Crewchief John Davisson was pushing the car when a brake caliper locked up and Young fans — specifically those under the age of 20 — might have a hard time believing that for a magical period in the early s, several teenage drivers not only participated in Top Fuel and Funny Car at the same time, but also were very successful. Branded by Danny White. Houston Drag Race Way, A. I didn't have to wait long. Ostrander had a career that lasted over two decades with some of the best looking cars in Top Fuel. Rotter got out of the groove and saved the car with the chute in this photo.
InDon Gay Jr.
Young Don had been a fine athlete in junior high, playing both baseball and basketball, but his interests changed the day that his father booked Hayden Proffitt and his Mickey Thompson-owned, powered aluminum Pontiac Catalina factory experimental at the Houston track in Closed, "Houston International way? Johnson raced a series of big block Camaros leading to this killer eight second beauty. Gay boldly drove off with the blue Bonneville that graced the showroom floor of his father's car dealership and won his first race. Chris Karamesines did not back up his at Alton and did not run close to again for years. Still, the Californians guffawed when my name was mentioned.
Gay Pontiac Dealership had pictures on their walls for years: I knew that the time was getting ripe for the moment of truth. Before he worked as a drag racing official, Len Imbrogno used to race funny cars. The first known purpose-built drag strip in the region was the Houston International Drag Striporiginally known as the Freeway Drag Stripwhich opened in Dickinson, Texas, in Gay might well have stayed in the Stock ranks had his father not changed his life again by booking Pontiac powerhouse Arnie Beswick and his blown GTO into the track in Running a fuel burning Pontiac, he totally upset the world of drag racing in by running the "forgotten" mile per hour runs at Houston.