2013 March Meet Top Fuel & Funny Car
The World Famous Smokers March Meet from Bakersfield California March 7th
thru 10th, 2013.
3:47 Funny Car Qualifying Highlights
7:56 Top Fuel Qualifying Highlights
12:25 1st Round Funny Car
26:36 1st Round Top Fuel
38:13 2nd Round Funny Car
44:03 2nd Round Top Fuel
48:50 Semi Finals Funny Car
53:00 Semi Finals Top Fuel
56:41 Final Rounds
57:08 Funny Car
59:10 Top Fuel
1:01:45 Winner's Circle
The intro Audio is from "Big Sounds of the Drags 2001". The first speaker
is Tom Jobe of The Surfer's AAFD fame followed by "Wild Bill" Alexander's
interview after winning Top Fuel at the 2000 March Meet. The Top Fuel
segment has Jon Lundberg track commentary "Camelot, Top Fuel Style."
The Funny Car segment is narrated by Steve Evans.
Song: The Great Advance
Artist: Francis Monkman
2012 Bakersfield March Meet -Nitro Funny Car First RD Head, Krabill, Romine, Nostalgia Drag Racing
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March 1-4, 2012 Bakersfield March Meet; Mike Halstead upsets low qualifier
Jason Rupert 6.09 to an tire-rattling and early shut off 11.49; Paul Romine
gets win over Ron Capps when the Worsham Racing Arrow entry lost power 5.87
to 6.82; Tim Boychuck wins over Dan Horan Jr. 5.75 to 5.91; Brad Thompson
defeats Steven Densham in Teacher's Pet entry 5.87 to 5.91; Chad Head
advances over Dennis LaCharite 5.77 to 6.95; Rick Rogers defeats Claude
LaVoie 6.06 to 7.41; Kris Krabill wins over Donny Watkins 5.81 to 6.01;
Dale Van Gundy wins over Will Martin (DQ for not staging under own power)
5.92 to 5.83.
2012 Bakersfield March Meet. Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel
Dragster, Funny Cars, Crash, Funny Car body explosion, Auto Club Famoso
Raceway, Bakersfield, California. Presented by
http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com Drift HD Action POV Camera
*** FUNNY *** Standing next to a 10,000 + Horsepower Nitro burning Top Fuel Hemi engine
*BEFORE COMMENTING* on actually how much horsepower is being made,
Check out my other video titled " 10,000 + horsepower from a modern Top
Fuel HEMI ! " Let Mike Dunn & Gary Gerold explain the facts to you first.
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 1½ 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
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!
Drag Racing #5 Challenge in the Hills 2011
"Challenge in the Hills" in Parsons, WV never fails to be one of our
favorite events year after year. From the great location on the river to
the two days of awesome action. 2011's version proved just as exciting
with a couple early wrecks in the mud bog and rooster tails flying high on
the sand track. Great trucks and great times again this year.
Drag Racing Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars March Meet 2009
http://www.DragRacingTV.com/blog/ Drag racing video from the 2009 March
Meet, Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car class. This is the second round of
qualifying, from the first event on the NHRA Heritage Series drag racing
This video was shot in high definition, with surround sound audio that you
can hear even on Youtube, as long as your computer is hooked up to a Dolby
Here are drag racing videos of all of the rounds. Because there were so
many funny cars in attendance, there were two seperate eight-car fields in
the elimination rounds:
NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR ELIMINATIONS:
NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR ELIMS, CONSOLATION BRACKET:
NITRO NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING:
South Florida Import Car Meet 2011
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2011 Auto Plus Night Under Fire - Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars Round 1 - Norwalk Nostalgia Drag Racing
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August 13, 2011 - Auto Plus Night Under Fire at Summit Racing Equipment
Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Nostalgia Drag Racing - Notes from 34th
Annual Auto-Plus Night Under Fire listing lane, driver name, and elapsed
time/top speed this round:
The Historic Nitro Funny Cars take the track for a step back in time. In
the pre-race ceremonies John Force told the crowd he was amazed to see all
these famous cars back in one spot. We start with a pairing of Brian
Stewart driving Tom Hoover's Showtime Corvette against Lee Jennings, Jr. in
the Dick Harrell Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Lee Jennings, Jr. runs 6.102/246.30 ***WINNER***
Summit (Left) Lane: Brian Stewart *FOUL*
Stewart jumped the light giving Jennings the win.
