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© David Oakes Ed McCulloch (M) from Fresno, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 612 / 7) 1986 - Category: FUELFC, Type: FN, Class: AA/FC, Div: 7
"Miller American" Owned by Larry Minor from Hemet, California USA Crew Chief: Bernie Fedderly
'86 Oldsmobile Firenza by Al Swindahl | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.645 at Texas Motorplex 9/28/86         1/4 Mile MPH: 263.08 at Texas Motorplex 9/28/86
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1986 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 80.21, MPH 85.42    Entry is 0.94382 times average ET and 1.08339 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1986 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.425 ET, 271.41 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1986 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.981 ET, 242.83 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1986 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.505 ET, 223.93 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Ed qualified #4 at the NHRA Winternationals with a 5.73-253.52. In the first round, his 5.82-240.64 lost to Dale Pulde's 5.69-250. Luck was on the "Ace's side at the NHRA Gatornationals. He didn't qualify very well with a 5.98-233.16 (#14). He went on to win the race by beating Brad Tuttle in the first round where they both ran 5.74 (Ed at 257.58). In round two, his troubled 6.67, 197.36 advanced when Mark Oswald boiled the hides in the "Candies and Hughes" car. In the semifinals, his tire smoking, off pace 6.22-234 beat Scott Kalitta, putting him in the final against another long time veteran, Tom McEwen. The "Mongoose" had to be considered the favorite based on his 5.67 in the semifinals. Unfortunately, the race never came off as McEwen broke, so Ed singled for the title with an 11.25-69.63. Due to the Gatornationals being rain delayed from March 16 to 23, Ed was unable to run at Darlington for the IHRA Winternationals as they were booked on the same day. He did make IHRA's second race, the Bayou Nationals on April 13. There, he made it into the final before losing to Mark Oswald in the "Candies and Hughes" car. A week later he was at Atlanta for the NHRA Southern Nationals. Ed qualified #7 with a 5.86-256.41. He won but once again, good old racing luck played a part. He beat McEwen in the first round and in round two his 6.02-242 got around Billy Meyer's 6.12-244 in a tire smoking contest. In the semifinals, he advanced with a 5.95-252.10 when the "Blue Max," with John Lombardo on board, broke a transmission. In the final, the "Ace" lined up with Jim Head. Jim had been having his share of problems, running 6.22 and 8.38 in the previous two rounds. The two left together in the final and Ed got the victory with a 6.00-247.52 over Head's right there 6.00-250. It was a short field at Baton Rouge for the NHRA Cajun National in June. The sixteenth qualifier ran 11.84 and still made the show! McCulloch qualified #14 with a 6.54-168.28. In the first round he slowed to a 6.65-162.68 that lost to Kalitta's 5.80-252. Crewchief, Bernie Fedderly was still having trouble dialing in the car at the NHRA Springnationals on June 15. A best of 6.00-231.12 qualified #12 but Ed lost to McEwen in the first round. A week later (June 22), the team was at St. Louis for the IHRA Gateway Nationals. Once again McEwen beat him, but this time in was in the semifinals. Only twelve cars showed for the eliminator at the NHRA Grandnationals so qualifying was easy. Ed qualified #9 with a 5.92-249.03. His first round 5.94-250.69 lost to Johnny West's 5.78-234 in the "Hawaiian." July opened with the team at Milan, Michigan, for the IHRA Northern Nationals. A 5.91-247.93 qualified #3 in the eight-car field. Ed got a measure of satisfaction in the first round when his 6.01-245.90 beat a tire smoking McEwen. But in the semifinals, he lost to Oswald. At Englishtown for the NHRA Summernationals, Fedderly tuned the car to a 5.88-244.69 in qualifying (#13). But in round one, the "Mongoose" McEwen stopped him. Ed