Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


WATCH: Hartman Makes History With First 4-Second Fuel Altered Run, Adds First 300 MPH Blast

On a historic weekend at Texas Motorplex just outside of Dallas, Richard Hartman has set two monumental marks during the highly-anticipated Funny Car Chaos event.

Hartman and Tim Wilkerson’s nitro-fueled AA/FA machine made the quickest pass in fuel altered history, blasting to the first four-second run in class history with a run of 4.920-seconds at 296.28 mph on Friday.

Hartman wasn’t done in the patriotic and fan-favorite Fuel Altered, either. On Saturday, he added another historic mark by making the first 300 mph in class history thanks to his stunning run of 4.920 at 304.53.

It’s a remarkable feat for both Hartman and Wilkerson, who are both veteran NHRA nitro drivers and tuners, and in the video below, you can see the pure joy on Wilkerson’s face when Hartman reached the four-second zone.

They claimed one of the last major barriers in drag racing and did it in spectacular fashion as well.

“From the back, it looked pretty cool,” Wilkerson said. “I was elated. I was having so much fun out there.”

Hartman told Wilkerson it felt fast and he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face as he talked about the historic moment.

“It was real fast. It was the quickest I’ve ever been,” Hartman said. “It left really strong, bobbled the front end about half-track, hooked up, and then took off. It was a heck of a ride and a lot of fun – a dream come true. That’s what we came here for, so that’s pretty awesome.”

Take a look at the run below.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


The star-studded STREET OUTLAWS: No Prep Kings series is set to return for its 6th season in the summer of 2023. Fans can expect to...


Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings star and renowned engine builder Pat Musi joined the recent episode of The Wes Buck Show and provided an update...


Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings star Lizzy Musi announced today that she has been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer via her Youtube channel....


Tony Christian, one of the pioneering drivers of the Pro Street movement, passed away Thursday, June 9. Christian was infamous for his battles with...

Since 2005, DI has informed, inspired and educated drag racers from every walk of the racing life - weekend warrior and street/strip enthusiasts to pro-level doorslammer and Top Fuel racers. From award-winning writing and photography to binge-worthy videos to electric live events, DI meets hundreds of thousands of racers where they live, creating the moments that create conversations.