Hemi 528 upstart
528 Hemi Crate Engine that cranks out a whopping 610 horsepower and 650 ft.-lbs.
Assembled and Dyno tuned at Ray Barton Racing.
Pulley kit from Magnum Force Race Car Fabrication Inc
Here is the upstart with the owner in Sweden
When the stars line up in front of me, I just have to record it.
I have no choice.
And this was one of those moments.
I don't know if this will ever happen again. I certainly hope it will--and in front of the grandstands at some selected NHRA events. For you see, you just don't see this happening at all-- when you look back at how unlikely it is that the car and the driver would still be around in 2012!
Take the driver, Don Prudhomme. How many times did he make full passes in a top fuel dragster or funny car? And for how many years?
In short, it's a miracle that he is in one piece, after all that--and he is! Thank goodness!
Then the car:
The Greer, Black, and Prudhomme dragster, built by Kent Fuller and raced from 1962 through 1964, with the original partners, it ran up an incredible record at southern California tracks of 81 wins and only 8 loses! (According to Phil Burgess) Then lengthened--bought and raced as the "Bonanza" for a while, eventually stripped of it's motor and left sitting for years. Restored by Steve Davis, bought by Bruce Meyer--How likely is it that it would be allowed to join up with "Snake" for this moment?
Pretty unlikely--except that it's owner Bruce Meyer, is a good friend of Don's, and after hearing about Rick MacDonald, they gave him the nod to bring the car to the track, and push start it to life. Now the driver could have been someone else....but it wasn't.
That's what makes this fire up so significant.
And like I said: All we can do is hope that this mind blowing moment will happen again at a track near you.
And if you hear they are coming, better "Make the Scene". For the chance may not come again.
Like an old legendary cowboy on a white horse in your local parade. And all you need to do is what you did when you were a kid: Sit on the curb and watch him go by.
Drag Racing - Pacific Raceways 1963
Video from the Mothers Day drag races, May 12th 1963 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington. This was shot by a friend of my parents, Tex Steere, who asked me to help convert it for him and has graciously allowed me to post it on YouTube.
John Force a Cheater? (You Decide) U.S. Nationals 2009
A verbal exchange with Tony Pedregon in which Force had to be restrained overshadowed his daughter beating Hight in the final to become the first woman to win a U.S. Nationals title in Funny Car.
In the semifinals, with Hight needing to beat Force to knock Cruz Pedregon out of the 10th spot in the Countdown, Force smoked his tires midway through the run as Hight pulled away. After Tony Pedregon lost to Force Hood in the second semifinal, he walked past Force and accused him of losing on purpose.
"I saw the ladder. I knew if Force raced Robert what would happen," Tony Pedregon said. "I raced with John for eight years. I know what they do. I made some comments and it got a little exciting there. But I didn't say anything that wasn't true.
"It's not just because it was Cruz. I would say the same thing if it was anybody and John set up his car to lose. I understand the business. It's a tough position John was in. But it's dirty in horse racing. It's dirty in boxing. I'm not going to sit here and watch it and not say anything."
CMW Motorsports Blown 426 Hemi
CMW Motorsports blown 426 hemi powered by these great companies AEM Fuel Management,BDS 8-71 Supercharger,CMW Oil Company, Eibach Valve Springs,K1,NGK Spark Plugs,Rocketbrand Fuels,Total Seal Piston Rings
8x2 Hemi Linkage Demonstration
Eight Stromberg 97 carbs on an Edelbrock intake attached to a 392 Chrysler Hemi. Linkage made by Bass Kustom, Dallas, TX.
don garlits dragster
don garlits dragsters at the world of wheels in rosemount IL 5 dragsters ,1962 swamp rat IV 1964 swamp rat VIII 1967 bounty hunter,blown hemi and blown big block chevys old school sling shot dragsters