10,000 Horsepower Nitro Machines


Among the fastest-accelerating machines in the world, 10,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragsters are often referred to as the “kings of the sport,” and with good reason. They are capable of covering the dragstrip in less than 3.7 seconds at more than 330 mph. Powered by a supercharged and fuel-injected 500-cubic-inch adaptation of the famed Chrysler Hemi engine, Top Fuel dragsters can burn up to 15 gallons of nitromethane fuel during a single run. Constructed of chromoly steel tubing and carbon-fiber composite, Top Fuel cars are 25 feet long and weigh 2,330 pounds in race-ready trim.



Similar to their Top Fuel counterparts but with a shorter wheelbase and a carbon-fiber body that loosely resembles a production-based automobile, Funny Cars can run in the 3.8-second range and are capable of speeds in excess of 330 mph. Funny Cars are powered by the same supercharged and fuel-injected 500-inch engines as Top Fuel dragsters. Funny Cars are also similar to Top Fuel dragsters in that they do not use a transmission but rather transmit power to the huge Goodyear rear slicks through a multistage clutch assembly that is activated by timers.  


Links to web pages that provide information about the NHRA, funny cars, terms associated with drag racing, attending a race, results, and the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Read More >>


NHRA event photos. Run details are also posted in each event gallery. Take a short walk down memory lane by viewing the 2017 (first full-season) and 2016 (rookie year) photo galleries. View Gallery >>


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aka "Nitro Jim"

Competitor in the NHRA's Funny Car category.
  • Career Best E.T. 3.977
  • Career Best Speed 318.77
  • 2018 2nd year driving for Jim Dunn
  • Top 1/2 of field Richmond & Brainerd
  • 2017 Competed in 1st f/t season
  • 2017 Qualified 23 out of 24 events
  • 2017 Raced to 2 semifinals
  • 2017 Recorded career-best speed
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