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The rest, as they say, is history. After some promising results with the ... He
followed up by defeating fellow AMC Pro Stock competitor Dave Kanners in the
final round at the 1976 NHRA World Finals at Ontario, California. In addition to
his 1974 ...

Author: Bob McClurg

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613251775

Category: Transportation

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When thinking of a manufacturer's racing involvement, AMC is not a manufacturer that immediately comes to mind. Yet even from the very beginning of American motorsports, the companies that became AMC had some serious involvement in motorsport. From the early Nash and Hudson models all the way through the muscle car era, AMC had direct involvement in racing. The success of Nash and Hudson in early NASCAR racing, AMC Javelins in Trans-Am racing, and AMC's involvement with Mark Donahue and Roger Penske in both their Trans-Am and 1970s NASCAR teams prove that AMC was "in it to win it." The History of AMC Motorsports from veteran racing journalist Bob McClurg covers it all, from a Nash–American Motors corporate history, the first years of NASCAR, the 1960s efforts that included Trans-Am and drag racing Super Stock programs, to the Craig Breedlove land speed record efforts when 106 world records were shattered and covered by Hot Rod magazine. And let's not forget the 1970s Trans-Am championships with Donahue and Penske, and finally the NASCAR success with Bobby Allison in the always-curious looking Matador, which is also covered here. Never before has a single volume chronicled the events that encompass AMC racing history. Whether a hardcore racing history fan or a casual enthusiast of the AMC street offerings, The History of AMC Motorsports provides a unique showcase vital to every enthusiast's library.
2016-01-15 By Bob McClurg

History did, however, record the 1968 NHRA Division 7 points meet as the hottest
premier race in the history of ... or the competition, during the World
Championship Series NHRA Points and Official Record meet at the Stardust
Raceway.

Author: Randall Cannon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476673899

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Professional motorsports found their way to Las Vegas in the mid-1950s at a bankrupt horse track swarmed by gamblers--and soon became enmeshed with the government and organized crime. By 1965, the Vegas racing game moved to Stardust International Raceway, constructed with real grandstands, sanitary facilities and air-conditioned timing towers. Stardust would host the biggest racing names of the era--Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, John Surtees, Bobby Unser, Dan Gurney and Don Garlits among them. Established by a notorious racketeer, the track stood at the confluence of shadowy elements--secret wiretaps, casino skimming, Howard Hughes, and the beginnings of Watergate. The author traces the Stardust's colorful history through the auto racing monthlies, national newspapers and the files of the FBI.
2018-06-30 By Randall Cannon

C IMPIO Tony Schumacher shows off his fifth straight and sixth overall NHRA
Championship trophy with the help of ... The U.S. Mint will work on six coin
designs , front and back , with the Army Historical Foundation . ... This year's
championship win was Tony's fifth total with the Army , moving him past
legendary driver Don “ The Snake ” Prudhomme for the most world
championships won by a Army driver ...

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REX P than 3000 events involving more than a half - million contestant ler ' s
1961 S / S record has nearly been ... as the close of NHRA ' s season - long ind
recorded over the past decade , providing an accurate mea - World
Championship ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015047285120

Category: Automobiles

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weekends and holidays . iristes Cup victories than any other rookie Dede in
NASCAR history . In NHRA , a Ford Thunderbird Ela took Bob Glidden to his sixth
and Te he seventh World Championships . And are so helped Bob Glidden
become ...

Author: Walter A. Woron

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105008466315

Category: Automobiles

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1987-07 By Walter A. Woron

76 mph - taking his second consecutive Tulsa Top Fuel title , making Bennie the
only two - time World Champion in NHRA history ! A clean sweep at Tulsa proves
. . . WI World champions depend on Champions ! WORLD CHAMPION - TOP ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015023139044

Category: Automobiles

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Goodyear had the best of the early going , carrying Connie Kalitta's Ford to the
AHRA and NHRA Winternationals ... year history ) , and Bennie Osborn upset the
NHRA World Finals by cutting a 7.03 on a moist strip to edge Prudhomme .

Author: Lyle Kenyon Engel

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ISBN: NWU:35556005376629

Category: Automobile racing

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He is the only driver to score a " grand slam " in drag racing , having won Top
Gas Eliminator honors in NHRA ... DON GARLITS — Known as " Big Daddy , " is
the only man in drag - racing history to win the Top Fuel Eliminator title three
times — '67 , '68 and '69 . Was pulled ... Has won NHRA Winternationals , World
Finals .

