From Mike Bucher:
In 1973 My dad had the only Chevy
in Top Fuel a class of all Hemi's . His best run was around a
6.40 ET. The national record was 6.12 ET. At this event; the
1973 GatorNationals pictured here with this car he set the Top
Fuel world record at 6.07 . He shocked the Drag Racing world.
He was the ultimate underdog and became the crowd favorite. He
began a resurgence of Chevy's in the class that lasted for over
10 years. Someone just posted this pic from that race. I had
to share it. Cool car.. I love the Orange and Blue. Notice he
was sponsored by " Kenner SSP" Anyone ever play with
those toys as a kid? At this race he made it to the finals but
broke before the run so he was runner up. with Timothy
D Bucher, Bev Bucher and Rick S. Bucher.
Jim Brissette & nephew Mike
Drake with Kelly Brown driving won the NHRA World Championship
in 1978 in their Top Fueler called "THE OTHER GUYS".
They were the Last World Champions using a 392 based Donovan
Jack Revelle in 1975,
no ID on track.
Here's an odd match up. In the
near lane its Jeff Kando in his A/FD front engine dragster and
Carl Olson in the Kuhl & Olson in the Revell Da Fast Guys
RED in 1974. Same car below at Irwindale.
Mike Kuhl and Carl Olson in the
Winners Circle of the 1971 NHRA Winternationals. Wally Parks
on the right. Cool times.