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Wadsworth, Ohio’s Ken and Rona Veney moved to Southern California in the early 1970s and became involved in the emerging Southern California Gas Funny Car Circuit, which their original Kern Cox–chassis Veney’s Vega would dominate. Veney’s Vega 1 (there would be a total of four cars,) soon gave way to Veney’s Vega II and nitro-methane became the fuel of choice. That’s when the little injected Chevrolet A/FC began knocking down the big numbers, running in the low sevens (7.45 seconds) at over 190 mph, setting track records everywhere. By the time NHRA instituted its BB/Funny Car class (1973), Veney’s Vega was running a Dale Armstrong-Ken Veney blown alcohol big-block Chevrolet and knocking out 6.90s, and either winning and/or finishing in the runner-up spot in countless BB/FC feature races, NHRA, and AHRA Super Comp Eliminator run-offs. In 1974, a Hemi-powered Veney’s Vega III would win the AHRA championships.