The finish line remains at 1,000 feet, although purists for the sport occasionally have raised the suggestion to return to quarter-mile racing. It does not appear likely the NHRA will reverse its decision.
What is the fastest ever recorded in a drag race of ¼ of a mile?
If you are unfamiliar with his name, he is still the man who holds the record for the fastest quarter-mile run in history with 3.58 seconds, registered in 1984 at the Santa Pod Raceway. But this run is even faster.
With the great Sammy Miller behind the wheel.
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Does Pro Stock still run 1 4 mile?
Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson and Steve Johnson in Pro Stock Motorcycle head their classes. Both of those events continue to be run at a quarter-mile. Before the competition, Pedregon drove near the track on a scooter to try to get a feel for the new distance.
Why did NHRA change to 1000 feet?
On July 2, 2008, following the death of Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta, the NHRA announced that race distances for Top Fuel and Funny Car classes would temporarily be reduced to 1,000 ft from the traditional 1/4 mile (1320 ft).
How much would it cost to build a 1/4 mile drag strip?
RE: Cost to maintain/build a 1/4 mile or 1/8 mile dragstrip? It costs between 1.0 and 4.0 million dollars to build one, generally. You must also have at least a million dollar insurance plan.
What is a respectable 1/4 mile time?
Slow – 15.6 and up. Quick – 14.0-15.5. Decent – 12.5-13.9. Fast – 11.0-12.4.
What is the fastest 1/4 mile time for a street legal car?
It was the world’s quickest and fastest street legal car in the 1/4 mile as of June 2012, with a 6.59 @ 220 mph elapsed time. Jeff Lutz is now the fastest street legal in the world with a time of 5.85 @250 mph.
How long is a 1/4 mile drag strip?
A dragstrip is a facility for conducting automobile and motorcycle acceleration events such as drag racing. Although a quarter mile (1320 feet, 402 m) is the best known measure for a drag track, many tracks are eighth mile (201 m) tracks, and the premiere classes will run 1,000 foot (304.8 m) races.
How fast do drag cars go 0 60?
A top fuel dragster accelerates from a standstill to 100 mph (160 km/h) in as little as 0.8 seconds (less than one third the time required by a production Porsche 911 Turbo to reach 60 mph (100 km/h)) and can exceed 297 mph (478 km/h) in just 660 feet (200 m).
What is the fastest 1/8 mile time?
True Cousins, a Danish pure electric drag racing team, has set a new NEDRA world record for the 1/8-mile track. Their TC-X vehicle notched a 4.8968 second time and 233 km/h (144.8 mph) at the Malmö Raceway in Sweden.
How much does the fuel cost for a Top Fuel dragster?
Nitromethane used to power the engines of NHRA Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars costs about $16 US per gallon!
What does a Top Fuel engine cost?
The cost of a complete top fuel dragster engine is in the $58,000 range depending on options. The engine will be stripped down to the bare block after every run and be rebuilt in a span of 40 minutes. The engine will be torn down and rebuilt 184 times in a year if the car makes it to the finals at every race.
What fuel do funny cars use?
The fuel mixture is usually 85–90% nitromethane (nitro, “fuel”) and 10–15% methanol (alcohol, “alky”). The ratio of fuel to air can be as high as 1:1.
What liquid do they put on drag strips?
PJ1 TrackBite, formerly known as VHT TrackBite or simply VHT, is a custom formulated synthetic resin, typically black in color, used in drag racing to either increase the traction of a car’s tires or as a sealer for newly ground and/or resurfaced race tracks.
How many acres do you need for a 1/4 mile track?
Re: Building a 1/4 mile track (Origin)
Well you would probably need 800-1000 feet of runoff area and a fairly large sandtrap at the end. Are your 6 acres lined up or is it a large square?
Do drag strips make money?
Because of the amount NHRA takes off the top and the purse for all the classes, it’s almost impossible to make big dollars. Special events, maybe one a month, can make you well. Fuel match races at tracks that aren’t used to seeing fuel cars will bring lots of folks.