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The Loaded Questioner

And now without a moment’s delay, Chris’s Curious Christmas Quiz. Curious, yeah, a little. This is a little harder than normal because most of you will have a lot of time on your hands what with the unemployment lines being as long as they are. Just kidding sorta, but if the American goliath comes tumbling to the turf, I’ll have to set up stranger and longer quizzes. Never too busy for you guys.

#1 Steve Carbone beat Don Garlits in the famous 1971 Indy “burndown.” Who built Carbone’s chassis?
A DON LONG C FRANK HUSZAR
B WOODY GILMORE D AL SWINDAHL
#2 What year did Gary Ormsby win the NHRA Top Fuel world title?
A 1988
C 1990
B 1989 D 2001

#3 The late Blaine Johnson (Schumacher crew chief Alan Johnson’s brother) won his first Top Fuel in …

A 1993 C 1995
B 1994 D 1998
#4 The first black racer to win a nitro pro title at an NHRA or IHRA race was
A ERIC REED C R.S. THOMAS
B  J.R. TODD D TONY MCCALLUM
#5 True or False. Tony Schumacher’s dad, Don, won Funny Car titles in all three hot rod associations (NHRA, IHRA and AHRA)
A TRUE
B FALSE

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Congratulations to our October quiz winners, Jim Robbins, was the first to answer 4/5 questions correctly! Below are the October answers.

october QUIZ ANSWERS

#1 The late Mickey Thompson and the US Marine Corps teamed up on what driver’s mid 1970s Funny Cars? C BOB PICKETT 
#2 In 1974, Don Prudhomme got his first US Army sponsorship. It was a ‘74 Vega that he didn’t like, and sold that winter to what veteran Top Fuel and Funny Car driver?   A TOM HOOVER
#3 Obscure-o time. This not-too-well-known Funny Car driver had a very short backing with the US Marines.  A BRUCE BURKHARDT
#4 The quickest and fastest Funny Car in 1974 (or certainly one of the top half-dozen) was Don Prudhomme’s '74 Army 'cuda. He ran the best unofficial ET of that season, a…   C 6.01 
#5  This guy predates “Sarge” Arciero as drag racing’s first famous Top Fuel “Sarge”. Obviously, it wasn’t Tony Schumacher. It was…  D PAUL SCHOENFIELD 

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