We look back fondly at the ‘60s and early ‘70s as drag racing’s heyday. It was a time when many, armed only with a shoestring budget and engine-building skills, could compete successfully and perhaps win enough money to compete the following week. If you were skilled enough to win races you might even secure a factory sponsorship. Back then, the easiest way to compete was in Super Stock and later in Pro Stock racing where a production-based car and driveline are required.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2016/05/09/Pro-Stock-Legends