This vision of Bill Crossley smoking down the track in the Hashim-Hylton-Crossley dragster. We have many great companies on-board, and with their support our team and program is growing exponentially. Hundreds of hour of research goes into each one of Roger's creations. It was probably Mike's finest moment of the entire event as he pasted James with a 7. These pipes scavenge and pump the volume. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle. Off-the-shelf electric motors, inverters and battery packs simply can't produce and handle the massive power and discharge rates this task requires.
Lions got fancy with their direct mailers using color and graphics. The frame is now scheduled to be reborn at Puppet's shop in New York. There are two coefficients of friction - sliding, and starting. About 3000 inches of chrome-moly tubing is needed to build the frame, which is left unpainted because of the need to constantly weld cracks. Put on your ear protectors, this one's going to bark! It seems the longer we take to get to the racetrack is good, because we'll have newer tech and improved safety margins in devices that we can utilize. The Australian National Drag Racing Association will class us in Exhibition class, and that means we can pretty much do what we want, within safety regulations. No win in Vegas but the bike ran a 207mph pleasing the crowd of 30,000.
They have a lot of factors changing dynamically that are very hard to master. Top Fuelers burn nitromethane in an air to fuel ratio of close to 1-to-1. It was only after several issues had been released did subscription service start up. The engines use 42 mechanical fuel injectors with a mechanical fuel pump capable of pumping 100 gallons of fuel per minute. Steve Heidner gets blown off the bike.
They are the most famous and recognizable class of drag racing cars, known around the globe. The replication of a historic car is more than just the sum of its parts. The same thing will happen in this sport. After going through a second Junior Fuel car, he and partner Fred Smith went Top Fuel racing full time in 1969. So the internals are designed for very high current discharge, very high thermal stability, high-voltage isolation, and safety in the case of internal explosion, and safety in the case of high-speed impact. You want downforce, you don't want drag.
Also, the entire chassis setup is all wrong for a high speed attempt. It was the loudest car at the Cacklefest and we won the award for the car that best represented the era. Halibrand brakes and a Bob's Drag Chute bring John's digger to a halt. Mercifully, the Lions Club board of directors voted to lift their fuel ban and Mickey Thompson offered the first unrestricted fuel race at Lions on January 28, 1962. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow. These guys showed up with some serious power to Street Car Takeover Denver to get some test hits in prior to their big race soon to follow! Running in their preferred right lane, Sorokin unleashed a promethean blast of 7.
Deep Chris, really deep for a sunday Someone sent this to me, not sure if totally accurate but cool. Read this thru slowly and try to comprehend the amount of force produced in just under 4 seconds! The engine is cooled by the massive amount of air and fuel mixture passing through it. If you have any interesting Front Engine images or other stuff, please send them to. In order to exceed 300 mph in 4. I've worked a lot in high-end competition-level car audio for about 20 years of my life. But not just that, for the team and track safety crew as well. But, I still remember that first nitro race like it just happened yesterday.
That honor would go to Warren-Coburn with a 7. It would take me about a year before I strayed away from my weekly trek to the track on 223 rd St. According to John, driver Chuck Kurzawa's shoes were still smoking as he exited the car after the run. Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. It also gives us the ability to brake the car aerodynamically if we have an issue. We don't want to be a one-hit wonder, and then park the car away.
There were so many drag cars of all makes and designs that it didn't make any difference to me what fuel they used to power their engines. The 1965 March Meet was just a precursor to the avalanche of fuelers that showed up for the 1966 edition. Petersen-Fitz redux; like the dragster,Olympia beer is a thing of the past, too. When you plan on going over 200mph in six seconds it helps if the front tire is aligned with the planets. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile away from where you just passed him.
The hand formed aluminum bodywork tilts for servicing and provides surface area for those hard to find big buck sponsors. That would be an acceleration of 32 feet per second squared. 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. Hooker downswept headers vent the exhaust overboard. In order to sit out Sunday eliminations, the Saturday winner would have to endure six rounds of competition.
Bob's digger turns in consistent 8:20's 164 mph. I had never seen a top fuel dragster having only read about them in Drag News. There are no rockets or airplanes built by any government in the world that can accelerate from a standing start as fast as a Top Fuel Dragster or Funny Car! Note the rare 4 slot magnesium wheels. Incredible as it may seem, Roger does most of the sophisticated machine work with simple hand tools. Jack Romine guided the bike to a respectable 9th overall in the Nation with numerous wins in eliminations.