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Don't blink, or you'll miss it. These are words to live by at any high-speed racing event. And this mantra isn't truer than in the world of NHRA Drag Racing where competitions are separated by mere milliseconds. In this latest "best of the best" slow motion video, the NHRA captures the rare and short-lived moments that exist in every NHRA Auto Club event. As this year's Mello Yello Drag Racing season comes to an end, they celebrate 50 years of Auto Club Finals. Homage is paid to the lesser known nuances that are a part of each and every race.

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Bandimere Speedway kicked off its drag season with the explosive annual event, NAPA Auto Parts Night of Fire and Thunder last Saturday, May 18th. Jet Cars, Nitro Cars and Domestic Drag Racers put on a show for a good cause. And Revvolution of the Rockies was there to enjoy a little sensory overload.

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Interested in getting into drag racing? Our last article provided a broad overview of the sport, from the different vehicle classes to interpreting the lights on the “Christmas Tree.” Now that we understand the basics, let’s take a look at the steps necessary to pass tech inspection and what drivers should expect when participating in a drag event.

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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.