Like baseball, apple pie and Chuck Norris, drag racing is an American institution. Despite being inherently one-dimensional, it is perhaps the purest form of motorsport, offering nothing more than an outright measure of a car's acceleration and top speed. Whether on a two-lane back road or a pro track, bragging rights are won and egos built on drag racing. In this first installation, we'll explain the basics of drag racing and focus on optimizing your experience as a spectator.
Too often, racers focus only on octane when evaluating the quality of a fuel. Octane is certainly important, but it's just one of several key fuel properties that should be considered when evaluating and selecting a fuel. Understanding these key properties of fuel will better equip you to evaluate fuels for your application.
A brief introduction into fuel's octane numbers and what they represent: Presented by VP Racing Fuels.
Coming off a high-note from Day 2 Dyno day, we were amped to see what was in-store for days 3 & 4 at the Lonestar Motorsports Park drag strip. Arriving around 8 AM, we could tell many were still recouperating from last night's Frank-N-Stein meet & bikini contest. Nonetheless, the players showed-up to race and the tone was set early on.
Coverage for the fourth and final day of TX2K12, located at Lonestar Motorsports Park: The day's event was packed with an early morning test-n-tune session, two rounds of qualifying, and the eagerly anticipated elimination rounds.