Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Where did Darryl Gwynn's last victory come as a Top Fuel Dragster Pilot before his crash in England?||Drag Racing
Gainesville, FL. Gwynn was severely injured in a crash on an exhibition run in England just one week after his win.
|Who was the 1990 Top Fuel Dragster Winston Champion, edging out his primary competitor in the final round of the season?||Drag Racing
|Who is the only person other than John Force to win a Funny Car Championship in the 1990's?||Drag Racing
|What is the name of the NHRA fire and safety crews at each national event?||Drag Racing
|What former Major League Baseball slugger owned a Top Fuel team piloted by Tom McEwen in the early 1990's?||Drag Racing
|Where did the first 4.8 second pass in NHRA history occur?||Drag Racing
Topeka, KS. 4.88 at well over 296 mph. Quickest and fastest at the time (1990).
|Who was the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run 300 mph in a sanctioned National Event?||Drag Racing
Springnationals. The Springnationals were held at Englishtown in 1968 while NHRA searched for a permanent location.
|What was significant about Art Marshall's win in Top Fuel at the NHRA Le Grandnational in Sanair, Quebec Canada?||New Jersey Drag Racing
He was the last driver to win Top Fuel at an NHRA National Event in a front-engine dragster.. Art Marshall's sponsor was Van Iderstein Speed Shops of New Jersey.
Strato Rods. You could race at Strato Rods in the afternoon and at Atco in the evening of the same day.
|You are at the starting line of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park (Englishtown) and you are facing the finish line. Which direction are you facing?||New Jersey Drag Racing
South. Atco Raceway runs to the West and Island Drageway runs to the East.
Pat Musi. Pat Musi has won several IHRA National Events in Pro Stock, but his best NHRA showing has been runner-up.
23. The NHRA spreads over more land than any other racing sanction.
Rod. The NHRA has been around for over 50 years.
1/4 mile. The NHRA began on the streets of California.
|What is the name of the starting equipment that starts a race?||Drag Racing 101
Christmas Tree. A starter with a flag started the race before the 'tree' came about.
Brandon Bernstein. The NHRA was 50 years old before Kenny (Top Fuel) and Brandon (Top Alcohol) became the first father and son to win at the same national event at the first Las Vegas event in 2001. They repeated the feat at the second Chicago event that year.
Gary Densham. Gary spent 30 years as an auto shop teacher at Gahr High School in Cerritos, California.
Jason Line. Jason also spent several years as a tuner and dyno specialist at Joe Gibbs Racing. He later worked at Ken Black Racing as motor turner and dyno specialist.
|Which Pro Stock Bike rider holds baccalaureate degrees in business management and logistics and computer science from the University of Nevada at Reno?||Drag Racers Are Interesting People
Karen Stoffer. Karen uses all that education in her job with Bentley Nevada, a manufacturer of plant asset management equipment and power generation monitoring technologies.
Jerry Tolliver. Jerry is also a former power boat racer. Del is, of course, the son of Chuck Worsham, a former Funny Car driver and his car owner. Eric Medlen drives a car whose crew chief is his father, John Medlen. Robert Hight is Funny Car driver and car owner John Force's son-in-law.
Bob Vandergriff, Jr.. Bob Vandergriff, Jr., who majored in business administration at the University of Utah, also spent some time as vice president of the Atlanta drag strip.
Ron Krisher. Warren Johnson may be "The Professor", but he and the other Pro Stock drivers were taken to school by Ron Krisher in 2002. Not only did he make the field at all 23 events, he led Pro Stock by taking the top qualifying spot 8 times that year.
Antron Brown. While a number of Pro Stock Bike pilots enjoy motocross racing as a hobby, only Antron had a lengthy professional career riding a dirt bike.
Larry Dixon. Larry Dixon, Sr. was also a Top Fuel driver, and in 1970 he was the Winternationals Top Fuel winner. Larry, Jr. started his career in the pits before becoming a Top Fuel driver for Don "The Snake" Prudhomme.
|Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon comes from a drag racing family. He won his first drag race at the old Orange County International Raceway when he was 15 years old. What did he drive in that race?||Drag Racers Are Interesting People
1953 Kenworth. Cruz started off in some rather "funny" cars. In his career he has been a go kart racer, and in 2005 he drove a midget car owned by NASCAR star Tony Stewart and World of Outlaws driver Danny Lasoski in the Chili Bowl. Somehow it seems almost natural that he would have chalked up his first drag racing win in a big rig.
Air bypass valve. Excess boost on superchargers is vented by an electrically controlled air bypass valve. Waste gates and blow-off valves vent excess boost on turbochargers.
Engine valley. OHV engines are popular with drag racers for there ability to take more abuse and punishment than OHC engines.
Analog. An analog ignition signal is required so that ignition voltage can be adjusted.
Twin electronic distributors. Top Fuel and Funny Cars used Twin electronic distributors that produce over 3,500 sparks during every run. This achieved maximum fuel burn-off.