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Bakersfield 1959, a night and weekend to remember. You can see there was an intense strategy meeting taking place with the crew by the guy with the lampshade on his head (Tommy) Saturday night in the Motel 6 (when they were $6 a night) before the big drag race at Famoso. The groovy guy on the left is Don Prudhomme proclaiming they’d be number one when it was all over—and they were. “We won the Gas part of the Fuel and Gas Championships,” Tommy laughs, looking at the photo, “and what a great time to be crazy kids!” TV Tommy definitely put the fun into drag racing for his crew and the fans when he was competing.