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January 31, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most of the last 20 years, drag racing competition in funny cars was dominated by guys nicknamed Snake, Ace, Mongoose and Kenny. Among them, they won 93 National Hot Rod Assn. major events, 12 U.S. Nationals and eight world championships. Two years ago, the Snake, a.k.a. Don Prudhomme, and Kenny, as in Bernstein, switched from funny cars to top-fuel dragsters. Last year, the Mongoose--Tom McEwen--made the same switch.
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January 31, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most of the last 20 years, drag racing competition in funny cars was dominated by guys nicknamed Snake, Ace, Mongoose and Kenny. Among them, they won 93 National Hot Rod Assn. major events, 12 U.S. Nationals and eight world championships. Two years ago, the Snake, a.k.a. Don Prudhomme, and Kenny, as in Bernstein, switched from funny cars to top-fuel dragsters. Last year, the Mongoose--Tom McEwen--made the same switch.
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August 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
Al Unser Jr. out-raced and had more luck than teammate Bobby Rahal on Sunday to win the fastest 500-mile race in history, the Marlboro 500 at Michigan International Speedway. Unser and several competitors drove laps in the 224-m.p.h. range, and he won $172,684 for averaging 189.727 m.p.h. despite eight caution periods. That was faster than the previous 500-mile mark of 186.288 set by stock-car star Bill Elliott at Talladega in May 1985. It easily outdid the Indy-car mark of 185.
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July 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kenny Bernstein won the top-fuel title in the 14th annual National Hot Rod Assn. Mopar Parts Mile High Nationals drag races at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. Joining Bernstein as professional winners were Chuck Etchells of Putnam, Conn., in funny car and Don Beverley of Chester, Va., in pro stock. Bernstein, 47, of Dallas drove his dragster past top qualifier Ed McCulloch of Hemet in the final round with a quarter-mile time of 5.161 seconds at 268.57 m.p.h.
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September 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Teammates Ed McCulloch of Hemet, Calif., and Cruz Pedregon of Moorpark, Calif., won titles at the NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. McCulloch scored the first top fuel victory after 22 years in the funny car ranks. Pedregon became the first driver in NHRA history to make four consecutive runs below 5.20 seconds in winning the funny car title. Other winners were Warren Johnson of Duluth, Ga., in pro stock and Dave Schultz of Ft. Myers, Fla., in pro stock bike.
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October 29, 1994 | SHAV GLICK
John Force of Yorba Linda recorded the first 300-m.p.h. funny car run at the Pomona Fairplex during Friday's second round of qualifying for the 30th Winston Select Finals. Force's 301.40 m.p.h. in a Chevrolet Lumina shattered Jim Epler's year-old record of 297.12, and also set an event elapsed-time record of 5.069 seconds. In top fuel, Kenny Bernstein blistered the quarter-mile at a record 307.06 m.p.h., bettering Ed McCulloch's mark of 304.05 set last February in the Winternationals.
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September 30, 1990
Defending Winston champion Gary Ormsby recorded the quickest and fastest times in drag racing history Saturday at Heartland Park in final qualifications for the $1,025,050 NHRA Heartland Nationals at Topeka, Kan. Ormsby set a quarter-mile record of 4.881 seconds and had the fastest speed ever, 296.05 m.p.h, in the Top Fuel division. Ormsby's record run bettered the elapsed-time record held of 4.909 seconds set by Darrell Gwynn last March in Baytown, Tex.
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October 26, 1990
Frank Hawley, driving Darrell Gwynn's top-fuel dragster, was the No. 1 qualifier Thursday in the opening round of time trials at the Pomona Fairplex for Sunday's Winston Finals. Hawley covered the quarter mile in 5.114 seconds. If he remains top qualifier, it will be the fourth time the former funny car champion has gained the No. 1 position since replacing the paralyzed Gwynn in June. John Force all but clinched the funny-car championship when he qualified third behind K.C.
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