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John Kilburg Scott Kalitta (M) from Ypsilanti, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 315 / 9) 1990 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Kalitta Flying Service" Owned by Connie Kalitta from Ypsilanti, Michigan USA Crew Chief: Connie Kalitta
'90 Oldsmobile Cutlass by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 492 JP-1 Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.305 at Ennis Fall 90         1/4 Mile MPH: 273.39 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 80.98, MPH 74.68    Entry is 0.94953 times average ET and 1.04952 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
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Notes: Photo from 1990 Nationals.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Friday, November 16, 2012, 08:27:22 PM by John Kilburg.
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© Rick Howard Gary Bolger (M) from Genoa, Illinois USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 395 ) 1992 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Creasy Family" Owned by Dale Creasy from Elgin, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Dale Creasy
'90 Pontiac Trans Am by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 496 Keith Black Hemi by Dale Creasy with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.117 at Texas Motorplex, Ennis Fall 92         1/4 Mile MPH: 278.98 at Texas Motorplex, 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 93.44, MPH 63.91    Entry is 0.94953 times average ET and 1.01985 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: 5.389 ET, 273.55 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1992 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.889 ET, 250.32 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Rick Howard qualifying photo from 1992 NHRA SpringNats, Columbus. Same car from 1991. Gary made one of the most impressive runs of "ANYBODY" in '92 with 5.11 blast at Ennis, TX.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 08:13:52 PM by Rick Howard.
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Darwin Busch, Courtesy Brent Busch Larry Reyes (M) from Memphis, Tennessee USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 201 ) 1968 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 2
"Super Cuda" Owned by Pat Collins from Memphis, Tennessee USA Crew Chief: Bill Taylor
1968 Plymouth Barracuda by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.530 at New York National         1/4 Mile MPH: 198.46 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: 4.990 at Norwood 6/21/68    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 81.74, MPH 82.41    Entry is 0.94956 times average ET and 1.06952 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 64.28, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.99601 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: 7.930 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: 8.560 ET, 171.90 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.340 ET, 138.42 MPH
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Notes: The "Super Cuda" was one of several funny cars from the Memphis area in the sixties. Pat Collins built the car in 1968 and teamed up with Bill Taylor to race the beautiful candy apple red Plymouth. The Coleman and Taylor team had raced the "Kingfish" funny car. Coleman sold the car and name to T.B. Smallwood after the 1968 season. The "Super Cuda" proved to be just as good as the old car. Logghe Stamping Company built the chassis and the car was powered by a 426 Chrysler Hemi on 55% Nitro backed by a Coleman and Taylor built transmission, of course. Larry Reyes, Larry Arnold, and Sidney Foster all drove the "Super Cuda" to countless wins. Reyes had the best times in the car with a 7.53 at 198.46, while Arnold ran 7.76 at 193, and Foster ran 7.76 at 196.69. In 1968, Reyes won the King of Kings Race at Capitol Raceway, the AHRA Drag World Finals in Wichita, and the Super Stock Invitational in Detroit. (Photo courtesy Mike Ditty. stats courtesy Dennis Doubleday. Info courtesy James Ibusuki). Reyes raced Ed Schartman on March 3 at Lakeland for a best two out of three match race. He took the win by winning the first two races with 8.22 and 8.27 times. In the last race, Schartman won with an 8.35.
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 06:32:33 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Jim Liberman (M) from Sunnyvale, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1968 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Jungle Jim" Owned by Jim Liberman from Sunnyvale, California USA Crew Chief: Jim Liberman
'67 Chevrolet Chevy II by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Chevrolet by Jim Liberman with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.530 at OCIR 12/29/68         1/4 Mile MPH: 193.12 at OCIR 12/29/68
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: 4.940 at Norwood Mass.    1/8 Mile MPH: 152.54 at Norwood Mass.
Entry's 1968 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 81.74, MPH 68.99    Entry is 0.94956 times average ET and 1.04074 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 82.76 Entry is 0.98603 times average ET and 1.03389 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: 7.930 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: 8.560 ET, 171.90 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.340 ET, 138.42 MPH
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Notes: Jim started his '68 season at Irwindale's New Year's day race by qualifying third with an 8.08 in the sixteen car field. A first round 8.18-180 beat Lew Arrington's 8.40-175 but he failed to make it into the finals. He qualified first with a 7.88-180.72 on Jan 14 at OCIR for an eight car show and his first round 7.85-183.28 beat the New Breed. A semifinal 8.02-181.08 beat Gas Ronda's 8.33. In the final, Jim's 7.86-183.28 beat Clare Sanders' 7.71-187.91 in the Limefire. He then went to Lions for the AHRA Winter meet where he qualified way down in twelfth place with an 8.52-141.50 in the 32 car field. He had an easy first round race but then ran his best time ever at 7.75-184.80 in round two over Marv Eldridge's 8.08-174. In the third round he advanced with an 8.18 and in the semifinal, an 8.05 beat Gene Snow's 8.91. He was to face Don Nicholson in the final and Jim was good enough to give Don extra time to fix his transmission he blew in the semis. But the starter signaled for the backup car of Snow to fire just as Nicholson came out of the pits. There was a lot of yelling by racers, officials, and fans but Liberman beat Snow for the win with a 7.84. On Feb 24, Lions held a sixteen car show and an 8.39 qualified Jim eleventh. Arrington ran a first round 7.95-183 to drop his 8.39-177.86 in the first round. The following day on Feb 25, he set low et at 7.83 