TENN., Aug. 6 - Eddie Hill, from Wichita Falls, Texas, was out to Lake
Land Dragways for his first time with a brand new twin engined AA
Dragmaster. Running blown Pontiacs in the recently built rig, Hill
managed to crank a 147.00 mph on the first time out, but was plagued
with the usual problems of running a new machine.
The twin Pontiacs, to be in this year's Nationals competition at Indy,
displace more than 800 cubic inches. Blowers are 6-71 GMC, with
injection by the new Hilborn 'four-hole' units. Isky 5-Cycle cams are
used to help pull the 2200-pound "Dragrails" chassis
manufactured by owner Hill.
In Eliminator contests, last week's Top Eliminator, Paul Brower of
Little Rock Ark,, driving his carbureted Chrysler B Dragster, was
eliminated this week by Al Waits handling his Chevy AA/D from New
Orleans. Al managed a top end of 158.45 with a 9.73 e.t. to sack the
$250 Top Eliminator purse.
C.J. Kearney, who owns the beautiful Olds powered A Roadster which
last year received the Best Appearing Car Award at the Nationals, paid
a surprise visit to the new Lake Land Dragways and ran into very stiff
competition from such favorites as Mike Heims' A/R from Little Rock.
Mike's blown and injected Chevy eliminated Kearney for a class win
with a 10.45 e.t.