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Kingdon Drags — Lodi, Ca

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 22:58

We will be at the Kingdon Drags, Lodi, Ca., Sept. 5-7. Let us know if you will be competing in the drags or car show. We will look you up. Last year was a great event. A lot of fuel injected and blown hot rods and racers. More info is at: Kingdon Drags. This auto competition is so popular from all of the great activity & participation, it is now a racing cult event. FYI: The number of legal street machines in Lodi, Ca that can do a 10 second quarter mile is growing fast! Weather for tuning & track map at Kingdon Drags Air Density. An air density forecast is at Kingdon Drags AD Forecast.

Good-Guys Pleasanton Nationals

Sunday, August 17, 2014 14:08

We were at the Good-Guys Pleasanton Nationals, Aug. 22-24. Several of our race engine pictures were from entries at the spectacular Good-Guys events. A lot of good food deals as well at this location. Slolum races at the last Good-Guys Pleasanton event were exciting. Many top road course competitors were run. It was a blast, and the event staff was courteous & great. According to Good-Guys staff, this is a Crown Jewel event. There were thousands of street and hot rods from all over.

Nitro News circa 1984

Monday, June 16, 2014 23:50

On board data recording began. Gary Beck reported the following specs in Pro Top Fuel drag racing:
- 0 to 100 MPH in a little over 1.2 seconds
- 0 to 200 MPH in a little over 3.8 seconds
- max acceleration of 4 g’s
- max engine speed of almost 9,000 RPM.

Quarter mile performance in Top Fuel in 1984 was in the 5.50 sec. ET range at 250+ MPH.

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