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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Walt Stevens (M) from Canoga Park, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"AMT Piranha" Owned by Walt Stevens from Canoga Park, California USA Crew Chief: Joe Anahory
'66 AMT Piranha by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by 392 Chrysler Hemi with 3 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.295 at (Drag News)         1/4 Mile MPH: 187.00 at Irwindale 1966
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 84.48, MPH 82.04    Entry is 0.91759 times average ET and 1.14724 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Custom piece. Rear engine futuristic funny car. Car was based on AMT's anticipated entry into the world of small mass produced cars for the public. Basically a kit car was planned, but it never got off the ground, beyond the Piranha prototype. In essence, the car was a Catch 22 -- too radical to be deemed a funnycar, and too slow as a top fuel dragster. The car was ill handling. Astute match racers would rely on their water cooled entries to burn the car down, resulting in its loss. However, when all went well, no flopper, even the Nicholson Comet could touch it. Per Chris Martin, Walt Stevens went a confirmed 8.71, 187 at Irwindale. Also 182.64 per Drag News. Was the 8.295 Walt or Connie Swingle (who did run an 8.29 in October 1966).
Submitted by Bill Duke, Last updated on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 11:44:40 PM by Bill Duke.
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Mike Ditty Doug Thorley (M) from Los Angeles, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1967 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Doug's Headers" Owned by Doug Thorley from Los Angeles, California USA Crew Chief: Gary Slusser
1966 Chevrolet Corvair by Exhibition Engineering | Powered by Supercharged 490 Chevrolet by Gary Slusser with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.690 at Indy Nationals 9/67         1/4 Mile MPH: 191.89 at OCIR Mfg. Meet 11/25/67
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1967 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 94.22, MPH 84.69    Entry is 0.91766 times average ET and 1.11241 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1967 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.600 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 151.00 MPH   
1967 Average: 1/4 Mile: 8.380 ET, 172.50 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.050 ET, 143.45 MPH
1967 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 9.160 ET, 157.81 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 7.380 ET, 137.04 MPH
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Notes: Doug Thorley's Corvair is one of the best remembered funny cars of the Sixties. It was known both for its performance and its looks. The Corvair replaced his "Chevy 2 Much" '65 Chevy II. The new Pat Foster, Ron Scrima-built piece had tinted PlExiglas windows, a lace paint job, and gold painted Halibrand mags. The car was the poster child of late Sixties fads. Thorley had one of the great weekends of his career at Indy '67. The Doug's Headers Corvair ran 7.69 to win the race over a number of Hemi-powered machines. The 7.69 run and Indy win were the high point of Thorley's funny driving career. The notoriety from the win led to Thorley getting a deal with American Motors to build a rear-engine funny car, but the AMC machines never reached the success of the Chevy. On August 6, 1967, Doug Thorley and his supercharged Corvair ran the quickest pass to date by a Funny Car, a 7.86-184 mph. That day at Lions he also backed it up with a superb 7.91. At the Indy Nationals of that year he also ran a nice 7.83, winning the race as well. -- BS | Components: 490 cubes (stroked 427 Chev), GMC 6-71 blower, Enderele "bugcatcher" injection, Art Carr TorqueFlite-9" Ford rear w, 3.90 cogs, Exhibition Engineering (Pat Foster and Ron Scrima) chassis, coil-over shocks. Featured in 9-67 Car Craft. -- RT
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Friday, September 16, 2016, 09:54:06 PM by Ron Thums.
