Nobody Wants To Thrash On The Truck: Check Out The Story Of Jerry Caminito At The 1990 California Nationals


Nobody Wants To Thrash On The Truck: Check Out The Story Of Jerry Caminito At The 1990 California Nationals

It’s always awesome when underdog teams embark on some sort of awesome drag racing sojourn and try something they never have before. In 1990 that was Jerry Caminito’s story. The nitro funny car racer from Brooklyn, New York had never traveled very far west when he decided that he wanted to run the NHRA Western Swing for the first time. Loading up his dually Chevy truck with a very heavy trailer, they were off.

As you will see, trouble struck the team on the way to Sonoma, California to run the California Nationals and it wasn’t just help from their friends that got them to the track. It was guile, it was guts, and it was the begrudging knowledge that they were not going to be done working on engines after their Sunday was over. They had another one to fix.

Lastly, this was a good day at the races for Caminito and likely helped him pay some of the bills he incurred on the trip. You’ll watch him go rounds in his Blue Thunder funny car thumping guys like Art Hendy in the process!

Hit the image of a tire smoking Jerry Caminito to check out this killer video and story


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2 thoughts on “Nobody Wants To Thrash On The Truck: Check Out The Story Of Jerry Caminito At The 1990 California Nationals

  1. adam chris

    Back when the stands were packed with fans from the starting line to the top end because the drivers would leg it on down the track tires blazing and outa shape . Who took the smoke outa the tires and the drivers outa the seat ?

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  2. jerry z

    I remember Jerry Caminito back to the E-town days with the likes of Al Hoffman, Swensen and Lani, and Chuck Etchells to name a few.

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