Drag Illustrated Issue 179, November / December 2022 - Page 159

pounds with the exception of the 3,700-pound Evija . Over two dozen production cars now offer engines or motors producing over one thousand horsepower .
RUSSELL MILLS SETS ALL-TIME FRONT-ENGINED RECORD !
The “ Wizard of Lilli Pilli ” has outdone himself ! Australian Russell Mills has revamped the front-engined “ concept machine ” he debuted eight years ago and , in turn , has earned the title of World ’ s Quickest Open-Cockpit Front-Engined Dragster .
The New South Wales racer made waves with his original screw supercharger-equipped 526 BAE Chrysler-powered “ project car ” when the long-wheelbased FED with the driver ahead of the rearend clocked a 5.52 at 257 mph on alcohol back in 2016 .
The new version , now motivated by a screw-blown 557 BAE in a 225-inch chassis , uses an aerodynamic full body which completely covers every aspect of the car with the exception of the injector scoop and the open cockpit . As one of the most unique machines in the sport , it ’ s not even certain if it would be legal for NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster . However , it ’ s more than welcome in Australia ’ s 400 Thunder National Event Series where it competes in Pro Alcohol Eliminator which combines Alcohol Dragsters , Altereds and Funny Cars in a heads-up division similar to early American Pro Comp Eliminator from the 1970s .
In its first competitive outing at Mills ’ home track for the East Coast Thunder National Event at Sydney Dragway , the radical racer opened the Pro Alcohol show with a stunning 5.49 at 262.03 . He followed it with a 5.51 at an
amazing 267.16 mph . In the final round against Jack Donnelly ’ s Top Alcohol Funny Car Camaro , ( which posted runs of 5.49 / 254 and 5.47 / 249 ), Donnelly shook the tires and slowed while Mills officially clipped Mendy Fry ’ s 2019 elapsed time record for front-engined dragsters of 5.490 by posting a 5.487 at 266.00 mph . The machine never fails to generate opinions but it now can add “ National Event Winner ” and “ World ’ s Quickest ” to the names thrown at it .
PUERTO RICO ’ S OLIVO STEALS CANADA ’ S FOUR- CYLINDER RECORD !
Puerto Rico ’ s Joel “ Siquitraque ” Olivo claimed the unlimited four-cylinder records in quarter-mile and eighth-mile racing during the annual international dogfight known as the HalTech World Cup Finals at Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek , Maryland .
Utilizing a K24 143 cubic-inch four-cylinder Honda powerplant with a single Affordable Turbo Kits turbocharger , Olivo ’ s “ No War Racing ” 2020 Honda Acura hit 5.86 seconds at 243.46 mph to destroy the previous DI Four-Cylinder World Records of 5.95 / 232.11 held by second-generation racer Carl Brunet ’ s Canadian Pontiac GXP .
“ Siquitraque ”, ( Spanish for “ Loud Firecracker ”), also grabbed both ends of Brunet ’ s eighth-mile marks with a 3.85 / 195.79 clocking . Brunet ’ s turbocharged 128-inch EcoTech Pontiac did clock career bests of 5.92 / 238 and 3.86 / 188 during the event .
