Drag Illustrated Issue 179, November / December 2022 - Page 158

TOP FUEL ELIMINATOR QUICKEST & FASTEST DRIVERS ( 1000-feet )
RANK PERF DRIVER SITE STATE DATE 1 3.623 Brittany Force Mohnton PA 9 / 14 / 2019 1 338.94 Brittany Force Pomona CA 11 / 11 / 2022
FUNNY CAR ELIMINATOR QUICKEST & FASTEST DRIVERS ( 1000-feet )
RANK PERF DRIVER SITE STATE DATE 1 3.793 Robert Hight Brainerd MN 8 / 18 / 2017 1 339.87 Robert Hight Sonoma CA 7 / 28 / 2017
TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER QUICKEST & FASTEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
RANK PERF DRIVER SITE STATE DATE 1 5.090 Megan Meyer Clermont IN 9 / 6 / 2020 1 286.62 Aaron Cooper Ennis TX 10 / 8 / 2021
TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR QUICKEST & FASTEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
RANK PERF DRIVER SITE STATE DATE 1 5.352 Sean Bellemeur Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2019 1 276.18 Annie Whiteley Gainesville FL 3 / 7 / 2020
NHRA PRO STOCK ELIMINATOR QUICKEST & FASTEST DRIVERS ( carbureted , quarter-mile )
RANK PERF DRIVER SITE STATE DATE 1 6.450 Erica Enders Gainesville FL 3 / 13 / 2022 1 215.55 Erica Enders-Stevens Englishtown NJ 5 / 31 / 2014
NHRA PRO STOCK ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( EFI , quarter-mile )
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE 1 6.450 Erica Enders Gainesville FL 3 / 13 / 2022 2 6.468 Aaron Stanfield Gainesville FL 3 / 12 / 2022 3 6.476 Jason Line Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2017 4 6.477 Bo Butner Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2017 5 6.478 Dallas Glenn Gainesville FL 3 / 13 / 2022 6 6.482 Kyle Koretsky Gainesville FL 3 / 12 / 2022 7 6.486 Alex Laughlin Mohnton PA 9 / 13 / 2019 8 6.490 Roger Brogdon Gainesville FL 3 / 16 / 2019
NHRA PRO STOCK ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( EFI , quarter-mile )
RANK M . P . H . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE 1 214.59 Greg Anderson Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2017 2 214.31 Jeg Coughlin , Jr . Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2017 3 214.28 Bo Butner Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2017 4 214.11 Shane Gray Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2017 5 214.08 Vince Nobile Gainesville FL 3 / 18 / 2017 6 214.01 Erica Enders Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2017 7 213.87 Jason Line Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2017 8 213.47 Aaron Stanfield Gainesville FL 3 / 13 / 2022
GOSS , WHITE LEAD X275 BLOODBATH !
John Sears ’ X275 Eliminator remains one of the few categories in drag racing in which records are routinely shattered by a variety of competitive vehicle / engine combinations . The major autumn events , ( Donald Long ’ s No Mercy 13 at Cecil , GA , the 27th Haltech World Cup Finals at Budds Creek , MD , and the 24th annual World Street Nationals at Bithlo , FL ), made a mess of the X275 standings with staggering performances .
The “ numbers war ” was led by the absolutely amazing 4.108-second eighth-mile blast at South Georgia Motorsports Park by Wyoming ’ s Rob Goss in his centrifugally-supercharged 478 cubic inch Generation 3 Hemi-powered 2009 Challenger , erasing his previous 4.13 X275 record from eight months earlier .
The following week at Maryland International Raceway , Gary White astonished the fans at the World Cup Finals by wheeling his renowned Titan Motorsports turbocharged 194-inch 2JZ inline six-cylinder ’ 94 Toyota Supra to a new X275 quarter-mile record of 6.445 at 223.47 mph on his own 6.45 / 222 standard set in 2021 . White remains the X275 eighth-mile speed record-holder at 181.01 mph , ( with a 4.17 best ).
While the X275 class structure , individual weight breaks and induction options are incredibly complicated , the division ’ s diversity makes it intriguing and entertaining regardless of whether one understands the rules . Nearly every imaginable manufacturer , engine and induction is represented . It currently takes a 4.16 and over 175 mph to gain a spot on the DI X275 Top 8 . Three of the Top 8 speed listed

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racers , White , Eric LaFerriere and Ryan Milliken , are utilizing turbocharged inline six-cylinder powerplants including Milliken ’ s 414-inch Cummins Diesel-motivated ’ 69 Chevy II !
