Tag Archive for British Hot Rod Association

Drag Racing

Drag racing is hugely popular around the world, and today consists of competitions in which specially prepared cars, or motorcycles, race in pairs from a standing start, over a set distance. Most races take place over a distance of 400m (one quarter of a mile), but it is also common to find races being held over 300m, or even as little as 200m. Today races are timed using electronic sensing equipment, and faster vehicles can accelerate to speed that require the use of a parachute to assist in stopping the vehicle.

» Read more..