The Puerto Rico National Drag Team now holds the quarter-mile and eighth-mile records in the Six-Cylinder , Four-Cylinder and Rotary-powered categories of the DI Drag Racing World Records . - BRET KEPNER
OUTLAW DRAG RADIAL ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
1 3.497 Daniel Pharris Steele AL 3 / 29 / 2021
2 3.499 Jason Lee Cecil GA 2 / 28 / 2022
3 3.505 Steve Jackson Dinwiddie VA 9 / 20 / 2020
4 3.518 David Reese Cecil GA 10 / 17 / 2020
5 3.529 Bryan Markiewicz Cecil GA 4 / 2 / 2021
6 3.542 J . R . Gray Cecil GA 10 / 12 / 2020
7 3.544 Kevin Rivenbark Bradenton FL 12 / 6 / 2020
8 3.546 Melanie Salemi Cecil GA 2 / 15 / 2020
OUTLAW DRAG RADIAL ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
RANK M . P . H . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
1 221.20 Mark Micke Cecil GA 3 / 22 / 2018
2 218.44 Tim Slavens Cecil GA 10 / 18 / 2019
3 217.60 Paul Gargus Cecil GA 3 / 1 / 2022
4 217.60 Paul Major Rising Sun MD 9 / 2 / 2022
5 216.20 Daniel Pharris Cecil GA 3 / 23 / 2018
6 216.10 Ken Quartuccio Cecil GA 10 / 16 / 2020
7 215.89 Mark Woodruff Bradenton FL 1 / 24 / 2020
8 215.31 Steve Jackson Cecil GA 2 / 14 / 2020
X275 ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
1 4.108 Rob Goss Cecil GA 10 / 30 / 2022
2 4.142 Mike Cerminaro Rising Sun MD 9 / 4 / 2021
3 4.149 Kenny Hubbard Cecil GA 10 / 30 / 2022
4 4.156 Dom DiDonato Cecil GA 4 / 3 / 2021
5 4.156 Ron Rhodes Rising Sun MD 4 / 16 / 2021
6 4.162 John Urist Cecil GA 3 / 1 / 2022
7 4.167 Jamie Stanton Cecil GA 3 / 27 / 2022
8 4.168 Shane Heckel Bithlo FL 11 / 13 / 2022
X275 ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
RANK M . P . H . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
1 181.01 Gary White Cecil GA 4 / 3 / 2021
2 180.07 Mark Meiring Cecil GA 2 / 25 / 2022
3 179.30 Dom DiDonato Dinwiddie VA 4 / 23 / 2021
4 179.24 Jamie Stanton Steele AL 4 / 21 / 2022
5 178.14 Eric LaFerriere Bradenton FL 1 / 31 / 2021
6 178.12 Ryan Milliken Bithlo FL 11 / 13 / 2022
7 176.28 John Urist Cecil GA 3 / 1 / 2022
8 175.62 Manny Buginga Dinwiddie VA 9 / 19 / 2020
UNLIMITED PRO MOD ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
EXTREME TURBO ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
UNLIMITED NITROUS ELIMINATOR QUICKEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
EXTREME PRO STOCK ELIMINATOR QUICKEST & FASTEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
RANK E . T . DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
RANK PERF DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
1 3.485 Frankie Taylor Rockingham NC 4 / 5 / 2014
2 3.486 Brandon Snider Tulsa OK 3 / 18 / 2016
1 3.527 Jose Gonzalez Dinwiddie VA 10 / 23 / 2015
2 3.540 Kevin Fiscus Benson NC 4 / 5 / 2016
1 3.542 J . R . Gray Cecil GA 10 / 12 / 2020
2 3.549 Marcus Birt Cecil GA 10 / 17 / 2020
1 4.000 John DeFlorian Dinwiddie VA 10 / 17 / 2021
1 181.20 Jeff Dobbins Dinwiddie VA 10 / 19 / 2018
3 3.492 Jason Scruggs Tulsa OK 3 / 18 / 2016
4 3.496 Terry Leggett Benson NC 11 / 12 / 2016
5 3.497 Daniel Pharris Steele AL 3 / 29 / 2021
3 3.561 Eric Dillard Dinwiddie VA 10 / 14 / 2015