in the final while beating Roger Lindamood who fouled in the final at Carlsbad's South Coast Funny Car Championships. A first round 7.89-182.92 beat Steve Bovan (8.32), a second round 7.84-183.28 beat Ray Alley (8.35), and a semifinal 7.86-180.72 beat Arrington (8.20). Thirty funny cars showed to qualify on March 3 for a sixteen car field at Irwindale and Jim qualified third with an 8.12-178.21. A first round 7.99-174.41 advanced when Eldridge's Corvette lost fire on the line. A second round 8.18-171.10 beat Fred Goeske's ailing 8.73 and in the semis he lost to Steve Bovan. In May at Pittsburgh for their FC Championships, he made it into the finals only to lose to a Terry Hedrick holeshot. Jim's better 7.88 lost to Terry's 7.92. Another runner-up finish came on May 18 at Cecil County's Fuel Showdown. He ran well, posting a 7.79-182.18 first round win over Bill Lawton's 7.96-180, and a second round 7.92-182.18 over Arnie Beswick's 8.17-174. But in the final a 7.85-182.92 was no match for Tom Grove's 7.65-192.70. Another win came on May 30 at Union Grove for the Olympics of Drag Racing event. His final round 7.88-183.28 beat the Kingfish. Aquasco held their third annual FC Invitational in June and a first round 7.98-181.80 beat a fouling Beswick but the rest of the meet was rained out. On June 19, Liberman and Grove had a match race at Cecil County. In the first race, Tom's track record 7.52-197.36 beat Jim who fouled away a 7.85-181.08. In the second race, Tom got Jim two straight with a 7.81-193 over JJ. He did better against Nicholson who debuted his new Cougar at a match race at Capitol. Jim won the first race with a 7.66-187.88 when Don blew his trans and rain washed out the other two races so Liberman won the match. At the Cars Magazine meet on July 27, he broke on the line in the first round advancing Tony Wahlay. Jim ran 185.92 on Sept 22 for a Maple Grove track record in a match race against Eddie Schartman. JJ's 7.72-184.80 won the first race over Ed's 7.95-177 but another 7.72-185.92 was foiled by the evil red light. Ed won the last race and the match. Another match race was run against Larry Reyes on Oct 4 at Norwood, Mass. Reyes beat JJ two straight before Jim won the final with a track record 4.94 at 152.54. At the Lions FC Championships on Nov 16, Jim set low et and top speed at 7.65-187.50 and went on to win over Jack Chrisman in the final. He won both his first and semifinal rounds with 7.65's. At the OCIR Manufacturer's meet, he ran a 7.89-181.44 best but failed to run fast enough to make the final. He qualified second with an 8.20-185 (top speed) at Sacramento for the Drag Racing Magazine meet but he lost to Kip Brundage in the first round. He won the final race of the year he competed in, the first OCIR All-Pro event of '69, which was run on Dec 29, 1968. He qualified third with a 7.80-182.30 and advanced past the first round when Charlie Allen broke. He had another easy run in the semis when Randy Walls fouled against him. In the final he ran his all-time bests of 7.53-193.12 to beat Don Schumacher's 7.57-196.50. - Ron Howard
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:54:30 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Jim Liberman (M) from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 117 ) 1972 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 1
"Jungle Jim" Owned by Jim Liberman from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA Crew Chief: Jim Liberman
'72 Chevrolet Vega by Romeo Palamides | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.440 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 233.00 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: 4.899 at Oxford Plains ME 7/07/72    1/8 Mile MPH: 156.52 at Oxford Plains ME 7/07/72
Entry's 1972 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 85.08, MPH 90.16    Entry is 0.94971 times average ET and 1.08478 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 64.00, MPH 50.00 Entry is 0.98176 times average ET and 1.00000 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: This is that car, my personal favorite of all the Jungle Jim cars. Built by Romeo Palamides of jet car fame in Chicago, painted by Bob Gerdes of Circus Custom Paint, then lettered by the infamous "Mr. J," it was a pretty trick piece at the time. Previously, Jungle had bought cars from various builders and even built a few himself at his shop in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This was Jungle's first store-bought piece in a long time and he decided to take it out to Ontario, California, for the 1972 NHRA SuperNationals. I don't remember the exact numbers, but I do know that one pass that weekend was Jungle's personal best at the time. -- Berserko Bob Doerrer
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, March 16, 2012, 08:14:32 AM by Danny White.
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Gordie Bonin (M) from Edmonton, Alberta Canada   (Comp Nr/Finish: 606 ) 1972 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 6
"Pacemaker Automotive Ltd." Owned by Ron Hodgson & Gordon Jenner from Edmonton, Alberta Canada Crew Chief: Jerry Verhuel
'72 Chevrolet Vega by Ron Dixon | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.440 at Lions, December 2, 1972         1/4 Mile MPH: 226.13 at Indy/September 4, 1972
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 85.08, MPH 75.01    Entry is 0.94971 times average ET and 1.05280 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: Qualified number 3 at Indy '72 with a 6.529, was runner-up to Ed McCulloch.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Sunday, October 16, 2016, 03:22:57 PM by Thomas Nagy. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Courtesy Perry S. Wyatt Jr. Dwane Ong (M) from Lincoln Park, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 331 ) 1972 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Trader Ray" Owned by Ray Gallagher from Lincoln Park, Michigan USA Crew Chief: Dwane Ong
'72 Ford Mustang by Woody Gilmore | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi by Ramchargers with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.440 at OCIR Manufacturer's Race 10/72         1/4 Mile MPH: 224.43 at Indy Nationals 9/72
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 85.08, MPH 71.26    Entry is 0.94971 times average ET and 1.04488 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: Ray built another car and was going to drive it himself. He asked me to come to Memphis for the first race. But we decided that it would be better if I drove the car and so I did after being laid up for a year. In addition to qualifying at Indy 72 with a 6.533, 224.43, we ran 6.48, 6.46, and 6.44 at OCIR at the Manufacturer's Race in 1972. - Dwane Ong, Racin & Rockin with Draglist.com radio show, 6-08-15
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, December 7, 2015, 07:21:10 PM by Perry S. Wyatt Jr.
