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Who drives the Lucas Oil Funny Car?

Who drives the Lucas Oil Funny Car?

Del Worsham
Last updated on: 11/2015. Del Worsham (born February 11, 1970 in Whittier, California) is an American NHRA Funny car driver who began his professional career as a driver in Pomona, California, in 1990. Worsham drives a Lucas Oil sponsored car Worsham Racing, a family team.

Who is the winningest Funny Car driver?

John Force
16-time Funny Car Champion John Force is the winningest driver (154 wins) and holder of more all-time records than any driver in NHRA history. Force leads an organization that has won 21 NHRA World Championships.

How fast is John Force’s Funny Car?

329.02 miles per hour
Seventy-one-year-old John Force led the Funny Car testing, with a run of 3.860 seconds at 329.02 miles per hour.

Why are NHRA funny cars called funny cars?

The term for the Super Stock cars dates back to the 1960s, and the original Funny Car is said to go back to 1964. The short and surprisingly simple answer is—literally—someone back in the early 1960s looked at the odd design of a basic Super Stock car with its altered wheelbase and said, “That looks funny.”

Who is the oldest active NHRA driver?

The event at Brainerd in 2018 saw Karamesines set a record, becoming the oldest driver in NHRA to run a speed over 300 mph. Karamesines would continue his partial schedule in 2019, making his first appearance at the 50th Annual Gatornationals.

How much horsepower does a funny car have?

Horsepower claims vary widely—from 6,978 to 8,897—but are probably around 8,000 HP. Supercharged, nitromethane-fueled motors of this type also have a very high torque, which is estimated at 7,000 ft⋅lbf (9,500 N⋅m). They routinely achieve a 6G acceleration from a standing start.

How Much Is a Funny Car Worth?

These “fake” body shells are not just cosmetic; they serve an important aerodynamic purpose. Today, fielding a Funny Car team can cost between US$2.6 and US$3 million. A single carbon fiber body can cost US$70,000. Nitro Funny Car racing in 2020 has become a one-team, one-manufacturer monopoly.

How much does a Funny Car engine cost?

The cost of a complete top fuel dragster engine is in the $58,000 range depending on options. The engine will be stripped down to the bare block after every run and be rebuilt in a span of 40 minutes.

How much horsepower does a NHRA Funny Car have?

approximately 7,000 horsepower
… That the nitromethane-powered engines of NHRA Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars produce approximately 7,000 horsepower, about 37 times that of the average street car!

How many horsepower is John Force’s Funny Car?

10,000 horsepower
Slow motion view of John Force’s 10,000 horsepower BlueDEF Chevrolet Camaro SS funny car launching off the starting line.

How much does a Funny Car body cost?

Who is the best NHRA driver?

TOP 50 RACERS (1951-2000)
1. Don Garlits Don Prudhomme
5. Shirley Muldowney Warren Johnson
9. Joe Amato Mickey Thompson
13. Pat Austin Ronnie Sox