Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme, (born April 6, 1941, San Fernando, California) is an American dragster racer, who won the NHRA funny car championship four times in a thirty-five-year career. Top-Fuel Racing is a class of Drag racing in which the cars are run on a maximum of 90% Nitromethane and about 10% Methanol (also known as racing alcohol Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. San Fernando is a city located in northwestern Los Angeles County California, United States. Drag racing is a competition in which objects compete to be the first to cross a set finish mark usually from a dead stop and in a straight line "NHRA" redirects here For other uses see NHRA (disambiguation. Funny Car is a Drag racing car class In the USA other "professional" classes are Top Fuel, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. He was the first funny car driver to exceed 250 mph. He retired in 1994 to manage his own racing team. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) With driver Larry Dixon, Prudhomme's team won the top fuel championship in 2002 and 2003. Larry Dixon Jr (born October 23 1966) is a professional drag racer in the NHRA. Top-Fuel Racing is a class of Drag racing in which the cars are run on a maximum of 90% Nitromethane and about 10% Methanol (also known as racing alcohol See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Known for his yellow 1970 Plymouth Barracuda in which he raced rival driver Tom "Mongoose" McEwen in his red 1970 Plymouth Duster. The Plymouth Barracuda is a car that was manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964 through 1974 }The first Plymouth Duster was a semi-fastback version of the Plymouth Valiant automobile produced in the US from 1970 to 1976 Both drivers gained wider public attention from Mattel's "Hot Wheels" toy versions of the cars that were released in 1970. Mattel Inc ( is the world's largest Toy importing company based on revenue Hot Wheels celebrated their 35th anniversary in 2005 with a two day event.
Don suffers from claustrophobia, and has since before he began his racing career.
Prudhomme's car on fire in 1991 against Kenny Bernstein
Prudhomme's Funny Car in 1989