qualified really well at Denver for the NHRA Mile High Nationals. His 5.87-234.19 got the #4 spot in the thin air. Unfortunately, he again lost in the first round, this time to Steve Hodkinson. By this time the team needed something good to happen. And it did. They rolled into Brainerd for the NHRA Northstar Nationals in the middle of August. Ed qualified so-so with a 5.88-249.30 for the #8 spot in the show. He beat Della Woods in the first round with a 5.96-241.93. In round two, a 5.86-254 beat West and in the semifinals, his 5.98-252 beat a tire smoking Oswald. That put him in the final with his nemesis McEwen. Ed had problems and shut off to a 22.44-30.82 while Tom motored to the victory with a 5.81-254. Still it was a good showing for the "Miller American" team. There was one more stop to make before Indy, and that was at Norwalk for the IHRA World Nationals. Ed qualified #6 in the eight-car show and beat Head in round one before losing to eventual winner Kenny Bernstein in the semifinals. Then it was on to Indy for the NHRA U.S. Nationals. Ed always ran well at Indy, but not so much in '86. He qualified on the "bump" with a 5.88-245.73. In the first round he survived a tire smoking battle with Craig Epperly that saw Ed's 6.41-243 beat Craig's quicker 6.34-220. In the second round, McCulloch ran 5.92-226.52 but it wasn't enough, as he lost to Oswald's 5.64-260.
Submitted by Draglist Archives, Last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017, 09:41:10 PM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Charlie Caruana (M) from Australia   (Comp Nr/Finish: 111 ) 1988 - Category: SPORTSMAN, Type: HN, Class: Wild Bunch, Div: 8
"Satisfaction" Owned by Charlie Caruana from Australia Crew Chief: Charlie Caruana
'75 Ford Cortina by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Supercharged Alcohol Ford with 4 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 8.435 at Unknown         1/4 Mile MPH: 162.36 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 1988 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 15.55, MPH 04.76    Entry is 1.06772 times average ET and 0.91874 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: 6.938 ET, 209.10 MPH    1000 Ft. 6.650 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.760 ET, 146.80 MPH   
1988 Average: 1/4 Mile: 7.900 ET, 176.72 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.982 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.910 ET, 144.00 MPH
1988 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.661 ET, 161.17 MPH 1000 Ft. 7.402 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.240 ET, 134.93 MPH
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© Tom Kasch Bob Glidden (M) from Whiteland, Indiana USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 373 / 3) 1984 - Category: PS-500, Type: LN, Class: Pro Stock, Div: 3
"Chief Auto Parts/7 Eleven" Owned by Bob Glidden from Whiteland, Indiana USA Crew Chief: Bob Glidden
'84 Ford Thunderbird by Gene Lynch | Powered by Carbureted Gas 494 Ford by Bob Glidden with 4 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 7.615 at NHRA Finals 84 (NR)         1/4 Mile MPH: 182.18 at NHRA Cajuns 6/02/84
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 1984 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 100.0, MPH 86.64    Entry is 0.97068 times average ET and 1.03494 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
1984 Records: 1/4 Mile: 7.615 ET, 184.42 MPH    1000 Ft. 6.870 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.740 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1984 Average: 1/4 Mile: 7.845 ET, 176.03 MPH 1000 Ft. 7.213 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 4.977 ET, 0.00 MPH
