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Dart wheel standing Dodge Dart, but before stepping into that seat, he drove a series of Funny Cars for Mickey Thompson, Jack Chrisman and other such distinguished owners. Bill started his racing career in at Dragway 42 located in West Salem, Ohio. The car was not built as a wheel stander, but after a few runs Bill learned how easy it was to get it into a wheel stand and the decision was made to make it a real show stopper as such. With individual braking for each rear wheel, Bill was able to drive the car straight with the front end in the air for the length of the track.

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From those humble beginnings to modern times, when a modern Top Fueler can go feet in a tick over three seconds at speeds topping mph, we present a brief history of drag racing, hitting important milestones along the never-ending quest for the perfect pass. Whatever the case, the quarter-mile soon became the default race-distance measurement. In the stock classes, after years of Detroit perpetually under-rating their engines to gain advantage on the track and with insurance companies, no doubt the NHRA develops their own horsepower figures. Engineers tweaked suspensions to solve the problem: altered wheelbases, solid front axles, nose-in-the-air stances… all designed to put more weight on those rear tires, encouraging them to hook up rather than go up in smoke. Art Chrisman's '66 Comet funny car source: Chevy Hardcore. They survive to this day. Also, drag racing is re-democratized with the birth of bracket racing.

The History of Drag Racing

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In view of the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing , it should come as little surprise that many people, including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators, have been killed in crashes related to the sport, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the early years of racing. However advances in safety technology, and specifications designed by sanctioning bodies to limit speeds, have reduced deaths.