Drumroll Productions www.drumroll.com.au See this Top fueller wheel standing down the straight at Eastern Creek. It was pretty awesome to watch, this is the next best thing but no comparison to being there.
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Top Fuel @ Calder Park ~ FUCHS Nitro Thunder
In front of over 7000 Melbourne race fans, the ANDRA Drag Racing Series
marked its return after 12 years away from Australia's sporting capital
with thrilling action across three ANDRA pro categories.
Morgan defeated event debutante John Lamattina in a close fought final with
Morgan's 4.322 narrowly defeating a 4.556 from Lamattina.
Morgan paid credit to his crew for their efforts not just at Fuchs Nitro
Thunder presented by Crow Cams but across the whole season.
"This crew has been amazing not just today but every time they go to work
on this car," he said. "(Crew chief) Ben Patterson took a bit of a stab at
the tune up today after we had an ignition shut off on one run and then a
seized fuel pump in a warm up and sure enough it went down there -- he got
it right and to do that twice in one day is full credit to him.
"In the run before the final I was on the hand brake trying to keep
traction so Ben calmed it down for the final and it sailed on through."
Morgan defeated chief championship rival Phil Lamattina in the first
elimination round and with 74 points now separating the pair, qualifying
fifth or better at the Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway in two weeks
would mean Morgan wraps up his fourth Top Fuel title.
"Championship wise it is what it is, we take the punches as we swing them,"
FUCHS Nitro Thunder, Calder Park, Australia October 19th 2013
Andrew Cowin Top Fuel -v- Allan Dobson Greene Machine - run 3 March 20 2004, Perth Motorplex
This is Andrew Cowin driving the Cowin Family Top Fueller -v- Allan Dobson
in the Greene Machine - final run March 20 2004, Perth Motorplex.
The run for Cowin was the end of a 3 race match racing dream when he
fronted up against Allan Dobson driving Allan and Cheryl Greene's legendary
"Greene Machine" Nitro Funny Car.
Although the times on the run were a winning 5.25 for Cowin, and a 5.89 for
Dobbo, both cars had their own things going on with both Dobbo and Cowin
pulling massive wheelstands before Dobbo had a pedal and continued on,
while Cowin lifted and aborted the run.
The run also symbolised the end of Cowin Family Racing in Oz when the
Cowin's then headed off to the US to follow their dreams over there on the
NHRA circuit after this event. Ironically, years later, this exact car that
Cowin is driving in this video ended up in Allan and Cheryl Greene's
workshop years later, and Allan Dobson actually raced it and got his
license in it, and is now known as Crank-n-Stein.
So enjoy this ride, I certainly did and still do every time I watch this
footage. On a personal note, the incrementals for Cowin on this run
indicated a 4.5--something pass had it hooked up to the Perth Motorplex
surface all the way, and still to this day is one of the wildest races I
have ever filmed.
here are a couple of good wheelstanders! for those of you that are into
drag racing and love it when a car pulls the front wheels but what about if
a car actually jumps in the air! all 4's off the ground?!?
Top Alcohol Funny Car On Board
On board with Bryan Brown. Just a little tire shake. Top Alcohol Funny
Car qualifying round one at the Lucas Oil Divsional Series drag race in
Ennis, TX. April 15, 2011
Vegas Hustler Wheel Stand
Mark Bishop hooks his Super Pro ET Dragster up a treat as he leaves the
line during Sunday evening at the 2009 Easter Thunderball at Santa Pod
Raceway UK. Mark normally has about 2 inches of wheels up when he runs so
this was a massive shock and caught him off guard. With a 60 ft time of
approximately one second there isn't much time to react. Chassis, steering
and wheels were damaged in the incident and Mark vows to be out again as
soon as funds allow. Ian Blackett
http://www.blackettphotography.com Santa Pod's Resident RWYB Photographer.
(Shot at 300 frames per second and slowed down to achieve this effect).
Mark was back out in action at the Eurpoean Finals.
Top Fuel Dragster Warm Up
I recoded this just this weekend in Las Vegas at The Strip at LVMS. Watch
the power of this thing as they rev up this 8000hp monster.....I almost
fell over from the shockwave, LoL :)