AMERICAN HOT ROD ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS MIKE DUNN AND DARRELL GWYNN, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
Mike Dunn is one of the best natural drivers to ever step behind the wheel of a nitro car. From capturing a U.S. Nationals title in 1986 and becoming the first Funny Car driver to run over 280 miles per hour in Dallas in 1987 while driving for Joe Pisano, Dunn had accomplished more than any driver could imagine. But one thing that eluded him well into his career was a championship.
In 1999, in his seventh season driving for the legend Darrell Gwynn, Dunn would put together one of his best seasons yet and led the Top Fuel points standings for much of the year.
However, a devastating summer slump and failing to qualify late in the season in Memphis would put a damper on Dunn’s title hopes, as Dunn would lose the points lead at the U.S. Nationals and never recover, ultimately making 1999 the potential championship season that got away.