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Handout Don Cain (M) from Kansas City, Missouri USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 509 ) 1972 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 5
"Pusch & Cain" Owned by John Pusch & Don Cain from Kansas City, Missouri USA Crew Chief: John Pusch
'72 Ford Mustang by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 392 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.440 at Beech Bend         1/4 Mile MPH: 217.91 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 1972 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 85.08, MPH 56.88    Entry is 0.94971 times average ET and 1.01453 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: At the 1972 NHRA Grandnationals, Don beat low qualifier Larry Fullerton (Trojan Horse) in the first round. The Trojan Horse broke a rear end on his 6.86 pass losing to Don's 6.65. Finished 1st in Div 5 points
Submitted by Mike Gagnon, Last updated on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 10:49:16 PM by Thomas Nagy.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Jake Johnston (M) from Arlington, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 404 ) 1972 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Gene Snow/Revell Snow Man" Owned by Gene Snow from Fort Worth, Texas USA Crew Chief: Jake Johnston
'72 Dodge Charger by Steve Plueger | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Ed Pink Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.440 at New England Dragway 72         1/4 Mile MPH: 209.30 at Tulsa PRA National Challenge 8/72
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 85.08, MPH 31.76    Entry is 0.94971 times average ET and 0.97444 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: The blue car 6.687, 209.30 at Tulsa PRA National Challenge 8/72.
Submitted by Mike Gagnon, Last updated on Sunday, November 27, 2016, 01:20:11 AM by Mike Gagnon.
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Steven Nicoll John White (M) from Channelview, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 421 ) 1975 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"John White/Houston Hustler" Owned by John White from Channelview, Texas USA Crew Chief: John White
'75 Ford Mustang II by John Buttera | Powered by Supercharged Nitro Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.235 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 229.00 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 1975 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 78.54, MPH 75.63    Entry is 0.94973 times average ET and 1.06107 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
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, 215.82 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.485 ET, 177.01 MPH
1975 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.135 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.815 ET, 165.02 MPH
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Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 10:03:58 AM by Danny White.
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Gary Cochran (M) from Fountain Valley, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 7700 ) 1975 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Jim Terry" Owned by Jim Terry from Marina Del Ray, California USA Crew Chief: Jim Terry
'73 Ford Mustang by Steve Plueger | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi by Waterman Racing Engines with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.235 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 227.00 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 1975 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 78.54, MPH 71.74    Entry is 0.94973 times average ET and 1.05180 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
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, 215.82 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.485 ET, 177.01 MPH
1975 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.135 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.815 ET, 165.02 MPH
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Notes: 6.31 216.34 Indy US Nationals 9-75
Submitted by Gena White, Last updated on Sunday, August 25, 2013, 11:42:11 AM by Danny White.
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© Thomas Nagy Tom Prock (M) from Oak Park, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 374 ) 1975 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 1
"Revell 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 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.235 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 225.26 at Indianapolis/U.S. Nationals 75
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 1975 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 78.54, MPH 68.35    Entry is 0.94973 times average ET and 1.04374 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
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, 215.82 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.485 ET, 177.01 MPH
1975 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.135 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.815 ET, 165.02 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Utica Flash. Also ran 6.30. Photo taken at the 1975 NHRA Springnationals, National Trail Raceway, Columbus, Ohio. 6.25 225.00 Orange County International Raceway Manufacturer's Meet 11-75
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, September 16, 2016, 09:14:06 PM by Thomas Nagy. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Norman Blake Tom Anderson (M) from Macedon, New York USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 506 / 6) 1979 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Speed Racer" Owned by Mike Kase from Torrance, California USA Crew Chief: Mike Kase
'77 Chevrolet Vega by Mike Kase | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.088 at Indy US Nationals 9/79         1/4 Mile MPH: 236.84 at Indy US Nationals 9/79
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 84.62, MPH 76.40    Entry is 0.94977 times average ET and 1.05530 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
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Photo from Martin, MI 1979. Was this ET in the Vega or the Omni?
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:03:28 AM by Gena White.
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© Rick Oldfield Gordon Mineo (M) from Rockwall, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 400 / 8) 1993 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Flash Gordon" Owned by Gordon Mineo from Rockwall, Texas USA Crew Chief: Chris McGee
'93 Pontiac Trans Am by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.109 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 290.79 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1993 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 84.43, MPH 81.93    Entry is 0.94980 times average ET and 1.06205 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: 5.379 ET, 273.80 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1993 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.879 ET, 250.51 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: Low qualifier at Sonoma 1993 (setting a new track record). | Mineo, 61, and four others, including three members of his family, died in September 2006 as the result of a high-speed boating accident on a Texas lake. News accounts reported Mineo's craft collided with another boat during a 100-mph poker run. -- RT | Photo from Ennis 93. -- RO
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 10:46:17 PM by Rick Oldfield.
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Norm Day (M) from Middletown, Indiana USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 3384 ) 1986 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Magnum Force" Owned by Norm Day from Middletown, Indiana USA Crew Chief: Norm Day
'85 Chevrolet Corvette by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.690 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 255.00 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 1986 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 76.54, MPH 72.16    Entry is 0.94992 times average ET and 1.05402 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: 5.990 ET, 241.93 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, 223.18 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: In 86 Norm came out with a new Corvette FC. His first National event with it was at Brainerd. In round one he was racing Tim Grose when his engine exploded just past the finish line. It was one of the worst FC fires of that year. The chutes burned off and Norm hit the ditch where the car flipped and he was trapped inside. The safety crew had to punch a hole in the side of the car to get him out. Fortunately Norm escaped with minor burns but the car was destroyed. I posted a clip of it from ND.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, February 14, 2011, 05:51:51 PM by Injected Slingshot.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Leroy Goldstein (M) from Allen Park, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 377 ) 1971 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Candies & Hughes" Owned by Paul Candies & Leonard Hughes from Houma, Louisiana USA Crew Chief: Leonard Hughes
'71 Plymouth Cuda by Woody Gilmore | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 474 KB Iron Hemi by Keith Black with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.650 at Southland Dragway Houma, LA         1/4 Mile MPH: 221.13 at OCIR/November 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 83.97, MPH 84.57    Entry is 0.95000 times average ET and 1.06635 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: 7.000 ET, 207.37 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.995 ET, 151.95 MPH
1971 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.515 ET, 193.16 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.325 ET, 142.53 MPH
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Notes: Leroy started the year at the wheel of the Ramchargers Challenger. He was runner-up to Butch Maas at the NHRA Winternationals before winning the NHRA Gatornationals. He switched to the team of Candies & Hughes in the Fall of 71 and promptly reset the NHRA National Record at Amarillo during the NHRA World Finals with an altitude corrected 6.80. At the 1971 OCIR Manufacturers Meet he ran a very competitive 6.74 at 221.13 narrowly missing the final round which pitted the two lowest ET cars.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 09:14:05 PM by Thomas Nagy.
