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  1. Dan Lynch

    Dan Lynch Member

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    17 years ago Bob Newberry ran in the fives for the first time with a TAFC...

    Peter Gallen/Rich Mcphillips followed him just a couple of pairs later...
     
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  2. tjenna

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    17 years ago... doesn't feel like that long ago.

    The Good old days, when alcohol was really alcohol.
     
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  3. M Tigges

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    yeah all with roots blowers.

    correct me if im wrong but in spring 1995 all of a sudden you could use a PSI @ 125 over, i remember the Austins were still using a whipple at the end of 1994 but could only spin a screw at 46 over? still pisses me off!...LOL
     
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  4. Pirate

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    While that statement is true, it was Newbs first, wasn't it Pat Austin that was the first in that very same race with a 5.99 on a holeshot to Newbs 5.98?

    Pirate
     
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  5. KJC

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    The way it went down was..... Gallen/Mcphillips was up first, they had to be shut off. Newberry was next, and he ran in the five's first. Then it was Gallen/Mcphillips, and they ran in the five's also.
     
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  6. Randy G.

    Randy G. Top Alcohol

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    13 years ago I ran my first five second pass (Pomona 1993). Jim Rizzoli came over and congratulated me by saying "Just don't take another year to run the second one like I did."
     
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  7. Randy Smith

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    Fives

    Who was the first driver to run in the 5's up in Bandimere? Who was the second?
     
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  8. Will Hanna

    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    first mile high five?

    don't know for sure but i'm gonna guess tom conway. he owned the mountain for a while.
     
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  9. Randy Smith

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    Nope

    Jay Payne followed by RJ Smith

    Points Meet.
     
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  10. Darren Smith

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    Randy, did anyone get a pic of your Near Blowover at Houston that one year?
     
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  11. Henry Charest

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    First Fives

    Lest we forget, give Steve Faria his due: he was the FIRST alcohol car in the fives. I feel very fortunate to have him as a friend and tuner on our fueler. He'll be out with his own NHRA Top Fuel car later this year, watch for great things from him.
     
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  12. Will Hanna

    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    first tad

    steve was the first tad. newb and gallen got into the 5's first with the tafc.
     
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  13. Randy Smith

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    Blowover

    Ya, we have a great photo of that huge wheelstand in Houston. My dad's a:) :) hurt for a week from the crash down. Boy, did that create a long night. My dad and David Scheelk front halfed the car that night and we came back the next day to race. Just one of those GREAT MEMORIES FROM RACING!!! Sure do miss it.
     
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