Lot of us Northeast guys remember the late Frank "The Beard" Federici of The Shark Corvette Funny car. Frank was a jewelry manufacturer out of Providence or Cranston, R.I. He began driving blown funny cars at 21 years old. Anyone can tell you he pulled feats and bravado that would make Jungle Jim Lieberman look like a choir boy. We heard about a full quarter mile burnout with fist in the air at Conn. still running,stopping in front of each set of bleachers for short burnouts or the time he went through the traps, people scrambled back to their seats when out of the smoke in the top end and running on 5 cylinders still running, stopping on the return road and then mashing the gas pedal for a burnout back to the pits, or going down the track on a header and slick, or chutes didn't open and driving out to the entrance road to a skidding stop.Anyone have other stories, or actually knew Frank? seemed like a character,what a showman!he later went to circle track racing.Sadly, he passed away in his early 50's<?> Any other stories guys, or info? Thanks for any.