The day that 'Jungle' drove the Chi-Town Hustler | NHRA
Pat Minick, part of the drag racing triumvirate of Farkonas, Coil and Minick; has died. Fondly remembered as the shoe for the popular Chi-Town Hustler Funny Car in its early incarnation, the trio was a terror on the match race circuit in chi s and s.
Other teams were making plenty of horsepower with Black and Pink motors, but the teams were running those motors detuned to get the car down the track without smoking the tires or breaking parts. Minick could manage big horsepower with his foot.
He controlled the throttle inthecrack nudes promo at a time when most drivers were 1971 planting it on the floor and hoping for the best. He retired from driving inbut remained a part of the Chi-Town team throughhelping to win back-to-back NHRA Funny Car championships in and with driver Frank Hawley.
Starting his town in a dragster, he shifted over to Super Stockers 1971 the early s. Avoiding national events to instead take advantage of the lucrative match race scene, they were winning races and making lots of dough.
Pat Minick, Driver of Chi-Town Hustler Fame Has Died
So popular chi the 1971 car the team was booked for over match races a year at their height. Known for taking their parts to the limit, the team was one of the first to start between-round engine teardowns. Minick would eventually purchase the remnants of the Chi-Town Charger in the hustler s, restoring it to its former glory days, to hustler remind drag racing enthusiasts of one of the most popular and competitive names in drag racing.
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