ON TRACK with David Scoggan – RIP, Mongoose

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Photo credit: David Scoggan

Just a personal tribute to the memory of the amazing Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, who passed away at the age of 81 on June 10, 2018. McEwen was to have been honored at last year’s U.S. Nationals in celebration of his surprise, emotional 1978 Funny Car win over arch-rival and good friend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme. You will never be forgotten, ‘Goose!

1 Comment

  1. Bill Fry

    I certainly miss Tom McEwen and wish that I had taken more opportunities to get near him and/or speak to him. The tribute you mentioned for him at last years race was a good one but felt hollow due to his absense. Had he been there, I’m sure the applause would have gone on and on. MONGOOSE FOREVER!


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