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James Morgan Gene Conway (M) from Inglewood, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 749 ) 1970 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Gene Conway" Owned by Gene Conway from Inglewood, California USA Crew Chief: Gene Conway
'70 Chevrolet Corvette by Jim Kirby Race Cars | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 392 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.030 at OCIR 8/29/70         1/4 Mile MPH: 208.32 at Irwindale 10/31/70
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 77.40, MPH 72.04    Entry is 0.95000 times average ET and 1.04626 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, 199.11 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, 182.47 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.620 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.330 ET, 0.00 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Runner up to Don Prudhomme at the Toys for Tots race at Irwindale on December 12, 1970. Ran 7.42-175 at OCIR on 4-18-70. He started the season at Irwindale for the New Year's Day race but there he lost in the first round to Clyde Morgan's Javelin at 8.05 to Gene's off-pace 8.25. At the first OCIR All-Pro race on Jan 4, he beat Morgan in the first round and a 7.50-195.22 in the semis beat Arnie Behling's quicker (low et) 7.43-172.08 in Don Schumacher's old car. In the final, Charlie Allen lost a trans and an easy 7.76-187.89 gave him his first win of '70. Another win came at the second OCIR All-Pro event on Jan 18 when Dick Bourgeois fouled against him in the first round and Dave Beebe lost a trans against him in the semifinal. In the final, Conway ran an 8.58 to win over Tommy Grove who lost a trans on the line. At an eight car show at Lions on Feb. 14, Gene broke against Jim Liberman in the first round. The following day (Feb 15) at Irwindale he had more bad luck when he crossed the centerline in the first round and was disqualified. He had qualified third with a 7.68. At the third OCIR All-Pro on Feb 22, a first round win foretold the final. Gene's 7.33-200.89 beat Jake Johnston's quicker 7.28-181.08 in the Blue Max. In the semis, a best-ever (to that point) of 7.27-201.79 beat Don Prudhomme's 7.50-194.38. In the final, he met Johnston again who had gotten back in with the break rule. Gene's quicker 7.35-201.34 lost to Jake's 7.37-189.47. OCIR held another eight car race on March 14 and Gene advanced to the semifinal before fouling against Warren Gunter's VW. At the Final OCIR All-Pro event on March 28, Gene lost a rear-end in the first round. Back at Irwindale on April 4 for an eight car event, a first round 7.86-172.08 advanced him into the semis where Mike Snively's 7.81-192.30 beat his 7.92-186.32. He then went to OCIR and won the Corvette FC Championships. He beat Marv Eldridge in the final with a 7.54 (low ET) at 182.55. Another runner-up finish and another broken rear end came on April 18 at OCIR. A first round 7.35-197.36 beat Mike Van Sant's 7.41-198.23 in the Invader. A semifinal 7.42-175.43 beat Ray Alley's 7.44-191.08 but Dave Beebe won in the final where Conway broke. OCIR held its Big Four Championships on May 2. A 32-car field saw Gene run 7.95-141 and 7.86-179.28 over Jack Chrisman's close 7.88-185.56 and an 8.13-153 before breaking in the semis against Manual Herrera. On May 30 at the OCIR FC 500, Conway fouled away a 7.42-198.23 against Snively in the first round. He lost again in the first round on June 20 at OCIR's March of Dimes event. Arnie Behling's low et blast of 7.25-199.50 beat his 7.74-195.65. Snively must have had a hEx on Gene because on July 3 for the OCIR Nitro Championships Conway again fouled against him in the first round. The next day at Irwindale for the fourth of July Championships, he went all the way to the finals before losing to Arnie Behling. On July 11 at the AHRA All-American at Lions, Gene got out of shape (8.33) in the first round and lost to Roger Wolford (7.54-188.28). A win came at a sixteen car field at Irwindale on July 17. He qualified first with a 7.67-190.26 (top speed) and beat Dave Beebe in the final with low et at 7.63. He then won the PDA Championships at OCIR on July 25, beating Ray Alley in the final with a 7.65-181.81. On Aug 1 at Irwindale for the Gold Cup Championships, he ran a 7.42-188.28 in the first round and a 7.73-177.51 in the second before his car caught fire in the semis. Gene was OK. Conway fixed the car and installed a Crowerglide clutch set up with a Lenco two-speed transmission. With this set up, he showed up at OCIR on Aug 15 for their Anniversary Race. A first round 7.27-188.28 beat Leroy Hales' 7.84-184. In the second round, a 7.33-194.80 beat Bob McFarland's 7.97-176 and in the semifinal, a 7.70-200 beat Ed Lenarth's 7.84-177. In the final, Gene ran his best ever speed and et of 7.18-206.89 over Mike Snively's 7.30-203. On Aug 29 back at OCIR for an eight car show, Gene ran a first round 7.03-204.68 and a semifinal 7.10-202.70 lost to Snively's 7.12-205.47. A runner-up finish on Sept 12 at Irwindale followed. He ran 7.44-194.80 and 7.42-197.80 to reach the finals before losing to Snively's low et and top speed of the meet 7.26-204.54 to Gene's 7.45-177.51. On Sept 26 at Lions for the Anniversary Race, Ed Lenarth's 7.42-181.81 beat his 7.61-132.74 in the first round. At the OCIR East-West Championships on Oct 10, Gene's 7.19-198.67 beat Snively's 7.30-205.01 in the West portion of the race but for the overall title he lost to Don Schumacher. Conway had run a best of 7.09-201.34 at the race. Gene (7.23-184.80) lost to Dave Beebe (7.09-198.23) in the first round at the next event on Oct 24 at Lions, followed by a runner-up finish to John Collins in John Bateman's Maverick at the Pumpkin Day Open at Irwindale. He had qualified fifth with a 7.30 and ran a first round 7.28-208.32 over Larry Arnold. A semifinal 7.37-205.46 beat Charlie Therwhanger but Collins' 7.23-200.88 beat his 7.44-188.24 in the final. At Irwindale for a 32 car show on Nov 14, Gene smoked the tires and lost to Arnold's 7.09-208.80 (top speed) in the second round. Gene qualified fifth on Nov 21 at Lions for an eight car show. He ran 7.28-185.18 to beat a wheelstanding Randy Walls in the first round before smoking the tires to a losing 15.50-58 in the semis against Bob Pickett who won with an 8.49-131. Gene failed to qualify for Irwindale's Toys for tots race. He had a streak of luck when number eight qualifier Larry Arnold broke and Conway got into the show. He almost went all the way, beating Ron O'Donnell in the "Fighting Irish" Camaro in the first round with a 7.29-196.05 and then beating Jim Liberman in the ailing "Chi-Town Hustler" in the semifinals with a 7.37-200.44. In the final, he faced Don Prudhomme. Don had been running in the sixes on every run and in the final it was no different as the "Snake's" 6.92-192 beat Conway who crossed the centerline. - Ron Howard | Formerly listed at 6.925-218.97. Assuming that was run in 1971.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, November 11, 2016, 08:26:14 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Chris Kelley Simon Menzies (M) from Denton, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 710 ) 1979 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Jim Jackson" Owned by Jim Jackson from Gainesville, Texas USA Crew Chief: Jim Jackson
'79 Dodge Challenger by Mike Kase | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.090 at Fremont Dragway         1/4 Mile MPH: 240.64 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 1979 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 84.40, MPH 84.48    Entry is 0.95008 times average ET and 1.07223 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
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Used Nitrous. Began year with Donovan switched to Keith Black Hemi in the racing year
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:12:18 PM by Simon Menzies.
