233.16 beat Shirl Greer. In the finals, he unloaded a 6.09-238.09 (Low ET & Top Speed) for the win over Paul Smith's runner up 6.37-190. The NHRA Cajun Nationals featured an eight car field as well. Beadle qualified #2 with a 6.30-234.37. He beat Hoover's 6.44-223 in the first round with a 6.37-229.00 but in the semifinals, a bad coil wire kept the "Max" from firing and John Force got a free ride into the final. Raymond made it into the finals at the NHRA Springnationals. He qualified #2 and made his way to the semifinals where opponent Colson broke on the line. He faced Burgin in the final but his 6.69-207.37 was only good enough for the runner-up spot to Gary's 6.49-239. From there the team went to Bristol for the IHRA Springnationals. Once again Beadle qualified #2, this time with a 6.18-234.98. A first round 6.37 beat Pete Williams' 6.61 in the "Chi-Town Hustler" but a semifinal 6.87 lost to Pulde's 6.49. At Denver for the NHRA Mile High Nationals in late June, Ray qualified #7 in the eight car field and then ran a great 6.31 in the first round over Simon Menzies. He made it into the final where he faced Billy Meyer. The "Blue Max" slowed to an off pace 6.86 to take the runner-up spot to Meyer's 6.51. Beadle took a win at the NHRA Summernationals at Englishtown on July 15. He qualified #4 in the show with a 6.18-230.76. He beat Meyer in the first round with a 6.17 and a second round 6.09-233.16 beat Pulde's 6.11-236. In the semifinals, Raymond's 6.18-235 beat Tripp Shumake in Johnny Loper's car. In the final he ran Force's Corvette. Beadle's 6.37-232.55 took the victory over John's 6.46-212.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 08:42:07 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Jim White Tom Prock (M) from Oak Park, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 374 / 9) 1976 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 1
"Custom Body" Owned by Phil and Fred Castronovo from Utica, New York USA Crew Chief: Fred Castronovo
'75 Dodge Dart by Woody Gilmore | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Chrysler Hemi by Ed Pink with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.965 at AHRA Green Valley 76         1/4 Mile MPH: 237.46 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 98.19, MPH 81.22    Entry is 0.91769 times average ET and 1.07917 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: AKA Utica Flash. National Dragster, March 19, 1976, had 5.97, 233 from Texas in Child & Albert ad. 6.39 Gainesville. 6.24 223.52 NHRA Indy Nationals 9/76.
Submitted by Gena White, Last updated on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 11:31:10 PM by Danny White.
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© Rick Howard John Force (M) from Yorba Linda, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 1) 1999 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Castrol GTX" Owned by John Force from Yorba Linda, California USA Crew Chief: Coil & Fedderly
99 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 4.788 at Houston Houston Raceway Park Spring 99         1/4 Mile MPH: 324.05 at Gainesville 3/99
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 98.10, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.95436 times average ET and 1.07658 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: Rick Howard semifinal photo from 1999 NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nats, Col. OH.
Submitted by Gena White, Last updated on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:53:15 PM by Rick Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.

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