Kauffman Welcomes Racing Legend and Chambersburg Resident Bud Faubel to the State Capitol for Drag Racing and Muscle Car Day
State Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Cumberland/Franklin) today welcomed Bud Faubel, a legendary drag racing champion and Chrysler Factory Race Team member, to the state Capitol for Drag Racing and Muscle Car Day.
“I felt privileged to personally greet Bud and his wife, Barbara, to Harrisburg to take part in a day designed to highlight the importance of the sport of race car driving and its impact through the years on Pennsylvania’s tourism, economy and culture,” said Kauffman. “Bud’s contributions to the sport of drag racing are to be commended.”
During his career he drove in races for NASCAR, the United States Auto Club and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). He holds the record for the fastest qualifying speed of 156 miles per hour at Daytona, when the track was made of sand. In 1956, he was named the National Champion Stock Eliminator champion in drag racing, earning him the title of Mr. Stock Eliminator. He also won numerous victories in the Funny Car, Super Stock and A/FX Eliminator categories. Faubel is a recipient of the Legion of Honor and was inducted into the NHRA Hall of Fame.
To showcase the motorsports industry throughout Pennsylvania, the House Motorsports Caucus hosted Drag Racing and Muscle Car Day at the state Capitol. Displays included Musclecar Madness at the York Reunion, the York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs and other industry-related displays and attractions.
Other drag racing legends, including 1989 National Hot Rod Association World Funny Car champion Bruce Larson, multi-national event champion Ken Montgomery and champion of every stock eliminator national event in 1966 Jere Stahl, participated in the event.
Rep. Rob Kauffman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Tricia Lehman
House Republican Public Relations
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June 10, 2008