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#300526 - 04/06/10 07:57 AM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: michael_d]
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 Originally Posted By: michael_d
 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
8000 HP?! I had no idea they were that crazy.

I thought it might be fun to watch on TV, but drag racing is intensely boring if you're not there.


They used to hover right about 6000HP and were limited to 500 CID when I was in the game a decade or so ago. It wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve been able to squeeze out another 25%. I never did build anything that would burn nitro, but did build a few pro-mods in the 700 CID / 2000HP range that ran on alcohol. Drive a sub 10 second car down the track once and you’ll forever be hooked on drag racing. Nothing quite like it and you’ll never appreciate just how much skill / talent it takes to keep that dam thing straight until you do. My first attempt was on a country road out in the middle of Texas. I immediately launched the car off the road, through a fence, over an arigation ditch and about half way through a field of ready to harvest alfalfa. Wasn’t any graceful way of sneaking away from that one……


The Pro Stock guys seemed to be a bit more "driving" the car. The top fuel guys - it seemed like "hit the switch and hang on". The 1/4 mile times were in the 3.98 second range.
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#300527 - 04/06/10 07:59 AM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Oh, I'm sure it's a blast to drive (lesser to be there, but still!), but watching it on TV doesn't do it for me.
We got home in time to watch it on ESPN. TV doesn't come close to doing it justice......
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#300535 - 04/06/10 09:51 AM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: Argon]
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I had gone to a dragstrip a couple of times years ago, and there is no way it can be captured on camera.

I mostly remember jet cars. Though the nitro ones had lower times, the jet cars would "blip" their throttles to edge up to the line and you would just feel it in your chest.

I put together a video many years ago with a Satriani soundtrack, but I couldn't mix everything louder than everything else as I wanted to!
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#300555 - 04/06/10 11:36 AM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I've never been to an F1 race before($200-500 per tick!!) but I've heard the same thing. People have no idea how loud and fast these cars can go, either in a straight line or round a corner until you see them live according to a former coworker of mine who used to travel all over the world to watch the races.
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#300558 - 04/06/10 11:46 AM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: Adrian]
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#300560 - 04/06/10 11:48 AM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: tomtuttle]
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99%....I always like to leave a little room for improvement

Hey, to rerail here....racing does SOUND better with some Axioms!!
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#300581 - 04/06/10 01:36 PM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: Argon]
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 Originally Posted By: Argon

The Pro Stock guys seemed to be a bit more "driving" the car. The top fuel guys - it seemed like "hit the switch and hang on". The 1/4 mile times were in the 3.98 second range.


The fuel cars aren't racing the 1000' track anymore?

I saw one of the four-wide drag races on TV a while back, too much happening too quick ... it was neat but I'd prefer the traditional two lane races if I were at the track watching. How neat would it be to get some db readings whenever a fuel car went by you, those freaking things are LOUD!
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#300582 - 04/06/10 01:38 PM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: RickF]
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How 'bout them offshore boats, Rick. They're pretty loud too!!
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#300585 - 04/06/10 01:44 PM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: Adrian]
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Not *that* loud Adrian ... actually some of the turbine boats are relatively quiet, a 'cool' kind of quiet.

We are talking about offshore racing boats, right?
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#300586 - 04/06/10 01:46 PM Re: I don't hesitate to recommend Axiom [Re: RickF]
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Yes. Maybe the sound carries a lot more on the water though. Sometimes on Lake Ontario you can hear them, but it's hard to see them as they're so far out.
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