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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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Michael Beach Mark Oswald (M) from Houma, Louisiana USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 330 / 2) 1989 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Motorcraft Quality Parts" Owned by Paul Candies & Leonard Hughes from Houma, Louisiana USA Crew Chief: Leonard Hughes
'89 Ford Probe by Al Swindahl | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi by Leonard Hughes with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.199 at Ennis Fall 89         1/4 Mile MPH: 283.28 at NHRA Finals 89 (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 1989 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 93.66, MPH 94.18    Entry is 0.91839 times average ET and 1.09841 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1989 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.132 ET, 286.62 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1989 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.661 ET, 257.90 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1989 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.171 ET, 236.77 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Photo from Columbus 1989. Also set record at 5.214 at Maple Grove 89 and 5.298, 283.10 NRs at 89 Supernationals. 283.28 NR was fastest NHRA speed of the decade (second only to Scott Kalitta's 286.62 at IHRA Ennis 1988). Also great 5.232 at 89 Chiefs that was part of then quickest side by side pass (Bruce Larson 5.247). Also, 281.60 at Chiefs was half of fastest side by side pass (Larson 274.72). Mark Oswald and the "Candies and Hughes" team had a good season in '89 despite finishing the season fourth in points. At Pomona for the Winternationals, he didn't qualify all that well with a 5.44-269.13 fitting in the #11 spot. He improved to a first round 5.34-274.05 over Ed McCulloch but in the second round, he lost to Chris Lane's 7.17-246 to Mark's 7.50-170.71 in a troubled run for both drivers. He qualified much better at the next NHRA race, the Supernationals, where a 5.29-272.23 put him in the #3 spot. Mark made it into the semifinals before smoking the tires and losing to Bruce Larson. At the Gatornationals the team again qualified #3 with a 5.34-271.41 getting the spot. Unfortunately, they lost to Art Hendey in the second round. A 5.55-260.86 qualified in the dreaded #9 position at the Southern Nationals setting up a first round match up against low qualifier, Larson. Bruce triumphed over Oswald it that race. By the fifth race of the season, the Mid-South Nationals at Memphis, the team was getting antsy for a win. A 5.36-275.06 qualified #4 and Mark ran 5.38 over Eric Reed in the first round. He got a break in the second round when John Force broke at half track and a 5.40-259 advanced into the semifinals to meet Don Prudhomme. In that race, a 5.41-272 beat Prudhomme's quicker 5.39 and the "Candies and Hughes" car was in it's first final of '89. All good things come to an end and in the final against Kenny Bernstein, the Probe broke giving Kenny a single for the win. It was off to the Cajun Nationals on May 28 for the sixth stop on the NHRA tour. A 5.44-266.66 qualified #2 just behind Prudhomme. Mark beat a tire-smoking Force in the first round with a 5.52-264. A second round 5.57 lost to McCulloch's 5.46. It was then off to National Trail for the Springnationals where Mark qualified #5 with a 5.34-271.49. An even better 5.32 in the first round beat Frank Kramberger but in the second round the car broke after his burnout against Tom Hoover. The tour then traveled to Canada for the Grandnationals. Oswald ran 5.51-253.95 to qualify #2. He beat R.C Sherman in the first round with a 5.49-246.23 and a second round 5.60-256.55 beat Force's 5.63-263. In the semi's, another 5.60-238.98 beat Hendey and set up another final round match up against Bernstein. This time, Oswald didn't break but his 5.54-258.69 just lost to Kenny's 5.51-265. At Englishtown for the Summernationals, a 5.36 qualified #4. He beat Jerry Caminito in the first round but against Don Gay Jr. in round two the Probe broke. It was beginning to become a long winless season for the team when they rolled into Denver for the Mile High Nationals. They qualified #3 with a 5.59-253.09 and beat Gay Jr. in the first round and in round two a 5.64-249 beat Force's 5.70. In the semifinals against Bernstein, Mark beat him with a track record 5.50 at 258 putting himself in the final against Larson. In the final, Oswald ran a 5.62 but lost it on the starting line to Bruce's slower 5.66. The eleventh race of the season was the California Nationals on July 30. Once again the team made it to the finals. A 5.40-274.47 qualified #4. He beat Mike Dunn in the first round and in the second round, both he and Hendey smoked the tires with Oswald's 6.49-239.61 coming out on top. In the semifinals, Mark pulled a driving job on McCulloch beating Ed's 5.47-270 with a 5.49-267.85. In the final, he ran Prudhomme who had set low ET and top speed (5.30-276.49). Mark picked it up in the final to a 5.36-274.72 but still lost to the "Snake's" 5.32-272. It was the fourth runner-up finish of the year for the team. The tour continued on to Seattle for the Seafair Nationals. Mark qualified #8 with a 5.43-266.27 but lost to R.C. Sherman in the first round. Another first round loss came at the next event, the Northstar Nationals. A 5.46-263.23 had qualified #7. In the first round, the Probe spun the tires to a 6.12-248.07 and lost to Larry Camenzind's 5.94-212. The bad luck continued right into Indy for the U.S. Nationals. The team qualified #5 with a 5.33-272.06 but in the first round, upstart Scott Kalitta beat them. After losing in the first round at the last three events, the team rebounded somewhat at the Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove. Mark qualified #2 with a 5.21-283.10. In the first round, a 5.29-265.09 advanced when Tom Hoover fouled. In round two he backed up his qualifying marks for both ends of the NHRA record when he beat Tony McCallum with a 5.23-279.50. Unfortunately, Mark smoked the tires to a shutting off 8.86-87.20 loss to Force's 5.34-276 in the semifinals. At the Texas Motorplex for the Chief Nationals, a 5.19-280.19 (top speed) qualified #3. Oswald beat Mike Dunn in the first round with a 5.24 and a second round 5.29-273.39 beat Al Hofmann in round two. Mark finally got one back from Larson in the semifinal when his 5.23-281.60 beat Bruce's close 5.24-274. In the final he met Prudhomme and while Don blasted to a 5.26-269 victory, Mark smoked the tires to another runner-up finish. The team got its first #1 qualifying position of the year at the Fallnationals at Firebird Raceway with a 5.41 (low ET) doing the deed. Things looked rosy until Mike Dunn put them on the trailer in the first round. It was back to Pomona for the season-ending World Finals where a 5.28 (low ET) at 279.41 got their second pole of the year. In the first round, he beat Hoover with a new NHRA top speed record of 283.28 but he ended his season in the next round against McCulloch when Mark spun the tires and lost to Ed's 5.56-264.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Thursday, August 4, 2016, 09:44:56 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Tom Kasch Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 712 / 1) 1976 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Army" Owned by Don Prudhomme from Granada Hills, California USA Crew Chief: Bob Brandt
