NHRA Drag Racing - Drag Racing Jet car outtakes
Jet car outtakes, June 2003, Race City in Calgary. This is about as close
as you'll ever get to a jet car, more than few unique angles. Jett Force,
Brad Janishewski's Rollin' Thunder are featured
The Rollin' Thunder Jet Car is a custom moulded Honda Civic complete with
ground effects. It features a Westinghouse-built J34 jet engine from an old
US Navy F2 McDonnell Douglas fighter jet, capable of burning 30 litres of
fuel in six seconds, generating 6,000 horsepower and 12,000 lbs of
thrust at speeds of 250 miles per hour!
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Firestorm Jet Car at York Raceway's Minis v Beetles 25-08-08
Roger Goring performs a fireshow and half pass in his Firestorm jet funny
Roger can only perform a half pass at York Raceway due to the shutdown area
being shorter than other dragstrips, and York is a bumpy track at the top
end. Despite that, on a good day Roger can take Firestorm to 200 miles per
hour. Today's run was around a mid seven second run (remembering he shut
off and popped the chutes at half track) at around 175 at the 1/8 th mile.
Normally Firestorm is capable of a 260/270 MPH pass on the full quarter
A quirk of having to shut off so early is that a different set of chutes
(parachutes) are needed to slow the car down, as the regular ones designed
for the full quarter mile pass wouldn't be as effective.
The event incorporated York Raceway's annual Minis vs Beetles challenge
(Beetles won 9 to 7 this year). :)