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THE BEAUTIFUL PANELLA TRUCKING BB/GS ANGLIA AT MID TRACK
THE BEAUTIFUL PANELLA TRUCKING BB/GS ANGLIA AT MID TRACK
Not many blown 4-speed stick shift Anglias out there, and even fewer who could have driven one like Ken Dondero did! ~ Bob Plumer ~
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Ken Dondero finished the 76 season as the AHRA Pro Stock champ in Bill Jenkins Mazda.jpg
Ken Dondero finished the 76 season as the AHRA Pro Stock champ in Bill Jenkins Mazda.jpg
Great Race: 1984 Gatornationals
Great Race: 1984 Gatornationals
Whisnant was credited with a 7.61 elapsed time to Dondero's 7.81 although both cars were side by side at finish. The only expl? That RW let out the clutch just as the tree was coming on,rear tires having activated the clocks. Happened twice with RW
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'58 'Vette owned by Joe Murdaca from Vacaville. This car ran 10-0's to 10-teens and was driven occasionally by Ken Dondero
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Ken Dondero's camaro (Pro Stock of the 80s & 90s).jpg
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Dyno_Don_Maverick Ken Dondero driving for Dyno in Gainesville at the Gators recorded the quickest run ever in a big block. Quicker than any Hemi 426 ever ran. He was running the small block Cleveland
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Ken Dondero and Nick Nickolis ( Pro Stock of the 80s & 90s).jpg
Ken Dondero and Nick Nickolis ( Pro Stock of the 80s & 90s).jpg
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Dondero heating the tires (Pro Stock of the 80s & 90s).jpg
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 When NHRA finally let the 90-inch wheelbase cars compete with all of the goodies, the number of Anglias and Thames went nuts. Look at the entry list for the 1967 NHRA Winternationals and count the number of Anglias entered in Modified Eliminator, it's staggering. Some of the famous cars than ran at many of the nationals included the BB/GAS Anglia of Bob Panella and manually shifted by Ken Dondero, the BB/GAS Blairs' Speed Shop Anglia driven by Phil Lukens, the BB/GAS Prefect of Steve Woods, Steve Korney's AA/GAS Goldfinger, Johnny Loper's A/GAS "Little Hoss," the A/GAS Anglia of Lutz 'N Lundberg, Stickel and Riffle's B/GASSer, the Kroona/Skarda/Sandberg's AA/GAS, and more

 

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF SHOTS OF KEN DONDERO IN THE BEAUTIFUL PANELLA TRUCKING BB/GS ANGLIA. THIS WAS A GOOD RUNNING PIECE AND HAD A FEW MAJOR EVENTS WINS LIKE THE SUPER ELIMINATOR CATEGORY AT THE 1969 WINTERNATIONALS.

 

US Race Cars - Panella Trucking (1970) 
Owner/Driver: Bob Panella
Driver: Ken Dondero

This was the only supercharged car to use a manual transmission. It achieved 146mph and mid nines in the BB/G class.

 

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More pictures of Uncle Kenny racing for Panella Trucking, Dyno Don, Grumpy Jenkins etc. I will be adding more entries as I get the information.

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