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Welcome back quizsters. The quizmaster has been on sabbatical while his spare liver was being overhauled at the Betty Ford Clinic, but he is back in the saddle and ready to deliver a new quiz.

Since a lot of noise was made recently about Billy Glidden's five-race winning streak and the fact that his dad holds the record for consecutive wins in a professional doorslammer car the subject of this months quiz will be streaks and streakers.

#1 During the 1970's and 80's  when St, Louis International Raceway was the home for both  AHRA and IHRA National Events Don Garlits dominated the race! How many Top Fuel titles in a row did he win?
A 7 C 9
B 5 D 12
#2 In October 1975 Don Garlits set both ends of the Top Fuel records at 5.63 and 250.69 mph. That turned out to be the longest standing professional performance record in drag racing history. The record wasn't reset until Mark Oswald reset the speed record at 251.39 mph at the NHRA Winternationals in February 1982. Oswald broke the ET record at the E-town Summernationals in July 1982 running a 5.618. The question is, who was in the other lane when Garlits set the record in 1975?
A Frank Bradley
C Tommy Ivo
B Connie Kalitta D Brissette-Noice

#3 What pro racer owns the record for the longest national event winning streak in a single season?

A Don Prudhomme
C Scotty Cannon
B Dave Schultz D Tony Schumacher
#4 Speaking of streaks, what well-known touring announcer "streaked" the crowd at an East Coast event?
A Bob Frey
C Bob Doerrer
B Bret Kepner D Jon Lundberg
#5 Bob Glidden holds the record at two tracks for most consecutive wins at nine each. One of the tracks was Indianapolis Raceway Park. What is the other track?
A Rockingham Dragway, North Carolina

C Pomona County Fairgrounds, California
B Firebird Raceway, Phoenix, Arizona D National Trails, Columbus, Ohio

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Congratulations to our April quiz winner, Jack Redd, who was the first to answer 4/5 questions correctly! Below are the April answers.


#1 Atlanta Dragway is actually ____ miles from Downtown Atlanta, GA. D 70.2 miles

#2 At the first Atlanta National Event sanctioned by the IHRA the race was sponsored by what major company? C Winston Cigerettes

#3 At the first National Event race at Atlanta how many future Drag Racing Hall of Famers were either class winners or runners-up? B 6

#4 That year the IHRA had a class known as Super Comp. Who was the winner of that class at Atlanta? A Rickie Smith

#5 Which of the ten finalists at the 1976 Atlanta race were not inducted into the Hall of Fame? D R.C. Sherman, Dave Settles, Rickie Smith, Carrol Caudle