History of the "California Charger"

California Charger
Pontiac Trans Am '77 Funny Car
Chassis Chromoly. 120" by Don Long 1977 (USA)
Body by J&E Fiberglass Pontiac Trans Am 1977 (USA)
Coating, lettering and graghics by Sir Nat Quick
Keeling & Cleyton team, Marina Del Ray, CA,USA
1977 -

owner:      John Keeling
driver:      Neil Leffler
engine:      Howards 480 KB
fuel:      Methanol
class:      AA/FC
time:      6,400 s / 367 km/h (1977)

16.8.1981 Räyskälä, Finland.
7,34 s
Steinar Stolen, Norway
1980 - 1982

owner:      Steinar Stolen
driver:      Steinar Stolen
engine:      514 KB
fuel:      Methanol
class:      Pro Comp (PC)
time:      6,81 s ( First 6 in PC in the UK)
(4-7.4.1980 Easter International SPR, UK)

14.-14.8.1983 Räyskälä International, Finland.
Timo Aartomaa, Finland
1982 - 1985
The first imported Alcohol Car in Finland

owner:      Timo Aartomaa
driver:      Timo Aartomaa
engine:      Chevrolet 482 BB iron block, 4,376 x 4,00
                    Chervolet iron heads
                    Littlefield 6-71, 43% overdrive
                     Enderly fuel injection
transm.:      2+1 Lenco, Crowerglide 3 disc clucth
fuel:      Methanol
class:      Pro Comp (PC)
best time:      7,37 s / 302 km/h (Mantorp park 1985)

1984 Santa Pod, England.
7.45 s / 293 km/h NR, Winner in Pro Fuel class.

Jaana Aartomaa, Timo's sister, drived licence in
14.-15.7.1984 Seinäjoki Summer Nationals.

American Car Show 1985 Helsinki, Finland.

6/1985 Summer Nationals, Seinäjoki, Finland.
8,674 s
Tero Pääläinen, Finland
1986

owner:      Timo Aartomaa
driver:      Tero P√§√§l√§inen
engine:      Chevrolet 482 BB
fuel:      Methanol
class:      Pro Comp (PC)
best time:     
Juha Airio, Finland
1987

owner:      Juha Airio
driver:      Juha Airio
engine:      Chevrolet 482 BB
fuel:      Methanol
class:      Pro Comp (PC)
best time:      8,11 s / 289 km/h



Jouni Naasko, Finland
1988 -

owner:      Jouni Naasko
driver:      Jouni Naasko
engine:      Chevrolet 482 BB
fuel:      Methanol
class:      Pro Comp (PC)
best time:      8,1 s /315 km/h
Heikki Virtanen, Finland

owner:      Heikki Virtanen
driver:      Heikki Virtanen
engine:      Riolo 509
fuel:      Gas / Nos
class:      Competition
best time:      8.2 s / 299 km/h
Heikki Virtanen, Finland

owner:      Heikki Virtanen
driver:      Heikki Virtanen
engine:      Riolo 509
fuel:      Gas / Nos
class:      Competition
best time:      8.2 s / 299 km/h
ProDrag Racing, Finland
5.9.2000 -

owner:      Pertti Soronen
driver:      Pertti Soronen
engine:      Chervolet 540 BB
fuel:      Gas
class:      Super Comp (SC)
best time:      8,900 s index