Damnit," you mutter under your breath. It's only 7:20 and according to the schedule the top 16 aren't supposed to start 'till 7:30, but the voice over the PA just announced the start of the final rounds. You make your way through the gates and break into a dash. Your heart starts beating faster both from the lack of exercise and the increasing clamor from the track. The uncontainable excitement of watching the best at their sport going one-on-one around the course at breakneck speeds with a b
Let me tell you something. The biggest thing I've learned [by being involved with sport compact drag racing] is that innovation is hard to come by. Nobody ever tries anything new. They don't look to see what F1, CART, or rally racers are doing-this includes the physical act of racing, right down to safety. For a front-wheel drag racer, we have to do the exact opposite of what a rear-wheel-drive racer would do. Before I started to build Steph's [Papadakis] race car, I went around and talked to
Jonathan Wong –
Jul 1, 2003
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