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Chris Karamesines

Chris Karamesines
Born November 11, 1931
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Awards
Named 50 Greatest NHRA Drivers in 2001
2006 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Inductee
Karamesines at Charlotte in September 2011

Chris Karamesines (born November 11, 1931) is an American drag racer and one of NHRA's early pioneers and nicknamed "The Golden Greek". In 2009, he became the first driver in NHRA history to compete and become the fastest driver at over 78 years old at the final event of the 2009 season at Pomona driving in the Top Fuel category. But he would lose in the first round against Brandon Bernstein. The following year, he made an attempt at Firebird International Raceway in Arizona and made the field, but again lost in the first round. [1] On June 19, 2011, Karamesines defeated Doug Kalitta in the first round of final eliminations at the NHRA event at Thunder Valley. It was Karamesines' first round win since 1990. Chris has never won an NHRA National Event but has come close several times. His last final round appearance came in 1990 in Seattle, Washington. Karamesines also reached the final round at Le Grandnational Molson in Quebec Canada that same year. On June 15, 2014 at Bristol, Karamesines the #16 qualifier knocked out #1 qualifier Brittany Force in the first round then lost to Doug Kalitta in the second round.

References

  1. ^ . hotrod.com http://www.hotrod.com/thehistoryof/hrdp_1003_chris_karamesines/index.html. 

External links

  • NHRA.com Bio


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