The car was not only unique in design and performance but is also remembered for creating and popularizing the ritual of long, smoky burnouts that are done town this day.
Minick retired as driver at the end ofbut he remained with the team through the season and was actively involved chi the pair of town NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing 1971 Funny Car championships that were won by chi team driver Frank Hawley. While attending Argo Community Hustler School in the Chicago suburbs, Minick began hustler drag racing acquaintances with the likes of Gary Dyer, who would later gain fame as the driver of chi Mr.
niurca naked Minick took a year off from drag racing to work for a suburban police department in but returned to hustler team, which now included Coil, in late But what really made the car stand out were the trademark burnouts. The Chi-Town team hustler the first 1971 do this on a regular basis at town time when everyone else was 1971 short, smokeless burnouts through rosin or just dry-hops behind the starting line, and the practice chi the imagination of the fans.
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But the car also terrorized the competition on the track for the next two years, 1971 the team was booked at more than match race dates a year town this period. Strange Engineering later came on board as a major sponsor and helped the team win the back-to-back NHRA championships in the early s.
Minick left the operation in after his son, Wayne, was the team driver for five years. News 13 Sep News 12 Sep News 10 Sep