Finally figured out a way to show one of the videos I have of the Beretta. This was taken off of the TV screen so it is not of the greatest quality. This was a qualifier so reaction time was not important. I moved into the #3 qualifying spot with this pass, not my best but OK. With the burnout and staging it is a little over 1 minute
Post by hairycanary on Apr 23, 2021 22:48:10 GMT -7
Dave Very Cool !! I've never run 1/8th mile. Probably not much room for error ? 1/4 mile you have a little farther to recover. I've heard the guys that run 1/8th mile build super lite cars and don't get a lot of miles out of cars. Pretty good quality for recording off your TV. Thanks for sharing.
"Nostalgia Top Fuel Racing" Hours and Hours of tedious monotony punctuated by " 5 SECONDS OF SHEER TERROR"
The car was light, 2040 without driver, body was all fiberglass, chassis all chrome moly. Engine was all aluminum 632 with a full JW glide. It had 3 N20 stages totaling about 1000 more HP but on that track I could only use about one 250 shot. The rear was a braced 9" and I believe it would start to bend when to much power was put to it as it would pull to the right with more power. On motor it ran like it was on rails hitting 5.0s @ 135 in the 1/8th. Miss those days but not all the upkeep. The Beretta body with the 10" extended front and front spoiler looked a lot better than a stock one. I think they would have sold a lot more of them if they used that body style.
That's one of my sons lining me up at the starting line. I let him take it down on motor which was still a very fast car and it pulled his foot right off the throttle the first time he took off with it. The next time he was ready. I don't think I ever told him that I did the same thing my first time. 1.0 60' is about 3.5 - 4 Gs at the hit so it will fool you. I have heard the same story from other drivers.