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SEMA Heritage: The Snake, "TV" Tommy and the Four-Engine Dragster

Don "The Snake" Prudhomme announced his retirement in January, closing the book on a stellar drag-racing career that spanned nearly five decades. In his 32 seasons as a driver, Prudhomme earned four consecutive Funny Car championships, 49 Top Fuel victories and two nearly undefeated seasons with his U.S. Army-sponsored Monza Funny Cars in 1975 and 1976. After getting out from behind the wheel in 1994, Prudhomme went on to spend nearly 15 years as a race team owner, bringing his total championship tally to six and his national event win count to 112. [Read more]