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Fueler With A Pedal Clutch

A rare sound these days…. a Top Fuel dragster utilizing a “pedal clutch.” Hear this fierce nitro-burning drag racing machine raise the rpms up to a disturbing and unsettling pitch as the driver prepares to launch…. 6 more words

The Big Sounds Of The Drags

THE BIG SOUNDS OF THE DRAGS 2001

BIG SOUNDS ARE FREE…

Public Release of the Big Sounds of the Drags 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 28, 2008, Los Angeles, CA — In the spirit of what is known as “Creative Commons,” the Nitronic Research founders have released the entire body of NR’s ambient sound f/x recording, “The Big Sounds of the Drags 2001″ for free public consumption. 125 more words

The Big Sounds Of The Drags

Doorslammers Dosey-Do

Recorded at a drag strip in Bakersfield, a couple of pairs of doorslammers dance down the race track, as the crowd and the track announcers get ready for the pending competition between apocalyptically-loud Top Fuel dragsters. 9 more words

The Big Sounds Of The Drags

Camelot Top Fuel Style

Infamous track announcer, Jon “Thunderlungs” Lundberg hails the firing off of and competition between a pair of nitro-burning dragsters as “Camelot Top Fuel Style.”

Camelot Top Fuel Style.mp3

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Champion Speed Shop 6.17

Recorded at a drag strip in Pomona, the Champion Speed Shop AA/Fuel Dragster records a stellar elapsed time of 6.17 seconds.

The entry is driven by “Swingin’ Sammy” Hale, who originally piloted the earliest incarnations of this Chevy-powered, nitro-propelled Top Fuel dragster in 1961.

Champion Speed Shop 6.17.mp3

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Blow The Thing Up

In an interview for HOT ROD Magazine, Tom Jobe of the wiley Surfers Top Fuel team expounds upon how his bunch could fool and psych-out their competition into hopping up their dragster’s engines with bigger and more volatile loads of nitromethane and thereby fall prey to “blow(ing) the thing up.”

Blow The Thing Up.mp3

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The Cackle Begins (Again)

As a pair of drag racing machines prepare for battle, Jon Lundberg explains the nuances of nitromethane as a racing fuel and what makes a Top Fuel dragster “cackle.”

The Cackle Begins (Again).mp3

The Big Sounds Of The Drags