1984 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.345 ET, 165.48 MPH 1000 Ft. 7.633 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.307 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Photo from Milan, Mich., 1985. Also 7.725 at 84 Cajuns and 180.72 at 84 Sanair. | Glidden had a rough couple of years but he was starting to get the handle on his Boss 429 engines in '84. The season started off slow but he really picked up as the year went on. It started at Pomona where he qualified #4 with a 7.72. He beat Johnny Dowey in the first round and in round two, his 7.82 beat Joe Lepone's 7.85. Unfortunately, he fouled against Lee Shepherd in the semifinals. At the NHRA Gatornationals, he qualified #2 behind Shepherd with a 7.66-181.45. He faced Roy Hill in an all-Ford first round matchup and Hill won with a 7.87 over Bob's late 7.81-175.43. He had another semifinal finish at the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta in April. He qualified #7 with a 7.81-177.86. He got lucky in the first round when his ailing 8.04 advanced over Gordie Rivera's off pace 8.90. In the second round, he picked up to 7.74-178.92 to beat Lepone's 7.85-176. But once again, it was Shepherd who stopped Glidden in the semis with a 7.83 to Bob's shut off 13.14-57.35. At Baton Rouge for the NHRA Cajun Nationals, it was the same story; Glidden made it to the semifinals where he fouled against Shepherd. Bob qualified #5 with a 7.72-182.18. The T-Bird continued to show strength by qualifying first at the PHR Championships at U.S. 131 Martin, Michigan, with a track record 7.68 at 180. It was an eight-car show and Bob reached the finals by getting past a fouling Don Campanello, and then Andy Mannarino in the semifinals with a 7.83. In the final, he came up against #2 qualifier Frank Iaconio. Frank got the jump off the line and his 7.72-178 held off Glidden's quicker and faster 7.68-179.28 for the win. Bob was going into the NHRA Springnationals in June as the favorite. After all, he had won the event for the past five years, back to '79. He looked good in qualifying, running 7.71 for the #2 spot but he only lasted until round two where he fouled against Gene Fasching. He made his first NHRA final of the year at the Grandnationals in Canada on July 1. He qualified #4 with a 7.70-180.72 and in the semifinals, got a measure of satisfaction by beating Shepherd's 7.75 with a holeshot and a 7.78. In the final, he met Warren Johnson. It was a good, close race with Johnson's 7.68-182 nipping Bob's 7.69-180.72. Glidden didn't have to wait long to get his first victory of the year. It came at Englishtown on July 15 for the NHRA Summernationals. Bob set a 7.67 track record at 180.00 to qualify first. He beat Jerry Eckman, Don Nicholson, and a surprising Sam Carroll in the semifinals with a 7.71. He faced his nemesis Shepherd in the final. Bob easily drove away from the Texas Camaro with a 7.71-178.21 beating Lee's 7.77-177. The Glidden team was still feeling pretty good when they rolled into Denver for the NHRA Mile High Nationals. He lasted until the semifinals where WJ's 8.06-171 beat his 8.13-169.81. At the NHRA Northstar Nationals, Bob set low ET in qualifying first with a 7.70-180.00. But once again WJ stopped him in the semifinals. If there was any other car that got stronger as the year went on it had to be Warren Johnson's Olds. It was these two who fought it out at Indy for the NHRA U.S. Nationals. Bob won the qualifying battle, running 7.64-180.72 for the #1 spot just ahead of WJ's 7.66. Both worked their way to the final, Glidden with a 7.66 over Mannarino, a 7.71 over Iaconio, and a 7.72 in the semifinals over Ken Dondero's 7.82. WJ had about a tenth over Glidden in eliminations, running 7.63, 7.64, and 7.63. So it looked like WJ would get an easy win in the final. It wasn't so easy, as somewhere along the line Bob was able to pick up to a 7.65-180.36 that narrowly lost to WJ's 7.63-181. It was a close race. At the NHRA World Finals, it was obvious to all, Bob hadn't just caught up with his 429 program, he was now ahead of everyone else. He got the pole with a 7.64-181.81 (top speed), and then ran 7.6's regularly. An opening round 7.66-180.72 beat Gene Fasching while a 7.68-180.36 in round two beat Rickie Smith. In the semifinals, he stopped Shepherd's ailing Camaro with a 7.64-181.45. In the final he ran Butch Leal. A final round 7.61 (low ET) at 181.81 got the victory over Leal's 7.81-162. It was a dominating performance.
