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Ron Nunes grew up in the San Francisco Bay area during the '50s. His first car was a '32 three-window Ford coupe powered by a blown Oldsmobile engine. In 1963 he purchased a '41 Willys coupe, also powered by a blown Oldsmobile engine. The fabricated weight of the Willys was 2000 pounds. Because of the weight restrictions in the B/Gas Supercharged class, 950 pounds of ballast had to be added to bring it into conformance.

He blasted into the record books with a blistering run of 9.90 seconds at 136.87 mph. The record was set by the NHRA as being "unrealistic" in 1968. He has continued to pursue racing. In 1998, Ron piloted his current car -- a AA/Supercharged 1963 Corvette -- to a Goodguys Nostalgia record of 6.70 seconds at 208.97 mph. Ron won top honors that year in the Goodguy's Nostalgia for the Lowest ET and Top Speed.

In 1998, the Corvette was the test car for the 671 Kobelco Supercharger. The 671 proved to deliver more boost and cooler temperatures. The record speaks for the efficiency of the 671 Kobelco. Ron Nunes Racing is an authorized Kobelco Distributor. Please contact us regarding Kobelco products.

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