Monday, April 17, 2017

Arnie Beswick "First NHRA Funny Car Under 10 Seconds" - April 17, 1965

April 17, 1965
Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to run the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds, with a time of 9.97 seconds during a meet in York, Pennsylvania, USA.


  1. He was in the 8 second bracket before 1965 was over. The "Mystery Tornado" '64 GTO ran in the 8's at Union Grove in Wisconsin when I was there to see it.

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