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K&N Sponsored Paul Wiechman Gets PSCA Super Street Win at Fontana

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Wiechman's Cutlass Ciera was formerly owned and driven by the late "Dyno Don" Nicholson.
Wiechman's Cutlass Ciera was formerly owned and driven by the late "Dyno Don" Nicholson.
At the last Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA) event held at Fontana Auto Club Dragway wily veteran, Paul Wiechman, took the Super Street win. "You can call the class the geezer class since the average age is 60 plus. We're never in a big hurry and take naps at the track between rounds," Wiechman joked with K&N Race News. The Torrance, California resident likes to play the senior card, but make no mistake about it, there's a heap of fast left in Wiechman.
Paul Wiechman won at Fontana driving his 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera.
Paul Wiechman won at Fontana driving his 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera.


Wiechman has been racing with PSCA and the West Coast Hot Rod Association for the past two years. "I run in the 8.60 class," says Wiechman "Door cars and no electronics are the basic rules; you are allowed a starting line rpm chip is all."

The K&N sponsored driver started racing in 1967 at Lions Drag Strip, winning his first event there. "I got paid by the late Steve Evan, track manager at the time. When Lions closed we all moved over to Irwindale Raceway, which was later sold to the Miller Brewing Company for $1. After Irwindale closed it was on to Orange County International Raceway, until it too closed in '83. Back then my wife worked there as the time-slip girl, so we spent most every weekend at the track both working and racing."
Wiechman sent a special thank you to his wife for all her support, Jeannie is holding the family mascot, Frankie.
Wiechman sent a special thank you to his wife for all her support, Jeannie is holding the family mascot, Frankie.


Then it was Carlsbad, Ontario, Riverside, and Los Angeles County Raceway, which is located in Palmdale, California and was running until 2007. "They are all closed now," says Wiechman. "I also run the NHRA Div. 7 National and Divisional events at times, and have for many years. I still run Southern Cal. Pro Gas, Super Street, and Super Comp Associations too."

Wiechman drives a 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, with a small-block Chevy 427 engine and Powerglide transmission. The car was formerly owned and driven by the late "Dyno Don" Nicholson, as a Pro-Stock car back in the '80's (The NHRA estimates that Nicholson won 90 percent of his match races). "The car has one carburetor," adds Wiechman, "My best E.T. so far has been 8.49 at 159 mph."

"We still have three events left to race this year with the PSCA, two in Las Vegas and one in Fontana. Hopefully the weather will accommodate us. I would like to thank Steve Williams for giving me the opportunity to race on the K&N team. He has a real tough group of racers onboard, including himself. Good luck to the rest of the K&N team for the rest of their racing this year. Win lights and Wallys for everyone. P.S. - special thanks to my wife Jeannie for all her support."

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