Top Fuel Teams Across the USA Part III
Fri, 19 Jan 2018, 15:23 PM ~ By Steve Reyes
Once again, we venture back to the glory years of the front-engine top fuel car via the Reyes time machine. Starting out in Oklahoma, were two of the Southwest`s best of the AA/FD ranks; the team of Graham and Groom with Marvin Graham at the controls, and then there was ``The Wizard of Oz`` Bennie Osborne, the pride of San Springs, Oklahoma. Marvin ``World`s Fastest TV Repairman`` Graham put the G&G AA/FD in many a local winner`s circle. It seemed that if they didn`t win, they blew up; henceforth, my knick-name for them was ``Bam and Boom!`` Now for Osborne, he would forever make his mark in NHRA`s top fuel racing by winning the 1967 NHRA Top Fuel World Championship. Bennie ventured to races in Oklahoma, Texas, and the Bakersfield Smoker`s event until the cost of racing made him park his race car for good.