Dixon survived massive Top Fuel shunt

Dixon survived massive Top Fuel shunt

Larry Dixon’s recent spectacular crash during the NHRA Gator Nationals in Florida last month wasn’t his first encounter with a dragster falling apart. Though alarming he was fortunate his skyward wreck landed inside the track wall where it skidded to a halt and not in...

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Prudomme on the current state of racing

Prudomme on the current state of racing

Don Prudomme confounded the drag racing world by establishing the best win record in NHRA history – winning over 250 Top Fuel rounds losing fewer than 30. He went on to conquer four NHRA Funny Car champion-ships and now compares current conditions to those that existed then.

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New head gaskets for racing engines

New head gaskets for racing engines

By Titus Bloom:   Two months ago, in February 2015, JE has announced a new range of multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets for high-performance and racing engines. They are called the JE Pro Series. Originating at the turn of the nineteen-nineties, the...

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Magnetos: several things you should know

Magnetos: several things you should know

Today the remarkable electric Tesla accelerates from zero to 100mph in 8 seconds and runs 250 miles on a charge, such is the progress from industrialist Elon Musk’s unique car company. A century ago the magneto was the star at the rich core of our motive lives.

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Ford of 1910: changes to make you ponder

Ford of 1910: changes to make you ponder

Data loosely compiled by Martha Maglone, April 6, 2015: For this Ford of 1910 only 144 miles of paved roads existed in this country. In fact, only 8,000 cars existed in the entire nation, the maximum speed limit in most cities was 10mph and fuel was available from...

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Fancy a quick lap of the Silverstone GP circuit?

Fancy a quick lap of the Silverstone GP circuit?

As Radical’s latest RXC Spyder prototype drew closer to completion, track testing is imminent. Now spring and antiroll bar rates are settled and the damper settings, roll centers and Ackerman angles operating at their optimum, you'll enjoy sweeping through those...

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What can we learn from an intelligent belt-drive assembly?

What can we learn from an intelligent belt-drive assembly?

Salina, Kansas: Innovators West has introduced two new belt-drive systems for Ford Windsor 302 or 351 engines. They serve wet- or dry-sump arrangements. One style is equipped with integral side brackets for serious track use, the other without. The side brackets are...

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