Nationally , X275 Eliminator has fifty-five drivers who have clocked under 4.3 seconds and thirty-eight who ’ ve run over 170 mph .
HUFF BUMPS THE ELECTRIC DRAGSTER RECORD !
Washington ’ s Steve Huff , the man who clocked the first 200 mph speed in a four-wheeled electric dragster back in 2021 , hit 202.52 mph at Orlando Speed World to begin his 2022 season which secured the title of Fastest Electric-Powered ANYthing in drag racing , exceeding the 201.37 electric motorcycle record set by Larry “ Spiderman ” McBride in 2012 . With an all new High Tech Systems powerplant , ( 2,000 amps , 800 volts and 1,600,000 watts ), the Carrell , Huff and Barger “ Faster Than Cancer ” dragster headed to Sonoma ( CA ) Raceway just prior to the NHRA Denso Sonoma Nationals at which Huff was featured and , during the test session , clocked a new all-time electric vehicle record at 202.82 mph .
Huff ’ s best elapsed time of 7.47 seconds is still off the 7.23 electric dragster record set by Don Garlits in 2019 but Huff ’ s new combination is geared toward speed . The car uses only two motors to produce 2400 horsepower in a 2010-pound package . That puts the dragster at a much better power-to-weight ratio than the four different production automobiles available to the public , ( not concept cars ), now rated over 2,000 horsepower , ( the Lotus Evija , the Remac Nivera , the Aspark Owl and the Pininfarina Battista ), all of which use four motors and all of which weigh over 4,000
NHRA PRO MODIFIED ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
UNLIMITED TURBOCHARGED PRO MODIFIED ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
UNLIMITED SUPERCHARGED PRO MODIFIED ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
UNLIMITED NITROUS OXIDE PRO MODIFIED ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
1 5.621 Jose Gonzalez Gainesville FL 3 / 14 / 2021
1 5.379 Khalid Mohammed Sakhir BAH 2 / 28 / 2018
1 5.424 John Zappia Dinwiddie VA 10 / 19 / 2017
1 5.572 Dean Marinis Budds Creek MD 10 / 5 / 2019
2 5.631 Justin Bond Concord NC 5 / 14 / 2021
2 5.403 Jose Gonzalez Cecil GA 3 / 10 / 2017
2 5.476 Frankie Taylor Madison IL 8 / 23 / 2014
2 5.622 Fred Scriba Budds Creek MD 10 / 5 / 2019
3 5.642 Kris Thorne Gainesville FL 3 / 13 / 2022
3 5.440 Eric Dillard Las Vegas NV 11 / 19 / 2017
3 5.498 Jose Gonzalez Budds Creek MD 11 / 6 / 2022
3 5.689 Rickie Smith Bithlo FL 3 / 6 / 2020
4 5.643 Steve Jackson Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2019
4 5.461 Turki al Zafiri Madison IL 8 / 23 / 2014
4 5.513 Justin Jones Las Vegas NV 11 / 23 / 2019
4 5.710 Khalid al Balooshi Gainesville FL 3 / 16 / 2019
5 5.645 Khalid al Balooshi Gainesville FL 3 / 13 / 2021
5 5.524 Rick Hord Las Vegas NV 11 / 15 / 2018
5 5.521 Kevin McCurdy Budds Creek MD 10 / 5 / 2019
5 5.713 Bob Rahaim Gainesville FL 3 / 16 / 2019
6 5.660 Brandon Snider Madison IL 10 / 2 / 2020
6 5.543 Ed Thornton Las Vegas NV 11 / 18 / 2018
6 5.522 Aaron Wells Las Vegas NV 11 / 24 / 2019
6 5.716 Tylor Miller Gainesville FL 3 / 13 / 2022
7 5.662 Todd Tutterow Gainesville FL 3 / 17 / 2019
7 5.565 Paul Mouhayet Las Vegas NV 11 / 21 / 2015
7 5.527 Jason Scruggs Bradenton FL 3 / 15 / 2016
7 5.718 Chad Green Gainesville FL 3 / 16 / 2019
8 5.673 Daniel Pharris Madison IL 10 / 1 / 2022
8 5.565 Steve Summers Las Vegas NV 11 / 21 / 2021
8 5.527 Scott McLean Willowbank QLD 6 / 2 / 2018
8 5.722 Jeff Barker Gainesville FL 3 / 14 / 2021
