260 MPH Crash -- In Car Footage
During the October 2010 Bonneville World Finals, Danny Thompson (driver of the world's fastest Mustang) lifted off of the salt at approximately 264.7 MPH. Insufficient downforce sent the car flipping end over end into the air. It travelled over eleven hundred feet before touching down again and continuing to tumble. Danny suffered no injuries, nor did his iPhone 4, which was tucked into the front of his uniform. It was a testament to safety equipment and the astounding work performed by the crew at Hajek Racing.
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 regulator. 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 pressurise. 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.
Australia's quickest Outlaw Radial car - PSIDUP Ford Cortina
Sending a loud message to the Outlaw Radial drag racing world is Daniel Nunziante's C&V Performance & SCF Racecars twin turbo big block Ford powered Cortina. The car ran as quick as 7.008 at 220.66mph winning the APSA Shootout final at Sydney Dragway. APSA Pro Street Shootout Grand Final - Sydney Dragway. http://www.facebook.com/fullBoostcomau http://www.youtube.com/user/fullBoostcomau http://www.fullBoost.com.au