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Top Speeds in Drag Racing
« on: November 27, 2017, 11:17:33 AM »
Although this section of the site seems to be intended
for LSR racers, I though that we might be interested
in the speeds attained in the 1/4 mile....................

This list was developed by my friend IAN KING, (3rd on this list)
and seems quite accurate, and is up to date including last week's
Manufacturer's Cup race at Valdosta, where Mr. McBride showed
 both a top speed of 258 mph, and an ET of 5.61 (separate runs)

1.*   Larry McBride   USA   258.29 / 415.65   Man Cup   The Rock
2.   Korry Hogan   USA   255.00 / 410.38   Man Cup   SGMP
3.*   Ian King             UK    248.56/ 400.01   Europe
4.   Rikard Gustafsson   SWE   244.70 / 393.80   FIM   Hockenheim
5.   Chris Hand   USA   244.12 / 392.87   AMA Dragbike   SGMP
6.   Sam Wills   USA   243.02 / 391.10      Houston
7.   Tommy Grimes   USA   242.54 / 390.33   NHRA   Pacific Raceways
8.   Geoff Pollard   CAN   241.84 / 389.20   AMA Dragbike   SGMP
9.   Chris Matheson   AUS   241.80 / 389.13   ANDRA   Willowbank
10   David Vantine   USA   239.91 / 386.10   Man Cup   SGMP
11.   Jimmy Brantley   USA   239.87 / 386.03   AMA Prostar   Gainesville Raceway
12.   Sverre Dahl   NO   239.11 / 384.82   EDRS   Gardermoen
13.   Jan Sturla Hegre   NO   238.65 / 384.07   EDRS   Tierp
14.   Athol Williams   NZ   238.51 / 383.85   ANDRA   Western Sydney
15.   Douglas Horne   USA   237.84 / 382.76   ANDRA   Numidia
16.   Tony Lang   USA   237.52 / 382.25   NHRA   Virginia Motorsports Park
17.   Peter Svensson   SWE   236.54 / 380.67   UEM   Santa Pod
18.   Roel Koedam   NL   235.89 / 379.63   UEM   Santa Pod
19.   Elmer Trett   USA   235.10 / 378.36   NHRA   Indianapolis Raceway
20.   Joey Sternotti   USA   234.37 / 377.18   AMA Dragbike   SGMP
21.   Brian Johnson   UK   234.11 / 376.76   UEM   Santa Pod
22.   Doug Vancil   USA   232.95 / 374.89   AHDRA   Rockingham Dragway
23.   Mark Cox   USA   232.75 / 374.57   NHRA   Bristol Raceway
24.   Tom Perry   USA   232.43 / 374.06   AMA Dragbike   Bristol Raceway
25.   Tracy Kile   USA   230.33 / 370.68   IHRA   Maryland International Raceway
26.   Mark Drew   AUS   230.76 / 371.37   ANDRA   Perth Motorplex
27.   Tak Shigematsu   JPN   230.17 / 370.42   AHDRA   Gateway Intl Raceway
28.   Jay Turner   USA   230.06 / 370.25   IHRA   Maryland International Raceway
29   Steve Dorn   USA   229.94 / 370.05   NHRA   Las Vegas Speedway
30.   Phil Schmidt   USA   229.90 / 369.98   AHDRA   Atlanta Raceway

 * Updated speed for NOV 2017, by Scott Guthrie