Drag Racing

Please discuss here all your remarks and pose your questions about all racing series, except Formula One. Both technical and other questions about GP2, Touring cars, IRL, LMS, ...
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NoDivergence wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:04 am
Pfff, slow.

Rocket cars are where it's at. Not traction limited, except to actually stay on the ground :)
"Rocket cars... Pfff..."

Try a rocket sled, it runs like its on rails.. 'cause it is..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UEYxf4fl_A
"Well, we knocked the bastard off!"

Ed Hilary on being 1st to top Mt Everest,
(& 1st to do a surface traverse across Antarctica,
in good Kiwi style - riding a Massey Ferguson farm
tractor - with a few extemporised mod's to hack the task).

johnny comelately
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What is the percentage increase for transition for a nitro engine , starting line 3K rpm, instant full axle load to 8Krpm ?

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https://www.facebook.com/cycledragracin ... 026611170/

Six-time AMA/Prostar Top Fuel champion Larry earned his 41st career victory at the season-opening Bikeweek Nationals from Valdosta, GA, March 5th-6th.

“It feels great to start the season this way,” McBride, who only lost one race in 2004, said. “Our team did a great job picking right back up where we left off. I’m very optimistic.”

McBride qualified on the pole position with a conservative 6.53 at 187 mph, shutting off the throttle 4 seconds into the run.
“Our wind meter was reading 29 mph gusts,” McBride said. “We weren’t taking any chances. I was shutting off at the 1/8th mile.”

In round no. 1 of eliminations McBride was awarded a bye run and smoldered his giant drag slick, coasting to an off pace 9.02.

“The wind quit blowing so we got greedy and tried to hop it up,” McBride said. “We just gave it too much too soon and it smoked the tire.”

In the semis McBride laid down low elapsed-time of the event with a stunning 6.17 at 223 mph to defeat Tommy Sloan’s 7.93 at 140 mph. Afterwards McBride explained how sometimes it’s necessary to take power out of the bike to improve traction.

“We took a little nitro and ignition timing out of it and it responded really well,” McBride said. “We didn’t want to overpower the track again.”
In the final McBride was forced to lift off the gas after getting out of shape, but still reached the finish line first with a 6.50 at 178 mph to beat out a wounded Chris Hand’s 7.36 at 122 mph.

“I got over in some bumps and I had to lift,” McBride said. “We were lucky to get the win. Chris is always tough to beat.”

McBride says the new facility in Valdosta was top-notch and he looks forward to going back next year to try to lay down a five.

“It’s a beautiful track,” McBride said. “It certainty has the potential to be a very fast track if we can find the right groove.”

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this broaches a whole lot of subjects, let us not discriminate -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB1vopfdpCE

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and you guys thought it was a testicle game :wink:

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90 years old Don Garlits and the electric odyssey: insights, perspective, roll hoops, battery temperature, AC vs DC race configs, the dubious role of authorities, the inclusive future...


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Snowmobiles fastest