The Bakersfield Nitromethane Sound

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What was quite possibly the last Goodguys drag race went off in grand style last weekend at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield. Top Fuel dragsters and nitro-huffing Funny Cars tossed it up out in the lanes. Along with being famous for Buck Owens and the birthplace of the California Sound, Bakersfield was where Perry Mason always and inexplicably sent a reluctant Paul to do something. We were never sure what. In California, the California Sound is known as the Bakersfield Sound. Nitro is always known as nitromethane, and these guys tip in the whole can to the tune of near 100%. Perhaps a splash of alcohol for good luck. [Gallery]

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