'75 Chevrolet Monza by Foster & Hume | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.970 at Indy Nationals 9/76 (NR)         1/4 Mile MPH: 247.93 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1976 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 97.74, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.91846 times average ET and 1.12675 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1976 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.945 ET, 247.93 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1976 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.500 ET, 220.04 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1976 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.055 ET, 202.73 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: World champion in 1976. Also 6.02 at Winters. Both 6.02 and 5.97 were national records (the 5.98 at Ontario 75 was not backed up). Went 235.60 at Sanair 76. Where was the 247 run? 6.24 Gainesville Dragway Track record. Won 7 of 8 NHRA National events in '76, only loss was to Burgin at Indy. Great article on HotRod.com with Snake describing his performance advantage over the rest of the FC field in '75 and '76.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, March 2, 2014, 01:48:00 AM by Bill McLauchlan. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Tom McEwen (M) from Fountain Valley, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 713 ) 1970 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Mongoose1/Hot Wheels" Owned by Tom McEwen from Fountain Valley, California USA Crew Chief: Tom McEwen
'70 Plymouth Duster by Exhibition Engineering | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with 3 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.800 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 220.00 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 1970 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 94.44, MPH 100.0    Entry is 0.91892 times average ET and 1.10492 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
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Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, May 4, 2012, 10:23:45 AM by Danny White.
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Jim Dunn (M) from La Mirada, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 788 ) 1970 - 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: 6.800 at Irwindale 11/14/70         1/4 Mile MPH: 197.80 at Irwindale 11/14/70
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 94.44, MPH 46.14    Entry is 0.91892 times average ET and 0.99342 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
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Notes: Jim set the Irwindale track record at 6.95 in November 1970 (broken by Prudhomme with a 6.92 in December 1970). Need to confirm it was in the funny car and not the dragster. Qualified number two (to Prudhomme's 7.044, 200) at Ontario 11-21-70 with a 7.045, 194.38.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:09:53 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Mike Ditty Don Prudhomme (M) from Granada Hills, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 712 / 1) 1977 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Army" Owned by Don Prudhomme from Granada Hills, California USA Crew Chief: Bob Brandt
'77 Plymouth Arrow by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.955 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 247.25 at Pomona NHRA Winternationals 2/77
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1977 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 99.06, MPH 98.76    Entry is 0.91898 times average ET and 1.12238 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1977 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.945 ET, 247.93 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1977 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.480 ET, 220.29 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1977 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.015 ET, 203.49 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: 6.03 Pomona,6.32 Gainesville, 6.15 Columbus,6.09 Englishtown, 6.06 Indy, 6.33 Seattle
Submitted by Mike Gagnon, Last updated on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 09:42:21 AM by John Bockelman.
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Leonard Hughes (M) from Houma, Louisiana USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 400 ) 1970 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Candies & Hughes" Owned by Paul Candies from Houma, Louisiana USA Crew Chief: Leonard Hughes
'70 Plymouth Cuda by Don Hardy | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 KB Iron Hemi by Leonard Hughes with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.805 at Indy 70         1/4 Mile MPH: 214.79 at Indy 70
1000 FT ET: 6.130 at (900 FT) Southeastern Dragway Dallas, GA    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 94.07, MPH 87.52    Entry is 0.91959 times average ET and 1.07875 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 55.80, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.98983 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
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Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 03:59:54 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 Mike Kase | 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
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Notes: Tim Richards gave tuning tips. Photo taken at the 1990 NHRA US Nationals, Indianapolis Raceway Park.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Friday, November 16, 2012, 08:43:38 PM by Thomas Nagy.