Submitted by Curt Swartz, Last updated on Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:48:45 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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Stephen Nicoll Connie Kalitta (M) from Ypsilanti, Michigan USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 399 ) 1980 - Category: TOPFUEL, Type: TN, Class: TF, Div: 3
"Bounty Hunter" Owned by Connie Kalitta from Ypsilanti, Michigan USA Crew Chief: Connie Kalitta
'80 Dragster by Logghe Stamping Co. | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 484 Keith Black Hemi with 2 speed manual transmission
1/4 Mile ET: 5.810 at Bakersfield March Meet 3/80         1/4 Mile MPH: 238.72 at Ontario 10/19/80
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 1980 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 75.49, MPH 54.99    Entry is 0.96995 times average ET and 1.00794 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
1980 Records: 1/4 Mile: 5.637 ET, 255.68 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1980 Average: 1/4 Mile: 5.990 ET, 236.84 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1980 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 6.490 ET, 218.59 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Low ET and won Bakersfield 1980 with a 5.81-234.98. | Kalitta qualified low at the AHRA Winternationals and lasted until the semifinals where he lost to Jeb Allen. He also qualified first at Pomona with a 5.85-244.56 for the NHRA Winternationals. He eased it through the first round with a 6.28-172.08 when Rob Bruins fouled. In round two, a 6.01-238.72 beat Gary Beck's 6.02 at the same speed. In the semifinals, a 5.98-238.09 beat Richard Tharp's 6.11-243 in the Candies and Hughes car. In the final he faced former girlfriend Shirley Muldowney. Shirley had been running quicker all though eliminations and that's the way the final ended. Her 5.94-247 grabbed the win while Conrad's 6.03-233.76 got the runner-up spot. He won the Bakersfield March Meet on March 9. He set low ET at 5.81, and in the semifinals got a measure of satisfaction when he beat Shirley's 5.83-226.70 with a 5.98-243. In the final he faced Graham Light and Graham smoked the tires to a 9.86-82 while Kalitta chalked up the win with a 6.10-224.43. The following week (March 16), he qualified #10 at the NHRA Gatornationals. He lost to Allen in the first round. He made another final round appearance at the next race, the IHRA Winternationals at Darlington. There, he qualified first in the eight-car show with a 6.03. He worked his way into the finals where he met Tharp. In that final round race, Connie smoked the tires and shut off to a 7.25-132.45, losing to Richard's 6.05-243. He qualified #2 behind Tharp with a 6.18 at the NHRA Division Four race at Green Valley. He made it into the finals by making a single in the semifinal when David Pace broke in the "Carroll Brothers" car. Kalitta ran a 6.37-230.17 on the solo but he parachute failed and he crashed into the safety net. The car was too badly damaged to run in the final and Gary Beck singled for the win. At Bristol for the IHRA Springnationals, he ran 5.97 to qualify #4 in the eight-car field. In the first round, he slowed to a 6.14 that lost to eventual winner Bob Hilton's 6.08 in the "Jim and Allison Lee" car. His next stop was at Columbus for the NHRA Springnationals in early June. He qualified in the "unlucky" #9 spot with a 6.01-235.72. That set up a first round meeting with low qualifier Tharp. Kalitta was up to the task, running a 5.97 to beat Richard's 6.03. He got to run Muldowney in round two and he was a bit slow of the line and his 6.00 lost to Shirley's 6.02. He qualified #7 at Englishtown for the NHRA Summernationals with a 5.97. He had an interesting run in round two; he went into tire shake against Shirley and it looked like she would get the win, but then the Pink car slowed at 3/4 track, breaking something in the drivetrain and Conrad motored past for the win with a 6.31. In the semifinals, he smoked the tires and lost to eventual winner Dick LaHaie. The following week (July 20), he was at Milan for the IHRA Northern Nationals. A 5.87 qualified #2 in the eight-car field. Unfortunately, a 6.12 in the first round lost to Mark Oswald's 5.93. Connie didn't run a lot of AHRA races but he was at Dragway 42 on July 27 for the AHRA Grandnationals. He didn't hang around for long; he qualified #6 in the eight-car show with a 6.07 and then left, not bothering to stay for eliminations. Back at Bristol for the IHRA Summernationals in early August, a 6.08 qualified #5 in the eight-car program. He broke in the first round and slowed to a 10.17 that lost to Tharp's low ET run of 5.86. At the NHRA Division One race at Maple Grove, Kalitta made it into the final before he smoked the tires to a 6.20-190.27 runner-up finish to Hilton's 5.88-236. At Indy for the NHRA U.S. Nationals, he qualified #12 with a 5.89-237.46. He beat Oswald's 6.15-234 in the first round with a 6.02-205.94. In round two, his 6.07-231.36 beat Tharp, who smoked the tires. In round three (32 car field), his car broke on the line and advanced Junior Kaiser into the semifinals.
