Maybe you remember a national event, or a local class racing show, or the coca cola calvacade of stars, or even a booked in funny car match race. Nov 05, 2011 funny car nationals nostalgia nitro alcohol drag racing 14 mile nhra new england dragway s september 10, 2011 first round of funny car session with bob rosetty in the rolling stoned joe jacono. He became a professional nhra division one top fuel drag racing professional. We lost the legendary owner of the tennessee boweevil. The first joe james memorial race was held at salem in 1953. Joe jaconos 1973 rollin stoned plymouth barracuda rollin stoned again they never thought joe jacono would get out of the 70s alive, let alone turn up racing a. This photo was snapped as they were coming down the return road, just after a pass. Get the best deals on racing stickers when you shop the largest online selection at. The norfolk, virginia driver died in his final start at the royal speedway in richmond, virginia. The obituary was featured in daytona beach newsjournal on september 1, 2017. On sunday, may 8, 1960, joe jacono was among almost 500 entries at the nhra event. Jacono went on to a great career in dragsters and funny cars, today lives in new smyrna beach, florida. Joe would make a pass, and then they would head back to the pits.
A farewell to joe jacono, always fast and funny east coast drag. Joe jaconos buick powered aadragster was a top eliminator threat wherever he ran. He was born in seattle, washington, and died in sacramento, california, aged 75 indy 500 results. Goodbye to the summertime york us30 reunion and musclecar madness shows. Johnny dumfries john crichtonstuart, scotland formula one driver joltin joe joe jacono, u. Joe was born in chester, pa, october 21st, 1933, to william and mary jacono who have preceded him in death.
Neighbors complaint mopar was a regular at maple grove. He turned over on the backstretch of the richmond track as was facing oncoming traffic. Jacono began his dragracing career in the 1950s and became one of the best top fuel dragsters in the northeast, winning several regional and national titles. Join facebook to connect with joe jacono and others you may know. The action joe race car 5305 is too big to fit on my photo table, so enjoy a spin set up in my joe room. Talking about joe jacono s red and black aad 425, nailhead how bout that boss. This list is the most simple, yet eloquent example of why i felt a drag racing archive was so necessary.
Joe castellano racing career profile driver database. He died in a hospital in bristol, pennsylvania after a crash at langhorne speedway russo was known for performing a stunt of driving around the indianapolis motor speedway blindfolded his son, eddie russo, and his brother, paul russo have also. The duo matchraced mainly on the east coast until winward tired of racing. Joe macaris career as a racing driver might have been dashed by a serious road accident, but his passion for ferrari has seen him selling, maintaining and restoring the finest examples for over 15 years. Joseph jacono passed away in daytona beach, florida. He started drag racing in 1950, at the wheel of a buickengined bgas 1940 ford, which he. Joe came out of retirement in 2002 when bob rosetty restored his old funny car. Anthony, although a young 28 years of age, was an integral part of the 422 motorsports nostalgia super stock team and driver of several of the teams race cars over the past. Joe jacono s buick powered aadragster was a top eliminator threat wherever he ran. Aug 01, 2005 joe jaconos 1973 rollin stoned plymouth barracuda rollin stoned again they never thought joe jacono would get out of the 70s alive, let alone turn up racing a nostalgia funny car in 2005. Chevy monza and several others will perform throughout the weekend.
Drag racing in memoriam drag racing, drag racing photos. East coast funny car racer joe jacono was the subject of a memorable drag racing magazine cover in the 1970s, but there was far more to him than that. Funny car nationals nostalgia nitro alcohol drag racing 14 mile nhra new england dragway s september 10, 2011 first round of funny car session with. Black gold rollin stoned kandy apple red k11 over solar gold bc01. Rma6602 bill grumpy jenkins as chevrolet chevy ii 327 indy 1966. Joe jaconos 1973 rollin stoned plymouth barracuda rollin. This version of race car driver was only available at desimone g. From 1993 to 20, he represented the 1th district in the texas house of representatives, a seat that he initially won in the 1992 elections. On june 15, 1963, the speedway drag strip booked a match race between malcolm durhams 63 chev strip blazer and don coppolas 63 plymouth. The wirespoke, motorcycle front wheels were assembled by joe jacono. From west chester, pa, jacono came from a decidedly bluecollar background to rise as an engine builder, race car constructor, driver and. Drag racing pictures of front engine fuel dragsters. The exclusive contained a hand repainted ace and a race car with stickers.