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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
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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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© Tom West, Replicas West Rich Siroonian (M) from Whittier, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 717 ) 1970 - 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
'70 Plymouth Cuda by Woody Gilmore | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.810 at OCIR Mfg. FC Meet 70         1/4 Mile MPH: 214.28 at Fremont 9/26/70
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 93.69, MPH 86.30    Entry is 0.92027 times average ET and 1.07619 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
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Notes: Qualified fifth at NHRA Ontario 11-21-70 at 7.120, 194.80. 6.88 Fremont
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 07:00:40 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Roger Hardcastle (M) from El Monte, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Akins & Hardcastle/The Stinger II" Owned by Roger Hardcastle & Pat Akins from Riverside, California USA Crew Chief: Pat Akins
Kellison Astra by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged 392 1958 Chrysler Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.320 at Irwindale (11/25/66 Drag World)         1/4 Mile MPH: 192.87 at Irwindale (11/25/66 Drag World)
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 83.33, MPH 89.88    Entry is 0.92035 times average ET and 1.18325 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Blown fuel, titanium frame, in-out box (direct drive). Gary Southern was the driver, although this report says car co-owner Roger Hardcastle was the driver. Don't know for certain. This is a second car, as the first Stinger flipped.
Submitted by Dennis Doubleday, Last updated on Thursday, April 12, 2012, 10:23:26 AM by Ron Thums.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Doug Cook (M) from Los Angeles, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: CN, Class: Match Race, Div: 7
"Stone, Woods & Cook / Dark Horse 2" Owned by Fred Stone, Tim Woods, Doug Cook from Los Angeles, California USA Crew Chief: Doug Cook
1966 Ford Mustang by Exhibition Engineering | Powered by Supercharged Alcohol 448 Chrysler Hemi by Don Cook with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.320 at Lions 66 (1/13/67 Drag News)         1/4 Mile MPH: 175.00 at 1966 (March 1967 Car Craft)
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 83.33, MPH 66.02    Entry is 0.92035 times average ET and 1.07362 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Blown alky here. Ran alky and/or fuel in 1967. Gutted '66 Mustang steel shell with Cal Auto glass front end, doors and deck lid, Tom Hanna tin. 120" Exhibition Engineering chrome-moly tube frame, 448" early hemi (392 w, a half inch CT stroker), B&M TorqueFlite trans, 2,050 lbs. Car was destroyed in a crash at Alton, Illinois in September 1967, seriously injuring longtime S-W-C shoe Cook and causing his retirement from racing. Seven-page feature in Drag Strip 4-67, including full-page color plate. 5-page feature in Car Craft 3-67, including color plate and cutaway illustration. Ran 173.41 on 8.32.
Submitted by Dennis Doubleday, Last updated on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 07:44:04 PM by Dennis Doubleday.
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Michael Beach Kenny Bernstein (M) from Richardson, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 404 / 1) 1989 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 4
"Budweiser King" Owned by Kenny Bernstein from Richardson, Texas USA Crew Chief: Dale Armstrong
'89 Buick Reatta by Mike Kase | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 Keith Black Hemi by Dale Armstrong with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.211 at Texas Motorplex, Ennis Fall 89         1/4 Mile MPH: 280.37 at Maple Grove 89
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1989 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 92.52, MPH 89.11    Entry is 0.92051 times average ET and 1.08713 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1989 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.132 ET, 286.62 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1989 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.661 ET, 257.90 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1989 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.171 ET, 236.77 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Set 5.257 national record at Memphis 89. Ran 276.75 at 89 Big Bud Shootout. Photo from Indy 1989. Everyone expected this car to win the NHRA FC Championship in '89. After winning the championship the last four years it was a little disappointing how the season went for Kenny. It started at Pomona for the Winternationals. Kenny qualified way down the ladder in the #13 spot with a 5.47-266.74. In the first round, he improved to a 5.42-264.16 to beat Dale Pulde. In round two, a consistent 5.43-269.21 beat Tom Hoover. In the semifinal, he beat Chris Lane with a 5.48-265.33. He met who was soon to be his nemesis, Bruce Larson in the final. And sure enough, Larson scored the win over Bernstein. The next event on the NHRA schedule was the Supernationals. Kenny qualified #4 with a 5.30-270.27 but broke a rear end in the second round and lost to Art Hendey. The Gatornationals was the next stop and a 5.39-269.70 qualified #6. He lost to Larson in the second round. At the fourth race of the year, the Southern Nationals in Atlanta, Bernstein qualified #4 with a 5.47-266.27 but once again he lost in the second round, this time to Eric Reed. He looked like the Bernstein of old at the Mid-South Nationals at Memphis. He qualified first with a 5.25 (low ET) at 280.11. He beat Scott Kalitta in the first round and then got a couple lucky breaks when in round two both he and Hoover smoked the tires but Kenny's 6.45-232 held on for the win and in the semifinals, he ran a 5.42-270 to win over Ed McCulloch who shut off to a 10.00. In the final, he ran Mark Oswald in the "Candies and Hughes" Probe and once again he had a little luck when Oswald broke and Bernstein scored his first victory of the season. The next race was the Cajun Nationals. Kenny used a 5.50-266.50 to qualify #4. In the first round against John