Top Fuel Dragster


The BME Top Fuel Dragster backing up to the starting line after a burnout at Houston in 2016. Image:  Auto Imagery.

BME Top Fuel Dragster 
and Component List

chassis BME #02
engine displacement 500 cubic inches
power 10,000 horsepower
at 8200 rpm
weight 2350-lbs
wheelbase 300 in.
engine block Brad Anderson Enterprises, forged aluminum
bore 4.187
stroke 4.500
bearings Clevite 77

Bryant or Winberg

connecting rods BME Forged Aluminum Connecting Rods
pistons BME Forged Aluminum Racing Pistons
piston pins BME Wrist Pins
piston rings Mahle
oil filter  XRP
oil pump System 1
oil pan Copperhead
camshaft Bullet Racing Cams
lift and duration BME proprietary
lifters Crane Cams, 1 1/16 in. roller
pushrods IRC
cylinder heads Brad Anderson Enterprises,
billet aluminum
intake valves Manley, titanium
exhaust valve Manley, Inconel
valve springs Manley 500-lbs seat, 1200-lbs open
rocker arms

Stage 5

supercharger Gibson/Miller Mark II
supercharger drive gear oil Red Line Synthetic, Heavy Shockproof
injector assembly Gibson/Miller
fuel pump Earp,  110-gpm at 8000 rpm
fuel system BME
hoses and fittings XRP
barrel valve Pete Jackson
ignition MSD, dual Pro Mag 44s
spark plug wires MSD Super Conductor
spark plugs Autolite AR5383
oil Red Line Synthetic, SAE70 Nitro Racing Oil
fuel 90% nitromethane 10% methanol
engine and supercharger blankets Taylor
clutch AFT, 10.5-in., 6-disc
bell housing Trick Titanium


reverser Moore Performance
chassis builder BME/Bob Tobin
steering BME
wheels Front, Gibson  Rear, Weld
front tires Goodyear Eagle Top Fuel Frontrunner
rear tires Goodyear Eagle Dragway Special, 36x17.5-16
rear axle assembly  Chrisman, 12-in ring gear, 3.20:1 ratio
rear end oil Red Line Synthetic Heavy
brakes Chrisman, carbon/carbon
body fabrication John and Jerome Brown
ABC Metal Fabrication
parachutes Taylor
data recorder Race Pak
wiring BME
driver Troy Buff
team owner  Bill and Virgie Miller
crew chief Bill Miller

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