There is a lot of people here compairing Apples to Oranges. For me what this record should have is several "Stars" instead of an * beside it. Having been on my head in a 100 inch Bantam that ran just under 200 MPH in about 1969/1970 it was no fun scraping up the roll bar. Yes those were 125" F/C chassis cars, but they are still about as aerodynamic as a Stineway and don't have 2500-3000 lbs. of down force on the front end. 100" WB at 200 is one thing but not realistic at 300 MPH safety wise. It is Ludicrous to think that anyone in their right mind would try to run 300 MPH in a 90/100 inch car shaped like a refridgerator. The current fast altered's are usually the longer chassis with a wing raised in the back. Apperently it doesn't make that much difference because the front wheels are off the ground most of the time.
I remember the Boggs Brothers winning ProComp at Columbus with there Funny car chassis with an Altered body without any stickers.
Nobody said hey it's not an Altered. In fact everyone thought it was great.
One of my favorite altereds of all time! That was over 40 years ago, yet at that time, it was really a "transformer". Meaning, it was a BB/FC with a '23 T Roadster body on it and wings all over. The period during which altereds were 100 inches long and the engine sitting up high was actually very short in the big picture.
Richard said in one of the videos this Fuel Altered chassis was originally driven by Tim, then by Tim's son, then by Stewart. I know Brian Stewart personally but I'm not sure if he had more than one chassis from Wilkerson, or if this was the only one.
There has been thousands of records thru the years Richards will be remembered for years for ET an speed. not all records are remembered but the first 300 the first 3 & 4 second runs an the first 200 mph all battery dragster among others will be remembered. cars change and new records will be added, lets just give credit to the assume runs that Richard ran. they deserve it.
Ok who will brake my unofficial land speed record of 70 MPH in a wooden SHIT house I will wait. LOL
Larry Sutton---Lions Starter
Looks like there's more in it...isn't that what everybody says...than 4.92. They probably softened the launch a bit since it boiled the tires on the first pass. A 3.37 660'time is more in line with about a 5.10 1/4 mile. It put on a hell of a back half charge...304mph on the second full pull.