Frank Spittle on The Freight Train Top Fuel Twin Engine Harley ( Part 1)
Frank Spittle, who raced drag bikes for more than 20 years, purchased the Harley-Davidson from Elmer Trett in 1983 and named it Freight Train for its locomotive-like amounts of pulling power. Spittle's best times on the Harley were 7.63 seconds in the quarter-mile at 191.27 mph and 5.19 seconds on an eighth-mile strip at 147.56 mph. In 1985, Spittle wrecked at 145 mph, retired from racing and sold Freight Train to his crew chief, Jimmy "T-Bird" Yelton, who rebuilt it in 1990 in his Gastonia, N.C., shop for Randy Milling to race.
Draggin In Olde England Part 2
Draggin In Olde England. The 1973 International Drag Racing meeting from
Santa Pod Raceway UK.
Featuring from the USA Don Schumacher (Stardust) and Paula Murphy (Miss
STP) and Danny Johnson.
Also features the Transcontenental FC crash
Quickest & the Fastest 1980's style
Elmer trett runs 198mph on a BRAND NEW BIKE, can only guess that it is it
titanium framed bike, we think it is 86 or 87. But somebody, " me"
did a poor job of marking the tape. Enjoy. I don't want to ruin it for you,
because the year before Elmer ran 200mph, but in the semi's he meets up
with Mark Miller that was the quickest bike running a 6.96 the year
before,,,,,,& at this race he ran 7.21. 7.24. 7.26. 7.28
double pics with thunderstruck
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video. All of them belong to their respective artists, record labels and/or
owners. The only thing I take credit for is the editing which is made for
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Top Fuel Nitro Harley Mashup 2010
2009 WHRA Champion 'Damian Cownden Racing' presents our 2010 promo video!
Rider: Damian Cownden
Crew Chief: Rob Janssen
Other featured riders include:
Andy Beauchemin, Ron Houniet, Phil Schmidt, Mike Pelrine, Jack Romine, Mike
Romine, Steve Dorn, Doug Horne, Doug Vancil (we missed you this year!),
Griz Robinson (RIP), Tak Shigematsu, and Chicago Joe!
Principal photography/cinematography: Jason Dempsey
Additional media provided by:
Larry Pfister, Bob Johnson, Claude McKee, and Russell Janssen.
Music: Nine Inch Nails - Wish
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please contact us at email@example.com!
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you at the track in 2010!
motorplex Elmer Trett & Sam Wills.mpg
Our first trip to the motorplex ennis TX. Was a real eyeopener. We had
raced at Wichita KS, great bend, ark city liberal Ks. Tulsa ok, KCIR in kc
MO........but when we drove by in the middle of the night and it was lit up
like a NFL football stadium. I think we all took a DEEP breath! The next
day it was more of the same, my wife Lynne & I were in a LONG line behind
Jim McClure and we visited for a long time till we got up to pay our entry
fee. The list of names that showed up for this race are many of the stars
of the day.
Been looking for this tape for a long time. Hope it comes out good. Listen
to the announcer, it was years after the meet that I figured out it was Bob
Frey from NHRA.
This is Elmer Trett then Sam Wills
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,"
FUCHS Nitro Thunder, Calder Park, Australia October 19th 2013
Uphill Sand Dragrace. Liwa 2014
Moreeb Dune, Liwa 2014. United Arab Emirates
6cylinder Big turbo Toyota and Nissan
V8 Category starts at 14min.
Filmed and edit by Peter Björck. Bjp Race.
Scale Running Model Harley Panhead Engine by Ron Colonna
Bore: 1 5/16 in.
Stroke: 1 1/2 in.
Two Cylinder Four Cycle
No Castings Used
This engine was scratch built to a scale of 2/5ths or 40% of full size. The
bottom end was taken from a drawing of a Knuckelhead engine that I puchased
on e-bay. The top end was patterned after photos taken from e-bay of Harley
parts for sale. I also bought a Harley repair manual that helped with the
oil system. The crankcase was split into three sections instead of the
usual two for ease of machining. The ignition is solid state and I use a GM
coil which fires the two plugs simultaneously. Timing is advanced and
retarded with the timer body. Two rotating magnets fire a Hall effect
device at the proper times as per full sized points. The engine is large
enough to produce that lovely V-twin sound.
2012 Bakersfield March Meet -Nitro Top Fuel First RD White, Sorokin, Young, Nostalgia Drag Racing
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March 1-4, 2012 Bakersfield March Meet; Nostalgia Top Fuel First Round:
Mike Irwin upsets low qualifier Tony Bartone 6.76 to 6.85; Bill Dunlap
defeats Rick Williamson 5.92 to 6.08; Jim Young gets win over Ernest
McClain 6.59 to 10.28; Rick White defeats Brendan Murry 5.62 to 6.00; Jon
Rasmussen upsets Jim Murphy 6.21 to 6.30; Adam Sorokin takes out Terry Cox
5.79 to 5.90; Mendy Fry defeats Rick McGee 5.97 to 7.32. Bartone Bros.
2012 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, A/Gas, Nitro Top Fuel
Dragster, Funny Cars, Crash, Funny Car body explosion, Auto Club Famoso
Raceway, Bakersfield, California. Brought to you by
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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.