Martin, the car broke on the burnout giving Martin an easy single. The seventh race of the season was the Springnationals at National Trail. Bernstein qualified #3 with a 5.33-269.13. He beat Kalitta in the first round with another 5.33 beat smoked the tires and lost to Jim White in round two. A strong performance was turned in at the Grandnationals in Canada. Kenny set low ET in qualifying first with a 5.44-265.72. In the first round, both he and Johnny West had problems and both ran 5.60's, West at 253 and Bernstein at 212.31 but the Buick still won the race. In round two, a 5.47-270.92 (top speed) beat Hoover's 5.68. In the semifinals, he beat Don Prudhomme's 5.73-231 with a 5.48-254.47. Once again he met with Oswald in the final, and once again the results were the same with Kenny's 5.51-265.72 beating Oswald's close 5.54-258. He didn't have to wait long for his third victory of the year as it came at the next event, the Summernationals at Englishtown. He had qualified #3 with a 5.35 and had beat Hendey in the first round and John Force in the second with a 5.36-272. In the semifinals, he ran a solo 5.40-270 when Prudhomme broke just off the line. In the final he was paired with McCulloch and Kenny ran a 5.41 for the win over Ed's 5.50. He was a favorite to win when the teams headed to Denver for the Mile High Nationals. He didn't disappoint in qualifying when his 5.53-263.38 (top speed) got the pole. He beat Hendey in the first round and a 5.62-254 beat Mike Dunn's close 5.65 in round two. But in the semifinals, Oswald put him away with a track record 5.50. The California Nationals was next and again Kenny qualified well with a 5.39-273.88 taking the #3 spot. Unfortunately, both he and Tony McCallum ran 5.52 in the first round with Tony taking the win. The next race was the Seafair Nationals at Seattle. Bernstein qualified #4 with a 5.34-278.89 (top speed). In the first round, he beat Hendy's 5.57-260 with a 5.35-276.66. In round two, a 5.41-248.23 beat R.C. Sherman and in the semifinals he took a big win over Prudhomme, with a 5.34-276.07 beating the "Snake's" 5.40-263. In the final, he met Larson and despite running quicker and faster with 5.37-273.22 times he lost to Larson's holeshot 5.40-271. At the Northstar Nationals, a 5.43-266.11 qualified #2. He ran an easy 11.70-72.42 in the first round when McCallum broke. But in round two against Larson, Kenny ran even worse when he smoked the tires to a 14.35-70.56 to lose to Bruce's 5.51-271. Well, Kenny and Dale probably thought that things couldn't possibly go worse when they went to Indy for the U.S. Nationals. A 5.37-276.75 qualified #8 there but in round one he lost to Hoover. They went to Norwalk for the IHRA World Nationals and set low ET and top speed in qualifying first with a 5.35-264.71. Kenny got past a fouling Gary Bolger in the first round and in the semifinals, he ran a 5.64-216.35 that beat Doc Halladay's quicker 5.61. In the final, he met second qualifier, Sherman who beat him with a 5.50 to the "Budweiser King's" 5.54.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 12:37:13 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Rich Siroonian (M) from Whittier, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1968 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Big John Mazmanian" Owned by John Mazmanian from Whittier, California USA Crew Chief: Doug Cook
'68 Plymouth Barracuda by Exhibition Engineering | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 392 Chrysler Hemi by John Kranenburg with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.300 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 192.70 at OCIR 12/29/68
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1968 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 67.94    Entry is 0.92055 times average ET and 1.03848 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1968 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.300 ET, 205.46 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.940 ET, 155.17 MPH   
1968 Average: 1/4 Mile: 7.930 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: "Big John" Mazmanian is known for having great looking cars that also ran great. Mazmanian ran a series of gassers and funny cars, all in his trademark Candy Apple Red. Big John's first funny car was a stunner. The '68 Barracuda featured deep shades of Candy Apple Red with real gold leaf lettering. Rich Siroonian, Big John's nephew, drove the beauty. The team took its biggest win at the 1968 Manufacturer's Funny Car Championships at Orange County, defeating Don Schumacher in the final. Siroonian's best times in the car were 7.30 at 192. -- BS | Multi-page build-up car feature in 1-69 Car Craft reported chassis by Ron Scrima's Exhibition Engineering, motor to be 392" early hemi, and trans as B&M TorqueFlite. Photos confirm it was an early hemi, though there were suggestions they might switch to a later 426. -- RT Confirmed 7.48 OCIR
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 10:07:41 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Don Gay (M) from Dickinson, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 413 ) 1965 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: Match Race, Div: 4
"Infinity" Owned by Carl, Don & Roy Gay from Dickinson, Texas USA Crew Chief: James Osteen
'65 Pontiac GTO by Factory | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 421 Pontiac with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.970 at Biloxi 65 (10/23/65 Drag News)         1/4 Mile MPH: 170.45 at Biloxi 65 (10/23/65 Drag News)
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1965 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 84.68, MPH 85.35    Entry is 0.92094 times average ET and 1.13633 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1965 Records: 1/4 Mile: 8.630 ET, 178.92 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1965 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.740 ET, 150.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1965 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.318 ET, 141.24 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: 1963 Pontiac 421" in car, blown fuel. 110.5" wheelbase. A&A Fiberglass fenders, bumper, hood. Roy Gay ran this car in 1966, while Don drove the new 1966 car. Car sold to Bobby Moore in 1967. Car no longer exists.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Monday, December 14, 2015, 02:14:57 PM by Danny White.
