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      04-21-2019, 03:35 PM   #3
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Top Fuel Dragsters....

Originally Posted by autoart View Post
This really blew my mine when I 1st saw it in 2004. The craziest thing to me is it takes 900hp just to turn the supercharger.
This info is no longer current:
-Maximum is now appx 12,000 HP
-0-100 MPH in 0.7 seconds
-6 G launch
-Negative 6 G deceleration with two parachutes open and carbon/carbon rear brakes engaged
-0-330 MPH in 1,000 ft
1,000 ft covered in 3.6+ seconds

I go to Pacific Raceways in the Seattle area once a yr when the NHRA circus comes to town.

A dear friend is on a pit crew of a Top Fuel Dragster and I was able to spend Fri, Sat and Sun intimately involved in the madness it takes to support a beast like this.

Additionally, I have grown to know Antron Brown, a two-time NHRA Top Fuel Chamption and have been invited into his pits's simply amazing.
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