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
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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
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.
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.”