8000 horses clearing their throat!!
NHRA National Time Trials Phoenix 1-28-07. Doug Kalitta warming up his Top
Fuel Nitromethan powered car at the Firebird raceway in Phoenix, AZ during
the National time trials. I had to go to get my fix of Nitro cars. Check
out the sound on this one, lol.
Funny Car Dry Hops
The Cannonball and the Draper Bros in side by side burnout's and lots of
blips to stage. Draper gets out of shape and gets back on it!
Mark Sheehan's Nitro Funny Car test day 23.12.2007
This is Mark Sheehan's Nitro Funny Car licensing debut taken on the 23rd
December at the Perth Motorplex. On the car's first 60-foot shut-off
launch, all went well with an impressive .94 short time on the sizzling hot
120-degree track. On the second launch for the day (which was meant to be a
330 foot shut-off) the head gaskets blew, and so the team packed up for the
The car has a Victory chassis, and was originally built for John Force as a
spare chassis for his team, but was never used. When the Sheehan team
acquired this chassis, it was used and built as a small block Alcohol
Altered, and ran as quick as 5.69 seconds on both sides of Australia. The
Victory chassis was then reworked, and a great deal of effort was put into
building the parts and components that were required to convert the car
onto nitro, which was all done locally in Perth by the many people who
helped bring the dream together to make it the reality which it is today.
When the Sheehan team made the switch over onto nitromethane with the
chassis, it was mated up with an ex John Force 2003 Castrol Syntec Mustang Funny Car body, which was
used by Tony Pedregon to win the 2003 NHRA World Championship.
The main engine components on the car were purchased from Bill Miller in
America including engine blocks, cranks and manifolds, while the cylinder
heads and the rest of the other parts came from the John Force Racing
stables. The engine combination will produce between 7000 and 8000 horsepower once it is all
sorted, and should be capable of propelling Sheehan to 4-second ET's at
over 300 mph.
Mark and Sharon would like to thank all of the people and sponsors who have
been involved with helping the car to get in it's first laps including Red
Line Oil, Dimoff Transmissions, Beau's Haulage, WA Racecar Fibreglass, Rory
Taylor from Speed Torque, Ian Jenkins from JPP, Jay Upton, Bill Miller, the
Perth Motorplex, and of course all of the happy crew.
Future licensing procedures for the team are now planned for January 2008.
IDIOT WITH TOO MUCH HORSEPOWER!!!
sry haters, i can't hear you over the sound of me crashing into family cars
while i'm busy fakeing my speedo :-)
READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE POSTING BULLSHIT
the speedo shows a little bit too much speed because of the shorter
real top speed at 13.500 RPM (removed limiter) is 291 kph.
all speeds are in KPH, NOT MPH!
song: "needless - speed metal 3"
bike: Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K5
tunings: arrow Exhaust, K&N airfilter
please notice: this bike is for racetrack only since end 2012
Mark Sheehan nitro funny car licensing explosion 12.03.2008
Mark Sheehan and his team were out trying to get the final stages of their
nitro funny car licensing completed today at the Perth Motorplex.
On the first pass for the day, the car smoked the tyres almost instantly,
then some fine adjustments were made to try and cater for the hot
conditions for the second pass.
The car looked to be on a great run this time around getting to the 60'
with a .972 short time, followed by a lift before the 330' in 2.59, but
when Sheehan had a pedal and got back onto it, then KABOOM!
The Mustang body totally
blew off the chassis and into the air and lifted the back end of car at
least a metre off the ground before a second bounce lifted it up and away
again. Then with some great steering, Sheehan managed to tame his ride back
to earth, and thankfully escaped the terrifying incident unharmed.
We wish Sheehan and his team all the best for their next nitro outing.
80 yr old RATROD hits 172MPH + Daily prizes at StreetFire
When Tony Lee and his wife felled a tree growing through the center of a
rusted 1930's sedan years ago, they couldnt imagine the project they were
undertaking would end up in this- a RatRod capable of over 170 MPH. Check
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