How To: Drag Racing 101 the Basics, Staging The Christmas Tree and the Starting Line
If you have the need for speed or want to test your car in the quarter mile then you may want to visit a local drag strip and try your hand at drag racing. This informative video shows you some of the basics so that when you get to the race track you will feel less intimidated and more comfortable.
How to never miss a shift at the track
I drag raced automatics for years and always heard the stick shift drivers
complaining about how they would miss shifts when racing. It almost became
an excuse for why they would lose to someone.
Now that I'm drag racing a manual, I didn't want to have to make the same
excuses, nor did I want to have the .5 second (or more) penalty at the drag
strip for not being able to get the car into gear.
I've missed a shift once in the time I've drag raced a 6 speed and it was
because I did NOT follow the techniques above. I have never missed a shift
using the techniques shown here and now you won't either.
HTR: How to launch an Automatic car.
This video is a video filmed to describe the best way to get some off the
line performance out of you old beat up car that you just want to scare the
crap out of the person next to you at the stop light. This is not
something that should be done every day if you want the car to last this is
just a beater car that I got for the summer and me friend was nice enough
to let me use his. I take no responsibility if you are hurt or do any
damage to your car trying to replicate the acts done in this video.
Dragracing 101 - The Tree and Staging
What's a "Christmas tree"? How does "deep staging" work? Why is that red
bulb lit? These, and many other questions are answered on this episode of
Drag Racing 101
drag racing crashes
Drag Racing crashes from all around the world, mainly NHRA, ANDRA, IHRA.
Disclaimer: I do not own the music and videos used in this video so all
thanks to the respective owners. All credits belongs to their real owners.
No copyright infringement intended.
Intro music created and composed by "Nick Phoenix / Thomas Bergersen -
Heart of Courage (Choir)-Extreme Music/2 Steps from Hell"
Music played by Charlie Parra del Riego, so check his channel out.
If you dont like Metal music press mute to watch this video so you dont
whinge and bitch about it in the comment section.
Worlds Fastest 1/4 mile ever on dragstrip 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Fastest 1/4 mile ever 3.58 secs @ 386 mph (621.61 km/h)
Santa Pod dragstrip is the venue in which the current world drag racing
record, a time of 3.58 seconds at 386.26 mph (621.61 km/h) was set by Sammy
Miller in his Vanishing Point funny car in July 1984
The car is powered by a fuel called hydrogen peroxide which is stored in
the large tank at the front of the car.
To pump the fuel to the rocket the tank is pressurised by two tanks of air
- one either side of the car.
Both tanks are connected together with a pair of pipes and fed into a
The regulator keeps the pressure inside the fuel tank at a constant
pressure (between 300-700 psi depending on the thrust required).
There is also a safety valve which will open if anything should over
The fuel is then fed to the throttle valve at the back of the car, this
controls the flow of fuel.
The fuel is then fed into the rocket engine
Inside the engine, the fuel is sprayed onto a silver mesh, a reaction takes
place and the fuel breaks down giving off heat and water.
This produces a blast of high pressure steam & oxygen.
The engine produces about 14,000 lbs of thrust and sends the car forward at
a very high speed.
In 1977 in the Mojave Desert, Kitty O'Neil piloted a hydrogen peroxide
powered rocket dragster built by Ky Michaelson to the quickest quarter mile
elapsed time in auto history, with a timed run of 3.22 seconds at 396 mph
(637 km/h) with an average speed of 279.5 mph (449.8 km/h). This was in
the desert not on a track.
NHRA Drag Racing Pro Mods & Doorslammers - Mission, BC - June 27/09 part 1 of 4
CanadaMotorSports - Drag racing at Mission Raceway Park, Mission BC, part 1
of 4. June 27, 2009. Check out parts 2, 3 and 4 for more amazing drag
racing including top end 200+ mph passes! Pure Sound! No music, just cars!
NHRA Drag Racing, featuring 8 second door-slammers, pro-mods, pro streets.
Look for Rick DiStefano's beautiful Pro-mod 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.
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