Next up, Doc Halladay in Telstar against Mike Savage driving the famous
Candies & Hughes Funny Car.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Mike Savage runs 6.090/232.51 ***WINNER***
Summit (Left) Lane: Doc Halladay runs 8.487/135.27.
Halladay pedaled the car trying to maintain traction but Savage lays down
a clean pass to trip the win light.
Next up is Jon Capps driving Jungle Jim Leiberman's 'Jungle Jim' Camaro Funny Car, facing Raymond
Beadle's iconic Blue Max driven by Ronnie Young. Beadle himself is on the
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Ronnie Young runs 6.574/206.76
Summit (Left) Lane: Jon Capps runs 5.869/245.63 ***WINNER***
Wrapping up qualifying for the nostalgia cars is Frank Hawley in the
Chi-Town Hustler facing Dale Pulde in the 1977 Trans Am War Eagle.
Budweiser (Right) Lane: Dale Pulde runs 5.877/217.53 ***WINNER***
Summit (Left) Lane: Frank Hawley runs 5.966/229.78
Capps is your number one qualifier.
Formerly Norwalk Raceway Park
Quarter Mile of Thunder - Wild drag racing action 1989-92 (pt 1/8)- Calgary, AB
CanadaMotorSports - Quarter Mile of Thunder - Wild drag racing action
1989-92 - Calgary, AB (pt1/8)
I produced this feature length video back in 1993. It's pretty much
historic now given some twenty years has passed. Voiced by the one and only
Jim Parsons, a veritable walking encyclopedia of drag racing knowledge and
a great guy.
You'll see everything from nostalgia and ShoeBoxes to Funny-Cars, Top-Fuel
rails, Fuel Altereds, Drag-Bikes, Comp-Eliminator, early Pro-Mods to
Some of the drivers and teams you'll see: Terry Capp, Rick and Tony
Distefano, Bateman & Reynolds, Dave Benjamen, Vern Scholz, Wyatt Radke,
Ross Hogenson, 'Lucky' Bucky Austin, Ed Grekul, Kenny Sitko, Ron Hoover,
David Szybunka, Keith Jackson, Joe Delehay, Scott Hammack, Bill Carter, Len
Pouteaux, Gary Densham, 'Rocket' Rodney Flournoy, Stan Sipos, Mike Randy,
Jett Field, many local drivers and a whole rafter of drivers from the
California Independent Funny Car Association
Of note - Part 5 includes Randy White's infamous 1991 crash of the last
race of the season at the top end aboard his rear engine Super-Comp
dragster, a 143 mph crash he walked away from unscathed, thankfully.
2011 Night of Fire Lebanon Valley Dragway -Nostalgia Funny Cars Rd 1 - Nostalgia Drag Racing
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August 5, 2011 -Night of Fire at Lebanon Valley Dragway. First round action
of nostalgia funny cars. Featuring Chris Massarella in the Total Insanity
Chevy Monza; Jon Wall in the Quickie Too Chevy Monza; Keith Davidson in the
Bits and Pieces Oldsmobile; and Scott Ringwood in the Mascot Racing
Corvette. Also featured were Bob Motz in his jet Kenworth, Team Steam -
Cannonball Express driven by K.C. Jones, Chattanooga Choo-Choo driven by
Paul Kelly, and Al and Rich Hanna's jet funny cars. Nostalgia Drag Racing
Secret Street Drag Racing, 13 May 2011 - Calgary, AB
Secret street is back at Race City! (720p viewable) Through the fine
efforts of volunteers from the Calgary Drag Racing Association, the Secret
Street Friday night drag race program is back for the 2011 season. A
grassroots run-what-you-brung event, there's a wide variety of street cars,
from mildly tuned Honda Civics, straight out of the showroom 2010
Challengers to wild right rand drive Japanese imports, a beautiful 500+HP
supercharged Shelby Mustang, a lightening quick low 12s
Nissan GTR and a couple of very strong diesel pickups. Thank you for
watching and enjoy!
Coming soon... the annual Fathers Day Funny Car Classic, 2011 version.
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