Jerry Ruth won a number of races at Firebird
during the 70's. Better known as "The King", he is amongst an elite
few that not only won in AA/Funny Car, but also AA/Fuel Dragster, too. Looking
back, Ruth doubled up in both AA/FD and AA/FC one year at the Ignitor -
NHRA World Championship Series meet, certainly living up to his namesake and
then some. Ruth was one of the most colorful racers in Firebird history, too.
Often outspoken, always fiercely competitive, "The King" always took
his racing very seriously...truly one of the real characters of early Firebird