Rob wilson and joe macari are both internationally recognised racing drivers. Hard chargers like lou sgro black magic tribute car, bob rosetti rolling stoned 70 cuda driven by 73 year old joe jacono, the klingerman bros. Drag racing list jacono, 70, comes out of retirement to. Aug 29, 2017 joe was born in chester, pa, october 21st, 1933, to william and mary jacono who have preceded him in death. Joe driver born september 29, 1946 in rockwall, texas is a republican politician from the u. Join facebook to connect with joseph jacono and others you may know. Funny car nationals nostalgia drag racing new england dragway 2011.
From west chester, pa, jacono came from a decidedly bluecollar background to rise as an engine builder, race car constructor, driver and nevershy, selfpromoter. Dec 26, 2008 neighbors complaint mopar was a regular at maple grove. Raymond godman didnt let being paralyzed by snipers bullet in service of his country get in the way of an amazing career in drag racing. Sep 07, 2017 from west chester, pa, jacono came from a decidedly bluecollar background to rise as an engine builder, race car constructor, driver and nevershy, selfpromoter. Lombardo was also a top engine builder and the former driver on the bill. Rob wilson is a master instructor and regular trainer in the worlds of formula one and many other race series. Joe russo december 27, 1901 in racine, wisconsin june 10, 1934 in bristol, pennsylvania was an american racecar driver active in the 1930s. After pat oconnors death in 1958, his name was added to the event, and the joe jamespat oconnor memorial remains a. Funny car nationals nostalgia drag racing new england. The infamous joe jacono was a match race legend in the northeastern part of the united states with the rollin stoned cuda. Joe was the runnerup at the first nhra winternationals in florida, 1960. And, miraculously, he still got to fulfil his lifelong dream of driving a ferrari at le mans.
Joe thomas in 1914 joe thomas 2 august 1890 28 december 1965 was an american racecar driver. He was born in seattle, washington, and died in sacramento, california, aged 75. June 9, 2004 he raced against the legendary jungle jim liberman in the 70s, and now, at age 70 himself, joe jacono will be racing at the second annual holley nhra national hot rod reunion, presented by dupont automotive refinishes. Californias joe james made his mark in a brief career. Apr 14, 2016 joe jaconos buick powered aadragster was a top eliminator threat wherever he ran. Joe was a drag racing pioneer in the 1950s, racing from canada to florida when racing was done on back roads and beaches.
Joe little joe jernigan may 23, 1915 june 23, 1951. One of the veteran racers i saw compete every weekend was joe hill. Joe thomas 2 august 1890 28 december 1965 was an american racecar driver. Rma6604 don gay infinity pontiac gto ccfd funny car bristol 66. Steve gibbs got the honor of passing out the wallys. Drag racing story of the day joe jacono and his zoomie.
Trading collectors cars is an italian job for joe macari. The car is difficult to find both because of limited production, and the reality of handing a race car to a kid. Starts 3 poles 0 front row 0 wins 0 top 5 0 top 10 2 retired 1. Could have the funniest paint job ever featuring a caveman with a club in one hand and a, umm, hand rolled cigarette in the other. Joe was smooth and fast in the races i saw him run at west capital raceway and placerville speedway. Also being inducted is another nhra legend, track announcer bob frey, along with top alcohol dragster king frank manzo, retired funny car driver joe jacono, and local engine builder lee crupi. East coast funny car racer joe jacono was the subject of a memorable drag racing magazine cover in the 1970s, but there was far more to. Also known as sliced bread, he won the daytona 500 in 2015 as well as the meijer 300 at the kentucky. Joe, the owner and driver of the 1965 hemi plymouth the green hornet was a mainstay in drag racing throughout the 1960s and early 70s campaigning a variety of race cars from super stockers to afxers to nitro funny cars. Gone, but not forgotten 2017 part i drag race central. It also appears joe preferred driving with the popular left leaning hey. Funny car driver jos johannes verstappen, netherlands formula one driver jos the boss johannes verstappen, netherlands formula one driver jr vaughn gittin, jr.
