Driver and Machine in Building Y’s Ford Nationals Select Display all Weekend

Sam Auxier, Jr., has been a guest at Carlisle in years past but never before like this. One of drag racing’s top drivers decades ago is coming back in 2018 to not only meet fans, but also to showcase his famed 1965 A/FX Comet Drag Car. This isn’t just any average ’65 racer; it was one of nine cars built by Bill Stroppe for Mercury and was provided to Sam by Mercury. Under the hood, this beast hosts a 427 side oiler engine, backed by a Top Loader 4-speed transmission. Sam will also be accompanied by Al Turner, the former leader of the Mercury Racing Division and Sam’s former teammate Chick DeNinno. Come to Carlisle and see a car that’s known as much for its beautiful paint, exceptional engineering and wild, wheel standing starts as ts success on the track.
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