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© Tom West, Replicas West Danny Ongais (M) from Carlsbad, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 799 ) 1970 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Big John Mazmanian/Plymouth Dealers" Owned by John Mazmanian from Whittier, California USA Crew Chief: John Mazmanian
'70 Plymouth Cuda by Race Car Engineering | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.815 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 211.26 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 1970 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 93.32, MPH 79.08    Entry is 0.92095 times average ET and 1.06102 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
No notes on this entry.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Friday, March 16, 2012, 08:36:28 AM by Danny White.
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D.D. Cleveland / 12-66 Drag Strip Dale Armstrong (M) from Redondo Beach, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: Match Race, Div: 7
"The Canuck" Owned by Dale Armstrong from Redondo Beach, California USA Crew Chief: Dale Armstrong
1965 Chevrolet Chevy II Roadster by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 352 Chevrolet by Dale Armstrong with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.330 at Lions (LADS) 7/30/66         1/4 Mile MPH: 155.70 at Lions (LADS) 7/30/66
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 82.86, MPH 29.44    Entry is 0.92146 times average ET and 0.95521 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: Armstrong followed the path least traveled by relying on a strong-running 352" small block Chevy for power. He claimed to never deviate from a diet of 20 percent nitro (in alky). The combo was good enough to set low qualifying time (8.33) for funnies at the AHRA Championship at Lions in late July 1966. -- RT | Armstrong ran this car three different ways in 1966: injected fuel, blown fuel coupe, and blown fuel as a roadster, pictured here. This is the car he ran in 1965. In 1967, he stretched the now roofless Chevy II. In 1968, the car was run by Ron Lorenz and John Wright. -- DD | In November at the Lions East-West Meet, Dale put Frank Pedregon's Chrysler Hemi in the car. He made it into round two when the car got out of shape and lost to Ronnie Runyan.
Submitted by Dennis Doubleday, Last updated on Saturday, August 20, 2016, 12:31:12 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Mike Ditty Tom Hoover (M) from St. Paul, Minnesota USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 520 ) 1976 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 5
"Showtime" Owned by Tom Hoover from St. Paul, Minnesota USA Crew Chief: Tom Hoover
'76 Chevrolet Monza by Jaime Sarte | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.990 at AHRA Green Valley 76         1/4 Mile MPH: 232.55 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 95.94, MPH 72.42    Entry is 0.92154 times average ET and 1.05685 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
No Racer Website | No video link | Web Search | Web Image Search | Web Video Search
Notes: 6.20 223.32 NHRA Indy Nationals 9/76
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 11:27:16 PM by Danny White.
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Handout Eddie Pauling (M) from Phoenix, Arizona USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 7777 ) 1977 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Johnny Loper / Little Hoss" Owned by Johnny Loper from Phoenix, Arizona USA Crew Chief: Johnny Loper
'77 Plymouth Arrow by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 480 Milodon Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.973 at Irwindale 64 Funny Cars 4/09/77         1/4 Mile MPH: 243.90 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 1977 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 97.37, MPH 92.70    Entry is 0.92176 times average ET and 1.10718 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: The Little Hoss series started as an Eddie Pauling driven, Bakersfield winning (where they ran a string of 6.0s!) Monza in 77. Car tossed the body in winning the final round, reemerged several weeks later as the familiar Arrow. Ran the second five in the sport, 5.973 at Irwindale's 64 Funny Cars show, but that run is not recognized by the official Five Second Club.
Submitted by Gena White, Last updated on Monday, June 22, 2015, 10:46:43 PM by Danny White.
