Archives: Nitromethane

10% nitro success

A few weeks ago, one of the drag racers completed competition with a bracket blown alcohol 7.60 second ET setup. It was close to maxed out with a small 0.040 inch main bypass jet in his fuel injection setup. The main bypass jet is used to return excess fuel to the fuel tank. In this […]

Surfers ’60s Top Fuel Dragster

Over a short but significant period in US Top Fuel drag racing history, the Surfers Team set record level performance. The Surfers Team was made up of owners/builders/tuners, Bob Skinner & Tom Jobe with driver/crew member, Mike Sorokin. Their nitro Chrysler (early) Hemi dragster quickly became one the sport’s best performers. Highlights of their setup […]

Nitro News circa 1984

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 […]

Nitro History Analysis

We found some interesting nitro stats in a recent racing history search. Art Malone was one of the frontrunners in the mid 1960’s in Top Fuel drag racing. Note the following: Engine: Early Model Hemi 398 ci Blower: Roots 6-71 @ 18% OD Fuel injection hat: Hilborn Bugcatcher (4 hole front) Fuel pump: Hilborn 12.5 […]

Jetting for Turbocharged Engines, Rotary Engines, & Other Fuels

Recently we set up procedures using Pro-Calc to determine nozzles & jetting for turbocharged racing engines with mechanical fuel injection. In addition, we set up procedures using Pro-Calc to determine nozzles & jetting for rotary racing engines with mechanical fuel injection. We are currently setting up procedures using Pro-Calc to determine nozzles & jetting for […]