Norm Weekly, the colorful and talented driver of the famed Frantic Four Top Fuel dragster of the 1960s, died June 19. He was 72.
Weekly, known as “Stormin’ Norman,” along with partners and fellow Southern Californians Ron Rivero, Dennis Holding, and Jim Fox, banded together in early 1963 and set track records from all along the West Coast. The team set top speed at the 1964 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis and beat legends such as “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, and Chris “the Greek” Karamesines. In 1966, they were among the fastest in drag racing with a speed of 221.66 mph.
Weekly is survived by two daughters, two sisters, and many grandchildren.