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July 18, 2009

1975 Marion Owens and Carl Ahlfeldt bagged Top Fuel

1975 Doing the Monster Glide Mash Top Fuel Motorcycle Drag Racing 2Pg Article available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

Amidst the disarray of their competitors, Marion Owens and Carl Ahlfeldt calmly bagged top fuel.

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1. The Top Fueler of Carl Ahlfeldt and Marion Owens is the largest displacement dragster in the history of nitromethane….

2. And here’s the run that was under Joe Smith’s National ET record. Putting down a rear footprint about 18″ long and maybe 12″ wide, Owens legs the Monster-Glide off the line on the way to an ET of 8.14, seven hundredths quicker than the record. And no smoke!

3. If road racing is racing on a road, this TZ-700 Yamaha is right at home…

4. Arch rivals Mike Bruso and Eraldo Feracci go at it in Junior Eliminator, semi-final round. Bruso won, and won the final with his broad-bore Kawasaki.

5. Former Top Gas star Ron Fringer switched to Super Eliminator a couple of years ago. His 1189cc Sportster now holds both ends of his class record.

6. Bob Carpenter, here cleaning his tire before an eliminations round, won Pro Stock with his 800cc H2 Kawasaki and set a new record of 10.00.

7. T.C. Christenson and his Hog-slayer Norton double…

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March 27, 2009

1980 Roger McPhail Fast 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Turns 11.54

Fast Kawasaki. Roger McPhail’s Record-Holding Stock-Class KZ1000 Turns 11.54

…McPhail, 28, is Sales Manager and technical Consultant at Vance & Hines Racing (VHR) in Southern California….

Photo caption: Roger McPhail concentrates just before the lights send him down the strip to a Dragbike national record.

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