Drag racing is popular in the United States. Drag racing is a sport in which cars race down a track with a set distance as fast as possible. Drag racing is a form of auto racing in which any two vehicles (most often two cars or motorcycles) attempt to complete a fairly short, straight and level course in the shortest amount of time, starting from a dead stop, this is also known as sprints. Drag Racing is an acceleration contest between two vehicles over a quarter of a mile. This sport is not illegal unless it is done on public streets.
Drag racing has a certain mystique that appeals not only to professionals, but also to adolescents coming of age. Drag racing events are thrilling to attend, with speeds matched only by the incredible roar of the engines. Drag racing got its name from the slang word for street or road, as in "the main drag"; therefore "drag racing" is synonymous with street racing. Drag racing vehicles are special in that they are modified to be lighter and more powerful than in their standard form. Drag racing became a sanctioned sport back in the 1950s, and has remained popular ever since.
Cars can run superchargers or nitrous oxide. Cars running blowers are limited to 8. Cars have progressed rapidly though and can now even run 7 second quarter miles. Cars in street classes (which must be street legal) are the only exception to this pre-race ritual, as the grooved tires tend to retain some of the water. Cars built for drag racing might be turbo charged, supercharged, or fitted with nitrous oxide systems. Cars on the low end include the $20,000 Dodge Neon SRT-4, with a 230 horsepower turbocharged engine that can do 0-60 MPH in 5.
Power increases vary depending on the extent of the modifications to the engine. A car can actually blow an engine part way down the strip and coast to the end of the track at a (relatively) lower top speed than the competitor, and still win with a lower elapsed time. There are literally hundreds of different classes in drag racing, each with different requirements and restrictions on things such as weight, engine size, body style, modifications, and many others. The faster categories of drag racing are an impressive spectacle, with engines of over 5 MW (6700 horsepower) and noise outputs to match (measured at 3. Typically, power will increase as the engine RPMs (revolutions per minute) increase, but only up to a point before power begins to taper off.
When the front tires of a vehicle break the first light beam, called the pre-stage beam, the pre-stage light on the Christmas Tree indicates that the racer is approximately seven inches from the starting line. When the racer rolls forward into the stage beam, the front tires are positioned exactly on the starting line and the stage bulb is lit on the Tree, which indicates that the vehicle is ready to race. When both vehicles are fully staged, the starter will activate the Tree, and each driver will focus on the three large amber lights on his or her side of the Tree. The start-to-finish clocking is the vehicle's elapsed time (e. A racer also may be disqualified for leaving the starting line too soon, leaving the lane boundary (either by crossing the centerline, touching the guard wall or guardrail, or striking a track fixture such as the photocells), failing to stage, or failing a post-run inspection (in NHRA class racing, vehicles usually are weighed and their fuel checked after each run, and a complete engine teardown is done after an event victory).
Drag racing is the fastest show on wheels. Drag racing is definitely hard on your car, but to become consistent in your driving, you will have to sacrifice some hard-earned cash for tires, repairs and modifications. Drag Racing is a uniquely American sport and is an all-American activity that Americans love. Drag racing is a business decision or leisure activity that makes sense to anyone.