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Larry Malski Pete Gates (M) from Wayne, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: AFUELFC, Type: FN, Class: Match Race, Div: 3
"Comet Cyclone" Owned by Pete Gates from Wayne, Michigan USA Crew Chief: Bob Callahan
'65 Mercury Comet by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Injected Nitro 427 Ford SOHC with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.885 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 155.11 at New York National 66 (9/9/66 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 77.71, MPH 61.77    Entry is 0.92552 times average ET and 1.05517 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: 8.310 ET, 181.45 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 5.900 ET, 136.20 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 9.600 ET, 147.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 6.295 ET, 111.15 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.890 ET, 129.59 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 6.690 ET, 104.59 MPH
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Notes: Injected fuel AWB. Pete Gates was an unknown when he began his funny car career by buying Dyno Don Nicholson's 1965 Comet. Dyno actually drove his "old car" in the first couple races while Pete got used to the car. Putting an Art Carr automatic transmission in the "old '65 Comet," and entering the 1966 Super Stock Nationals, Pete blew away all the big names in funny car racing like Dyno, Fast Eddie Schartman, Beswick, and others to win in his first time out. In 1967, Pete got a new car that consisted of a left over 1966 Comet fiberglass body on a brand new Logghe chassis. The Gate Job was born. Pete won a few match races with the Gate Job, including the Memorial Day Olympics of Drag Racing at Great Lakes Dragway. In mid year, Pete received a new 1967 Comet body. It was all red with two white stripes down the top unlike the blended, saucy paint job of the original Gate Job. For 1968, Gates got a 1968 Cougar with a new Logghe chassis. Pete ran the Gate Job Cougar into 1969, then hung up his driving gloves. Car was run by Fred Gendian in 1968. (Photo and text provided by Daryl Huffman) | Confirmed 8.92 at New York National 66 per 9-9-66 Drag News.
Submitted by Barb Santucci, Last updated on Sunday, November 25, 2012, 07:38:34 PM by Bob Callahan.

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