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Brad Johnson

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Drag racing legend gone - RIP Dyno Don
« on: January 25, 2006, 07:36:32 AM »

A little bit of sad news for all you old-time gearheads out there. Dyno Don Nicholson passed yesterday.

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Dyno Don Nicholson Passes

(1-24-2006) - A legendary figure in drag racing passed away this morning after a battle with pneumonia and Alzheimers disease. "Dyno Don Nicholson, 78, was an engine builder and driver whose talent and skills have seldom been surpassed.

He began his career on the circle tracks and dry lake beds in the 1940s before moving on to quarter-mile competition. A pioneer in what have now become some of the most popular classes in the sport, including Funny Car and Pro Stock, Nicholson was a major player throughout the 1960s and 70s.

Nicholson still holds the record for final-round appearances in the most NHRA eliminator categories, scoring wins or runner-up finishes in Funny Car, Pro Stock, Super, Comp, Stock, and Street
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Drag racing legend gone - RIP Dyno Don
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2006, 07:50:47 AM »

Sad

RIP Dyno Don.

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Drag racing legend gone - RIP Dyno Don
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 09:51:38 AM »

The flag at IRP in Clermont, Indiana is at half mast today.Sad
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Drag racing legend gone - RIP Dyno Don
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006, 10:46:51 AM »

Heaven is full of burnt rubber smoke today...

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Drag racing legend gone - RIP Dyno Don
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006, 12:20:41 PM »

Yea, I heard about it today.  

Will say a prayer for him and his family.  I'm heading up to Phoenix this weekend for the NHRA time trials and I'm sure they will take a moment to honor him in the opening ceremony.

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Drag racing legend gone - RIP Dyno Don
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2006, 04:31:47 PM »

It was from a drag racer that I learned that "hydraulic" can be a verb.