1001 Drag Racing Facts

The Golden Age of Top Fuel, Funny Cars, Door Slammers & More


Author: Doug Boyce

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251912

Category: Transportation

Page: 416

View: 6774

Spanning the 1950s through the 1970s, 1001 Drag Racing Facts is packed with well-researched drag racing facts that even some of the most hard-core drag racing fans might be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular classes of racing of the era, including Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Eliminators such as Gassers and Altereds, Stocks, Super Stocks, and more. There is even a chapter on racetrack facts! Fans of these legendary cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great cars, teams, drivers, and classes. Author Doug Boyce is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of drag racing facts. The detail in his previous books, such as Grumpy’s Toys, Junior Stock and Drag Racing's Quarter Mile Warriors: Then and Now, proves he is up to the task of sharing everything you never knew about drag racing in the golden era. Whether you’re an avid fan of nostalgia drags, a trivia buff who wants to stump friends, or simply a fan of the big and powerful drag cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry’s most respected sources

Hottest Dragsters and Funny Cars


Author: Jim Gigliotti

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766028708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 1294

"Learn about drag racing, funny cars, and experience what it feels like to spend the day at a drag race"--Provided by publisher.

Funny Cars


Author: Susan Creighton

Publisher: Silver Burdett Press

ISBN: 9780896863620

Category: Drag racing

Page: 47

View: 7644

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.

Drag Racing Funny Cars of the 1970s

Photo Archive


Author: Louis Hart,Wallace A Wyss

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583880685

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 1377

See the cars raced by many of the legendary names in drag racing, including Don Prudhomme, Tom McEuen and Jim Dunn. The authors include action shots, as well as clear, detailed "in the pits under-the-shell" shots. Photographs show various makes and models of cars that have been reconstructed as funny cars, plus everything from stock to modified Camaros, Mustangs, Javelins, Dodge Chargers, and Firebirds, to oddball exhibition cars like the "backwards pickup."

Drag Racing Funny Cars

Factory Flyers to Flip-top Fuelers


Author: Lou Hart

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583882207

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 3026

Since the early 1960s, dealer-sponsored Super Stockers battled for supremacy on the quarter-mile and in the dealer showrooms. Evolving into the Factory Experimental class, these wild steel bodied, altered–wheelbase monsters were stuffed with massive fuel injected and supercharged engines that attracted crowds to the dragstrip! Legendary pioneers “Dyno” Don Nicholson, Jack Chrisman, Bill Shrewsberry, Butch Leal, Dick Landy, Arnie Beswick, Phil Bonner, Gas Ronda, Don Gay, Sox & Martin, Richard Petty, and many other A/FX stars were instrumental in the development of the funny car as it morphed from a heavy production car into seven-second 250mph aerodynamic fiberglass, tubular chassis missile. The popularity of funny cars led “Jungle Jim” Lieberman, Bill Lawton, Lew Arrington, Bill Flynn, Norm Kraus, and “Big” John Mazmanian to become household names. Tom ”Mongoose” McEwen, Don “Snake” Prudhomme, Tom Hoover, Kenny Safford, Terry Capp, John Force, Kenny Bernstein, Jake Johnston, Larry Reyes, Richard Tharp, Roland Leong, Randy Walls, Jess Tyree, Rich Siroonian and others who achieved success racing funny cars are all featured in over 300 incredible color and black and white photos.

Drag Racing Funny Cars of the 1960's Photo Archive

From Super Stockers to Floppers


Author: Lou Hart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781583880975

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 126

View: 3724

In the 1960s funny cars captured the fans with tremendous smoky burnouts and gigantic wheelstands, they were so unpredictable that you never knew what to expect--they might go straight or end up glancing off the guard rail. It was an era of development, of success and of failure. Many raced for Saturday night bragging rights, but many raced for a living--today they are legends of the sport, several of which have contributed information to this book.

Funny Car Dragsters


Author: Tyrone Georgiou

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 143394698X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4786

Learn about how fast funny cars can go and why they are funny.

Rocky's Road


Author: Jim Rockstad

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480946877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 181

View: 6651

Rocky’s Road By: Jim Rockstad With more than three decades of experience in the world of hot rods, drag racing and funny cars, Jim Rockstad has a million and one stories of the races, drivers and good old days of drag racing in the Pacific Northwest. He was there in the pit when Ed “Ace” McCulloch put the Northwest racing scene on the map with his momentous win in the Northwind dragster in 1965 and from there the rest is history. Rocky’s Road is a trip down memory lane through the milestones of West Coast racing from one of the sport’s premier managers and promoters. Rockstad’s story isn’t just sports trivia—it’s also a personal memoir, showing that anyone with enough passion and luck can find success in chasing their dreams.

Funny car racing for beginners


Author: I. G. Edmonds

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co

ISBN: 9780030590474

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 211

View: 6688

Describes funny car racing, how it began, and the types of cars used. Also includes vignettes about top drivers, an interview with the current record breaker, and information on how a beginner can break into the field.

Smokin' Dragsters and Funny Cars


Author: Jim Gigliotti

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 162285084X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3093

This fun volume explores the personalities, the history, and the crazy cars associated with the wild world of drag racing. Readers get a look into the different types of drag racing, and a "day at the races" for an exciting you-are-there feeling.