Monday, November 7, 2016

NHRA: Moon dragster graphics on Dunn Funny Car at Finals

November 07, 2016 -- Jim Dunn Racing will sport a unique design on the team’s nitro Funny Car at this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals, displaying graphics on the side of the Mooneyes Funny Car body are derived from the famous Mooneyes dragster of the 1960s.

The design features the Dragmaster chassis with a small block Chevy engine, Moon/Potvin front-mounted supercharger, and Hilborn injection.

The Mooneyes dragster originally raced at NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis in 1961, and won the A/Dragster class on a 9.52 elapsed time at 153.06 mph during the 1962 Winternationals in Pomona. The Mooneyes dragster was piloted by famed drivers such as Dante Duece and Gary Cagle. In 1963, while sponsored by Revell, the Mooneyes dragster was among several other race cars that toured in England and recorded a 9.99 elapsed time at 164 mph.

The original Mooneyes dragster is housed at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Florida, while a replica will be on display for all fans to see at the Finals.