Rare 426 Hemi Road Runner vs Olds 442 W-30 – 1/4 Mile Drag Race Video- Road Test TV

1/4 mile drag race between a very rare 1970 426 Hemi Road Runner and a rare 1972 Oldsmobile 442 W-30. The Road Runner is 1 of 287 built and the W-30 is 1 of 772.

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14 thoughts on “Rare 426 Hemi Road Runner vs Olds 442 W-30 – 1/4 Mile Drag Race Video- Road Test TV”

  1. top end torque on that Roadrunner when it looked like the roadrunner had no chance

    1. Yep,it ain’t necessarily how you start but how you finish that is the deciding factor!

    2. Most of the time I would not take the hole shot, I would win with top end power and torque. That’s what my car set up was. 1970 plum crazy purple 440 3 speed. It was easy to shave 150 200 lbs.

  2. About 125 HP the RR had over the Olds, & the Runner didn’t win by much! I wish the matchups were a “little” bit closer. Put a 390 HP 68-69 H/O up against that Road Runner!

    1. ????? The Olds beat the Hemi runner. like I said up above by about 1/10th of a second. RR was 2 mph faster speed wise so it was hauling the 442 in . Hemi was close to stock so not the bestset up for quick 60 foot times ( hemi doesn’t soar until the revs get up. The 72!!!! 442 had a cam and some other work because after 1970 nothing sounded like that in stock condition anymore.

  3. My 427 63 Impala SS that’s who will win! That 442 is a heavy dog and the RR might have a chance but I’ll jump him out of the hole and it’ll be all tail lights! Snatch & Go baby is what’ll make the difference, + my mean ass driving!!

  4. A 72 Olds?????? against a 70 hemi????? In 72 there were no fast cars ciompared to 67-70s. The 70 Olds 442 ( my friend had one) was faster. In 70 in the quarter mile these 2 cars in stock off the showroom condition were within a couple 10ths of each other and that makes driver ability and reaction time more of a deciding factor.

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