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Handout, Courtesy Glenn Barbis Jr. Ed McCulloch (M) from Fresno, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 612 / 3) 1988 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Miller High Life" Owned by Larry Minor from Hemet, California USA Crew Chief: Bernie Fedderly
'88 Oldsmobile Cutlass by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.230 at IHRA Ennis 88         1/4 Mile MPH: 280.00 at IHRA Ennis 88
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1988 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 88.57    Entry is 0.92224 times average ET and 1.08675 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1988 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.230 ET, 286.62 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1988 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.671 ET, 257.65 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1988 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.171 ET, 236.77 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: First FC in the 5.20s with a 5.255 at Ennis IHRA 1988, followed by a quicker 5.230. Photo from Columbus 1988. Best NHRA times of 5.252 at Houston Fall 88 and 277.26 at Maple Grove 88.
Submitted by Curt Swartz, Last updated on Sunday, December 13, 2015, 06:53:46 PM by Curt Swartz.
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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 98.80, MPH 64.87    Entry is 0.92245 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: 7.930 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: 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) |On July 14, at Connecticut, Lawton ran 189.06 in a match race against Dick Bourgeous. 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. - Ron Howard
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 10:22:39 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Danny White.
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Pete Garramone
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Jack Chrisman (M) from Long Beach, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 7
"Jack Chrisman's Kendall GT-1" Owned by Jack Chrisman from Long Beach, California USA Crew Chief: Jack Chrisman
1966 Mercury Comet by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 427 Ford SOHC with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.340 at 1966 (July 1966 Car Craft)         1/4 Mile MPH: 188.00 at Capitol MD 66 (8/12/66 Drag News)
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 82.40, MPH 83.38    Entry is 0.92257 times average ET and 1.15337 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1966 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.960 ET, 200.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 6.930 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.040 ET, 163.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 9.560 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.120 ET, 145.60 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 12.190 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Comet roadster with Cammer, C-6 combo. Jack Chrisman got one of four original Logghe built Comets in 1966. Jack took his proven blown 427 SOHC out of the Chrisman Comet to run in the new flip top car, unlike Nicholson and Schartman, who ran injected Cammers. In 1966, it seemed that the four lightweight Comets dominated the funny car competition like no other cars. Car burned to the ground at New York National mid-1966. Bought old Comet back from Dee Keaton to finish season. Chrisman ran a quickest-ever 8.71 and 184 mph at Riverside during the year. Need to confirm which combo ran that number.
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Sunday, October 21, 2012, 04:25:51 PM by Lana Chrisman.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Richard Tharp (M) from Dallas, Texas USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 441 ) 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 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.830 at OCIR 12/05/70         1/4 Mile MPH: 216.34 at OCIR 12/05/70
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 92.21, MPH 91.23    Entry is 0.92297 times average ET and 1.08654 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
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No notes on this entry.
Submitted by Ron Howard, Last updated on Friday, June 5, 2015, 06:23:56 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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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: 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 1968 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 98.40, MPH 00.00    Entry is 0.92308 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
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: Is this the same as the "Jake's Speed Equipment" Barracuda?
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 11:12:28 PM by Ron Thums.
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Michael Beach Jim Head (M) from Columbus, Ohio USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 9) 1986 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Jim Head" Owned by Jim Head from Columbus, Ohio USA Crew Chief: John Davis
'86 Oldsmobile Firenza by Al Swindahl | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 500 JP-1 Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.531 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 90.61, MPH 95.31    Entry is 0.92337 times average ET and 1.11045 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
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Notes: Photo from Indy 1986. Qualified on the bump at 2006 US Nats at 5.809. Need to confirm these best times for 2006. Ran identical 5.531 at Ennis Fall 87. Drag Racing List has 5.686, 261.62 in the 86/87 issue.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Saturday, December 29, 2012, 09:09:40 PM by Steve Klemetti.
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© Pete Gemar Arnie Beswick (M) from Morrison, Illinois USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 397 ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 3
"The Tameless Tiger" Owned by Arnie Beswick from Morrison, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Arnie Beswick
'64 Pontiac Tempest by Factory | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 421 Pontiac with 3 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.350 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 160.00 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 81.94, MPH 41.55    Entry is 0.92367 times average ET and 0.98160 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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No notes on this entry.
Submitted by Pete Gemar, Last updated on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 07:51:59 AM by Pete Gemar.
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© Ted Pappacena
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Arnie Beswick (M) from Morrison, Illinois USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 3
"Gay Pontiac" Owned by Arnie Beswick from Morrison, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Arnie Behling
'64 Pontiac GTO by Factory | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 421 Pontiac with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 8.350 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 1966 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 81.94, MPH 00.00    Entry is 0.92367 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
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: Did both the GTO and the Tempest run 8.30s in 1966? Need to confirm best times for both cars.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Friday, October 19, 2012, 10:49:42 PM by Danny White.
