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Car Craft All Star Drag Racing Team - All-Star Glory

By John Kiewicz, Photography by John Kiewicz, Scott Killeen, Chuck Schifsky

NMCA Racer All-Stars
If there's one notable about the All-Star Team it's that it has never been afraid to change with the times. As drag racing has changed over the years, so has the All-Star team. The biggest change this year is the inclusion of three driver categories from the fastest growing segment of the sport, "street legal" drag racing, as represented by the National Musclecar Association. You've read about these street-legal potent performers in the pages of Car Craft and Hot Rod magazines, and you made history by voting for your picks as the first-ever winners in this new category.

'98 Car Craft All-Star Drag Racing Team

Top Fuel Driver
Cory McClenathan

Top Fuel Crewchief
Mike Green

Funny Car Driver
John Force

Funny Car Crewchief
Austin Coil/Bernie Fedderly

Pro Stock Driver
Warren Johnson

Pro Stock/Pro Mod Crewchief/Engine Builder
Rich Purdy/Jerry Bickel

Pro Mod Driver
Scotty Cannon

Pro Stock Motorcycle
Matt Hines

Alcohol Dragster Driver
Rick Santos

Alcohol Funny Car Driver
Frank Manzo

Competition Driver
Darren Davis

Super Stock Driver
Dan Fletcher

Stock Driver
Al Corda

Super Comp/Quick Driver
Scotty Richardson

Super Gas/Rod Driver
Mike Ferderer

NMCA Pro Street
Tony Christian

NMCA Super Street
Billy Glidden

NMCA Class Racer
Gary Rohe (EZ Street)

Sportsman Chassis Builder
Undercover Chassis (Kurt Damron)

Pro Stock/Pro Mod Chassis Builder
RJ Race Cars (Rick Jones)

Top Fuel/Funny Car Chassis Builder
Murf McKinney

Sportsman Sponsor
Federal Mogul

Pro Stock/Pro Mod Sponsor
GM Performance Parts

Top Fuel/Funny Car Sponsor
Winston

Equipment Manufacturer
MSD Ignition

Automobile Manufacturer
Pontiac

Special Recognition Awards
Steve Johnson (Pro Stock MotorcycleDriver)
Clark Head Gaskets (Richard Clark)
SSI Blowers (Gerry Korman)
John Slikkerveer (Goodyear Tires)

Persons of the Year
Matt Hines and Byron Hines (Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle)

Ollie Award
John Force

By John Kiewicz
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