One of the great pleasures that any long time drag racing fans has is dragging a couple of buddies to a race that have never experience a Top Fuel Dragster in person before. I’ve been lucky enough to spend time at dozens of different types of races in my life and still nothing compares to a modern fuel car. There are no words to even begin to describe what it feels like when one of these hellacious machines goes from idle to full throttle and streaks by you on the strip.
I normally tell people that they will feel their guts move around, because they will. Of course, they don’t believe me, but after the first pair go down and their eyes are the sizes of saucers, my guests and I are on the same page. The next thing out of their mouth is usually a question along the lines of, “How many more times do we get to see that?!”
This neat video put together by the fine people at the Perth Motorplex in Australia uses a simple cup of water, placed pretty high up on the grandstands to illustrate the “good vibrations” produced by a Top Fuel Dragster at the hit of the throttle. This is probably the coolest way we have seen this phenemenon illustrated.
Press play and feal the NITRO THUNDER!