The Valley Speed FED: fired for the first time
Tim Conder fires the Valley Speed Front Engine Dragster (FED) for the very
first time at the shop in Sonoma, CA with help from Pete Jensen, Chris
Bochoko, Rex Hutchison and friends. AUTOCULTURE was there to record the
event Â ten years in the making!
One of the greatest Top Fuel Dragsters of all time. Owned by Roland Leong,
tuned by Keith Black and driven by Don "The Snake" Prudomme. The car was
later driven by the late Mike Snively. It won Indy twice!
Kevin Rapozo's State Record Setting 1320 Run - Maui 11-17-07
Short Vid of Kevin Rapozo, from Kauai, running his Top Alcohol Dragster in
the Top Gun Shoot-Out event at Maui RaceWay Park on Saturday, Nov. 17,
2007. After red lighting during the shoot out, with a still impressive 6.14
@ 233 MPH, he was able to run a single time trial run shortly afterward.
The end result was a Maui state record run of 5.88 @ 237.96 MPH! Rumor has
it that he was so excited at the end of the run that he missed the
parachute deploy button on the first attempt! After finally deploying, &
standing on the brakes, he ended up in the sand at the end of the track!
Congratulations again to Kevin, & all his crew, family, & friends that made
that run possible!
My dad's Flathead powered Nostalgia front engine dragster. We broke a
piston at our last race and couldnt get pistons in time for this one, so we
machined our own on the lathe and balanced them and everything. The car ran
a 13.40-something or other in this run, which is about what it will do.
Next years plans include 331 Chrysler Hemi