The room is filling up. The final major race was held in , but the doors were officially closed the following year. What a noise, I thought Hank was gonna faint! Jim Rodgers obtained a lease from the Native American community and built a great track for large national events. Bring ET slip to Rod for official submission. They formulate its worth by taking the cost of a paid commercial ad spot and breaking that number down to a per-second rate.
C. J. Hart, Drag Racing, Class of 1999
Even with the aerodynamic bodywork, the cars were difficult to control, and extremely fragile — getting the best out of them was a dangerous dance. Wow, just pulled up your site. Lemons and Connie Swingle. Anonymous December 10, Even so, it took less than a year from start to finish to build. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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In all forms of auto racing the trend towards modern professionalism and crew sponsor uniforms changed the all-white dress code. Some tracks had as many as sixty-four funny cars on hand for a single event! In October , it happened. Don Prudhomme , drag racing , lions drag strip , tom mcewen , tommy ivo , top fuel. Photo Courtesy Larry Rose Collection. The track, originally known as Riverside International Motor Raceway, had been proposed in the mid s, and obviously took a bit more effort to construct than a standard drag strip, due to its complex road course. Click Here for Printable Flyer.
Bring ET slip to Rod for official submission. From our book Don Garlits R. Hart's buddies went back to the street; and he went looking for another place to race. However, it was McEwen who approached toymaker Mattel with the idea of a sponsorship in , and from there the rivalry formed an unlikely partnership. Log In Don't have an account?