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Mike Ditty Tommy Grove (M) from Hayward, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: 704 ) 1970 - 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: 7.130 at Suffolk 8/70         1/4 Mile MPH: 206.42 at Unknown
1000 FT ET: 5.950 at Dallas 7/26/70    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 70.00, MPH 67.66    Entry is 0.96351 times average ET and 1.03729 times average MPH
1000 FT Rating: ET 72.37, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.96076 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1/8 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00 Entry is 0.00000 times average ET and 0.00000 times average MPH
1970 Records: 1/4 Mile: 6.725 ET, 220.00 MPH    1000 Ft. 5.650 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.940 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1970 Average: 1/4 Mile: 7.400 ET, 199.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.193 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1970 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 8.075 ET, 182.37 MPH 1000 Ft. 6.620 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.330 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: 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 203.69 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?) Tommy raced the car until the end of 1970. The "Going Thing" was replaced when it became outdated. (Photo courtesy Mike Ditty. Stats courtesy Dennis Doubleday. Info from Bill Duke, and James Ibusuki). | At the Irwindale New Year's Day race Tommy qualified first in the sixteen car field with a 7.48. He got sideways in round one but still won with an 8.45-192.76 over Bob Pickett. In the second round, Danny Ongais ran Low ET of the meet with a 7.42, 196 over Grove's 7.71-194.38. On Jan 18 at OCIR for their second All-Pro race he beat Randy Walls in the first round and a 7.55 in the semifinal beat Johnny Wright, but in the final against Gene Conway his trans let go and he had to settle for runner-up. He did better at the AHRA Winternationals on Jan 25 with a big win. He ran a first round 7.58 over Mart Higginbotham who fouled. A second round 7.5 beat Tom McEwen's new Duster at 7.89. In the semifinal, a 7.58 advanced over Larry Reyes in the Hawaiian who fouled away a 7.46. In the final his 7.54, 196.65 beat Jake Johnston's 7.67, 198.23 in the Blue Max. He broke again in the semifinals on Feb 15 at the Fremont Northern Nationals despite turning times of 7.37, 195.22 and 7.39, 195.22. On April 5, Aquasco held an eight-car show and Tom won a close 7.90-184.80 to 7.91-182.92 first round race over Al Graeber. He lost in the semi's to Bobby Woods' 7.68-193 with a 7.91-183.66. He faced Don Prudhomme in a match race at Capitol on April 11 and he won his first race with a 7.50-193.12 over Prudhomme's quicker 7.35-202.24. Prudhomme came back to win the next two rounds and the match. He did better at his match against Malcolm Durham on May 10 at U.S. 13 in Delaware where he beat Durham three straight with a 7.71-189.46 best. In May at the Super Stock Nationals, he lost early when Larry Reyes' 7.38 beat his 7.60. He set Low ET and Top Speed at 7.25-201.34 in winning at Minneapolis on May 30 for an eight-car show. He beat Ron Rivero's 7.41-187.50 in the final with a 7.29, 198.67. And on May 31 they ran again at Minneapolis and again Grove won. He set Low ET with a 7.32 and beat Bryan Teal's (Nelson Carter) 7.47, 196 in the final with a 7.44-193.96. At Tri-City on June 7, he lost to Larry Arnold in the first round when he got out-of-shape and ran off the track. Arnold got