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Top Fuel Dragster Facts Quiz
by Staff
Top fuel dragsters are some of the most powerful machines on the planet, generating power and speed that push against the upper limits allowed by the laws of physics. This top fuel dragster quiz will amaze you with its raw power.

The engines in top fuel cars are based on what well-known production engine?

  • flathead Ford
  • Chrysler Hemi
  • Chevrolet LT1

The 14:71 designation of a top fuel supercharger is a remnant of the labeling system GMC once used for what?

  • superchargers for diesel engines
  • superchargers for aircraft engines
  • intercoolers for turbocharged tank engines

How much horsepower can a top fuel dragster produce?

  • between 8,000 and 10,000
  • about 5,000
  • just under 20,000

What notable feat did racer Eddie Hill accomplish in the 1980s?

  • He was the first driver to hold speed records for the quarter mile distance on both land and on water.
  • He was the first top fuel driver to reach 300 mph.
  • He won six NHRA championships in a row.

Who was the first person to win three NHRA top fuel championships?

  • Shirley Muldowney
  • Don Garlits
  • Joe Amato

Who has the most top fuel wins in NHRA history?

  • Tony Schumacher
  • Bennie Osborn
  • Kenny Bernstein

What is the official distance of an NHRA top fuel race?

  • 1/4 mile
  • 1,000 feet
  • 1/8 mile

What percentage of a top fuel dragster's fuel is nitromethane?

  • 85 percent
  • 100 percent
  • 90 percent

What year was the first NHRA top fuel champion crowned?

  • 1958
  • 1964
  • 1974

What is a top fuel engine block made from?

  • stainless steel
  • cast iron
  • aluminum

Who was the first driver to reach 330 mph at both the quarter-mile and 1,000-foot distances?

  • Spencer Massey
  • Tony Schumacher
  • John Force

What was the fastest top speed ever recorded by a top fuel car on a 1,000-foot track?

  • 323.76 mph
  • 332.75 mph
  • 358.42 mph

What is the minimum weight of a top fuel car?

  • 1,950 pounds
  • 2,100 pounds
  • 2,320 pounds

True or false: the ignition timing is slowed part of the way through a top fuel run to reduce rpm and reduce the chance of engine failure.

  • 1
  • 0

How many Gs of acceleration does a top fuel driver experience?

  • more than 4 Gs
  • 6 Gs
  • just under 8 Gs

Nitromethane is such an effective racing fuel because…

  • It naturally lubricates engine components.
  • It's relatively inexpensive compared to gasoline.
  • It contains oxygen, which the engine needs to create ignition.

How much fuel does a top fuel dragster burn per second during a race?

  • .5 gallons
  • .9 gallons
  • 1.2 gallons

How loud are top fuel cars?

  • 90 decibels
  • 120 decibels
  • 150 decibels

How long is a top fuel dragster, from front spoiler to rear wing?

  • 30.5 feet
  • 40 feet
  • 22 feet

What are the bellhousing and intake valves made out of in a top fuel engine?

  • carbon fiber
  • aluminum
  • titanium

About how much does a single run down the track cost a top fuel team, counting fuel, tire wear and engine components?

  • 1000
  • 3500
  • 5800

How much does the diameter of the rear tires change during a top fuel run?

  • 8 inches
  • 12 inches
  • 18 inches

True or false: top fuel cars use heavy-duty transmissions adapted from military tank transmissions.

  • 1
  • 0

How much horsepower does it take just to drive a top fuel supercharger?

  • 150
  • 500
  • 700

How long does it take a top fuel team to rebuild an engine?

  • 40 minutes
  • 90 minutes
  • 2 hours

How many amps do the magnetos in a top fuel engine deliver to the spark plugs each time they fire?

  • 0.5
  • 0.8
  • 1.2

What weight lubricating oil does a top fuel engine use?

  • 40W
  • 50W
  • 70W

About how fast is the air being pushed out of the supercharger into the engine moving?

  • 60 mph
  • 100 mph
  • 250 mph

How many spark plugs are there per cylinder in a top fuel engine?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 4

How much chrome-moly tubing is welded together to build a top fuel dragster's frame?

  • 100 feet
  • 250 feet
  • 450 feet