4 3.566 Carl Stevens , Jr . Dinwiddie VA 10 / 24 / 2015
5 3.578 Daniel Pharris Cecil GA 3 / 22 / 2019
3 3.567 Jamie Hancock Brandenton FL 1 / 28 / 2021
4 3.572 Luis de Leon Dinwiddie VA 9 / 20 / 2020
5 3.572 Norman Bryson Cecil GA 2 / 26 / 2022
OUTLAW 275 ELIMINATOR QUICKEST & FASTEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
6 3.499 Jason Lee Cecil GA 2 / 28 / 2022
6 3.592 Khalid Mohammed Sakhir BAH 1 / 18 / 2018
6 3.589 Daniel Ray Brandenton FL 1 / 31 / 2021
RANK PERF DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
7 3.505 Steve Jackson Dinwiddie VA 9 / 20 / 2020
7 3.604 Duaij Fahad Al-Sabah Sakhir BAH 1 / 10 / 2018
7 3.592 Jim Halsey Brandenton FL 12 / 5 / 2020
1 3.667 Shawn Ayers Cecil GA 4 / 2 / 2021
8 3.510 Khalid al Refaei Tulsa OK 3 / 19 / 2016
8 3.618 Kris Thorne Dinwiddie VA 10 / 17 / 2019
8 3.610 Jay Cox Dinwiddie VA 9 / 19 / 2020
1 217.60 Paul Gargus Cecil GA 3 / 1 / 2022
UNLIMITED PRO MOD ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
EXTREME TURBO ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
UNLIMITED NITROUS ELIMINATOR FASTEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
OUTLAW SIX-CYLINDER ELIMINATOR QUICKEST & 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 PERF DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
1 231.44 Kevin Fiscus Benson NC 4 / 5 / 2016
2 231.24 Jose Gonzalez Rockingham NC 4 / 10 / 2016
1 231.44 Kevin Fiscus Benson NC 4 / 5 / 2016
2 231.24 Jose Gonzalez Rockingham NC 4 / 10 / 2016
1 210.77 Jim Halsey Brandenton FL 12 / 5 / 2020
2 209.23 Lizzy Musi Dinwiddie VA 10 / 22 / 2018
1 5.557 Arnaldo Santiago Budds Creek MD 10 / 5 / 2019
1 262.74 Jomar Gomez Bithlo FL 3 / 6 / 2021
3 230.10 Carl Stevens , Jr . Dinwiddie VA 10 / 24 / 2015
4 225.33 Turki al Zafiri Gilliam LA 5 / 1 / 2015
5 224.92 Eric Dillard Dinwiddie VA 10 / 14 / 2015
3 230.10 Carl Stevens , Jr . Dinwiddie VA 10 / 24 / 2015
4 225.33 Turki al Zafiri Gilliam LA 5 / 1 / 2015
5 224.92 Eric Dillard Dinwiddie VA 10 / 14 / 2015
3 208.72 Jay Cox Darlington SC 10 / 5 / 2019
4 208.52 Tommy Franklin Dinwiddie VA 9 / 20 / 2019
5 207.98 Mike Achenbach Rising Sun MD 5 / 15 / 2021
OUTLAW SIX-CYLINDER ELIMINATOR QUICKEST & FASTEST DRIVERS ( eighth-mile )
6 223.54 Jason Scruggs Tulsa OK 3 / 19 / 2016
6 222.99 Marc Meadors Bradenton FL 12 / 5 / 2021
6 207.82 Ron Muenks Dinwiddie VA 9 / 20 / 2020
RANK PERF DRIVER SITE STATE DATE
7 222.99 Marc Meadors Bradenton FL 12 / 5 / 2021
7 222.29 Ed Thornton Tulsa OK 10 / 7 / 2022
7 207.37 Keith Haney Tulsa OK 10 / 2 / 2021
1 3.693 Arnaldo Santiago Budds Creek MD 10 / 5 / 2019
8 222.29 Ed Thornton Tulsa OK 10 / 7 / 2022
8 221.74 Kris Thorne Bradenton FL 12 / 6 / 2020
8 207.18 Marcus Birt Bithlo FL 11 / 9 / 2019
1 210.21 Arnaldo Santiago Budds Creek MD 10 / 5 / 2019
“ SMALL TIRE ” CLASS LEGEND Outlaw 10.5 Eliminator : 10.5W rear tires ; 3000 pound weight minimum . Outlaw Drag Radial Eliminator : Any Drag Radial tires ; no other rules . Outlaw 275 Eliminator : 275 mm rear tires ; no other rules .
X275 Eliminator : 275 mm rear tires ; X275 association . RED HIGHLIGHT INDICATES NEW PERFORMANCE MARK
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