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© Rick Howard Whit Bazemore (M) from Atlanta, Georgia USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 209 / 9) 1993 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Fast Orange/Wesco" Owned by Johnny West from Phoenix, Arizona USA Crew Chief: Johnny West
'91 Dodge Daytona by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.111 at Topeka Fall 93         1/4 Mile MPH: 291.07 at Topeka Fall 93
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1993 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 84.18, MPH 82.46    Entry is 0.95018 times average ET and 1.06308 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: 5.379 ET, 273.80 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1993 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.879 ET, 250.51 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: Rick Howard photo from 1993 U.S. Nats (Big Bud Shootout), Indy. Qualified 13th at 5.29-280.72 for Monday elims. Improved to 5.24-281.60 but lost to Al Hofmann in round one. (Qualified on the bump at 8th spot in Big Bud Shootout. Lost to John Force in round one).
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, June 20, 2016, 09:08:17 PM by Rick Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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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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3-4-66 Drag News Larry Reyes (M) from Memphis, Tennessee USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 143 ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: Match Race, Div: 2
"Kingfish" Owned by Bill Taylor from Memphis, Tennessee USA Crew Chief: Bill Taylor
'65 Plymouth Barracuda by Bill Taylor | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.590 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 169.00 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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 70.83, MPH 58.01    Entry is 0.95022 times average ET and 1.03681 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: The original "Kingfish" match bash funny car was one the wildest funny cars of the 1960s. Famed Memphis racer Bill Taylor built the car in 1965 with the original wheelbase, but it got a needed Extension by John Albright in 1966 to keep up with the new flip tops. The "Kingfish" Barracuda ran a 426 Chrysler Hemi on a heavy load of nitro. California racer Larry Reyes moved to Memphis just to drive the "Kingfish. " The brave driver ran a best of 8.59 at 169 with the car. The machine was retired at the end of the 1966 season to be replaced by a new flip top Barracuda. (Photo courtesy Bob Plumer and Drag Race Memories. stats courtesy Dennis Doubleday. Info from James Ibusuki) (Featured in 10-66 PHR -- Ron T.)
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Friday, September 28, 2012, 12:10:41 AM by Dennis Doubleday.
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September 1966 Hot Rod Jim Liberman (M) from Mountain View, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Brutus" Owned by Lew Arrington from San Jose, California USA Crew Chief: Jim LIberman
1965 Pontiac GTO by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 398 Chrysler Hemi with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.590 at Fresno, Calif. 9/17/66         1/4 Mile MPH: 163.93 at Fresno, Calif. 9/17/66
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 70.83, MPH 51.24    Entry is 0.95022 times average ET and 1.00571 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: Car started its life with a 421 Pontiac punched out to 440" and running ultra-ultra-rate Mickey Thompson hemi heads before reliability dictated the switch to an early 392 Hemi. An Irwindale ad says this car ran 8.55, and the Hot Rod Yearbook #6 says the best speed was 164.97. (Need confirmation of those times, slightly better than the timeslip-derived numbers provided here. ) Liberman started 1966 in his "Hercules" Chevy II before teaming up with Lew Arrington to make his name with this car. He finished 1966 behind the wheel of his new Chevy II. Liberman did drive the GTO early in 1967, as did owner Lew Arrington. The car was sold to Don Williamson in 1968, and destroyed in a crash later that year with future altered driver Jim Trillo at the wheel. -- RT and DD
Submitted by Dennis Doubleday, Last updated on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 06:11:00 PM by Ron Thums.
