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Jungle Jim does burnout in 1976

Russell James "Jim" Liberman (September 12, 1945 - September 9, 1977) was an United States drag racer from Pennsylvania, known as "Jungle Jim". He was named #17 on the list of the Top 50 NHRA drivers.<ref name=NHRA>No. 17 "Jungle Jim" Liberman, NHRA.com, Retrieved August 10, 2007</ref> Liberman was known for driving backwards, as his girlfriend guided him back to the starting line, (160 km/h) after doing his burnout.<ref name=NHRA />

Liberman was known as a flamboyant showman who toured the country.<ref name=NHRA /> He primarily toured the United States at drag racing events. He averaged an estimated 100 events per year during the 1970s.<ref name=NHRA /> He refused to lift off the gas when a run was completely out of shape.<ref name=NHRA />


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Jungle Jim does burnout in 1976

Russell James "Jim" Liberman (September 12, 1945 - September 9, 1977) was an United States drag racer from Pennsylvania, known as "Jungle Jim". He was named #17 on the list of the Top 50 NHRA drivers.<ref name=NHRA>No. 17 "Jungle Jim" Liberman, NHRA.com, Retrieved August 10, 2007</ref> Liberman was known for driving backwards, as his girlfriend guided him back to the starting line, (160 km/h) after doing his burnout.<ref name=NHRA />

Liberman was known as a flamboyant showman who toured the country.<ref name=NHRA /> He primarily toured the United States at drag racing events. He averaged an estimated 100 events per year during the 1970s.<ref name=NHRA /> He refused to lift off the gas when a run was completely out of shape.<ref name=NHRA />


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