Revell Kenny Bernstein Budweiser King top fuel dragster

By Al Superczynski


Bernstein, a salesman who was one of the first to approach drag racing as a business rather than a hobby, has 65 career victories to his credit and will finish the season marking 23 years of sponsorship association with Budweiser, the longest current racer-sponsor association in all of motorsports. Heading into retirement, this year’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Raceway Park in Indianapolis will be Bernstein’s last drive at the granddaddy of NHRA events. As of this writing Kenny has gone through the traps with a 4.643 ET at 316.38 MPH in the night session, and is the number seven Top Fuel qualifier through the third round as he attempts to end his long career with a seventh championship.

The Kit

Other than the box art, decals, and instructions this kit is identical to the Army dragster reviewed in our June issue and covered as a full build review last month, so rather than repeat ourselves click here to see the in-box review, and here to read the full article. As always with kits of racing cars equipment and graphics change from race to race so it's possible that the kit doesn't exactly match any specific configuration. A little research would go a long way towards ensuring an absolutely accurate build for the fastidious.

There are, however, two improvements that should be pointed out - the body panel templates that should have been included with the Army dragster release of this kit are printed in the instructions and the decals this time around are described as being compatible with setting solutions and solvents.

It's good to see that Revell took care of these two issues in this release. Well done!

Review kit supplied by Revell-Monogram.

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