Ron Dudley in the Dick Moritz
Dodge Daytona racing out of Tulsa goes KA BOOM during qualifying
for the 1987 NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indy. The car left ok but
started burning head
gaskets on both sides which eventually blew the fuel tank on
his 6.94-124.91 attempt. Dudley walked away, the car was repaired
and made several more attempts to qualify but could not get below
Don Prudhommes 5.79 bump spot
Five AA/FCs shot during
the 1983 Budweiser/Super Stock Nationals & NHRA Points event
at Reading. Ken Veney's Pontiac Trans Am & Tim Grose's "Spirit"
Corvette on the track.Frank Hawley and the "Chi-Town Hustler"
coming under the bridge, and on the fire-up road, Bruce Larson's
"USA-1" Corvette, and Scott Weney in the "Gold
Coast Challenger. Frank Hawley ended up beating Ken Veney in
the final round 5.97-234.37 to 6.09-237.37.
The next 8 shots are out of my
time frame, but they are a good sequence of photos from Sonoma
during the 1989 Western Swing. And, since my old friend Gary
Ritter was the focus
and gave me a firsthand account below.
"I was driving for Dave
Benjamin who wanted me to help him with two fuel pump deal since
had some experience with Strassers car. We ran pretty good
at Denver we came down to
Sonoma and he got smarter than me and doubled the fuel pressure
- dropped a cyl and
hydraulic the side off the motor - it left like a rocket BUT.
While I'm on fire Mark Severs was
bouncing off the guardwall in John Lindsay's car. We were both
done for the weekend."