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by Chris Martin


Since the Loaded One's bi-monthly conerns have orbited around the new NHRA Media Guide, he fought through the fog and thought, "Why not have a quiz based entirely on the contents of said new guide?" I mean, why not? Soooo .... Here 'tis.

1. The NHRA national event track with the worst Funny Car speed mark, a sissy-like 310.20-mph, is

A. Bandimere Speedway
B. Sears Point Int'l Raceway
C. Bristol Dragway
D. Gateway Int'l Raceway

2. As of January 2002, the track with the worst NHRA Pro Stock Speed mark, a syphletic 198.41 mph, is (and we're leaving out Bandimere Speedway because of the way normally aspirated cars gag and die up there)

A. The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
B. Brainerd Int'l Raceway
C. Memphis Motorsports Park
D. Gateway Int'l Raceway

3. Current NHRA Top Fuel points leader Larry Dixon has never won this event.

A. The NHRA Mile High Nationals
B. The Route 66 Nationals
C. The NHRA Winston/POWERade Finals
D. The Keystone Nationals
E. All of the above

4. The Funny Car winner at the last NHRA Cajun Nationals in 1990 was

A. Mike Dunn
B. John Force
C. Mark Oswald
D. K.C. Spurlock

5. The NHRA MATCO Nationals at Houston was discontinued after the 2000 race. The winningest Pro Stock driver with two wins was

A. Darrell Alderman
B. Scott Geoffrion
C. Jeg Coughlin Jr.
D. Warren Johnson

6. And as a special bonus query ... The first driver listed for Top Fuel in NHRA's National Performance Records was Jim Bucher in March of 1973 with a 6.07 elapsed time. What's the big deal about it? (NO MULTIPLE CHOICE, You Should Know This ... even the younger fans.)

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Winner of last month's quiz is Steve Hasenjager who knew (mostly) that

1. Larry Dixon's father, Larry Sr., was a way better than average fuel driver in the 1960s and 1970s. His only NHRA national event win came at the 1970 NHRA Winternationals, but he also scored at a number of the big match evens. Which two of the four races listed below did he win? A. The 1969 Hot Rod Championships AND B. The 1969 PDA Top Fuel title

2. Mike Dunn, currently an ESPN commentator and one of the very top fuel drivers of the past 20 years, is the son of racing great Jim Dunn. One of the four races listed below, Jim did NOT win. (Keep in mind he drove both Top Fuel and Funny Car in his career.) Which one was it? A. The 1972 Las Vegas Stardust Open

3. Del Worsham's dad, Chuck, was a partner on numerous Alcohol cars and one very notable Funny Car. Who was the nitro driver? D. Art Hendey

4. Mark Whisnant, who is one of the up and coming Pro Stock drivers, got a headstart with the competition because of his famed racing father Reid. Reid drove Pro Stock from its beginnings into the late 1980s. Point out a winner below. D. None of the above

5. Frank Pedregon Sr., father of Cruz, Tony and Frank Jr., drove many Top Fuelers in his heyday. Which was not one of them? B. Roland Leong's "Hawaiian"

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