Travis Bouchey's Excitation runs 3.97 @ 167. Some of the fun The Abilene Dodge Dragstrip 2008 Night of Fire. Travis' reverser got stuck and he almost had to abort the pass - you can see that action in the video.
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.
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Video by Joseph Campbell
Nitro Mania-The WInged Express Fuel Altered
It is the King of Nostagia Drag Racing, The WInged Express Nitro fuel
altered has been delighting drag racing fans since the 1960's, catch a
glimpse of the lastest version with driver Mike Boyd.
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
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...
Outlaw Fuel Altered match race
Tim Hay's High Voltage Hayride and Travis Bouchey's Excitation in a match
race at The Abilene Dodge Dragstrip 2008 Night of Fire. Tim ran 5.02 with
the engine letting go in the lights, Travis went 3.97. Tim didn't cross
center, but he sure scared the foam blocks.
World Fuel Altered Nationals 2009
The fuel altered nationals at Eddyville Raceway was another badass race
with some killer short wheel base fuel altereds tearing up the 1/8 mile. A
few 90+ % nitro running race cars shootin' flames like crazy!
Freight Train fires up at 2008 CHRR
Legendary twin engined gas dragster the Freight Train fires up in the pits.
While it doesn't have the cackle of the nitro cars, the "whomp" of 16
cylinders of small block chevy and the cloud of blackie carbon is pretty
awesome...not to mention the engineering feat of linking and synching two
V8s is a neat deal. One of the few gas dragsters that made top fuelers
nervous when running for Top Eliminator.