This car was built as a Stock Eliminator Drag Car in 1979 by John Griffith. The engine came from Jim Hughes' '74 Nova and with that setup, John set an AHRA Record in 1980. He sold the car in 1983 to Jay Roth who painted that legendary Obi Wan paint scheme on this car. Jay drove the car for a while, setting NHRA National Records on O/SA in 1985-1986. After this John Lightner bought the car and he ran 1987 NHRA National Record in O/SA (12.91 & 101.35 MPH).
After 1988 season this car was bought to Finland. First time it was seen on the track was in 1989 and it was driven by Minna Ruohonen back then. She drove the car for some time, and last time this car has been on track was 2006 and then it was driven by Hannu Palasmaa, who sold us the car in January 2012. After some hard work this car was seen on Track first time for a while at 2013 FHRA Drag Race Week and after then it has been racing consistantly again.
It has a 350 SBC & TH350 transmission and 5:38 Final Gear Ratio. The engine is built by Hannu Palasmaa/Risto Koskinen and so far our Best ETs are:
Class ET Track Driver Year
J/SA 11.968 Kauhava Drag Strip Niko 2018
K/SA 12.262 Motopark Raceway Niko 2014