Dragster #6 - "The Rear Engine Car"
In 1973, GSTA made the switch from front engine to rear engine dragsters. George Wepplo again was the builder and Pat Bonnett painted the car. The car was raced in two versions, starting with a 417 CI “Donovan” motor in ProComp and TA/D.
It competed at many National events and had a best ET of 7:04 at over 190 MPH.
It was then run with a 431 CI big block Chevy in Super Comp by another group of GSTA drivers and crew.
For more pics of the Super Comp version click here!
It was finally sold in 1987 after several seasons of limited use. GSTA then took a racing vacation and did not have car to run until 1997.
1973 “Rear Engine Car” Minnesota Custom Fabrication 417 CI Supercharged Donovan – Built by George Wepplo
ProComp – TA/D
Also raced in Super Comp class as a 431 CI Big block Chevy
Drivers: Ray Ruettiman – Ron Braun – Marv Englert - Ron Ruettiman – Mike Braun – Pat Bonnett – Jim Mika – Gary Hedden – Scott Kise
Crew: Ray Ruettiman – Ron Braun – Marv Englert - Ron Ruettiman – Mike Braun – Pat Bonnett – Jim Mika – Gary Hedden – Scott Kise – Scott Mika - Brian Warhol – John Warhol – Frank Courtright - Rosemary Bonnett - Ron Ruettiman