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Michael Beach Del Worsham (M) from Orange, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 750 ) 1991 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Todoran & Worsham Racing" Owned by Ron Todoran & Chuck Worsham from Orange, California USA Crew Chief: Lance Larsen
'91 Oldsmobile Cutlass by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 496 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.176 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 290.97 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 1991 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 93.01, MPH 98.02    Entry is 0.95025 times average ET and 1.07659 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
1991 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.132 ET, 291.82 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1991 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.447 ET, 270.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1991 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.947 ET, 247.55 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 1991. Won Southern Nationals at 21 years of age. As of 2016, still the youngest nitro funny car winner in NHRA history. Was the NHRA Rookie of the Year for 1991.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, February 1, 2016, 09:10:16 PM by Curt Swartz.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Tommy Grove (M) from Hayward, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 704 ) 1969 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"The Going Thing" Owned by Tommy Grove from Hayward, California USA Crew Chief: Tommy Grove
'69 Ford Mustang by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Ford SOHC with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.280 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 203.61 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 1969 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 77.14, MPH 74.24    Entry is 0.95039 times average ET and 1.05717 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, 151.80 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, 142.41 MPH
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Notes: Tommy Grove's "Going Thing" 1969 Ford Mach I Mustang was one of the best Ford-powered funny cars of all time. Grove was loyal to the 427 SOHC engine and Ford. Logghe Stamping Company built the chassis and Paul Shedlik built and painted the Mach I Mustang body. Larry Shinoda designed the paint scheme. Master tin man Al Bergler did the aluminum work. Grove debuted the car in late 1968 and raced it through 1970. Tommy ran 7.28 at 203 in 1969 to become one of the first 200 MPH funny cars. Grove achieved notoriety for cracking 200 mph while at the same time rumored to be Experimenting with an Exotic fuel (hydrazine?) | Grove had a bad year in '69. At least in comparison to '68 and '70. He had lots of transmission problems and was also trying to sort out the Boss 429 as well as running the proven SOHC. He failed to qualify at both the Irwindale New Year's Day Race and the second OCIR All-Pro race on Feb 9 where an 8.08 was only good for the eighth alternate. He also failed to qualify at Bakersfield for the March Meet. Grove was the Killer Car on the match race trail in '68 and was feared by everyone who matched against him, but '69 was not the same. On March 30, he was at Aquasco for a best of three match against Lew Arrington. He won the first race with a shut off 8.61-168.22 when Lew got out of shape but in the second race while coming to the line, it looked like a blower let go but it was actually his motor self-destructing. Lew soloed in the "Brutus" to two more wins for the match race win. He ran Fred Goeske at Capitol on April 12 and lost two straight even though he set top speed at 195. He ran better at Aquasco on May 4 for their fourth annual FC Invitational. A first round 7.91-191.08 beat Tom McEwen's off-pace 8.23 and another 7.91-191.88 in the semis advanced over Frank Oglesby in the Don Nicholson Cougar. In the final, Tom fouled against Jim Liberman's 7.86-189. On May 27, Aquasco held another eight-car FC race. Grove's 8.10-188.66 in the first round lost to Leonard Hughes' 7.83-197. Liberman met Grove at York US 30 on June 7 for another match race and JJ beat Grove three straight races. On June 21, Grove was at Lakeland for the Memphis FC Championships. He fouled against Dick Harrell in the first round and shut down to an 8.81-165. He had some more bad luck the next day at Kingston when he lost a best of three match to Paula Murphy. On July 3, Edgewater held an eight car FC show. Unfortunately, Charlie Allen strapped a 7.37 low et of the meet run on Tom in the first round, putting the Mustang on the trailer. He also lost in the first round at Capitol's King of King's FC event on July 16. This time, Oglesby's 7.98-178 beat Tom's ailing 8.71-187.88. He ran much better at the Cars Magazine Meet on July 20 where he set a 7.42 track record at 201 in the first round while beating Al Graeber. In round two a 7.74-197.36 beat Ron Rivero's out-of-shape pass. But then the rain came and the rest of the race was to be run on Sunday. Grove had prior commitments and could not run Sunday. Liberman had a rematch with Grove at Capitol on Sept 20 and once again JJ prevailed although the times were close. Jim ran a best of 7.28-199.10 to Grove's 7.29-203. The following day (Sept 21) he ran at the third annual New England FC Championships where he set a 7.30 Epping track record in the first round while losing to Roger Lindamood's 7.33-198. Tom's speed was 199.50. An interesting thing happened to Grove on Oct 11 when he showed up to run at the OCIR FC Invitational. He was informed that his competition license had Expired back in Jan and he was unable to run. After straightening out the driver's license issue, he showed up at Irwindale on Oct 18 for the East/West Championships but lost to Liberman's 7.76-195 in the first round with an out-of-shape 8.23. All cars had run the first round with the losers going into a bracket two while the winners ran bracket one. So Tom then met Rich Siroonian in bracket two but his 8.02-184.80 lost to Rich's 7.53-199. He competed at Sears Point on Nov 2 but lost a blower early in the race. - Ron Howard
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Monday, September 26, 2016, 08:40:38 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Jim Liberman (M) from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 117 ) 1969 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 1
"Jungle Jim" Owned by Jim Liberman from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA Crew Chief: Jim Liberman
'69 Chevrolet Nova by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro Chevrolet by Jim Liberman with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.280 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 198.64 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 1969 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 77.14, MPH 63.30    Entry is 0.95039 times average ET and 1.03136 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, 151.80 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, 142.41 MPH
