Jack Chrisman drove the Howard Cams’ twin Chevy-powered “Twin Bears” AA/Dragster to the first Top Eliminator win at the Winternationals. With a makeshift plywood airfoil on the front of the car, Chrisman defeated Tom McEwen for top honors.
Chrisman won AA/D class to qualify for the Top Eliminator go by setting a low ET of 9 seconds flat. and easily defeated McEwen, who had qualified for T.E. by steering Dick Rea's blown Chrysler A/D to a class win and a 9.46-seconds elapsed time.
For his victory, Chrisman won a 390 High-Performance Ford engine.
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