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.
This is a video showing valve float in a running engine at high RPM.
Top Fuel @ Calder Park ~ FUCHS Nitro Thunder
In front of over 7000 Melbourne race fans, the ANDRA Drag Racing Series
marked its return after 12 years away from Australia's sporting capital
with thrilling action across three ANDRA pro categories.
Morgan defeated event debutante John Lamattina in a close fought final with
Morgan's 4.322 narrowly defeating a 4.556 from Lamattina.
Morgan paid credit to his crew for their efforts not just at Fuchs Nitro
Thunder presented by Crow Cams but across the whole season.
"This crew has been amazing not just today but every time they go to work
on this car," he said. "(Crew chief) Ben Patterson took a bit of a stab at
the tune up today after we had an ignition shut off on one run and then a
seized fuel pump in a warm up and sure enough it went down there -- he got
it right and to do that twice in one day is full credit to him.
"In the run before the final I was on the hand brake trying to keep
traction so Ben calmed it down for the final and it sailed on through."
Morgan defeated chief championship rival Phil Lamattina in the first
elimination round and with 74 points now separating the pair, qualifying
fifth or better at the Australian Nationals at Sydney Dragway in two weeks
would mean Morgan wraps up his fourth Top Fuel title.
"Championship wise it is what it is, we take the punches as we swing them,"
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2013 March Meet Top Fuel & Funny Car
The World Famous Smokers March Meet from Bakersfield California March 7th
thru 10th, 2013.
3:47 Funny Car Qualifying Highlights
7:56 Top Fuel Qualifying Highlights
12:25 1st Round Funny Car
26:36 1st Round Top Fuel
38:13 2nd Round Funny Car
44:03 2nd Round Top Fuel
48:50 Semi Finals Funny Car
53:00 Semi Finals Top Fuel
56:41 Final Rounds
57:08 Funny Car
59:10 Top Fuel
1:01:45 Winner's Circle
The intro Audio is from "Big Sounds of the Drags 2001". The first speaker
is Tom Jobe of The Surfer's AAFD fame followed by "Wild Bill" Alexander's
interview after winning Top Fuel at the 2000 March Meet. The Top Fuel
segment has Jon Lundberg track commentary "Camelot, Top Fuel Style."
The Funny Car segment is narrated by Steve Evans.
Song: The Great Advance
Artist: Francis Monkman
Top Fuel Drag Racing with on board camera.
Everyone swoons at the Bugatti Veyron's paltry performance
!?However, this is how it is done. 0-110
in 1 second ! 0-330 in 4.5 seconds ! The nitro-methane super-charged V8
engine's 8000 horse-power nearly rips the tubular frame apart, and
sometimes does, at full speed !
50psi boost 1200+hp Nissan RB30 - Ethanol E98
Nissan RB30 SOHC 3L engine built and tuned by JPC making over 1200hp on
Ethanol fuel. The engine still retains a factory block and crank.
Improvements come from a custom JPC turbocharger, manifolding, roller rockers and cam
gear. Fuel is fed via ID2000cc injectors and an Autronic computer system.
This engine has previously run 8.79 at 160.25mph (with less power) in a
full weight (3250lb) Holden VL commodore through stock suspension,
Powerglide transmission, 9in rear end and 28x9in slicks.
Johnsons Performance Centre
John Force fires up funny car after 15th Championship
John Force has just clinched his 15th Championship Title run at the 2010
NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway, California. Shortly thereafter, his crew was
hard at work in preparation for his next race which would be for the Final
which was the icing on the cake! Here, John and his crew fire up his 7500HP
funny car for a short test run, killing us all with the wonderful Nitro Exhaust fumes and incredible sound :)
AIN'T NOTHING IN THE WORLD LIKE A TOP FUEL CAR!
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.