Top Fuel Las Vegas 2013
Carl Pelletier's Competition Motorcycles Top Fueler of Boise Idaho: Carl and Steve worked on clutch and fuel management and came up with a pretty good tune that pulled all the way through the lights but just missed the 6.49 "bump". With the abbreviated schedule and the folding of the AHDRA organization Carl has only three races on the West Coast to sort things out.
The NHRA has expanded its involvement with
Top Fuel Harleys as they are crowd pleasers...The bikes are really loud, the
spectators can see the riders, and there are no roll cages. Additional
events have been added to the NHRA's schedule to increase an awareness
of the sport. They w are way more nasty that their Pro Stock brothers.
Here Steve is suited up and ready to
make one left turn to the starting line. You push the bike to the
starting area...Upon the stand, fire it, do a burn out, wipe the water
off the front tire, pull the safety clip to arm the parachute, flip on
the RacePak Data Recorder and shoot the tire and track temperatures.
Stage and then nail it. Wheelie on the 14" slick to the lights.
175 Cubic Inches...98% Nitro
Harley Pro Stock racer Hector
Arana stopped by the pits to discuss Top Fuel Bikes with Steve
Heidner. Both Steve and Hector run in the "Sixes" on their resepective
Harley race bikes.
15 Top Fuel Bikes
15 Top Fuel bikes showed up for the event to put on a show for the crowd. Weather was perfect with little wind and clear skies.
This is the antidote for running out of brakes and off the end of the race track. Pretty much standard on all Top Fuel Harleys these days. It settles the bike down with their bouncing 14" rear slicks and their skinny front tires.
If you have
some extra cash laying around Carl has this Fueler for sale. Takes
about 30 large to get your hands on it. Get ahold of Carl at Competition Motorcycles.