7.53 @ 185mph NEW AWD WORLD RECORD - REECE MCGREGOR
Reece Mcgregor and the Heat Treatments R32 were out again today at the Willowbank Sportmans meet. The car went hard all day, producing a new all wheel drive world record pass of 7.53 @ 185 mph. The team says the car is on low Boost and there's plenty more to come out of it at the next meet.
2 of the WORLDS FASTEST NISSANS - 6.46 @ 222 mph SCOTT PORTER - VQ35 V6 TWIN TURBO
In the Factory Xtreme final of Jamboree 2012, Scott Porter's Nissan Infinity V6 VQ35 reset it's own world record yesterday with a blisteringly quick 6.46 @ 222 mph and took the win. This is the fastest Nissan powered vehicle in the world and the R35 Skyline (on film) of Mark Jacobsen is the fastest RB powered vehicle worldwide. Mark Jacobsen ran 6.63 @ 211 mph off camera to also reset his own world record as seen in a previous DragImportMedia video.
PB 7.19 @ 190 ROB NOVAK - 2L 4G63 DATSUN (TEST DAY 1/09/2012)
Jett Racing had their Datsun 1200 Ute out today doing some testing for the upcoming Jamboree. The car behind driver Rob Novak, has only been getting faster lately and smashed out a personal best 7.19 @ 190mph on the final run of it's day. The transmission was then removed and put in team owner, Collin Willshire's 2L 4G63 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Collin ran Australia's first 6 second 4 cylinder pass with a 6.98 @ 197mph but sadly was not captured on my camera :( We will make sure we get the next one. You can see both cars at the QLD Jamboree on September 22nd and 23rd.
WORLDS FASTEST AWD / 4G63 DATSUN / 20B RX7 IN TESTING
Willowbank Raceway held the 1st of the 2012 Top Sportman Series on the weekend. Reece McGregor and the Heat Treatments Skyline thought it would be a good chance to have some test runs in their worlds fastest RB26 powered 4wd skyline. The team worked hard all day and were rewarded with a final pass or 7.64, not far off their 7.56 record, although something tells me theres plenty more to come from this car again.
Another car using the test lane was Rob Novak in his Jett Racing 4G63 powered Datsun 1200. The team made adjustments through the day and saw a PB 7.35 @ 187mph on the second last pass of the night, the final wild pass on video then saw a transmission failure but a happy team none the less.
Final team testing was the Direct Clutch/Promodz Rx7, the car is 3/4 chassis and a running 3rotor 20BT tweaked by Mazfix. The team recently made adjustments in the rear and also in transmission and are starting to see results, it ran a 7.99 @ 171mph through the day, then later in the night suffered a leaking Boost pipe. Owners Jerry and Dan tell me they havent even started to push the motor yet, so another car with plenty more to come, and im sure that pb 7.80 will soon be slashed.
These cars should all be running at the up and coming Sydney Jamboree at WSID and by the looks of things have some unfinished business they want to take care of :)
13BT MAZDA R100 - ANDREW DYSON TESTING
Andrew Dyson had his immaculate 13B powered Mazda R100 out doing some license passes. The car has made big steps since first test session and will definitely be a contender in the Pro Compact class.
CRANKWALKED? 7-bolt teardown 1080HD
One for the weekend warriors... Audio track by RojoDelChocolate. And that really is Mr. Chocolate himself playing some jungle-action on his drum kit to a bunch of garage band loops. Give the man some props!
Here's the 48,000 mile-old 7-bolt I blew up this summer after over 150 drag passes, a half dozen Dyno sessions, 4 transmissions, 3 clutches and 10 years of hard all-weather use. The cleanliness of the crankcase and overall lack of carbon buildup is a testament to the quality of Mobil1 Synthetic oil.
Now this is a story all about how
My bearings got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there
And tell you how I used to mix and burn my gas and my air.
In RVA suburbs born and raised
On the dragstrip is where I spent most of my days
Chillin out, maxin, relaxing all cool,
And all shooting some BS outside with my tools
When a couple of guys who were up to no good
Started running races in my neighborhood
I heard one little knock and my rods got scared
And said "You put it in the garage until you figure out where..."
I Begged and pleaded that it not be that way,
But it didn't want to start and run another day.
I kissed it goodbye, because the motor punched its ticket
I got out my camera, said "I might as well kick it."
Crankwalk yo this is bad
Drinking metal shavings from an oil pan.
Is this what the rumor of crankwalk is like?
Hmm this won't be alright
But wait I heard knocking, grinding and all that
Is this the type of failure that should happen to this cool cat?
I don't think so, I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for this video I share.
Well I pulled all the bolts and when I came out
There were chunks in my fluids in the pan and they drained out
I aint trying to get depressed cause I got all my spares out.
I sprang into action like lightning disassembled
I whistled while I worked and my hands never trembled
The 7-bolt was FRESH with the shine like a mirror
If anything I can say this bling was rare
What I saw inside the engine stained my underwear.
I turned off the air compressor 'bout 7 or 8
And I yelled to crankcase "Yo holmes, smell ya later"
I looked at my internals they were finally there
To sit on my workbench and stink up the air.
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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Japan Drag Racing Compilation
A collection of clips from the most exciting era of Japanese drag racing (back when the big players had plenty of money). These clips are from various High Performance Imports DVDs, which are available from www.otomoto.com.au
7.99 SECOND GTR SKYLINE R32 [Mark Jacobsen]
Just uploading some older footage of Mark Jacobsen in his Nissan Skyline GTR R32 at a drag meet a few years ago. In this video he runs a 7.99 @ 173. More older videos to come!
(Filmed by Craig Melbourne)
9-second plumbers van vs 8-second WRX
Tony Rigoli Performance Subaru WRX racing at Heathcote Park. This car still retains an AWD system but is using an automatic transmission vs one wild Mitsubishi Van. The van is running a Nitrous assisted small bock V8 Chev engine.
SLO32 RUNS 8'S (NEW PB, JULY)
Jason Payne recently returned to the track in his Rear wheel drive R32 Skyline for a private test session. The car ran a personal best straight off the trailer and finished with an E.T of 8.47 with a 166mph best on the day. This RB26 powered Skyline is on very low Boost settings and is looking for 7 second passes at the Jamboree once they wind it up.