Legendary Funny Car ace Dale Pulde returns to Nitro Jam competition in Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 9, 2010) -- Dale Pulde and the International Hot Rod Association. It is a combination that helped launch the career of the ...
Legendary Funny Car ace Dale Pulde returns to Nitro Jam competition in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 9, 2010) -- Dale Pulde and the International Hot Rod Association.
It is a combination that helped launch the career of the legendary Funny Car driver and helped elevate the IHRA's Funny Car class to near rockstar status during the late 70s and early 80s.
During that time frame Pulde won three IHRA World Championships in Nitro Funny Car and compiled an impressive 20 victories and 35 final rounds -- both good enough for first all-time in the class. Pulde also recorded a number of "firsts" in the history of the class and went on to become one of the most recognizable stars in the sport. His career reached a climax in 2007 when he was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.
Often times referred to as one of the "greatest driver to ever sit behind the wheel of a Funny Car," Pulde still to this day continues to make his rounds at drag strips across the country 33 years after winning his first championship.
And that road will finally lead him back to the IHRA for the first time in many years as he pilots the famous "War Eagle" Pontiac in the new Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car class on the Nitro Jam tour June 18-19 at the Salt Lake Nitro Jam at Rocky Mountain Raceways.
"IHRA has always been good for the 'War Eagle' team and myself personally. I would like to see this Nostalgia Funny Car program continue to grow," Pulde said. "I am also looking forward to going to Salt Lake. Salt Lake is always an enjoyable place to race. Nice people all around and a great facility."
Born earlier this year the new Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car class has become one of the most popular new acts on the Nitro Jam Tour. Featuring older bodied version of the current Funny Car's seen today, these machines are capable of five-second runs at over 260 miles-per-hour.
Pulde will join the likes of Twig Ziegler, Tim Boychuk, Jack Harris, Mark Sanders, Todd Lesenko, Jason Bussey and Steve Nichols at the Salt Lake City event. The new batch of stars highlights the western portion of the Nitro Jam schedule and is sure to provide fans with an incredible show.
Come see a living legend and some of the best drivers in the sport today June 18-19 at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley.
Series Salt Lake City pre-event notes 2010-06-04
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