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2014 TOP FUEL JET “SPIRIT OF AMERICA” RACE TEAM NEWS

Bryan leaves the line for his Top Fuel Jet license.10/11/2014

Bryan leaves the line for his Top Fuel Jet license.10/11/2014

Preparing the new crankshaft for our backup engine. Note splined crank hub!

Preparing the new crankshaft for our backup engine. Note splined crank hub!

Adding news sleeves to the BAE backup motor in preparation for the Havasu race in Oct.

Adding news sleeves to the BAE backup motor in preparation for the Havasu race in Oct.

This photo taken before our first test pass at Wild horse pass.  11.03/2013 Phoenix az.

This photo taken before our first test pass at Wild horse pass. 11.03/2013 Phoenix Az.

 

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The new boat was just finished today! 7/29/2014   Note. the capsule cowling was just added!

The new boat was just finished today! 7/29/2014 Note. the capsule cowling was just added!

                                                                                  Photo above is Team owner/manager John Cost

                                                                                  

 

SPIRIT OF AMERICA   TOP FUEL JET NEWS UPDATES.

Oct.12,2014  Lucas Oil National Drag Boat Series- Lake Havasu, AZ.  Our new Pilot, Bryan Letterly, got his license in the new Spirit Of America Top Fuel Jet!  

Bryan did a great job and managed to cut a reaction time of .015 seconds at 140.581 MPH on straight methanol fuel without any nitro.  This was the first full track pass on the new hull design.  The boat had  very conservative hardware and the pop off valve was released at 700 feet because this was the first test pass on the new hull design! 

The new crew members are Rob Wiley, Mike O Neil, Josh Letterly,  Paul Boop,  Petunia Petalbottom and team owner John Cost.

The team is now preparing for it’s first race at the World Finals in Chandler, AZ. on Oct.30 – Nov. 2, 2014   See Ya There!

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