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Friday, August 25 1961

Eddie Hill's twin Pontiac dragster

MEMPHIS, 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.



The preceding article is National DRAGSTER
Thanks to Bobby Tedford for supplying this article.



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