john fetty was the first paid to run dragster at DOVER. THE BLOWN;INJ. OLDS.powered rail had the same MOTOR as the famous ALBERTSON OLDS rail,at the time NHRA record holder. I ran the MODIFIERS B dragster against him on his second run that day, he only got me by about 10 ft. at the finish line. and as they say !!!!! THE HOMETOWN CROWD WENT WILD TIM HALLOCK
I know the ad in the paper says BLOWN HEMI. if some one knows for sure let us know I may be confused !!!!! it has been 49 yrs since that run. There was a aa\d that was supposed to be the famous ALBERTSON OLDS aa\d that I also ran and almost beat to the line. I cant remember what my WIFE told me to get at WALMART 5 min. away, but I can recall every time I almost beat someone 2 classes above us. I ran the MODIFERS b/d aginst GARLITS at YORK, PA CONNI SWINGLE was driving. DON was healing from burns at the time. He passed me half track with the push bar draging sparks. It was dark, past half track you aimed between 2 white lights at the finish. HE RAN 8:03 at 180 + MPH it was not a close race by any means. IT was a record at the time for e.t & MPH I did not forget that one yet. TIM HALLOCK
We did turn this into our popular “Tin Sign” that is really heavy steel with real rust… BUT I took some “Artist License” with the final design ,changing the photo.The original photo was misleading,grainy and spotlighted the back of a cop…..Not too Good ….We found a much better period corrct shot that the “general public” could relate to & still be historically correct. Those here on the forum can see the differance.