Earth Shaking, NITRO Fuel Altered
5 feet from a nitro fuel altered at the Texas State Championships.
Outlaw Fuel Altereds @ The Texas State Championships (HD)
OFAA running at the 2011 Texas State Championships in San Antonio, Tx
Mark Sheehan's Nitro Altered
Mark Sheehan today debuted his brand new nitromethane burning altered drag racing machine. The body on this wild car is based around an early 1920's style T-bucket, and has been meticulously curved and shaped in carbon fiber to match the swoopy front wing, and massive triple element rear top fuel wing. The car is an ex John Force Mustang Funny Car that has been transformed into a Nitro Altered since its arrival down under, and the Perth based team has got plans to run this beast as a Nitro Funny Car as well in the near future. Today's debut as a Nitro Altered resulted in a good 60-foot launch on their first run earlier in the day before the heat kicked in, and the team who usually race in the alcohol division got familiar with what it was like to play with nitromethane. A turn around on the car saw a couple of engine sleeves replaced, and it was back out for the second of three planned runs. As the climbing 35-degree afternoon heat scorched down on the track however, Sheehan's second run resulted in instant tyre smoke, and the car over revved and burst the Supercharger off, and broke the inlet manifold as well as also damaging some other componentry in the process, so the third run never happened. The team plan to fully license this car in the near future however, so stay tuned as this nitro breathing nostalgic retro modern machine and man both get used to each other...
Mitch King's "Bone Bucket" Fire Burnout
Mitch King promised on Racing Sports Live radio he would do a fire burnout at the Royal Purple Outlaw Fuel Altered Shootout and he did just that! After the burnout, King backs up, dry hops, stages and runs a 4.01 elapsed time to qualify number 1! This was the first fire burnout by King and well, just watch. www.mitchkingmotorsports.com. Posters available at www.maxcacklephotos.com Video by Joseph Campbell