Education... and all along you thought it was simple to run one of these
cars, right? All you thought it took was the brass to jump on the throttle
and let it happen, right? Sure, maybe it would help if you knew a little
about tuning the engine, but what more could you possibly need to know?
Remember this above all else: guys like Prudhomme, McCulloch, and Beadle
didn't get where they are today without first going through a long and often
painfully expensive learning process. The whole deal would obviously be a
hell of a lot easier if somewhere there was a college of Drag Racing, and
you could just sign up and major in Funny Car Racing. Well, there is such a
school and it's at every drag strip in the country. The problem is that it
takes a pile of money to enroll and there just aren't any teachers but
(Author unknown, circa 1973). This was given to me at the time I started
racing Pro Comp dragster, if I remember right. Thought you might enjoy.
Shooting Star TAFC