He died in a hospital in bristol, pennsylvania after a crash at langhorne speedway. Lew russell robinson june 2, 1933 february 6, 1971, nicknamed sneaky pete, was an. Joe jacono, larry lombardo, george weiler and frank lesueur will be. Jacono was so taken by the restoration that he went through a drag racing school refresher course. Owner and driver marko tossavainen is one of the most famous super comp driver here in scandinavian he is. Image nhra brass taking a gander at that these days. When they got back to the pits, joe would climb out of the car, lean against the bonneville and b. Funny car nationals nostalgia drag racing new england dragway. Those of you who are drag race fans, especially from the 60s and 70s probably fondly remember certain races. Each of those and the many others weve lost made a unique and worthy contribution to all that is drag racing today. Rma6601 gene snow dodge dart starting line indy 1966 wb.
Race tuition is the ideal way to get maximum enjoyment from your performance car. Joe jacono, from philadelphia, passed away after a long battle related to heart issues. Hill was the 1978 driving champ in the super modifieds at west cap, and later he owned pville in the early stages of their sprint car class. Jacono was a standout at both nhra and nascar events in the early 60s. Delawares joltin joe jacono, circa 1973, ran an east coast schedule with his popular funny cars. But in this shot, joe is sporting a stylish crew cut. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world. When funny cars became the hot deal in drag racing, biddy winward called his pal jacono to go funny car racing. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the. Four dragracing legends will be honored by the eastern museum of motor. Joe jacono started in drag racing by wheeling biddy winwards aafd and the barbin and haywood aafd.
The grand opening race for the 1972 season at cecil county was a grand affair indeed as a large turnout of fans were on hand to witness an upset match race win by joe jacono and the brief encounter barracuda who defeated favorite jungle jim liberman and his hemipowered camaro three straight. The factory experimental cars page 16 class racer forum. Joe continued with his own rollin stoned cuda aafc. Bernstein was already a maple grove veteran when the nationals arrived in 1985. Funny car drag racing nhra drag racing funny cars thing 1 yellow car sprint cars vintage race car sweet cars vintage humor the infamous joe jacono was a match race legend in the northeastern part of the united states with the rollin stoned cuda. Joe jacono, april 1972 those of you who are drag race fans, especially from the 60s and 70s probably fondly remember certain races. Joseph little joe jernigan ran just four races in his nascar career. Feb 24, 2014 the factory experimental cars page 16 class racer forum. He won many championships in top fuel dragsters and funny cars. Driver joe jacono never won a major title in those dayshis main claim to fame was a magazine story that showed him dressed as a caveman in a quarry banging rocks together with his 73 rollin. Four drag racing legends to be honored at emmr on saturday.
Improve your road driving, learn to race or race faster. Following tf efforts in the 60s, jaconos first flopper was an sohc powered extasca brief encounter mustang in 1970 which burned before it had a chance to be sorted out. Jacono, 70, comes out of retirement to race rollin stoned at second annual holley nhra national hot rod reunion. When the federal government mandated the first safety measures for automobiles, ford motor companys crash tests compliance consisted of, corrugating the main frame rails of the chassis, so that on impact that corrugation would give way, taking the energy of the impact away from the passenger. Nichols is living his dream these days as driver of the mill road boys 70 camaro funny car. This is the same joe jacono famous for the rollin stoned funny car. Rma6603 bobby wood chevy chevelle ccfd funny car bristol 1966. After pat oconnors death in 1958, his name was added to the event, and the joe jamespat oconnor memorial remains a prestigious usac sprintcar race.319 569 730 1256 971 496 1466 1088 1212 71 653 317 37 481 510 298 1186 1455 836 262 361 510 740 866 1550 790 950 427 1147 754 346 254 17 513 1343 659 168 372 1373 69