This is one HELL of an idea -- blown nitro and/or injected
nitro -- that is what the world is about. I have wrenched
on blown Funny Cars and drove dragsters on Inj. Nitro for
Fred Bell for over decades and people still this day will
talk about that car. Gene (Snow) going to an Injected Nitro
Pro Mod will be a crowd pleaser, with the noise and the flames
at a big percentage fuel -- it will be something that no fan
has ever seen, but take the Pro Mod with a blower on 90% with
high gear and a tall gear in the rear end and you will make
a class that will never be forgotten. This is what drag racing
needs to put a big shot in the arm, and you will see some
injected and blown nitro new and old gear heads come out to
Jungle George Wright
CRUISING FOR NITRO
Regarding the subject of Nitro Coupes running ADRL, I know of
one that said he will be racing, Dave Tomasino. He is in Puerto
Rico as I write this doing some match racing and testing his
Toa Alta, PR
Hey Chris, thanks for mentioning my dad's name in your new
You might want to update it though.
My dad won the 1962 Winters driving the Mooneyes Gas Dragster
over the Ratican Jackson & Stearns Fiat. He won his class
in 1963 with the Newhouse roadster at Bakersfield. He also
ran heads-up with the eras best Fuel Dragsters, giving them
fits at the time with an unheard of 299 cu. inch Chrysler
Hemi. Cagle also went head-to-head with NHRA during the Fuel
Ban and was a true spokesman for “the little guy.”
Gary ran 180 MPH twice at the first March Meet beating Big
in the process.
A re-bop of Cagle's Fuel Roadster is currently in the beginning
stages for Cacklefest shows.
LAND SPEED HOF?
I agree completely with your "Garlits Hall of Fame"
selections. Interesting note: many drivers listed have raced
or are actively involved with land speed racing at El Mirage,
Muroc or Bonneville. Almost all have set records at some point
at those venues.
Thanks for your insight.