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Reliving the Glory Days with Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless

Legendary drag racer Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless says it best, “when I drove for the Sox & Martin Racing Team, Ronnie (Sox) had the best job in the world and I had the second best!” We have to agree as Herb was right in the thick of the Super Stock and Pro Stock wars of the 1960s and early 70s. This was in an era when Detroit pulled out all the stops to win all the major NHRA national events. They knew a championship on Sunday would send…

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Reliving the Glory Days with Herb “Mr. Four Speed” McCandless

HEMI® Powered Dodge Avengers Dominate NHRA SuperNationals

 

Dodge and Mopar scored big time last weekend during the 42ND annual NHRA SuperNationals held at Old Bridge Raceway Park in Englishtown New Jersey. In the Pro Stock class, it was an all Dodge Avenger Mopar-powered  final as Allen Johnson drove his Mopar-sponsored machine to victory over rookie sensation Vincent Nobile who was competing at his home track.

 

Both drivers qualified solidly in the 16 car field.  Allen was number six and Vincent was eighth – putting the two Dodge drivers on the opposite side of the…

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HEMI® Powered Dodge Avengers Dominate NHRA SuperNationals

Happy 426 Day!


 
We noticed today’s date and thought how iconic three numbers in a certain order can be – 426.
 
In the world of engine displacement, 426 cubic-inches has had an illustrious past when the words “Max Wedge” and “HEMI®” followed these magical numbers. It was the arrival of 426 Max Wedge in 1963 that made our Dodge B-body (and Plymouth cousins) serious contenders at the drag strip. Fabled teams like the Ramchargers, Golden Commandos and many others won numerous events and buried many quarter-mile ET and MPH…

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Happy 426 Day!