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Fastest drag racer, etc?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:41 pm

What are the all-time records for least elapsed time for a standing-start quarter-mile?

For any object carrying a person, and

For any wheeled vehicle carrying a person, and

For any vehicle carrying a person and powered by its wheels?

I guess Colonel Stapp likely has the first record, but no idea about the other two.
 
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Re: Fastest drag racer, etc?

Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:38 am

Not sure but there was a tragic, fatal wreck a while back. The speeds were getting so high 1/4 mile (1,320 ft) is no longer used. They now race to only 1,000 ft. and still reach incredible speeds.
 
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Re: Fastest drag racer, etc?

Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:06 am

Check out Leah Pritchett, she holds the record for quickest time in NHRA history, 3.64 seconds @ 330 mph (1,000 foot).




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Re: Fastest drag racer, etc?

Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:53 am

timz wrote:
What are the all-time records for least elapsed time for a standing-start quarter-mile?

For any object carrying a person, and

1 For any wheeled vehicle carrying a person, and

2For any vehicle carrying a person and powered by its wheels? 2

I guess Colonel Stapp likely has the first record, but no idea about the other two.



1. CATEGORY C GROUP TH CLASS JE JET THRUST PROPULSION
Distance start MPH Km/h VEHICLE CONSTRUCTOR DRIVER(S) DATE (dd/mm/yyyy) VENUE COUNTRY
1 M FS 763.035 1'227.985 Thrust SSC Thrust A. Green 15.10.1997 Black Rock Desert USA
http://www.fia.com/sites/default/files/ ... %20C_0.pdf

2. CATEGORY A GROUP IX TURBINE ENGINE
A IX 4 1 M FS 458,444 737,794 Vesco Turbinator Team Vesco Don Vesco 18.10.2001 Bonneville USA
http://www.fia.com/file/51532/download?token=KPX0lkyA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_v ... ed_records
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Re: Fastest drag racer, etc?

Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:11 am

FTMCPIUS wrote:
Not sure but there was a tragic, fatal wreck a while back. The speeds were getting so high 1/4 mile (1,320 ft) is no longer used. They now race to only 1,000 ft. and still reach incredible speeds.


I thought it was only top fuel dragsters and funnycars that stopped using 1/4 mile, doorslammers and the like are still using 1/4.
 
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Re: Fastest drag racer, etc?

Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:55 am

Fasest object with a person onboard was the Apollo 10 during re-entry where it reached a speed of almost 25 000 miles/hour which is almost 40 000 km/hour.
The Thrust SSC was faster then Stapp though. 1 ,227 km/h vs 1017 km/h.
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Re: Fastest drag racer, etc?

Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:25 pm

I think there was a rail vehicle with rockets that went supersonic in a very short distance, to test g forces on pilots.

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