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Let's say that you were rolling around Shift-S3ctor's Airstrip Attack 7 in a twin-turbo, V-8-powered BMW M5. And let's say that for your half-mile run, you staged next to a plain-looking, white RS7. If you hadn't been paying attention in the pits, would you have felt pretty confident about pulling out the win? I mean, with an M5's stock 0-60 times in the mid-3-second range, and stock 0-100 times in just over 8 seconds, that's a pretty fast ride. Add in a few mods and you've got yourself a giant killer.

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Airstrip attack racing has exploded in popularity in recent years, helping it become one of the most popular modern motorsports. Combining a stationary start with the crazy speeds of a half-mile drag race, airstrip attack racing pushes both man and machine to the very edge.

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A 507-horsepowered C63 AMG Black Series may seem like a sufficient performance car, but the brains at Weistec Engineering feel otherwise, taking their Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack 7 to almost 800 horsepower.

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OB Prestige Auto's 2,000+ horsepower Gallardo Superleggera just dominated Shift-S3ctor's Airstrip Attack 7 (be sure to check out our official coverage) by blasting a scorching 229.1 mph half-mile run (read: soon after this video was published, they set two consecutive passes, each besting this trap speed; more on that later).

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As the last event of the year, the two-day Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack 7 by Diamonds by Wire and OB Prestige went out with a bang by hosting the most powerful and record-setting half-mile drag we've seen to date. To give you an idea of how hot this event is, the total attendance was tallied at 1,500 over the course of both days with 240 participants. That's 120 of the fastest and most powerful street cars in the nation running each day. Saturday sold out in only 15 minutes, and Sunday was sold out in 24 hours. Ridiculous.