Beeline Dragway, Scottsdale, Az. 1965: Tom Goosic sent us this early photo of the Carter Bros. Rod Stuckydragster on a ‘bubble gum’ trailer behind Ray’s ’65 Mustang at old Beeline Dragway. The tower in the center of staging was a unique set up later replaced by a huge three story edifice built by AHRA. Also ‘one of a kind’ is the vertical 8’ fluorescent lamps which illuminated the original plant.

In 1964, before we returned to Arizona, Ray & Rick Carter had introduced the small block Chevy dragster shown above into the local Arizona mix. 

Beeline Dragway, Az., 1965: Rick Carter hazes the hides on the Carter Brothers C/D at a Scottsdale, Arizona drag race. The Bros. quickly took their place among several well known Arizona injected dragster pioneers. (Photo from the Carter files)

In 1970, the Carter Brothers established an American Hot Rod Association (AHRA) world record for Competition Eliminator at 156.25 MPH. The record was with a 301 cubic inch small block built by Ray. In the following years, the Carters worked with several area racers to gain additional performance and keep racing. Scott Dodd became their new driver for the Carter Bros. & Dodd machine which etched the record books of most Arizona tracks. Mark Niver was their chassis man as well as part time driver, particularly with the Carter, Morris, & Niver slipper clutch car.