Heading out soon. If I remember I’ll post some photos.

I remembered.

Here’s some video I took. It’s so amazing to me how fast these pro category vehicles go. Here’s a couple of Pro Stock motorcycles. They typically run low 7 seconds to high 6 seconds.

And here’s a couple of Pro Stock cars. These run in the mid to high 6 seconds.

A couple of Alcohol Funny cars. These run in the mid 5 seconds.

And finally a couple of Top Fuel Funny Cars. These run 1000 ft in around 4 seconds.

The Top Fuel cars used to run a whole quarter mile but because of an accident that killed a driver last year they backed off to 1000 ft. They still hit over 300 MPH. Yesterday we saw the fastest 1000 ft run ever for a Top Fuel dragster at 321 MPH in 3.8 seconds. They could probably improve on that today. These cars are the fastest accelerating vehicles in the world. Here’s some interesting facts about them.

6 Comments on Winternationals!

  1. Betty says:

    Such fun that I didn’t want to leave.

  2. Daryl says:

    Wow, car racing! Almost as interesting as watching bowling.

  3. Don says:

    Yeah, that’s a lot of fun too! I love watching bowling!

  4. Donna says:

    That last one was really fast.

  5. Dale says:

    I think it’s one of those sports that you have to be there to really appreciate. Kind of like watching the Space Shuttle take off.

  6. Don says:

    I think you’re probably right Dale. If you’ve never experienced watching a Top Fuel Dragster going a quarter mile(1000 ft now) in just a few seconds you can’t imagine it. The sound and sight get most people’s adrenaline going. Even Betty enjoyed it.

    I’m amazed every time I read those “interesting facts” that I linked to above.