One Weekend In November - Top Fuel Drag Racing - FullHD
A short film I shot a week ago at the ANDRA Nationals in Sydney, Australia. My ode to drag racing. Please watch on big screen in Full HD, volume up, lights down. Thanks to EMI for allowing use of Pink Floyd. Slo-mo shots (200 and 800fps) all taken at the Nationals with the Sony FS700 and the timelapse and onboards shot at various events 2010-2011 in Sydney and Perth. If you like this video, please LIKE it, SHARE it, and add a comment. Aussie pro-series drag racers, please leave a comment if you see yourself. Thanks to competitors, ANDRA and Sydney Dragway. Have you ever seen so much tyre shake?!
Speed Demon 426 mph Run - Cockpit View
The Speed Demon streamliner makes a 426 mph pass at Bonneville this week. This video shows the cockpit view from just over driver George Poteet's right shoulder.
Oversize load Australia
Length - 120 metres
6.5 metres wide
5.0 metres high
Travelling from Brisbane, Queensland to Yallourn power station, Victoria.
World's Greatest Drag Race 2!
It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world's best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R Black Edition, Ford Shelby GT500, McLaren MP4-12C, Jaguar XKR-S, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Subaru BRZ, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 -- all gathered together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which car is the fastest. Obviously these nine competitors display a wide range of power and performance, not to mention price tags. So why are we lining them all up again for one gigantic, over-the-top drag race? It's simple... Because We Can!
World's Greatest Drag Race 2 concludes our special 2012 Best Driver's Car Week here on the Motor Trend youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/motortrend) and on MotorTrend.com (http://www.motortrend.com). We hope you've enjoyed all of this week's videos and we look forward to rolling out an all-new batch of amazing cars and amazing videos for you next year for Motor Trend's 2013 Best Driver's Car.
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*** FUNNY *** Standing next to a 10,000 + Horsepower Nitro burning Top Fuel Hemi engine
Standing next to a 10,000 + horsepower Top Fuel Hemi engine. Everyone has to atleast once in thier lifetime!
Ahhh... The sights, smells and sounds of a Nitro Methane burning monster Top Fuel Hemi engine. An exprience one doesn't soon forget. An experience that can't properly be captured on a video. A sensation that'll leave you in awe and always coming back for more!
*Old Info 2006* Drag racing is one of the most popular forms of motor sport in this country. Hopped-up Hemis and blown big blocks shred tires and thunder down the 1320 in no time flat. But even the quickest modified street cars pale in comparison to the awesome power of Top Fuel Dragsters & Funny Cars. In fact, the forces at work inside these cars are almost unimaginable. Here are some specifics that really put top fuel power and acceleration into perspective.
One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows at the Daytona 500.
Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1Â½ gallons of nitromethane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.
A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive the dragster Supercharger.
With 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the Supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.
At the stoichiometric 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture for nitromethane the flame front temperature measures 7050 degrees F.
Nitromethane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing Exhaust gases.
Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder.
Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After 1/2 way, the engine is dieseling from compression plus the glow of Exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.
If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half.
In order to exceed 300 mph in 4.5 seconds dragsters must accelerate at an average of over 4G's. In order to reach 200 mph well before half-track, the launch acceleration approaches 8G's. * Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you have completed reading this sentence.
Top Fuel Engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light! Including the burnout the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load. The redline is actually quite high at 9500 rpm.
The Bottom Line; Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free, and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimated US $1,000.00 per second. Putting all of this into perspective: You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter "twin-turbo" powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the road, a Top Fuel dragster is staged and ready to launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass.
You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line and past the dragster at an honest 200 mph.The 'tree' goes green for both of you at that moment.
The dragster launches and starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums and within 3 seconds the dragster catches and passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile away from where you just passed him.
Think about it; from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 mph and not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed you within a mere 1320 foot long race course. That, folks is acceleration!
Top Fuel Engines? Controlled Nukes
If anybody thinks it's magic to get 8,000 hp out of a top fuel engine...think again. It takes science, technology and a skilled tuner to make these thing run with exploding. The Chinese would love to have this technology, maybe they would blow themselves up. http://www.motorsportsunplugged.com
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:
Sand Drags - Dome Valley Raceway
www.EnjoyTheDrive.com - 18 miles due West of Yuma, Arizona lies Dome Valley Raceway, one of the premier sand drag racing facilities in the United States. Our crew headed down to Dome Valley to check out the kickoff to the 2013 sand drag racing season with the 4th Annual Top Fuel Shootout. Despite a rare rainfall, the event went on as planned and featured some intense competition for the drivers, race teams and fans in attendance. Dome Valley Raceway is a spectator friendly track, and if you've never attended a sand drag event, you should make plans to check one out. You'll have a blast.
Top Fuel Power at Veidec Festival 2009
High speed footage of Top Fuel Dragsters and some Top Methanol Dragsters at the burnout box and at the starting line and at Veidec Festival 2009 at Mantorp Park Sweden.. I love it and I hope you enjoy the power.. See the clutch smoke and tires that suffer torque and power making the tires wrinkles hard. You can just feel the power when you see this highspeed footage.. Enjoy 600 frames/second.
Roel Koedam Top Fuel Bike Explosion - Slow Motion at Santa Pod
Slow Motion Footage of Roel Koedams Top Fuel Bike Explosion at Santa Pod Raceways Easter Thunderball 2010. Thanks to Ian Blackett for providing us with this footage, please check out Ians work at www.blackettphotography.com Slow motion clips of many other racers from various Santa Pod events are available.
Drag Racing 2010 - Nightshow Top Fuel Funny Car - NitrOlympX Hockenheim
"Flash Gordon" Smith and John Spuffard opened the Nightshow of the 25th NitrOlympX in Hockenheim in a very decent manner.
Spuffard going strong on the Rico Anthes Quartermile with a 5.12 (another new track record for AA/FC), Smith 5.54.
Well, that was an Opener for nice Nightshow to come.
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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.
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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 !