him again in the first round at Martin, Michigan in June for an eight-car show where Grove set Top Speed of the meet at 205.01 but lost to Larry's 7.19-202 to his 7.48-182.55. Bruce Larson faced off with Tom on June 27 at Maple Grove. In the first race, Bruce's 7.75-173 won when Grove blew a head gasket. Larson beat the backup car of Ken Poffenberger in the second race, but by the third race, Grove had fixed his Cammer and beat Larson's 7.49-190 with a 7.39-190.26. He lost the match but had the satisfaction of having the Low ET. On July 11 for Capitol's King of King's meet, Tom's first round 7.42-188.28 beat a fouling Don Schumacher (7.46-170). A second round 7.16-201.78 beat Roy Gay's 7.44, 197 but in the semifinal Prudhomme's 7.16-206 beat his 7.33, 198.22. At Blaney in July, Grove set both ends of track records at 7.17-205. Edgewater held an eight-car show in July, and a first round 7.40, 196.12 beat Sid Foster's 8.44 out of shape pass. He lost to Bryan Teal's 7.60-154 in the semi's when he had to lift and shut off. Grove ran a 7.50 best over Leonard Hughes at the Rockford Manufacturer's meet. He showed up with a new unpainted car and only won one of his three races. He won again on July 26 at the Dallas Funny Car Championships. The track was 900 feet and Grove held the track record at 5.95 going into this race. A first round 5.97 beat Huston Platt's 6.28. A second round 5.95 beat Dick Harrell and in the semi's he ran another 5.95 over Charlie Allen. In the final his third 5.95 beat Larry Arnold. The two foes had a match race in August at Suffolk where Arnold won the first race with a 7.51-161 when Grove fouled away a 7.42, 195.64. He then took the next two wins with runs of 7.17-200.00 and a track record 7.13 at 202.60. On August 10, he was up against Lew Arrington for a match race at Epping. Tom's 7.25, 196.92 beat Lew's 7.54, 196.06 in the first race and an even quicker 7.22-201.78 over Arrington's 7.58-186 made it two straight for the match race win. Another win came at Minnesota on Sept 6 over an eight-car field. A first round 7.31-194.38 beat Charlie Allen's 7.37, 197 and in the semifinal a 7.29, 197.80 beat a shutting off Terry Hedrick. In the final his 7.27-201.34 beat Roger Lindamood's 7.45-204.54. Tom finished the year with another victory on Oct 3 at the Dixie Finals at Blaney where he ran Low ET and Top Speed at 7.17-205 before beating Pat Foster in the Hawaiian in the final. - Ron Howard
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November 1966 Super Stock & Drag Illustrated Dick Mack (M) from Ohio USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1966 - Category: GASFC, Type: FN, Class: S/US, Div: 3
"Satisfaction" Owned by Dick Mack from Ohio USA Crew Chief: Dick Mack
'65 Chevrolet Chevelle by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Injected Gas 396 Chevrolet with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: Unknown at Daytona Beach 66 (November 1966 Super Stock & Drag Illustrated)         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 00.00, MPH 00.00    Entry is 0.00000 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: 8.970 ET, 164.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 8.180 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1966 Average: 1/4 Mile: 10.310 ET, 135.95 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 8.589 ET, 0.00 MPH
1966 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.950 ET, 126.29 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 8.998 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Fuel injected, but I'm not sure what fuel he used. I suspect gas, but could have been fuel.
