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Drag Racer Goes From Zero to 316 Miles Per Hour In Under Four Seconds

Drag Racers, both the cars and the pilots, are a special breed. Some might say that driving in a straight line takes zero to no skill. I say, those that say this have no idea what they are talking about.

Top Fuel Dragsters, the top of the speed heap, do the quarter mile in around 4 seconds. Considering the fact that many sports and supercars can just barely do 0-60 in around 4 seconds makes this feat all that more astonishing. So why does this take that much skill? It’s pedal to the floor and go straight right? Well, in its simplest terms, yes. But what we do not see is the point of view of the driver and how terrifyingly quick these cars truly are.

After watching this, if you can honestly say this takes no skill, you should be flogged.

Written by Gregson

Gregson's love affair with cars began at a young age thanks to his father who introduced him to racing. He's been a fan ever since he saw his first race live at Watkins Glen at the age of 5. He loves GT3, F1, Rally, Touring, and Le Mans styles of racing. Intermediate knowledge of internal combustion engines. Any reading done for pleasure is devoted to automotive journalism. Gregson owns a WRX and can 4-wheel drift directly into your hedges, no sweat. He currently is a Senior Copywriter for McCann Torre Lazur specializing in pharmaceutical advertising. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kate and their dog Savannah.


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