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James Morgan Bruce Larson (M) from Dauphin, Pennsylvania USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 6) 1989 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 1
"Sentry Tachs & Gauges/Key Auto Parts" Owned by Bruce Larson & Joe Amato from Dauphin, Pennsylvania USA Crew Chief: Maynard Yingst & Tim Richards
'89 Oldsmobile Cutlass by Mike Kase | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 495 Keith Black Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 5.229 at Ennis Chiefs 89         1/4 Mile MPH: 278.89 at Ennis Chiefs 89
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1989 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 90.82, MPH 86.54    Entry is 0.92369 times average ET and 1.08139 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1989 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.132 ET, 286.62 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1989 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.661 ET, 257.90 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1989 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.171 ET, 236.77 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: 89 World Champ. Photo from Columbus 1989. Great 5.247, 274.72 at 89 Chiefs was part of then quickest side by side pass (Mark Oswald, 5.232, 281.60). Ran 5.282 276.92 Indy 89.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 04:04:27 PM by Curt Swartz.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Ken Safford (M) from Chicago, Illinois USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 322 ) 1970 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 3
"Mr. Norm's Super Challenger" Owned by Norm Kraus from Chicago, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Ken Safford
'70 Dodge Challenger by Romeo Palamides | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.840 at US 30 70         1/4 Mile MPH: 206.88 at Irwindale 11/14/70
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 91.47, MPH 68.59    Entry is 0.92432 times average ET and 1.03902 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
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Notes: Ken started the season with a big win on Jan 26 at an eight car show at Irwindale. It was his first time out driving the "Mr. Norm" car. He started his march to victory with a first round 7.58-197.36 (top speed) over Clyde Morgan's Javelin. In the semifinals, a 7.62-196.06 beat Ed Lenarth's 7.87-185. And in the final, he set low ET with a 7.49-196.06 to beat Charlie Allen's 7.54-191. He qualified #15 at Pomona with a 7.74 for the NHRA Winternationals. He ran a best of 7.44 in round two while beating Jake Johnston's quicker 7.40. In the semifinals, Gene Snow set low ET with a 7.30 over Ken's 7.47. He was back at Irwindale on Feb 15 for another eight car show. Safford qualified first with a 7.54-179.64. In the first round, he beat Morgan's 7.86-185 with a 7.56-188.66. In the semifinal, a 7.45-197.80 beat the "New Breed." In the final, he faced Danny Ongais in the Mickey Thompson Mustang. Ken won with a 7.35-197.36 over Ongais' 7.60-169. He had a best of three match race against Bruce Larson's new '70 Camaro at York U.S. 30 which he won three straight with a best of 7.44-195.22. Another best of three match was held at Martin, Mich., US 131 against Arnie Behling in Mickey Thompson's Boss 429 Maverick. Ken won the first match with a 7.44-193.13 and was awarded the match race victory when Behling had blown a rear end and was unable to run. Ken opened a lot of eyes when the mostly match race terror qualified first at Dallas for the NHRA Springnationals with a 7.04-204.54. Unfortunately, he went out in the first round with handling problems and Ray Alley's 7.26 beat his 7.21. Late in June, he was back at US 131 for an eight car show where he set low et with a 7.04-202.70 in the first round over Allen. In the second round he ran a 7.11-198.67 over Pat Foster but in the third race against Tommy Grove, he lost the motor and the race. Safford set a 7.16 track record at Rockford in July. Late in July, Ken beat Larry Reyes in the "Hawaiian" two straight in a match race at York U.S. 30. At the second annual Rockford Manufacturer's Meet, he ran well. He beat Sid Foster in his first race with a 7.40. He fouled away a 7.32 in his second race and lost to Don Schumacher. In his third race, he won with a 7.35 when Grove fouled against him. At the PHR Championships, eighteen FCs ran the first round with the eight lowest ETs transferring into round two. Ken's ET failed to make the round two cut. - Ron Howard | Mr. Norm def. USA-1 three straight with a best of 7.44-195.22 at York on 3-15-70 -- James Ibusuki
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 12:33:25 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Courtesy Gary Dyer Gary Dyer (M) from Chicago, Illinois USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 398 ) 1970 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: S/XS, Div: 3
"Mr. Norm's Super Charger" Owned by Norm Kraus from Chicago, Illinois USA Crew Chief: Norm Kraus
1970 Dodge Charger by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 426 Chrysler Hemi with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 6.840 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 1970 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 91.47, MPH 00.00    Entry is 0.92432 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
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
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Notes: US 30 advertisement claimed 6.84, 228. Maybe the 6.84, but no way on the 228 (maybe 218). AKA the Band Aid car (for the wrap-around white stripe used to mask some fiberglas repair).
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:09:46 AM by Gary Dyer. Approved by Bill Pratt.

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