Engines designed for racing are quite different than those built for street use. The former lives its life near the redline for hours at a stretch, where the latter has to deal with the grind of commuting. That's why street cars with proper racing engines are as rare as they are special.
Pain Pioneers. Literally circuitously, because I started with oval track racing, not straight-line drag racing. The first time I ever thought to drive a fast car was when I heard of The Rusty Wallace Driving Experience, a business that will fire-suit you up and put you behind the wheel of a stock car.
The shop sits amongst various industrial outfits with large equipment strewn about. All seems calm, and when you roll through the gate to the rear portion of the property, not much changes. A mildly dilapidated steel building sits at the rear of the parking lot and larger building sits to the left.
According to a Discovery Channel press release, the second-season finale in August delivered an average of 2. So how could they like it? When I was growing up, our parents drove cool cars and they got passed down.
Here's a scene that will become more common over the next 20 or 30 years: Electric cars dominating their gas-powered forebearers at the drag strip. It's no secret that electric motors put out incredible amounts of torque off the line, but someone forgot to tell that to the five racers beaten by a mostly-stripped Tesla Model S PD at a "cash days-style" eighth-of-a-mile showdown at Dragway in Rowland, North Carolina earlier this month. And just when you think everyone's learned their lesson, a sixth challenger appears for an extracurricular grudge race and doesn't take too kindly to the obvious result.
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Sitting behind the wheel of small import cars with engines revving are two young men staring each other down. Their feet poised over the gas pedals, they anxiously await the thumbs up. When given, the car is dropped into gear, the pedal is slammed to the floor and the two cars are quickly off, screeching their tires and sending up clouds of dust. Cars and movies have teamed up for many memorable films over the years.
Not only were there 42 cars that entered this cash days, there were A TON of bumper to bumper finishes! These were some of the closest dig races we have ever witnessed. What an