Top Fuel and Funny Car Engines
They’re the pinnacle of drag racing, and the engine builders, crew chiefs and teams who make these cars function at peak performance all season long are looking at every single area of the engine and the car to make it down the track as fast as possible.
1,700-HP Supercharged Suzuki-Based Top Fuel Motorcycle Engine
Making a 1/4-mile pass in 5.50 seconds at nearly 270 mph requires zero mistakes by both the racer and the crew. That ET is the current Top Fuel motorcycle world record belonging to Larry “Spider-Man” McBride. We got to speak with him and learn more about his 1,700-hp supercharged Suzuki-based Top Fuel motorcycle engine.
Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s Suzuki Top Fuel Motorcycle Engine
Larry “Spiderman” McBride is a champion Top Fuel motorcycle racer with more than 40 years of experience in drag racing. We got the chance to speak with him at the 2022 PRI show, where his Top Fuel motorcycle with a 1,700-horsepower Suzuki engine was on display.
Joe Morrison Teams With Herzhauser for Switch From Top Fuel to Funny Car in 2023
Joe Morrison, who gained a loyal following over his first three seasons in Top Fuel, will switch to the nitro Funny Car class in 2023, driving for East Coast-based owner Mark Herzhauser. “I’m grateful for three seasons with the Leverich Top Fuel team,” Morrison said. “I learned a lot and feel that I contributed to
Maynards Named Majority Owner of DSR Top Fuel Team
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) and Joe and Cathi Maynard have announced an expanded partnership that sees the Maynards as majority owners of the Top Fuel operation piloted by Tony Schumacher. The new Maynard Family Racing/Don Schumacher Racing team (JCM/DSR) will launch during the NHRA Northwest Nationals (July 29–31 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington), when the Maynards will
Top Fuel Racing Engines – Containing the Explosions
It’s been over 60 years since Vic Edelbrock starting experimenting with nitromethane as a racing fuel in the early 1950s. In the 60 years of hands-on education since, along with the help of modern technology, there have been some amazing results. Earlier this year, I wrote a Memory Lane column titled “Going Faster in 1954”
NHRA Top Fuel Teardown
TJ Zizzo’s top fuel crew tears their engine down to a bare block in just over 7 minutes at NHRA Las Vegas Nationals.
Gumout Partners with Top Fuel’s Leah Pritchett and Dote Racing
Gumout Performance Additives has announced the sponsorship with young drag racing star, Leah Pritchett and the Dote Racing Top Fuel dragster team, for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Gumout, a brand that has offered drivers numerous automotive performance products for nearly 70 years, returns to the NHRA professional drag racing ranks with