Dax Shepard comes to PowerBlock to discuss Hit & Run, Lincoln Continental

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Actor Dax Shepard is Courtney’s guest this weekend on PowerBlock as we preview his new movie, Hit & Run smashing into theaters August 24. Dax wrote the script, co-directed it and stared in it along with his fiancée, Kristen Bell, and his own 1967 Lincoln Continental. Once again our sponsor Royal Purple had a role in the film, which is Dax’s tribute to all his favorite car chase movies, including “Bullet” and “Smokey and the Bandit.” You’ll see from the movie clips Dax does all the driving. There’s no stunt drivers or clever CG work — it’s Dax and Kristen in the car jumping vehicles, crashing through barn doors and sliding onto dirt roads at 50 miles per hour. Many thanks to Open Road Films for all the clips!

See more about Dax Shepard, his Lincoln Continental and his up-coming movie, “Hit & Run” in PowerBlock Magazine! Click here: www.powerblockmag.com!

 

Also, Tim Strange stops in to preview the all-new build and giveback on Search &Restore next weekend. Our action starts at 9 a.m. ET this weekend August 11 & 12. For more go to RoyalPurple.comOpenRoadFilms.com

BimmerWorld Racing races into PowerBlock!

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Courtney is joined by Grand Am racer James Clay this weekend along with his CRC Brakleen BMW 328i race car as we explore the world of road racing. James started BimmerWorld to fuel his passion for racing by selling used parts. His one-car team has grown into a 3-car team, and the business has transformed into selling a full line of BMW parts, OEM, stock parts for you and me and performance parts to build professional race cars. The Grand Am cars are mostly stock and look like cars you’d buy from the dealer showroom, except for the safety equipment. You can check it out on PowerBlock August 4 & 5. For more on James, go to BimmerWorldRacing.com & CRCindustries.com

8,000 Horsepower Dragster on PowerBlock!

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Courtney welcomes NHRA top fuel dragster racer Clay Millican to PowerBlock this weekend. His Parts Plus machine produces 8,000 horses from a 500 cubic Hemi that makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows at the Indy 500! Clay is one of the most successful IHRA racers of all time: IHRA All-Time Most Wins for Professional Driver, Six Consecutive World Championships (2001-2006), 51 IHRA National Event Wins, Top Fuel Consecutive Event Wins (10 in 2002), Top Fuel Consecutive Round Wins (30 in 2002), Most Wins in a single season (11 in 2002)

IHRA World Record Holder for Elapse Time and Speed 4.48 @ 328 mph and 2000 IHRA Rookie of the Year. Check it out on The PowerBlock July 7th & 8th and remember we now air 9am ET – 11am ET. For more: ClayMillican.com

Here are some cool stats on dragsters:

• One cylinder of the eight cylinders of a Top Fuel dragster produces more than the entire horsepower output of a NASCAR Sprint Cup engine.

• An NHRA Top Fuel dragster leaves the starting line with a force nearly five times that of gravity, the same force of the space shuttle when it leaves the launching pad at Cape Canaveral.

• An NHRA Top Fuel dragster accelerates from 0 to 100 mph in less than .8-second, almost 11 seconds quicker than it takes a production Porsche 911 Turbo to reach the same speed.

• An NHRA Top Fuel dragster travels the length of more than four football fields in less than four seconds

• It takes just 15/100ths of a second for all 8,000 horsepower of an NHRA Top Fuel dragster engine to reach the rear wheels.

• Under full throttle, a Top Fuel dragster engine consumes 1 gallon of nitromethane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.

• A stock Dodge 426 Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to drive the dragster’s supercharger.

• With 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.

• In order to exceed 300 mph in 4 seconds dragsters must accelerate at an average of over 4G’s. In order to reach 200 mph well before half-track, the launch acceleration approaches 8G’s.