New Haynes Manual Reveals Unique Insight into Fastest Racing Car on the Planet


Top Fuel Dragsters are the fastest racing cars on the planet, and Haynes has released a new manual that explores the exciting world of these machines like never before.

Powered by huge V8 engines developing up to 8,000bhp, Top Fuel Dragsters can accelerate from 0 – 100mph in less than a second, reaching over 330mph by the end of a quarter-mile timed run. The Haynes Top Fuel Dragster Manual by Dan Welberry offers unparalleled insight into how these astonishing drag-racing machines are built, operated, driven and maintained.


The manual charts the design, development and evolution of the Top Fuel Dragster in detail, with insightful first-hand accounts of how a modern Top Fuel car is operated and driven, from drivers, crew chiefs and crew members, including three-time NHRA Top Fuel Champion ‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits, plus FIA European Top Fuel champions, including Andy Carter and Kim Reymond.


Four-time European Top Fuel Champion Andy Carter says:
“I can hear and feel the motor spinning over, and then it fires. It then settles into that beautiful banging idle sound that only an 8,000bhp Top Fuel Hemi motor can make!  
“Once the motor’s running on nitro, I feel calm, relaxed and 100% ready. I put my helmet visor down and focus, focus, focus on the lights. I anticipate the flash of the amber light and then see the flash, I release the brake and hammer down on the throttle pedal”.    
Haynes’ Top Fuel Dragster Manual also provides background information about other car classes within the sport, and an overview of drag racing and its basics.


This in-depth study is illustrated with stunning photographs and explanatory illustrations, showing on-track action and a providing a unique insight into what lies under-the-skin of the Andersen racing, multi-championship winning Top Fuel Dragster. 


The author Dan Welberry is a long-time drag racing fan with a passion for the sport since childhood. He has built up an enviable reputation as a leading marketing and PR man in European Drag Racing. He and former four-time FIA European Top Fuel title-holder and record breaker Andy Carter teamed up in 2001, with Welberry taking on marketing, PR and sponsorship duties for the team. Away from racing Dan runs a design and marketing company based in Christchurch, Dorset.

Top Fuel Dragster Manual
The quickest and fastest racing cars on the planet!
By: Dan Welberry
ISBN:     9780857332653
Book No:     H5265
Web price:     £21.99

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