NHRA and DRHS Feb. 23rd 2017 Tony Schumacher and his top fuel drag car came to Drhs

It takes just 15/100ths of a second for all 10,000+ horsepower of an NHRA Top Fuel dragster engine to reach the rear wheels!

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At maximum throttle and RPM, just the exhaust gases escaping from the a Top Fuel dragster's open headers alone produce between 900 and 1,100 pounds of downforce.

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The rear foil produces huge downforce, peaking at around 12,000 lbf when the car reaches a speed of about 324 mph.

The Army dragster acclerates faster than the Space Shuttle or carrier-launched jet aircraft, reaching 100mph in 0.8 seconds!

The Army dragster makes more horsepower with 1 Cylinder than a Nascar car does with all 8 cylinders!

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Michael Mangone