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Notes: Russell "James" Liberman topped the 60sFunnyCars.com poll as the number one funny car racer of the 1960s. Not much more can be said about Russell Liberman, the man. Liberman ranked number 17 on the list of top NHRA drivers, had two NHRA national events victories (one of those as an owner), and an infamous legacy rivaling that of a rock star. Russell began his funny car career in such cars as the "Hercules," the "Gypsy" Corvette, and the "Brutus" GTO. Russell's stardom skyrocketed when he built the first "Jungle Jim" Chevy II. By 1969, "Jungle Jim's" long, smoking burnouts (some preceded by a fire burnout), high-speed backups, and long, twisting wheelstands had cemented his place as a popular racer with the fans. The showmanship had previously been backed up with average finishes, but these stopped in 1969. Russell had two Chevrolet-powered Novas in 1969 with Clare Sanders in the second car. The two started the year off with a bang with Sanders beating Jungle at Pomona for the Winternationals title. Liberman then went on the match race circuit to win countless races, running bests of 7.28, 198.64. By the end of 1969, Jungle had one of the most successful years in history for a Chevy powered funny car. Liberman knew that the day of the successful Chevy powered engine in AA/FC was limited. By the end of the next year, "Jungle" had switched to a Hemi. (Info from Dennis Doubleday). | JJ started his season by qualifying #13 at the Irwindale New Year's Day race and a first round 7.67-191.08 beat Fred Goeske's 7.88-184. In the second round, his Nova came up ailing against Don Schumacher who unloaded a 7.52-198 to put Jim on the trailer. He faced off against Charlie Allen for a match race on Jan 12 at Irwindale and won his first race with an 8.12-191.08 over Allen's wheelstanding Dart. Allen came back with a 7.74-182 to win the second race over Jim who broke a rocker arm. JJ won the deciding match with an 8.23-190.26 when Charlie pulled another wheelie and lost. At the AHRA Winternats, Jim beat Tony Wahlay and Allen before meeting Clare Sanders in his second car in the semi's. He beat a motor blowing Clare but since they were taking turns driving each of the cars he let Sanders drive in the final. He qualified #7 with a 7.74-186.32 on Feb 9 at the second OCIR All-Pro race. He lost to Don Schumacher in the first round. JJ raced at an eight-car show at Lion's on Feb 22 and ran a first round 7.72-184.42 over Steve Bovan. He lost to Rich Siroonian's 7.71 in the semi's with a 7.82. Another match race was run this time against Sid Foster in the Super Cuda at Cecil County in March. JJ won the first race with a 7.83-171.11 beat Sid's 8.10-183 and Jim wrapped it up in the second race with a 7.60-187.10 to beat Foster's 8.07-169 and win the match. On April 6, he ran Schumacher at Connecticut and beat him three straight setting a 7.62 track record as well. He then took on Ron Rivero on April 13 at Atco where he won his first race with an out of shape 8.34-172.41. Ron won the second race with an 8.06-187 when JJ shut down early, and he went on to win the match with a 7.81-196 when Liberman crossed the centerline in the last race. He got back into his winning ways on April 19 at Blaney when he took on Schumacher. JJ won the first race, but Don won the second race with an 8.00-191 beating JJ's 8.07-182. Both were up for the final, but Jim had a good leave and won the match with an 8.00-182 that beat Schumacher who set 7.94-190 track records in losing. Another match race win came the next day on April 20 at Aquasco where he beat Dick Loehr two straight with a best of 7.89. He lost a match race on May 3 at York US 30 when Pat Foster beat him three straight. Jim got out of shape on his first race and lost to Pat's 8.11-175. In the second race, Jim fouled away a new track record of 7.66 at 191.48 against the Mustang's 7.82-189.86. In the last race, Foster reset the track record with a 7.63-188.28 over Jim's 7.71. He traveled to Aquasco the next day (May 4) for an eight-car show, where a first round 7.84-187.88 beat Malcolm Durham's 8.13-180. In the semifinal, he set low et with a 7.81-189.06 over Don Schumacher's 7.98-191. He faced Tommy Grove in the final but Grove fouled and Jim ran 7.86-189.06 for the win. On May 14 he met Dick Loehr at Martin, Mich for a match race. Jim won his first race with a 7.80-188.28 when Loehr fouled (7.86-189.06). Dick came back to win the next two races and the match with a best of 7.72 to JJ's best of 7.76-189.86. Way up north, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, he had a match race against Pat Minick. The Chi-Town Hustler was running strong beating Liberman in all three races with track records of 7.45-196. He went back to Aquasco for another eight-car show on May 27, and again he won, beating a fouling Durham in the final. Back as US 131 in Martin, Mich on May 29, for a UDRA race. Dick Harrell ran a 7.84-192 to just nip JJ's 7.85-184.04 in the first round. Early in June, Larry Arnold in the Super Cuda met JJ at Suffolk for a best of three match. Jim ran 7.72-189.86 over Arnold's 8.16-179 in the first race, a 7.54-194.80 over Arnold's 7.66-190.26 in the second race and a 7.52-193.54 to make it three straight over Larry's 7.66-191. Another match race followed on June 7 at York US 30 against Grove's Mustang. Once again JJ won three straight with times of 7.61-191.70, 7.65 and a 7.70. The following day (June 8) he ran the New England FC Championships at Epping. A first round 7.69-187.90 beat Al Hanna and a 7.61-190.22 beat Chevy foe Bruce Larson in round two. In the semi's, JJ needed only a 7.95 to beat Roger Lindamood's ailing Charger at 11.37. In the final a 7.73-189 beat Paul Stefansky's 8.18 for the win. At an eight-car show at New York, he set low et at 7.49-193.54 while beating Frank Oglesby, but while lining up for his semifinal race the Chevy lost oil pressure and Jim shut off. Aquasco held their President's Gold Cup Championships on June 22. JJ ran a first round 7.86-183.66 over George Reese and then set a short-lived 7.74 track record at 190.66 over Lew Arrington in the semi's. In the final, Schumacher reset the track record with a 7.68-195 run that beat JJ's 7.75-194.38. Another runner-up finish followed on July 3 at an eight-car show at Edgewater. This time, Pat Minick's 7.57-191 beat JJ's 7.66-187.88 in the final. The next day (July 4) he was in Suffolk for an eight-car show where a first round 7.59-187.88 beat Ron Rivero. In the semi's, Arrington's 7.55-193 beat his 7.62-191.08. At Suffolk on July 13, JJ ran a match against Mel Perry. Jim ran a 7.58-191.88 to beat Mel who had his roof blow off in the first round. Della Woods was the backup car and she ran the next two races. Della's 7.92-181 lost to JJ's 7.55-193.12 in race two and a final identical time run by JJ beat Della's 7.98-180 in the third race. Jim set low et at 7.50-177.86 while beating Tom McEwen in the first round at Capitol's King of Kings race on July 16. Roy Gay's 7.94-178 beat him in the second round when the Nova's front tires wouldn't stay on the ground, slowing him to an 8.24-192. On Aug 2, two of the top Chevies met at York US 30 for a match race. It was JJ against Larson and in the first race, a 7.56-191 by JJ beat Larson's 7.65-189. JJ made it two straight with another 7.56 that beat Larson, who got out of shape. On Aug 10 he raced at Atco for the New Jersey State Championships but a broken rear stopped him in the first round. He then went to an eight car show at Detroit Dragway. All cars there made three runs with the winner being the one with the most wins. Lindamood's 8.32-193 beat Jim's 8.57-186 in the first round but JJ came back to win his next two races with a 7.75-187 over Connie Kalitta's 7.76-190 and an 8.00-169 over Arnie Beswick's 8.50-158. - Ron Howard
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 02:50:00 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Herman Lesmeister (M) from Downers Grove, Illinois USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1969 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Magical Mystery Tour" Owned by Herman Lesmeister from Downers Grove, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Herman Lesmeister
'68 Plymouth Barracuda by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro Chrysler Hemi with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.280 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: Unknown 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 1969 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 77.14, MPH 00.00    Entry is 0.95039 times average ET and 0.00000 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, 151.80 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, 142.41 MPH
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Notes: Herman claimed the car ran a best of 7.28.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 07:42:17 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Jim Dunn (M) from La Mirada, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 788 ) 1972 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Dunn & Reath" Owned by Jim Dunn & Joe Reath from Signal Hill, California USA Crew Chief: Jim Dunn
