Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1960s Drag Racer Dave Strickler Is Born - June 28, 1940

June 28, 1940 - June 6, 1985
Dave Strickler
(Photo;hobbydb.com)
From York, Pennsylvania, USA.
One of the pioneers of 1960s Super/Stock and Factory Experimental (FX) drag racing and one of the sport’s first touring professionals, Dave made his early reputation as the driver of the “Old Reliable” Chevrolets out of the Ammon R. Smith dealership that were turned by his friend, partner and fellow EMPA Hall of Fame member, Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins.
(Photo; www.jalopyjournal.com)
In all, Dave Stickler won 16 National Class Championship titles in NHRA and American Hot Rod Association competition and he set 41 National and World records.

Unfortunately, on June 6, 1985, Dave died of a massive heart attack while mowing his lawn in York, Pennsylvania, just 22 days short of his 45th birthday.

For more see; Dave Strickler - Tribute Page

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