Doug Kalitta at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals in 2004 ran the quickest ever pass in a 1/4 mile for a piston engined car with this 4.420 second pass at 328.22 mph to take the win against Brandon Bernstein who tries to take of like a rocket ship at half track. This still stands as the quickest pass ever in the 1/4 mile by a vehicle with piston engine (2013).
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spencer Massey, driver of the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco dragster; Brandon
Bernstein, driver of the Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster; Antron Brown, driver
of the Matco Tools dragster; and Morgan Lucas, driver of the Geico
Powersports/Lucas Oil dragster.
I was one of the lucky few who got one of the best filming and none crowded
spots at the strip. I filmed it in the suites. It was very crazy and I cant
wait till they do it again next year! The ground shook like crazy and it
was very loud. All cars made it down the track fairly fast. Thanks Burton
for such a spectacular expedition race.
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 !
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.
Worlds Fastest 1/4 mile ever on dragstrip 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Fastest 1/4 mile ever 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Santa Pod dragstrip is the venue in which the current world drag racing
record, a time of 3.58 seconds at 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h) was set by Sammy
Miller in his Vanishing Point funny car in July 1984
The car is powered by a fuel called hydrogen peroxide which is stored in
the large tank at the front of the car.
To pump the fuel to the rocket the tank is pressurised by two tanks of air
- one either side of the car.
Both tanks are connected together with a pair of pipes and fed into a
The regulator keeps the pressure inside the fuel tank at a constant
pressure (between 300-700 psi depending on the thrust required).
There is also a safety valve which will open if anything should over
The fuel is then fed to the throttle valve at the back of the car, this
controls the flow of fuel.
The fuel is then fed into the rocket engine
Inside the engine, the fuel is sprayed onto a silver mesh, a reaction takes
place and the fuel breaks down giving off heat and water.
This produces a blast of high pressure steam & oxygen.
The engine produces about 14,000 lbs of thrust and sends the car forward at
a very high speed.
In 1977 in the Mojave Desert, Kitty O'Neil piloted a hydrogen peroxide
powered rocket dragster built by Ky Michaelson to the quickest quarter mile
elapsed time in auto history, with a timed run of 3.22 seconds at 396 mph
(637 km/h) with an average speed of 279.5 mph (449.8 km/h). This was in
the desert not on a track.
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Phil Lamattina's near fatal drag race crash!
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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
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Pommy Steve Read Top Fuel stuck throttle crash
Pommy Steve Read in the 4th round of Top Fuel qualifying at the 2008 Fuchs
Australian Nationals, WSID, Australia. His run appeared to be a stout one,
but no time was recorded. Unfortunately his throttle jammed open after the
finish line with terrible consequences. HE crashed into the sand trap and
Quickest Top Fuel Dragsters
Darrell Gwynn & Liv Berstad run the quickest "side by side" Top Fuel race
ever seen in the UK at Santa Pod Easter 1989.