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 ten years in the making!
Matsuda Racing's Blown Alcohol '48 Fiat Altered
Crew chief & engine builder: George Matsuda. Chassis builder: Bobby
Matsuda. Driver: Riley Takayama. Blown alcohol std. bore 350 small block
Chevy. Stock iron block. Out of the box Procomp 210cc aluminum heads.
Solid roller cam. 6-71 Danekas blower. Nostalgia bug catcher injector.
MSD 7AL-2 ignition. 9" rear end with 4.33 gears. Stock case Powerglide
transmission. Location: Kauai Raceway Park. Camera: GoPro Helmet Hero
with roll bar mount. Sound recording is set on LO.
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!
Front Engine Dragster built in five months
In December 2009 I got the idea that it would be fun to have a FED so I
asked a few questions and read a few threads on the HAMB. After wieghing
all the advice and suggestions I bought a set of Mark Williams blue prints
and got started. With the help of a good friend or two I had a can the was
ready to race at Eagle Field in May 2010.