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Old 09-03-2019, 07:05 PM
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:40 PM
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it is good to see alternative stuff, however the dinosaur powered things need to stay.

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Old 09-03-2019, 07:45 PM
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Big Daddy Don Gartlis is currently working on a total electric dragster. It's not quite as fast as a Top Fuel car.....yet.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:15 PM
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A big part of drag racing is the sound. Love the sound of open headers. Jim
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Big Daddy Don Garlits is currently working on a total electric dragster. It's not quite as fast as a Top Fuel car.....yet.
No disrespect intended, Bama, just speaking my mind since you brought it up...

Garlits is a living legend and his accomplishments are second to none. He's one of my drag racing heroes and I have nothing but respect for him... however, the electric dragster is a long, long, long way from Top Fuel performance. The electric has run a best ET of 7.23 and top speed of 189 MPH in the traditional 1/4 mile. Top Fuel dragsters, on the other hand, are running ET's in the 3.60's and nearly 340 MPH in 1000'. The difference between the two is astronomical in terms of horsepower, torque and acceleration.

That said, I understand Garlits' goal is to break 200 MPH in the electric car. I hope he gets that record to go with his many others!


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A big part of drag racing is the sound.
Absolutely! The sounds and smells are intoxicating!


Bob: When electric cars replace all the classes we know and love, drag racing is dead...

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Old 09-04-2019, 06:54 AM
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That's why I said yet. It may never reach TF speeds, then again, as it improves, it just might one of these days. Better motors and batteries being developed all the time.

I'm like the rest of you, the sounds are as much a part of racing as the visuals are. Somehow, I just don't ever see anybody recording and releasing an album of electric cars drag racing!

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To make up for the lack of the awesome TF sound they will probably play some "green" music.
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don't over look nas-trash-car are looking into electric too. sorry don't like nascar.
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Isn't Indy going all-electric?
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As I was reading this thread this article literally just came into my email: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/quie...1C64D16F9B5FA0
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