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Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby Stan Weiss » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:02 am

Does anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

They were flying at Charlotte tonight.

Funny Car 3.995 @ 316.23

Top Fuel 3.748 @ 324.83

If neither vehicle accelerated from 1000' to 1320' (Constant velocity)

Funny Car 4.6849

Top Fuel 4.4557

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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby MrBo » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:41 pm

As of Sept 21 2007:

Top Fuel : ET= 4.428_____ MPH = 336.15
Funny Car : ET= 4.659_____ MPH = 333.66

I don't think they were broken before the change to 1000' in 2008.
The MPH records were not set on the same dates as the ET records.
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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby Stan Weiss » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:43 pm

MrBo wrote:As of Sept 21 2007:

Top Fuel : ET= 4.428_____ MPH = 336.15
Funny Car : ET= 4.659_____ MPH = 333.66

I don't think they were broken before the change to 1000' in 2008.
The MPH records were not set on the same dates as the ET records.


Thanks

Today - Top Fuel 3.771 @ 325.92 ---> 4.4404 - 1000' to 1320' Constant velocity

The G's have to be up higher somewhere in the run. :D

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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby Ron Clevenger » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:51 pm

Stan, One of them (TF) ran 328 mph @ 1000'. They were running 286 mph at the 660' and accelerated another 42 mph in 340'.

The latest calculations say they are applying 10,000 hp at mid track.

Your right, they were flying last weekend.

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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby Stan Weiss » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:14 pm

Stan Weiss wrote:Does anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

They were flying at Charlotte tonight.

Funny Car 3.995 @ 316.23

Top Fuel 3.748 @ 324.83

If neither vehicle accelerated from 1000' to 1320' (Constant velocity)

Funny Car 4.6849

Top Fuel 4.4557

Stan


MrBo wrote:As of Sept 21 2007:

Top Fuel : ET= 4.428_____ MPH = 336.15
Funny Car : ET= 4.659_____ MPH = 333.66

I don't think they were broken before the change to 1000' in 2008.
The MPH records were not set on the same dates as the ET records.


Round 4 eliminations in Top Fuel

Del Worsham 3.735 @ 323.81

If vehicle does not accelerate from 1000' to 1320' (Constant velocity)

► 4.4088 E T

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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby dfree383 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:51 am

Rules to slow them down.... and they are only going faster !!! I Love it !!!!
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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby nitro2 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:18 pm

Stan Weiss wrote:
MrBo wrote:As of Sept 21 2007:

Top Fuel : ET= 4.428_____ MPH = 336.15
Funny Car : ET= 4.659_____ MPH = 333.66

I don't think they were broken before the change to 1000' in 2008.
The MPH records were not set on the same dates as the ET records.


Thanks

Today - Top Fuel 3.771 @ 325.92 ---> 4.4404 - 1000' to 1320' Constant velocity

The G's have to be up higher somewhere in the run. :D

Stan



They are getting quicker, but don't forget in the 1/4 mile with all the multiple BSs they had imposed on them after 3.8 (I think) seconds the cars never really did much accelerating in the last 320 ft. anyway. The cars would have been a little quicker and somewhat faster than the 1/4 mile records would suggest, without all the nonsense rules being applied after 3.8 seconds. Of course the average fan thought they were watching flat out racing end to end, when in fact the cars were being neutered over the last part of the run.
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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby Stan Weiss » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:51 am

336.15 @ 1320'
325.92 @ 1320'

A difference in velocity of about ► 493.02 - 478.016 = 15.004 fps over the last 320'

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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby Stan Weiss » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:18 pm

This weekend at English Town

- Top Fuel 3.729 ET @ 329.91 MPH ---> 4.38934 - 1000' to 1320' Constant velocity

- Funny Car 3.964 ET @ 320.81 MPH ---> 4.6441 - 1000' to 1320' Constant velocity

How fast and quick can they go at 1000'?

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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby MrBo » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:04 pm

A few weeks ago, a Top Fuel car ran 291 mph at the 660' lights (1/8th mile). :shock:
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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby Stan Weiss » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:50 am

Just some nice fall east coast weather. :lol: How quick and fast can they go.

Yesterday
- Top Fuel 3.712 ET @ 334.15 MPH ---> 4.36495 - 1000' to 1320' Constant velocity

Today
- Top Fuel 3.701 ET @ 328.78 MPH ---> 4.36461 - 1000' to 1320' Constant velocity

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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby john rod » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:48 pm

this 1000 feet deal is a joke. let's go back to the 1320 we all know and love and then have the Don Garlits rule imposed. seal the engine. you can adjust the valves and check the crank, but the heads CANNOT come off. then we will see who the real racers are.
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Re: Anyone remember the 1/4 mile fuel records?

Postby Stan Weiss » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:33 pm

At Maple grove in qualifying we had these two passes against each other and it was not the usual nice fall east coast weather. :lol:

J Force
3.987 - 323.50 = 4.6614 et - 1000' to 1320' Constant velocity

C Force
4.025 - 329.42 = 4.6873 et - 1000' to 1320' Constant velocity


Wish I had been there. =D>

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