Volume X, Issue 10, Page 123

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The Loaded Questioner

Let’s see how well up you are on your drag racing military history.

#1 The late Mickey Thompson and the US Marine Corps teamed up on what driver’s mid 1970s Funny Cars?
A AL SEGRINI C BOB PICKETT
B GARY DENSHAM D TIM GROSE
#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
C FRANK HALL
B PAUL SMITH D "JUNGLE" JIM LIEBERMAN
#3 Obscure-o time. This not-too-well-known Funny Car driver had a very short backing with the US Marines.
A BRUCE BURKHARDT
C DAN BIGGERS
B DANNY PICKETT   D MIKE MITCHELL
#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…
A 6.04
C 6.01
B  6.10 D -6.11
#5  This guy predates “Sarge” Arciero as drag racing’s first famous Top Fuel “Sarge”. Obviously, it wasn’t Tony Schumacher. It was…
A JOE GERDELMAN
C RICHARD THARP
B GRANT STOMS D PAUL SCHOENFIELD

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Congratulations to our September quiz winners, Lee Jones , was the first to answer 3/5 questions correctly! Below are the September answers.

september QUIZ ANSWERS

  1. #1 Scott Kalitta’s best Funny Car ET was at the end of 198, and it happened at Maple Grove. It was an… B 5.80

#2 In 1967 and 1968, the World Series of Drag Racing was conducted at 1,000 feet. The ’67 Top Fuel winner was Freddy Welchmann. The 1968 winner was the 1970 Drag News Top Fuel Driver of the Year. Who was he? C JIM NICOLL

  1. #3 Scott Kalitta first won Top Fuel at the Columbus, Ohio, Springnationals in what year? B 1994
  2. #4 Connie Kalitta’s real first name is… D ARE YOU NUTS?
  3. #5 Scott Kalitta’s speed to get in the Slick 50 300 MPH club was… A 300.30  

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