Love that John Force...

BobBski

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I don't listen to the Nascar channel much anymore (just the races and qualifying) but, while surfing the channels a bit today happened to tune in as one of shows had John Force on. Love listening to that guy talk. Was sitting in the Towanda Service Plaza on I 35, Towanda Kansas thursday afternoon and saw one of his haulers...looked sharp. After all these years he still sounds like a little kid at Christmas talking racing.:churn:
 

dpkimmel2001

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I heard him too on Trading Paint. That guy's on the chip every second. He is fun to listen to.
 

dpkimmel2001

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Did you hear him say that they use something like 16 gal. of fuel to make one run. I never heard that before. That's insane.
 

Biaviian

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He had a reality show for a while. I LOVED that show. I wish it would come back on.
 

jC...

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Sorry, .011837 Miles per gallon.

I forgot they only go 1000 feet now.:rolleyes:
 

sparker

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thats fast

:eek:One top fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes
> more
> horsepower than the first 4 rows of stock cars at the
> Daytona 500.
>
> It takes just 15/100ths of a second for all 6,000+
> horsepower of an NHRA Top Fuel dragster engine to reach
> the
> rear wheels.
>
> Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1-1/2
> gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully loaded 747
> consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy
> being produced.
>
> A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power
> to
> drive the dragster's supercharger.
>
> With 3,000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger
> on
> overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a
> near-solid
> form before ignition.
>
> Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full
> throttle.
>
> At the stoichiometric (stoichiometry: methodology and
> technology by which quantities of reactants and products
> in
> chemical reactions are determined) 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture
> of
> nitro methane, the flame front temperature measures 7,050
> deg F.
>
> Nitro methane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame
> seen
> above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen,
> dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing
> exhaust gases.
>
> Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is
> the
> output of an arc welder in each cylinder.
>
> Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass.
> After halfway, the engine is dieseling from compression,
> plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1,400 deg F. The engine
> can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.
>
> If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned
> nitro
> builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with
> sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in
> pieces or split the block in half.
>
>
>
> In order to exceed 300 mph in 4.5 seconds, dragsters must
> accelerate an average of over 4G's. In order to reach 200
> mph (well before half-track), the launch acceleration
> approaches 8G's .
>
>
>
> Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you have
> completed reading this sentence
>
>
>
> Top fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from
> light to light! Including the burnout, the engine must
> only
> survive 900 revolutions under load .
>
>
>
> The redline is actually quite high at 9,500 rpm.
>
>
>
> Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew is
> working
> for free, and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an
> estimate $1,000.00 per second.
>
>
>
> The current top fuel dragster elapsed time record is 4.428
> seconds for the quarter mile (11/12/06, Tony Schumacher,
> at
> Pomona, CA). The top speed record is 336.15 mph as
> measured
> over the last 66' of the run (05/25/05 Tony Schumacher, at
> Hebron, OH).
>
>
>
> Putting all of this into perspective: You
> are driving the
> average $140,000 Lingenfelter 'twin-turbo' powered
> Corvette
> Z06. Over a mile up the road, a top fuel dragster is
> staged
> and ready to launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass.
> You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the
> 'Vette
> hard up through the gears and blast across the starting
> line
> and pass the dragster at an honest 200 mph. The 'tree'
> goes
> green for both of you at that moment. The dragster
> launches
> and starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but
> you
> hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums
> and
> within 3 seconds, the dragster catches and passes you. He
> beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile away from
> where
> you just passed him. Think about it, from a standing
> start,
> the dragster had spotted you 200 mph and not only caught,
> but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed you
> within a mere 1,320 foot long race course.
>
>
> ... and that my friend, is ACCELERATION!
 
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I think I saw that John Force is going to be on Wind Tunnel Sunday night, broadcast to be at a special time of 10pm Eastern.

Yeah he was on Windtunnel... What an amazing guy he is... Great interview Dave had done with him, one of the best I have seen on that show.
 

dpkimmel2001

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John Force -vs- Tony Pedrogon

IMO, our sport needs emotion like this. Long video, if you care to watch. There are shorter versions if you do a search.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB3BqQ65nbc]YouTube - John Force a Cheater? (You Decide) U.S. Nationals 2009[/ame]
 

DexterMorgan

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Never mind, I figured it out. To tell you the truth can you blame Force for doing what he did? If Cruz wanted to make the top 10,maybe he should have ran better the rest of the year.
 

riskybzns

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i use to be a big nhra fan, but with all the "smoking the tires" it just got old and there never got to be any great side by side racing. it all boiled down to who could be the best pedler.
 

semipenguin

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Never mind, I figured it out. To tell you the truth can you blame Force for doing what he did? If Cruz wanted to make the top 10,maybe he should have ran better the rest of the year.

Agree 100% :)
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