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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…

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

Mopar HEMI® Challenge Will Thunder During the 2011 NHRA U.S. Nationals!

 

Once again a collection of wheel standing 1968 Super Stock HEMI Darts and Barracudas will assault the hallow grounds of Indianapolis Raceway Park during the 57th running of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. To sweeten the deal, Mopar will put a total $18, 000 in prize money during this year’s event which is scheduled on September 1-2.

 

These purpose built “package cars” were the brainchild of Chrysler Race Engineers Tom Hoover and Dick Maxwell and represented the pinnacle of factory built race cars….

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Mopar HEMI® Challenge Will Thunder During the 2011 NHRA U.S. Nationals!

The History Of The One Lap

 
The 40th annual One Lap event is coming around corner. As we get ready for this grueling week long race, we’d thought it would be appropriate to look back on how this blend of man and machine trying to shrink time and distance came to be. For this, we need to step back in time to a different dimension and a different world.
 
The year was 1971, when Richard Nixon was president, the war in…

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The History Of The One Lap