1963 NHRA Winternationals

The 1963 NHRA Winternationals (commonly known as the Winternats) were a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag racing event, held at Auto Club Raceway, Pomona, California on 17 February.[1]

Events

Jack Williams' new slingshot streamliner Scuderia made her debut at this year's Winternats, in Top Gas. She also won the "Best Appearing" award.[2]

Results

Top Fuel

In the Top Fuel Dragster (TF/D) final round, Don Garlits (not yet nicknamed "Big Daddy") defeated Art Malone.[3]

Altered

Top Gas

Scuderia made her debut, recording a best pass of 8.83 seconds at 169.17 mph (272.25 km/h) with Ron Lowe at the wheel, before mechanical trouble sidelined her.[4]

The class win went to Bob Muravez (in the John Peters-owned car) over Connie Kalitta.[5]

Competition Eliminator

Tony Nancy took the win in Comp Eliminator, defeating Jerry Hardick.[6]

Middle Eliminator

Doug "Cookie" Cook claimed Middle Eliminator in his Oldsmobile-engined Willys, over Jim Dunn.[7]

Junior Eliminator

Junior Eliminator was won by Hugh Tucker, winner of Little Eliminator at Pomona in 1962, over Bob Culbert.[8]

Little Eliminator

Charlie Smith was defeated by Dick Bourgeois in Little Eliminator.[9]

Super Stock

Stock

In Stock Eliminator, Al Eckstrand in a 1963 Dodge defeated Bill Shirey in a 1963 Plymouth.[10]

Notes

  1. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 20 September 2018)
  2. ^ Taylor, Thom. "Jack Williams-Ron Lowe Syndicate Scuderia Dragster", in "Beauty Beyond the Twilight Zone", p. 42.
  3. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 18 November 2018)
  4. ^ Taylor, p. 42.
  5. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 3 October 2018)
  6. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 3 October 2018)
  7. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 3 October 2018)
  8. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 3 October 2018)
  9. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 3 October 2018)
  10. ^ Ultimateracinghistory (retrieved 3 October 2018)