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.
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.
2011 Bakersfield March Meet Nitro Funny Car E1 Ron Capps Engine Explosion Nostalgia Drag Racing
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March 19, 2011 - Ron Capps kicks off nitro funny car eliminations with an
engine explosion that sends the Blue Max Ford Mustang body off and away in a
winning 7.79 over Dennis Swearingen's 6.11 in the Nitro Cowboy '69 Chevy Camaro; Mike Savage wins
in the Candies and Hughes '70 Barracuda entry with a 5.94 over Peter
Gallen's 6.23 in his Poverty Stricken '74 Chevy Vega; Tim Boychuck wins
easily in his '77 Pontiac Firebird with a 5.86 over Dwayne Patton's shut
off 14 second pass; Jason Rupert drives the Mert Littlefield '69 Chevrolet
Camaro to a first round
win on a single when opponent John Hale is shut off after firing in his '69
Camaro; Kris Krabill
drove Gary Turner's Pedaler '78 Plymouth Arrow to a winning 5.97 over
Dennis LaCharite's 5.99; Mike Halstead drove the Bomb Squad '73 Plymouth
Duster to a winning 6.14 over Mark Hentges' shut off 16.76 in Bucky
Austin's '78 Plymouth Arrow; Mark Sanders pedaled his Mr. Explosion 1970
Nova to a coasting 9.28 win light over Tim Nemeth who shut off; Jeff Arend
drove Dale Pulde's War Eagle '77 Pontiac Firebird to a winning 5.899 over
Rian Konno's 6.62 in the Kanzanjian, Lemmon, Konno '71 Ford Mustang - all during first round of
nostalgia funny car eliminations of 2011 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia
Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Auto Club Famoso Raceway It was a
scary moment for Ron Capps as his Napa funny car engine exploded into
pieces at the 2014 Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Capps was fine and able
to get out of the car uninjured. #Winternats Ron Capps engine explosion -
The in-car camera & slo-mo view Take a ride with Ron Capps in this video of
the in-car camera at the moment his engine explodes at the 2014 Circle K
Winternationals. Also on this video is the slo-mo view. Thankfully Ron was
uninjured in the incident. Engine explosion.