TOP ELIMINATOR DRAGSTERS®Top Eliminator Dragsters® is a fully patented high-thrill, one-of-a-kind attraction that combines competition and skill with a thrilling race experience.
Top Eliminator® gives regular drivers of all ages a unique opportunity to get a taste of the adrenaline-charged excitement of drag racing, while experiencing both positive and negative G forces. The dragsters’ acceleration is faster than that of a Dodge Viper GTS, Porsche 911 Carrera, or Ferrari 360 Modena! This is an American drag racer- get ready for the ride of your life.
The Top Eliminator® dragster is a purpose-built, 4.6 m (183 in)-wheelbase rear-engine dragster powered by a 300 HP GM Performance Parts small block engine. A Turbo Hydromatic 350 transmission is coupled to a narrowed 22 cm (9 in) Ford rear end fitted with a nodular iron 3rd member. The dragster is steered” down the track with a Guide Blade mounted to the underside of the vehicle. The steering wheel is not operational on the dragster and acts as a hand grip. The button to shift the dragster from first gear to second gear, which must occur once during each race, is located on a crossbar within the steering wheel. The 35.56 x 5.7 cm (14 x 2.25 in) front tires are mounted on Billet aluminum wheels, and the rear 30.48 cm (12 in) slicks are mounted on Cragar 38 x 38 cm (15 x 15 in) rims. Overall length of the dragster is 5.43 m (214 in), and the tallest point is the top of the rear wing at 1.06 m (42 in).
- Full Course: 125.15 m (410 ft., 7 in)
- Course Breakdown:
Garage and Maintenance Area: 9.14 m (30 ft)
Staging Area: 10.69 m (35 ft, 1 in)
Acceleration Run: 57.45 m (188 ft, 6 in)
- Braking System: 36.58 m (120 ft)
- Emergency Braking System: 9.14 m (30 ft)
- Concrete Apron: 1.52 m (5 ft)
- Horsepower: 300 bhp at 5000 rpm
- Torque: 369 lb-ft at 4500 rpm
- Fuel: HD5 Propane
- Wheelbase: 4.65 m (183 in)
- Weight: 800.5 kg (1765 lbs)
- Height: Drivers must be between 1.42 and 2.08 m (56 and 82 in) tall