'70 Plymouth Cuda by Woody Gilmore | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 392 Chrysler Hemi by Joe Reath with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 6.445 at Ontario Supernationals 72         1/4 Mile MPH: 213.27 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 84.56, MPH 44.95    Entry is 0.95045 times average ET and 0.99292 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
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: Without question, the most successful rear-engine funny in drag racing history was "Big Jim" Dunn's Cuda. This was the only one that ran a six-second time and the only one to win a national event, the 1972 NHRA Supernationals. The car featured a trick Woody Gilmore chassis with Dunn & Reath's 392 Chrysler Hemi for power. This car was the one featured in the movie Funny Car Summer in 1972. Dunn has mentioned that this car was very difficult to drive and seldom made a full pass. Jim's best time was an amazing 6.44 -- more than a half a second quicker than the next rear-engine funny car. The car was replaced by a new Satellite in 1974. It now resides in Western Canada. Ran 6.798, 205.94 at Tulsa PRA race. Also a 5th qualifying 6.46 at Ontario 72.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Sunday, November 27, 2016, 02:18:33 AM by Danny White.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Richard Tharp (M) from Dallas, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 441 ) 1973 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Blue Max" Owned by Harry Schmidt from Dallas, Texas USA Crew Chief: Harry Schmidt
'71 Ford Mustang by John Buttera | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 485 Chrysler Hemi by Ed Pink with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.330 at Rockingham 5/06/73         1/4 Mile MPH: 221.67 at Rockingham 5/06/73
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1973 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 82.99, MPH 64.35    Entry is 0.95045 times average ET and 1.02954 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1973 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.160 ET, 237.46 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.520 ET, 189.00 MPH   
1973 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.660 ET, 215.31 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.657 ET, 176.71 MPH
1973 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.160 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.987 ET, 165.02 MPH
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: 6.50 Martin
Submitted by Gena White, Last updated on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 05:06:47 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Jim Liberman (M) from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 117 ) 1975 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 1
"Jungle Jim" Owned by Jim Liberman from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA Crew Chief: Jim Liberman
'74 Chevrolet Vega by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.240 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 233.00 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 1975 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 78.11, MPH 83.40    Entry is 0.95050 times average ET and 1.07960 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
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, 215.82 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.485 ET, 177.01 MPH
1975 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.135 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.815 ET, 165.02 MPH
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Notes: Summernationals Champ one year, runner-up the other. Confirm photo is from 1974 or 1975 (note says 1974 at York). Jim qualified first with a 6.30 at the Irwindale Grand Premiere. He made it into the second round before smoking his tires and losing to Jim Dunn. He then went to Beeline for the AHRA Winternationals where he qualified fifth but lost early. A 6.33 at Pomona qualified him seventh for the NHRA Winternationals and he beat Leroy Chadderton in the first round before smoking his tires on a 7.11-166 pass that lost to Mike Miller's 6.50-217.
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Ed McCulloch (M) from Fresno, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 612 ) 1975 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 6
"Revellution" Owned by Ed McCulloch from Fresno, Oregon USA Crew Chief: Ed McCulloch
'75 Dodge Dart by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.240 at Indianapolis, Ind., U.S. Nationals 9/75         1/4 Mile MPH: 226.13 at Indianapolis, Ind., U.S. Nationals 9/75
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 1975 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 78.11, MPH 70.05    Entry is 0.95050 times average ET and 1.04777 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
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, 215.82 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.485 ET, 177.01 MPH
1975 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.135 ET, 200.27 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.815 ET, 165.02 MPH
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Notes: Turned a 6.25-225.00 at OCIR Manufacturers' Funny Car Championship on 11/1/75. -- RT | Ed started the season at the Fremont New Year's Day FC meet. He and Raymond Beadle had a tire-smoking battle in the first round with Ed's 7.21 advancing over the "Blue Max's" 7.44. Unfortunately for McCulloch, he broke on the line against Jim Dunn in the second round. McCulloch was at Beeline for the AHRA Winternationals, and although he qualified, he blew the engine and was unable to run in eliminations. At Pomona for the NHRA Winternationals, he qualified #13 with a 6.44 but in the first round, his 6.72-197.36 lost to Tom McEwen's 6.61-206.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, November 11, 2016, 08:37:33 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Thomas Nagy Tony Pedregon (M) from Los Angeles, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 702 ) 1995 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Team Geronimo" Owned by Bill Blomgren from Bakersfield, California USA Crew Chief: Bill Blomgren
'95 Oldsmobile Cutlass by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 TFX Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.019 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 295.37 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 1995 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 88.26, MPH 76.66    Entry is 0.95057 times average ET and 1.04471 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
1995 Records: 1/4 Mile: 4.939 ET, 306.43 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1995 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.280 ET, 282.73 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1995 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 5.780 ET, 258.27 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 1995 NHRA Springnationals, National Trail Raceway, Columbus, Ohio.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Sunday, October 19, 2008, 10:27:06 AM by Thomas Nagy. Approved by Danny White.
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© David Oakes Tom Hoover (M) from Maple Grove, Minnesota USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 520 ) 1990 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 5
"Showtime" Owned by Tom Hoover from Maple Grove, Minnesota USA Crew Chief: Pa Hoover
'90 Pontiac Trans Am by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 498 JP-1 Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.311 at Phoenix 90         1/4 Mile MPH: 275.65 at Englishtown 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 80.32, MPH 79.00    Entry is 0.95060 times average ET and 1.05820 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
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Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12:24:31 PM by Jim Hawkins.

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