Top Fuel Dragsters are the fastest racing cars on the planet. Powered by huge 8,000bhp engines, the quickest cars can accelerate from 0–100mph in less than a second, reaching over 330mph by the end of a quarter-mile timed run. The noise and spectacle of a Top Fuel Dragster in action is truly astonishing. This fascinating manual provides a unique insight into the engineering of these incredible machines, and takes a look behind the scenes from the perspective of the driver and team members to explain how the cars are designed, built, maintained and driven.
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.