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

Crash run Nov.1,2014 World finals      The above photo was taken at the beginning of the crash just after the jet casting failed.     Wild Horse Pass, Chandler AZ.   Lucas World Finals 2014

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

 

 

                                                                   

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.

Nov. 6, 2014 We have located a used hull and will modify it with the latest bottom design and make a 4th generation version of the Rogers Dragstar.. We will then build a new mold from the latest design.

We will continue to use this hull design because of it,s  proven safety record and superior handling characteristics. No Dragstars have ever crashed, hooked or barrel rolled unless caused by mechanical failure. We expect the new hull will be built in Phoenix and will be ready by this next season.

Nov. 1.2014  Lucas Oil National Drag Boat Series- World Finals, Chandler AZ.   While qualifying we had a drive casting break, causing a spectacular crash.  Our new Pilot Bryan Letterly was uninjured and can’t wait to get a new hull built! 

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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