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    top fuel warm up/clutch break-in........


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    Anyone that hasn't been to an NHRA event and stood across from the start line as a top fueler launches, just doesn't know what they're missing, it's a must do for any gearhead.

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    Im bringing some family to Sonoma this July 28th........

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    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    Anyone that hasn't been to an NHRA event and stood across from the start line as a top fueler launches, just doesn't know what they're missing, it's a must do for any gearhead.

    talking about watching and feeling the earth shake beneath your feet. and i love the smell of nitro in the pits, i suck it in as everyone's eyes and throats are watering and gagging

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    that almost sounds as good as the spitfire.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insanediego Joe View Post
    that almost sounds as good as the spitfire.......

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    I stand down at the big end, and feel the earth shake as they come by you at 300+

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    Top fuel engines create percussion levels so extreme it actually distorts your vision. Open your eyes wide in the pits when the switch is made from alcohol to nitro, you will see them switch the barrel valve, and then try to watch as they seat the clutch, and pop the throttle, your every sensation will be stunned for a little bit.. And if your a top fuel virgin, NO GAS MASKS ALLOWED!! Experience top fuel old school style and inhale!!
    I grew up with these things. My first US nationals i saw was in 1973. After that the world was never quite the same for me.. Almost went to work for Eddie Hill and Fuzzy Carter in 1989, if it werent for my kids at home back then, i would have.
    Enjoy Woody, you are in for a totally surreal experience, you virgin you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    Anyone that hasn't been to an NHRA event and stood across from the start line as a top fueler launches, just doesn't know what they're missing, it's a must do for any gearhead.
    Standing on the starting line is even better.

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    From Gatornationals '06

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