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Keokuk, Iowa is the home of Lee County Dragway and Jerry Saar. Jerry’s Anglia, which appeared in an earlier DRO col., was the first regular every week competitor at Kahoka, and deserves another look. The car was powered by wedge Chrysler engines 383 through 440 over the years. Jerry later advanced to a Top Fuel car during the ‘60s and then bought Gene Snow’s Rambunctious Funny Car in the ‘70s.
Russ Guymon’s ’55 Chevy, from Keokuk, and Ken Chenoweth & Wayne Crandle’s 389 Pontiac powered ’37 Plymouth sedan, B/G, named the ‘Miss-Fit’ The unusual car not only won Street Eliminator several times at Kahoka, Wayne drove it to a gasser title at Des Moines Dragway. The duo hailed from Burlington, Iowa and Ken later built a Scotty Fenn, ‘Chassis Research’ Top Fuel car with a stroked Pontiac engine.