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ISBN: MINN:31951T00032800F

Category: Industrial arts

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1970 By

Lining up alongside him for the top fuel final of the National Hot Rod Association '
s Grandnational was Garlits ' s self ... in NHRA Nationals competition numbered
five , which was a long way from Garlits ' s record score of an even dozen . Still ,
Beck did have a couple of aces in his hand . First , Beck is the reigning NHRA "
World Champion " ; as drag racing ' s only FIA - member club , the NHRA is
entitled ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015010628579

Category: Automobile drivers

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Author: Anne Commire

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015054134351

Category: History

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1999 By Anne Commire

In 1991, his first year as a Pro, Gadson won the AMA/Prostar Pro Comp
Challenge World Championship. ... Gadson won three additional number- one
plates for Kawasaki en route to becoming the winningest racer in the history of
the sport. Gadson 's contracts ... This season, Gadson is moving to the NHRA and
Pro Stock Motorcycle with the Lucas Oils effort run by former racer Harry Lartigue.
The team ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015064348546

Category: Cycling

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She set a new top speed record for the IHRA for that year , 294.98 miles per hour
, and placed second in the IHRA nationals in both 1996 and 1997 . Muldowney ...
In 1977 Muldowney became the first driver to win three consecutive NHRA Top
Fuel races and the Winston World Championship . For this ... She won the
American Hot Rod Association World Championship the following year ,
becoming the ...

Author: Arnie Markoe

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: UOM:49015002860345

Category: Athletes

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Contains biographies of active and retired athletes, living or dead, plus media personalities, coaches, and administrators.
2002 By Arnie Markoe

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ISBN: IND:30000025509351

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Included : an uments , family history and Genoese records . & NEW underwater
search for the ... ( Live ) ( cc ) SportsCenter ( CC ) 17 : 00 , Drag Racing : The
NHRA Fram Autolite Nationals World Series of Poker Featured : Ladies Limit
Hold ' em a Sonora , Cal ( CC ) World Championship in Las Vegas . Lon
McEachern and ...

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ISBN: IND:30000093094146

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2004 By

Shirley Muldowney is the most successful TF racer in history . She is the only
driver to have won the NHRA TF world championship three times , in 1977 , 1980
, and 1982 – nobody else has won the title more than twice . She has compiled ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015048069879

Category: Transportation

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He started in Top Fuel . After winning many national events and five career Top
Fuel titles , he turned to Funny Car racing in 1974 . He is the top Funny Car
winner in NHRA history with 35 national event victories and four World
Championship ...

Author: Susan Creighton

Publisher: Silver Burdett Press

ISBN: 089686362X

Category: Drag racing

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Describes the sport of funny car racing, an event in drag racing competition, including its history, types of funny cars, the drag strip, and famous drivers.
1988 By Susan Creighton

A really tight pennant race would drown out political campaigns in September ,
and kids were let out of school at World Series time . ... Winners of the National
League's Western Division were the well - muscled Cincinnati Redlegs , with the
best record ( 99 wins , 63 losses ) ... He only placed second last week at the
N.H.R.A. world - championship meet in Amarillo , Texas , but Jenkins is still on his
way to ...

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Garlits returned to racing in 1971 and won the AHRA World championship and
four other AHRA events, the NHRA ... sitting in front of a perpetually oil-slinging,
fire-emitting, nitro- burning beast — the slingshot had been relegated to history.

Author: David Phillips

Publisher: Booksales

ISBN: 0785807160

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Presents a historical overview of motorsports in America, and looks at the drivers, teams, competitions, and famous circuits related to NASCAR, Indy car, sports cars, drag racing, off-roading, and dirt track racing. Includes illustrations and statistics.
1997-09-01 By David Phillips

ideas , but the only transcript in the NMAH Drag Racing Oral History Archive (
Feb . 1988 ) is from ... Although Amarillo had once been the site of the NHRA
World Finals , no “ national ” events had been staged there in many years . There
were ...

Author: Robert C. Post

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ISBN: UOM:39015009125538

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Through a series of personal experiences and interviews, this account depicting the history of drag racing features the technological motivations of the men and women who have devoted their lives to its pursuits.
1994 By Robert C. Post

The Official History John Gunnell. PONTIAC Ma CRAGAR. PONTIAC Other 1986
Pontiac Motorsports highlights included Top Fuel and Top Alcohol Funny Car
World Championships in both NHRA and IHRA drag - racing events , as well as
21 ...

Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076002390032

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Traces the complete history of Pontiac automobiles from 1926 to 2000. This official history offers production figures, Pontiac personnel, and full-color photos illustrating 75 years of driving excitement.
2000 By John Gunnell

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