Submitted by Dennis Doubleday, Last updated on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 03:30:54 AM by Dennis Doubleday. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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No Photo (Edit this to add one!) Carl Olson (M) from Torrance, California USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1969 - Category: TOPFUEL, Type: TN, Class: AA/FD, Div: 7
"Ewell, Bell & Olson" Owned by Jack Ewell & Bell from Bakersfield, California USA Crew Chief: Jack Ewell
Dragster by Woody Gilmore | Powered by Supercharged Nitro 1958 Chrysler Hemi with direct drive
1/4 Mile ET: 6.740 at Irwindale 10/04/69         1/4 Mile MPH: 230.76 at Irwindale 10/04/69
1000 FT ET: Unknown at Unknown    1000 FT MPH: Unknown at Unknown
1/8 Mile ET: Unknown at Unknown    1/8 Mile MPH: Unknown at Unknown
Entry's 1969 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 71.57, MPH 80.20    Entry is 0.96700 times average ET and 1.05139 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: 6.437 ET, 238.15 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 4.660 ET, 174.00 MPH   
1969 Average: 1/4 Mile: 6.970 ET, 219.48 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.035 ET, 160.85 MPH
1969 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 7.503 ET, 204.45 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 5.410 ET, 149.70 MPH
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Notes: Carl qualified #16 at the NHRA Winternationals with a 7.20-214.79. In the first round an off pace, 7.37 lost to Connie Kalitta's 7.13 in his Boss 429 powered car. He did have the satisfaction of setting Top Speed at 225.00. On Feb. 29, he and 34 others showed up at OCIR for the second All-Pro event. With only eight spots up for grabs, the qualifying was hectic and Carl failed to make the show. He ran a 7.07 to qualify #15 at the HRM Championships at Riverside on March 16. But a first round 7.35-222.22 was no match for Hank Clark's 6.99-220. On June 7, the team was at Irwindale for an eight-car show. Twelve cars attempted to make the field and Olson qualified first with a 7.01-216.34. In round one he beat Glen Woolsey's 7.18-205 with a 7.02-220.58 (top speed of the meet). In the semifinals,Olson ran low ET with a 6.99 at 217.38 to beat Tommy Allen. This put him into the final against Chuck Griffith in the Ford-powered "Starlite" dragster. Carl smoked the tires while Chuck got the win with a 7.16-220. He raced at an eight-car show at Irwindale on Sept 13. The team had just switched to a 426 Hemi. A 7.06 qualified fifth but he improved to a 7.02-220.58 in the first round to beat low qualifier Dwight Salisbury's 7.10, 197. In the semifinal, a 6.95-216.34 beat a shutting off Norm Wilcox. In the final, a 6.96-222.22 defeated Frank Pedregon's 7.21-210.
Submitted by Freddie Young, Last updated on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:10:42 AM by Ron Howard. Approved by Bill Pratt.
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November 1966 Super Stock & Drag Illustrated Dick Mack (M) from Ohio USA   (Comp Nr/Finish: ) 1967 - Category: GASFC, Type: FN, Class: S/US, Div: 3
"Satisfaction" Owned by Dick Mack from Ohio USA Crew Chief: Dick Mack
'65 Chevrolet Chevelle by an Unknown chassis builder | Powered by Injected Gas 396 Chevrolet with automatic transmission
1/4 Mile ET: Unknown 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 1967 Performance Ratings (0 to 100) based on comparison to average ET/MPH:
1/4 Mile Rating: ET 00.00, MPH 00.00    Entry is 0.00000 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
1967 Records: 1/4 Mile: 8.970 ET, 164.44 MPH    1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH    1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH   
1967 Average: 1/4 Mile: 10.300 ET, 136.00 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
1967 Minimum: 1/4 Mile: 10.950 ET, 126.29 MPH 1000 Ft. 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH 1/8 Mile: 0.000 ET, 0.00 MPH
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Notes: Fuel injected, but I'm not sure what fuel he used. I suspect gas, but could have been fuel.
Submitted by Danny White, Last updated on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 07:55:06 PM by Danny White.

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