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For those of you that have never been drag racing before, let me give you a little insight as to how it works. First you go out and either buy or build a car. Then you test it, test it and test it again to make sure everything works as it should. Then, when you’re finally ready, you take it to the strip, wait for the light to turn green and nail it. Sure that may be the uber simple version, but at least you get the idea. Today’s drag cars can make upwards of 8000 hp (not a misprint) and have the power to take a human being down the 1320 in under 5-seconds at speeds of over 300 mph. When you’re moving this quickly your margin for error decreases immensely and because of this when things go wrong they usually go wrong big. Take this run by Dennis Bailey back in October of this year for example. About half-way down the track we can all see the front end go light as the car begins to generate lift. The car is then put down, but then once again gains further lift to the point where it rotates up and over in one of the worst accidents we’ve ever seen. Thankfully Dennis Bailey survives, but man oh man, what a ride that must have been.
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