One of the Loaded One’s favorite Funny Car drivers of the last couple
decades was Al Hofmann. The Umatilla, Fla., resident was the
East Coast’s answer to John Force, a racer who started
out with nothing and through sheer drive and determination,
came close to the NHRA World Championship. In fact, many experts
(and most Funny Car racers) can use the same excuse as Hofmann
as to why they didn’t get to the top; in two words,
John Force. Nonetheless, this one’s about “Big
Al., a racer who was always there with his best shot.
Congratulations to our August quiz winner,
Dave Jackson! And now, here are the August
AUGUST QUIZ ANSWERS
1.) Dunn began his driving career
in 1980 behind the wheel of a Funny Car which was A.)
“The Bear Town Shaker”
2.) Mike Dunn won the U.S. Nationals
Funny Car Championship in what year? C.)
3.) At the end of the 1989 season,
Mike Dunn had accomplished a rather remarkable feat aboard
Joe Pisano’s Olds Funny Car for that season? What
was it? B.) He turned in the four
best speeds of the season.
4.) Mike Dunn joined the prestigious
Cragar 4-Second (Top Fuel) club in what year? D.)
He didn’t make the club.
5.) In his distinguished Funny Car
career, Dunn drove for a famed candy company which was?