NHRA PRO MODIFIED ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
UNLIMITED TURBOCHARGED PRO MODIFIED ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
UNLIMITED SUPERCHARGED PRO MODIFIED ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
UNLIMITED NITROUS OXIDE PRO MODIFIED ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( quarter-mile )
RANK M . P . H . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
RANK M . P . H . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
RANK M . P . H . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
RANK M . P . H . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
1 261.22 Erica Enders Norwalk OH 6 / 22 / 2019
1 278.79 Khalid Mohammed Sakhir BAH 2 / 28 / 2018
1 266.74 John Stanley Las Vegas NV 11 / 19 / 2017
1 255.19 Dean Marinis Budds Creek MD 10 / 5 / 2019
2 260.41 Steve Matusek Norwalk OH 6 / 22 / 2019
2 275.45 Eric Dillard Las Vegas NV 11 / 19 / 2017
2 266.42 Aaron Wells Las Vegas NV 11 / 24 / 2019
2 254.28 Rickie Smith Bithlo FL 3 / 6 / 2020
3 259.96 Jose Gonzalez Concord NC 4 / 27 / 2019
3 274.83 Troy Coughlin Las Vegas NV 11 / 21 / 2015
3 265.33 John Zappia Dinwiddie VA 10 / 19 / 2017
3 253.14 Jeff Barker Madison IL 10 / 2 / 2020
4 259.91 Mike Bowman Las Vegas NV 10 / 27 / 2017
4 274.78 Steve Summers Las Vegas NV 11 / 20 / 2021
4 263.82 Mike Maggio Las Vegas NV 11 / 24 / 2014
4 252.85 Khalid al Balooshi Gainesville FL 3 / 16 / 2019
5 259.66 Don Walsh Las Vegas NV 10 / 31 / 2015
5 274.61 Ed Thornton Las Vegas NV 11 / 18 / 2018
5 263.77 Frankie Taylor Madison IL 8 / 23 / 2014
5 252.43 Tylor Miller Gainesville FL 3 / 13 / 2022
6 259.56 Sidnei Frigo Concord NC 10 / 14 / 2018
6 274.33 Paul Mouhayet Madison IL 8 / 28 / 2015
6 262.67 Mattias Wulcan Poddington ENG 5 / 20 / 2018
6 251.58 Fred Scriba Budds Creek MD 10 / 5 / 2019
7 259.31 Troy Coughlin Norwalk OH 6 / 24 / 2017
7 272.83 Turki al Zafiri Madison IL 8 / 23 / 2014
7 261.02 Steve King Budds Creek MD 10 / 5 / 2019
7 251.49 Bob Rahaim Topeka KS 5 / 20 / 2017
8 259.16 Alex Laughlin Norwalk OH 6 / 22 / 2019
8 272.34 Greg Tsakiridis Eastern Creek NSW 7 / 20 / 2019
8 260.95 Paul Mouhayet Kwinana Beach WAU 3 / 3 / 2018
8 251.34 Chad Green Norwalk OH 6 / 22 / 2019
ATTENTION READERS & RACERS : The Drag Illustrated Top Eight lists do not include the eight quickest elapsed times or eight fastest speeds recorded in each class . The Lists also do not reflect the eight quickest or fastest vehicles . The DI Top Eight lists rank the quickest and fastest drivers in each Eliminator category . The DI Top Eight rankings do not necessarily reflect the current National or World Records of any association . For current official world records , consult the sanctioning body or racing organization . Listings are not subject to verification or confirmation by any other runs . A claim to any record may be made by submitting all pertinent information and a photo or scan of a timeslip to bret @ dragillustrated . com . Performances recorded outside organized drag racing events are accepted in all classes except NHRA Pro Modified , NHRA Pro Stock , NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster , NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car , Extreme Pro Stock and X275 Eliminators . Testing results may be subject to additional scrutiny . Drag Illustrated reserves the right to refuse a claim for any reason .
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