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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 417.

 


 

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.

 


 

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