Front Engine Dragster built in five months
In December 2009 I got the idea that it would be fun to have a FED so I
asked a few questions and read a few threads on the HAMB. After wieghing
all the advice and suggestions I bought a set of Mark Williams blue prints
and got started. With the help of a good friend or two I had a can the was
ready to race at Eagle Field in May 2010.
Matsuda Racing's Blown Alcohol '48 Fiat Topolino Altered
Thanks to Korey Wise for letting us use his killer 372 SBC short block.
6-71 Danekas blower, AFR 190cc street heads, solid roller cam, stock case
Powerglide transmission. The camera is a GoPro Hero with roll bar mount.
The sound recording is set on LO.
On-board footage of dragster crash
Blown head gasket dumps water in front of the tires causing dragster to
veer into the wall and flip, landing upside down. Thanks to the excellent
track emergency team and the strongly-built car, the driver sustained no
injuries. The car is capable of 200+ MPH and sub-7 second 1/4 mile passes.
It is powered by a turbo-charged 2.2
liter 4-cylinder GM EcoTech engine producing nearly 1600 HP.
GoPro HD Hero: Top Dragster 6.60 @ 208 mph!
IHRA Mardi Gras Nationals at State Capitol Raceway Feb. 19 & 20, 2011...
Please be sure to watch in 1080p to view the full effect of this awesome
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Matsuda Racing's Blown Alcohol '48 Fiat Altered
Crew chief & engine builder: George Matsuda. Chassis builder: Bobby
Matsuda. Driver: Riley Takayama. Blown alcohol std. bore 350 small block
Chevy. Stock iron block. Out of the box Procomp 210cc aluminum heads.
Solid roller cam. 6-71 Danekas blower. Nostalgia bug catcher injector.
MSD 7AL-2 ignition. 9" rear end with 4.33 gears. Stock case Powerglide
transmission. Location: Kauai Raceway Park. Camera: GoPro Helmet Hero
with roll bar mount. Sound recording is set on LO.
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: