The engine used to power a top fuel drag racing car follows the basic layout found. Hilton and lee team runner up in top fuel at bakersfield march meet the great expectations 3 team kicked off the 2020 season with a statement at the bakersfield march meet. In 2014, the national hot rod association celebrates the 50th world finals, the traditional seasonending drag race on the nhra tour. Classbyclass regulations and requirements, racing procedures, and more are all covered in this. The most popular powerplant is a 7,500 to 8,000 horsepower crateengine version of the chrysler 426 cubicinch, 90degree v8 hemi.
Monster energy top fuel dragster unveiled at nhra southern. Success finally catching up with top fuel dragster leah pritchett leah pritchett, armed with a fulltime sponsor this year, set a speed record in qualifying before winning the. National dragster national dragster via acquire media newsedge it was way back in 1988 when i first calculated that eddie hills top fuel recordsetting 5. Nhra top fuel champion, rewrote the top fuel mph record book. Top fuel dragsters are the quickest accelerating racing cars in the world and the fastest sanctioned category of drag racing, with the fastest competitors reaching. If you want to make a highpower 4stroke engine, there are a couple of different ways to accomplish your goal. In this spectacular book produced by the editors of national dragster magazine, youll relive every. As odd as it might seem, running the full 24event nhra mello drag racing series will be an easier proposition for scott palmer, the working class hero of the top fuel fraternity. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. The drag racing list proud to record the efforts of historys fastest men and women. The top fuel class underwent a massive transition in the 1970s, from frontengined cars to rearengine cars with all manner of aerodynamic additions. The fastest class in the national hot rod association nhra dragracing series, a topfuel dragster can rocket to 300 mph in less than 4 seconds. Top fuel dragsters are the quickest accelerating racing cars in the world and the fastest.
Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your first. Brittany force rips up the record books, does ft pass in 3. Artist profile stephen pearcys top fuel records 2019. Andra top fuel is a class of australian drag racing. Jun, 2011 i took this shoot at tierp arena the 11th june 2011 during a tf dragster qualification round, this particular round is between risto poutianien and anita makela. Rare unnumbered 2012 antron brown matco tools nhra top fuel dragster 124. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. Fans were stacked three rows deep for the unveiling event today and the crowd went wild after brittany force posted a 3.
Stephen pearcy founded top fuel records in 1995 to release his solo music, and for artists who want their music heard and done their way. Shop nitro rules motorized dragster and buy nhra merchandise at the official store of the nhra. What is the top speed of a top fuel or funny car dragster. Just ahead of the top fuel final, frank iaconio won pro stock with. Another is to stuff more air into the engine with a turbocharger or a supercharger. Nhra top fuel engine specifications nhra top fuel dragsters are the worlds fastest accelerating land vehicles. Browse our huge selection of nhra apparel, merchandise and exclusive event gear. Gasoline is a hydrocarbon, and the common chemical formula for gasoline is c 8 h 18. Top fuel driver antron brown walked away from a violent crash while racing at the 1,000foot.
It caters to the premium nitromethane burning 300 inch long dragsters. Bernstein becomes the first driver to win an nhra winston title in top fuel. The fuel is tricky to blend at the proper ratio because its mixed by weight, which depends on its temperature. Cooler temperatures could heat up record books at nhra. Top fuel, funny car records shattered sunday in brainerd.
From his formation of the national hot rod association in 1951 to his passing in 2007, parks gave his all to the sport he loved. Heres how leah pritchett broke an nhra top fuel national time record. Nhra publicationss books and publications spotlight. Tony schumacher raced to his record ninth top fuel victory in the u. While a top fuel dragster is powered by a supercharged nitromethane burning engine, a top alcohol dragster is powered by either a fuel injected nonsupercharged nitromethane burning engine or a supercharged engine that uses much less volatile methanol for fuel.
Fans at the lucas oil nhra nationals sunday were treated to one of the greatest shows in recent memory as the quickest and fastest runs in top fuel and funny car history were recorded during eliminations. This is the fastest dragster pass in top fuel history top gear. Watch these nhra top fuel dragsters pull successive barrelrolls. Brown later backed up this run during eliminations to cement his name in nhra history books. The nhra technical department has posted the approved fuel list for 2015. The approved fuel list can be found in the nhra accepted products list found on. In this photo submitted by the nhra, leah pritchett drives in top fuel qualifying saturday, april 21, 2018, at the nhra springnationals drag races at royal purple raceway in baytown, texas.
This fuel list includes the newly approved sunoco racing fuels for the pro stock, pro stock motorcycle and competition eliminator categories. Official page for the hilton and lee great expectations iii nostalgia top fuel dragster. Antron brown etched his name in the history books with a 3. Heres how leah pritchett broke an nhra top fuel national. Remarkably similar in appearance to a top fuel dragster a top alcohol dragster features some key differences. Nhra top fuel dragster stock pictures, royaltyfree photos. National dragster national dragster via acquire media newsedge it was way back in 1988 when i first calculated that eddie hills top fuel record setting 5. Top fuel drivers david grubnic and joe hartley are tied for the most penalties overall 9 each. Top fuel worldrecord holder clay millican has mind set on.
It is the top competition series of the nhra, comprising competition in four classes, including top fuel dragster, funny car, pro stock, and pro stock motorcycle the champion of each category is determined by a point system where points are given according to finishing. Top fuel news newspapers books scholar jstor july 2019. It is the top competition series of the nhra, comprising competition in four classes, including top fuel dragster, funny car, pro stock, and pro stock motorcycle. Tony schumacher breaks top fuel speed record twice, hits. Of course the extra fuel is extra weight which would slow them back down a little bit. Great expectations iii nostalgia top fuel dragster home. Were pretty sure this is not how a topfuel drag race is supposed to go down.
Its the first lesson of racing, no matter what kind youre into. The differences between a funny car and a top fuel dragster. Brittany force becomes second woman to win nhra top fuel championship usa today sports for the first time since 1982, a woamn has captured a. Frank bradley began a trend with his dave uyeharabuilt 300inchwheelbase top fueler. Stock cars engines and chassis are tightly regulated. Leah pritchett unofficially ran the fastest top fuel pass on saturday at nhra nitro spring training at wild horse pass motorsports park located outside of phoenix. Australian tuner david grubnics name doesnt appear in the nhra record book but his handiwork is all over it.
Drag racing lists top fuel dragsters drag list drag. Top fuel dragster engines must follow strict guidelines set by the nhra governing body when competing in championship drag racing events in the united states and canada. Heading into race weekend, heres a look at the active track records at zmax dragway. Top fuel track record set at nhra springnationals local. Top fuel dragsters are the quickest accelerating racing cars in the world and the fastest sanctioned category of drag racing, with the fastest competitors reaching speeds of 335 miles per hour 539 kmh and finishing the 1,000 foot 305 m runs in 3. In funny car, capps reset the maple grove raceway track. Find highquality nhra top fuel dragster stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images.
A nitroburning engine and a top fuel engine are the same thing engines designed to burn nitromethane rather than gasoline. New solo record view to a thrill on top fuel recordsfrontiers music sri 2018. Brittany force makes the quickest top fuel pass in nhra history. Nhra first mandated the use of supercharger burst panels in 1988. Photographer ron lewis shared his collection of photos that beautifully illustrate the evolution. Brittany force becomes second woman to win nhra top fuel. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.
The nhra mello yello drag racing series is a drag racing series organized by the national hot rod association nhra. Tony schumacher breaks top fuel speed record twice, hits a best. Top fuel, fuel dragster, top eliminator the kings of the sport. The differences between a funny car and a top fuel. Parks would run both the nhra and hot rod magazine for the duration of the 1950s. Threetime nhra top fuel champion larry dixon returns to gainesville raceway for 1st time since his incredible 2015 crash top fuel racer larry dixon will return to the site of one of. Aug 24, 2015 fans at the lucas oil nhra nationals sunday were treated to one of the greatest shows in recent memory as the quickest and fastest runs in top fuel and funny car history were recorded during eliminations. Nationals on sunday, beating spencer massey with a run of 3.
Nhra top fuel star leah pruett donating cameo proceeds to local food bank. Nhra top fuel engine specifications know about life. In drag racing, though, if your opponent crashes out as is not uncommon a sight. Nhra top fuel drag racing champion brittany force has written her name in the history books yet again by recording the fastest. Preorder 2020 brittany force flavrpac nhra top fuel dragster 124th.
Its first sanctioned race, at pomona, is held april 1953. But it was her run from saturday that will be featured in the nhra history books. Brittany force made the fastest pass in top fuel history, a nationalrecord run of 338. Greg carrillo is starting his first race in top fuel and becomes the 558th driver to qualify for an nhra top fuel field. Clay millican broke the top fuel time record friday night in the aaa insurance nhra midwest nationals at gateway motorsports park.
Leah pritchett sets nhra record at lucas oil nhra nationals. Tony schumacher takes record ninth indy win video september 11, 2012 by racing news clermont, ind. Drag racing story of the day us nationals past winners. Top fuel motorcycle racing returns to nhra in 2017.
Clay millican, brittany force, and tony schumacher have the other three. Brittany force set a new track record on friday night at maple grove and. Tony schumacher had the fastest official speed in top fuel history in the nhra arizona nationals with a 336. Top fuel has always been the leading class in terms of technology, cost, excitement, and speed. Today, the 330mph spectacle known as the nhra full throttle drag racing series is his legacy.
On friday, brittany force strapped into her top fuel dragster at las. David grubnic dominates the speed sheet in top fuel nhra nhra national hot rod. Top fuel, funny car, pro stock motorcycle, top alcohol dragster, top alcohol funny car, comp, super comp, stock, super stock, pro stock super gas and super street. Since 1965, the world finals has determined nhras season champions, often under dramatic circumstances. Topfuel dragster diagram topfuel drag racing car video. If you want to go to extremes, you would replace gasoline altogether and use a more energetic fuel. Identical to the top fuel class of the american nhra. The top fuel harley bikes to compete at select nhra mello yello drag racing events. The 2020 nhra rulebook is now online and viewable by all who wish to compete in the nhra arena.
Watch brittany force shatter the nhra top fuel record with a 338. Leah pritchett runs the fastest top fuel speed ever youtube. They could go faster on a longer track assuming they didnt run out of fuel. Last month leah pritchett broke the top fuel national all time record, posting a 3. The national hot rod association nhra is created to create order from chaos. Despite already holding the title of new zealands quickest and fastest quartermile, after running their afuel dragster to a 5. Brittany force sets top fuel record in qualifying at reading racer. Top fuel worldrecord holder clay millican has mind set on more big numbers at aaa texas nhra fallnationals ennis, texas on the friday night of the most recent nhra mello yello drag racing. In general terms, drag racing is the fastest form of motor racing. Rod association in the 1970s, but she also completely rewrote the record books in top fuel eliminator, drag racings quickest and fastest category.
Brittany forces national speed record carries her to the. What is top fuel and how is it different from gasoline. Set to release within 40 milliseconds of a pressure spike of about 195 psi, the units remain mandatory to this day. Rare unnumbered 2011 antron brown aarons dream machine nhra top fuel dragster. The class uses largecapacity, supercharged v8 engines with a displacement of 500 cubic inches. Sep 29, 2017 clay millican breaks nhra top fuel time record. Nhra top fuel news latest nhra top fuel racing news. The lightweight drag rails can travel a quartermile in 4.
The national hot rod association, or nhra, divides professional race vehicles into 12 categories. National record application national record certificate order form. Meet nhras working class hero, top fuel driver scott palmer. The methanol helps suppress detonation, which makes the fuel more stable. Qualifying consisted of 3 great consecutively quicker runs ending in q3 with our career best et at 5. Sep 04, 2010 the nhra official record speed is 336. Seven top fuel racers are locked into the countdown at the start of the race.1102 649 1294 904 8 55 917 397 805 928 469 54 1194 544 942 489 228 661 829 1516 1026 783 1508 648 363 1094 732 721 195 1106 660 71 112 782 888 520 839 710 1071