Rocket dragster


Rocket dragster

Rocket Dragster racing is a form of Drag Racing usually using High test peroxide rocket engines.

Kitty O'Neil in 1977 recorded the quickest quarter mile elapsed time of 3.22 seconds at 396 MPH and made a quarter mile run with a top speed of 412 MPH. This is in excess of the performance of more familiar Piston Engined dragsters. [ [http://www.draglist.com/stories/SOD%20Apr%202002/SOD-040102.htm Drag Racing Story of the Day - The Rocketman Checks In: Ky Michaelson Lists All his Rocket Dragsters ] ]

Rocket dragsters are banned in most events for safety reasons, due to their very high performance.

ee also

Jet dragster

The latest type of rocket dragster uses hybrid rockets using Nitrous Oxide as the oxidant. The British Rocket Dragster, 'laffin-gas' is a premier example.

References

[http://www.draglist.com/stories/SOD%20Mar%202002/SOD-031402.htm Early History of the Hydrogen Peroxide Rocket Dragster by Franklin Ratliff]


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