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Kay Elmore
Kay Elmore • 1 year ago

The Nelson Carter series of Super Chief funny car was very popular with drag racing fans. Carter's drag racing career came to an unexpected and abrupt end with this crash. Carter had hired tuner Steve Bernd to drive the latest Super Chief at Orange County International Raceway. The crash was caught on film and can be seen in the Jim Dunn movie Funny Car Summer.

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Butch Leal's funny car career was short lived but he made his presence known. The Logghe Bros. built car was state of the art and was good for seven-second runs. Butch went back to Super Stockers after the funny car, and eventually ended up running Pro Stock, where he gained his greatest fame.