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  2. Ron Abbot. The dragster was later owned by bob Lang. Bob sold it and it is now restored.
     
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  3. Hugh Tucker in the near lane.
     
  4. Rapid "Red Lang ". Joe Anahory and Spider Razon were part of the "Dead End Kids".
     
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    Blowing the pic up, it looks like the name on the helmet visor is 'Sonny' and the car is sponsored by Beacon Automotive. Beacon Automotive out of Newport, RI has a nostalgia dragster, but I couldn't find anything about a 1960s Beacon Automotive rail.
     
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    Here is the another shot of the car, with driver Billy Scott sitting on the push truck.
    Billy Scott
    INDIANAPOLIS — Billy Scott, who competed in four USAC national championship races, including the 1976 Indianapolis 500, died April 28. He was 68.

    Nicknamed “Billy the Kid,” Scott began driving quarter-midgets as a 5-year-old in San Bernardino, California, and he was later the first 16-year-old ever to record a top-end speed of 200 mph in an NHRA Top Fuel dragster, doing so on the very day he became eligible to hold a Top Fuel license, his 16th birthday.


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