This has got to be every dragster’s worst nightmare.
It’s not everyday you get embarrassed at the drag strip by a tuned 600 horsepower Volkswagen Golf Mk. II VR6 Turbo, but I can guarantee that when it does happen, it’ll ruin your mood.
Hennessey Performance Engineering is currently the only tuner in North America who owns their own test track—but that could change for the right buyer. Lonestar Motorsports Park, the IHRA-sanctioned quarter-mile drag strip next to Hennessey’s headquarters in Sealy, Texas, is up for sale.
Code Brown: medical lingo spoken to indicate a release of fecal matter on oneself, usually in high stress situations. Situations like this lucky Dodge Viper getting within millimeters of annihilation in the form of a drag strip wall.
Have you ever wanted to test the drag racing capabilities of an 8,000-pound vehicle that’s shaped like a file cabinet? I have. And that’s how my friend Matt and I ended up spending last Tuesday night drag racing my Hummer at Atco Raceway in suburban New Jersey.
I recently had the opportunity to drive my Ferrari in a highly competitive, precisely timed, serious automotive racing event. It was a quarter mile drag strip located in the kind of place where fishin' is an acceptable destination for a honeymoon.
Put a pair of high horsepower vehicles trying to go as fast as possible side by side for a quarter mile over and over again and you're going to get some unbelievable crash footage eventually. Put an inexperienced driver in a Corvette Z06 with the traction control off and you're going to get an entirely different…
Watching a vehicle run 15 second 1/4 miles is hardly anything special, unless of course the vehicle in question is a smoke billowing Kenworth T800 dump truck.
Heads up, ennui-hammered oil-rich UAE youth! No longer will you need to risk life and limb on city streets as you attempt to ward off the demons of boredom by street-racing your Enzos and Veyrons. Now you can just head on down to Emirates Motorplex and race on an actual quarter-mile dragstrip- you know, the kind with…