Best of 2018: Watch The Six Quickest Radial Tire Cars on Planet Earth Make Their Historic Rips


Best of 2018: Watch The Six Quickest Radial Tire Cars on Planet Earth Make Their Historic Rips

There’s nothing like being at a drag strip when all of the elements of potential performance come together. When the cars are tuned up, when mother nature provides the perfect air and temperature, and when the track itself has been prepared like some sort of traction torture chamber. This year coming into the Sweet 16 people openly wondered what the bump spot would be, how quick the number one qualifier would go, and ultimately how many people would run in the .60s. Well, as it turned out the majority of the top half of the field was in the 3.60s, the bump was a ridiculous number in the middle 3.70s, and the number one spot was a bone-chilling 3.62 which belonged to Mark Micke.

The first car into the 3.60s will forever be recorded as Dwayne Mills at 3.69 and then he came back and became the first to run those numbers twice when on the next pass he ran it into the 3.60s again! The vide below shows the 3.60s runs made by the six cars that got there. In some ways, Jamie Hancock’s 3.68 is among the most impressive because it is a nitrous car with a massive Pat Musi engine. We have no idea how they get the thing de-fanged enough to leave the starting line, let alone stay hooked through the whole run, right?

That’s not taking anything away from anyone else. It’s just that being the first nitrous car in there is pretty special because of the history nitrous has as a power adder and how it has been a defining thing in door slammer racing for so many decades.

These guys shot up the existing performance marks like they were targets on a bombing range. It was incredible and the six performances below topped them all.

Press play below to see the quick six – the quickest radial tire cars on the planet –


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5 thoughts on “Best of 2018: Watch The Six Quickest Radial Tire Cars on Planet Earth Make Their Historic Rips

  1. bill

    yep….no safety practiced at that track. look at all the knuckleheads at the starting line. gotta be a dna issue in Georgia……

  2. AndyB

    There’s nothing that sucks quite as much as trying to get into the burnout box when you have to repeatedly honk, rev, and shout at people to get them out of your way.

    I may have been noted to swing the bike through the water side to side just to spray these halfwitted morons. While shouting through my helmet, loudly. Since having to do this, I’ve boycotted events associated with this crap, and actually traded a 45min run to the track for a two-hour run to another track on those days.

    With what liability insurance has to cost, I wonder what a car shearing the studs and spitting a slick into a crowd of morons would resulf in? Seriously! Get off the damn starting line and into the stands where you belong!

    This seems to be part of the N/T and grudge mentality, and all of that crap can just get bent. I know it brings people to the track, but it’ll take just one good maiming or death and the benefits will have been erased, forever.

  3. AndyB

    While I’m complaining, all that buildup for a 1/8mi run? No one wants to spend 95% of their time with the buildup instead of the main event. Ask your girl if you don’t think so.

    Why is it that the faster stuff gets, the slower it is to stage? If you can control the damn thing at 150, you can figure out how to stage it. You don’t need thirty-seventeen people to show you were the prestage beam is. Do your burnout, make some heat, roll out, and use your eyes to get approximately close to the first beam. Roll forwards until the top pair lights up. Congratulations, you just skipped needing three people to wave this way and that to you while you take a minute and a half to find the groove.

  4. Patrick

    I don’t get the whole 1/8 mile thing to begin with. You spent all that money for half track racing? Maybe keep people off of the the track , at the start line, from behind the walls, and let them run. Silly stuff.

  5. Gary

    COMPARED TO THE DAYS OF 1/4 MILE RACING THE STANDS LOOK EMPTY . CANNOT UNDERSTAND HOW THE TRACK OWNERS GET FORCED INTO 1/8 MILE RACING DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A PROFITABLE SHOW. I KNOW MYSELF AND MOST OF MY RACING FRIENDS WILL NOT ATTEND THE 1/8 MILE RACES. MAYBE IF THEY COULD GET THE RACE TO BE A 1000 FT THAT WOULD BE MORE LIKE A RACE AND GET MORE PEOPLE TO COME. IF NOT I THINK 1/8 KILLING THE SPORT. 1/8 MILE IS MORE LIKE A BURNOUT THEN A RACE AND IF YOU GET A BAD LIGHT THE RACE IS OVER. RACING THAT IS DO WELL AT OUR TRACK IN FL. IS 1/4 IMPORT RACING AND THE OCCASIONAL 1/4 MILE PROMOD RACES.I HOPE THE DAY DOES NOT COME THAT THE ONLY 1/4 MILE RACING WILL BE IMPORTS, I NEVER THOUGHT I SEE THE DAY A BIG BLOCK COULD NOT RACE THE 1/4.

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