Tommy Ivo’s career in Hollywood spanned nearly two decades. The pocket-sized actor/singer/dancer appeared in more than 100 movies and 200 television shows. Often cast as a brainy teen, the studios had no idea of the thundering power hidden within this wee man’s frame.
Over the span of his drag racing career, Ivo competed in 12 classes behind the wheel of nearly 40 cars. On gas, he was the first to get into the 8s, the first to run over 170 mph and later the first to run 180 mph. On fuel, he became the first to break both the 7- and 5-second barriers. He was also among the first group inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.
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