Volume X, Issue 6, Page 95

Prudhomme had blown up his funny car and just about flew through the quarter mile lights in a ball of fire. As I recall, it was in the final round and it destroyed just about everything except Prudhomme. I had heard that Prudhomme was very fortunate to walk away from the dramatic explosion which destroyed the car and motor.

Thanks to Al Kean for letting us use his historic photo of Don Prudhomme's most famous fire.

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