Category: Inside the Dixie Twister

  • The Flames of The Dixie Twister

    The Flames of The Dixie Twister

    Nitromethane Powered Dixie Twister The restored Dixie Twister is fueled by nitromethane.  This chemical compound is part of a combination found in CH3NO2, which  is […]

     
  • The Dixie Twister Between Races

    The Dixie Twister Between Races

    The Dixie Twister Team knows preparation is the key to a successful run down the racetrack. Randall Davis emphasizes safety as his most important consideration […]

     
  • Why Drag Racing Cars Do Burnouts

    Why Drag Racing Cars Do Burnouts

    There is a moment in our greatest sports that is a signal…it is time to let it go and leave nothing behind. This is the burnout as ritual, and it tells us that the gladiators have entered the arena. The time is now.

     
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  • How Superchargers Work

    How Superchargers Work

    Superchargers are the most common way for competitors to get the most horsepower possible out of their engines in drag racing.

     
  • The Drag Racing Tire: A Brief Introduction

    The Drag Racing Tire: A Brief Introduction

    Tires engineered for drag racing are extremely specialized equipment and critical to the performance and safety of the drag racer. Traction in drag racing (along […]

     
  • Downforce in Drag Racing

    Downforce in Drag Racing

    Downforce is a downward thrust created by the aerodynamic properties of the vehicle. Aerodynamic grip is created by the flow of air over the car. Mechanical grip is a function of car mass, tires, and suspension.

     
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  • Fuel and the Top Fuel Funny Car

    Fuel and the Top Fuel Funny Car

    Top fuel (Nitro) funny cars such as the Dixie Twister are designed to burn nitromethane instead of gasoline. Find out how this specialized fuel functions…

     
  • Randall Davis Revives The Dixie Twister For His Mentor Huston Platt

    Randall Davis Revives The Dixie Twister For His Mentor Huston Platt

    Randall Davis, long-time crew chief for Huston Platt restored the Dixie Twister and now appears at race tracks around America bringing the power and speed […]

     
  • The Engine – 496 Chevy Supercharged

    The Engine – 496 Chevy Supercharged

    The beating heart of the Dixie Twister funny car is the supercharged Chevrolet big block 427…running 85% nitromethane.

     
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About This Site

This website is dedicated to the funny car Dixie Twister, as well as the two men most directly linked to this legendary car...the incomparable Huston Platt and the man who has championed Mr. Platt's career throughout the past decade, Randall Davis.

Mr. Davis would be the first to emphasize that all of his efforts are aimed at preserving the legacy of Huston Platt and his beloved Dixie Twister.