Martin Stamatis 4.577 329.10 mph (529.63 kmh) drag race
Western Australian Martin Stamatis became the fastest Australian drag racer at the recent Sydney Summernationals on Saturday February 16 when he blasted his Fastlane Software Jim Read Racing top fuel dragster to a top speed of 329.10 mph (529.63 kmh) down the WSID quarter mile.
The fastest speed recorded by an Australian on Aussie soil was previously held by his team mate, Phil Read who ran 329.02 mph (529.51 kmh) at the 2006 Boxing Day International Top Fuel Challenge.
Although the margin may be minimal to some, for Stamatis the speed was a great personal achievement for him and his hard working team, and the 4.577 second ET from the run is also now only just behind Phil Read's personal best of time 4.571 seconds, leaving the entire Read team really pumped.
Stamatis and his team then went on to win the meeting, and are now looking forward to the next top fuel round due to be held in Sydney on May 2 and 3.
How Thrust 2 became the world's fastest car, achieving 633mph in 1983
October 2013 marks 30 years since irrepressible British businessman Richard
Noble took back the world land speed record "for Britain", driving his
jet-powered Thrust 2 on Nevada's Black Rock Desert at 633mph.
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Since then, he has masterminded Andy Green's supersonic record with Thrust
SSC and now he and Green want to beat 1000mph in a new jet and
rocket-powered car called Bloodhound in South Africa in 2015. Here, he
talks about his achievements and explains how and why he's still going for
new land speed records to this day.
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60 000 HP "Shockwave" FIRST JET RACE EVER in MI!
A dragrace between the two Shockwave jet trucks at the 131 drag strip in
Produced by Bjørn Michaelsen and DuneTV.com
Worlds Fastest 1/4 mile ever on dragstrip 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Fastest 1/4 mile ever 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Santa Pod dragstrip is the venue in which the current world drag racing
record, a time of 3.58 seconds at 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h) was set by Sammy
Miller in his Vanishing Point funny car in July 1984
The car is powered by a fuel called hydrogen peroxide which is stored in
the large tank at the front of the car.
To pump the fuel to the rocket the tank is pressurised by two tanks of air
- one either side of the car.
Both tanks are connected together with a pair of pipes and fed into a
The regulator keeps the pressure inside the fuel tank at a constant
pressure (between 300-700 psi depending on the thrust required).
There is also a safety valve which will open if anything should over
The fuel is then fed to the throttle valve at the back of the car, this
controls the flow of fuel.
The fuel is then fed into the rocket engine
Inside the engine, the fuel is sprayed onto a silver mesh, a reaction takes
place and the fuel breaks down giving off heat and water.
This produces a blast of high pressure steam & oxygen.
The engine produces about 14,000 lbs of thrust and sends the car forward at
a very high speed.
In 1977 in the Mojave Desert, Kitty O'Neil piloted a hydrogen peroxide
powered rocket dragster built by Ky Michaelson to the quickest quarter mile
elapsed time in auto history, with a timed run of 3.22 seconds at 396 mph
(637 km/h) with an average speed of 279.5 mph (449.8 km/h). This was in
the desert not on a track.
Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Import vs Harley - Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride 5.83et @ 232mph
Dragbike Live was on location at the Manufacturers Cup Finals held November
12-14 2010 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Georgia when Top Fuel Nitro
motorcycle legendary drag racer Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride against V-Twin
Top Fuel Harley rider Tommy Grimes aboard the Ray Price Top Fuel Nitro
entry met in the final round. Mcbride ran an incredible 5.830 elapsed time
at 232.75 miles per hour for the win! This was a historic final
round,marking the first time a V-Twin Top Fuel Nitro burner would face off
against an import Top Fuel Nitro Methane injected drag bike.
2012 Gasser Reunion Nostalgia Gas Rd 2 Beaver Springs Dragway Nostalgia Drag Racing
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June 8-10, 2012 -11th Annual Gasser Magazine Gasser Reunion tribute to
Byron Stack, founder of http://www.gassermadness.com and the Gas/FX group.
Many thanks to the racers who permitted use of onboard cameras on their
cars; Don Moyer, East Coast AA/GS Supercharged Racing Association.
Featuring; Ted Turley Jr. in the Altizer, Finders and Kibler Willys; Dave
Cobb in the Finders Keepers Willys; and Jeff Cryan in the Ron Bizio Willys
pickup truck. Rebel Reaper VS 55 ford gasser
Nostalgia Drag Racing and Nitromethane. Drift HD Action POV Camera
Banks Top Diesel Dragster: NHRDA Nationals
On March 6th, 2010 the Banks crew tested out the rail's new "Stroker" 427
cu. in., twin-turbo 7.0L Duramax engine
at the NHRDA Nationals in Wittmann, Arizona. The numbers for this trip out
were 7.670 @173.54. We were a little faster back in April 2009 when we ran 7.17 @
181.08. We've also run a best trap speed of 190MPH with the car on a
separate test session. All those runs were with our twin-turbo'd Duramax, and now we're getting set to hit
the track with a supercharged configuration. Stay tuned for that! More info
Nitro methane Mustang runs 6.14
Mission 2009, I just couldn't help myself.... I abandoned Tim and Sharon at
the pits and ran to catch this 'stang during this exhibition run. It was
the second time it ran and my nose and eyes were crying both times... sorry
'bout the shake... the track guys told me the tripod had to go "in case
something bad happens...." "I love the smell of nitro at the track in the