Worlds Quickest Drag Racing (Top Fuel) Run

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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Top Fuel Dragster Helmet Cam - Phil Read
Phil Read Elimination round 1 at Perth Motorplex, January 29th 2011. Helmet cam view of Phil's pass. $800 worth of Nitro Methane gone in 2 minutes. Supercharger blows off and yet another fireball in the second half of the pass. Car still ran 4.90, but had more speed at half track than at the finish. Next pass was more steady and much faster - 311mph (501kph) in a virtual dead heat with Phil Lamattina. 4.806 vs 4.808. TOP FUEL is something you HAVE to experience first-hand at some stage in your life, even if just once. And if you like this clip, you'll love this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdtQ1dI-bJk





4 wide Top Fuel Drag Race Z Max Dragway, Great veiw must see!!! 30,000+ H.P.!!!
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.





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.





Dragster crashes 320 mph!
Impact: Stories of Survival: after spectacular dragster crash at 320 mph, Dr. Marshall Dickholtz Jr. adjustment helps World Record holder Tony Schumaker!




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