The drag strip is the ultimate proving ground for vehicles that are quick off the line and excel in going fast in a straight line. Racing at your local track is far safer than doing so on the streets as event staff have the proper equipment on hand to keep participants as safe as possible and handle accidents in an appropriate and timely manner. In a statement issued to the site, Texas Motor Speedway VP of Public Relations David Hart said the reason for the exclusion is that, in the event of a crash and possible resulting fire, their emergency vehicles do not carry the specific equipment required to suppress EV fires.
Banning, CA—Plans for building a professional drag racing facility adjacent to the Banning Municipal Airport are on track and moving forward at a pace expected to have the new strip up and running this coming summer. Track developers All American Racing have submitted a preliminary site plan to the city planning department. It specializes in events primarily featuring hot-rodded Japanese cars.
Of the many jaw-dropping facts about the Dodge Challenger SRT Demonone of the most surprising is that this horsepower muscle car built for drag racing is supposedly banned from drag racing. Drag races are traditionally held over a quarter-mile straight track, and any time under 10 seconds is extremely quick for a production car. While that may seem like a problem for a car built specifically for drag racing, Kuniskis said the letter was a good thing.
Electric vehicles EVparticularly Tesla, are making quite a reputation in the American drag racing scene. Whether on street or strip, several Tesla enthusiasts are enjoying the attention as these quiet EV bad boys are capable of ripping American muscle V8s and even modified GT-Rs. You can actually search for videos online of Teslas going against these big boys.
It is to be expected that, with anything new to the market, there might be a bit of a It is to be expected that, with anything new to the market, there might be a bit of a learning curve. With electric cars becoming more mainstream, there is a lot of excitement to be shared.
When things catch fireit usually results in a frenzy of activity to safely put said fire out by whatever means possible. After a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon randomly burst into flames, instead of trying to quell the blaze, track officials went on an arguing tirade with the driver, leaving the car to burn. YouTuber MotorTube caught the whole ordeal on video.
In fact, electrification seems to be the best option for performance cars nowadays with companies such as Rimac, Pininfarina and, more recently, Lotus all creating their own all-electric hypercars. Even the more sedate saloon cars like the Tesla Model S have ludicrous power and torque figures making for incredible mph sprint times. The drag strip was always supposed to be the home of the loud, V8-powered, fuel guzzling muscle car loved and adored by so many in the States.
Three years in the making, it may appear to some that Mopar Drag City, the future quarter-mile drag strip in Banning will never come to pass. The Army has been involved in the sport of drag racing for many years and has sponsored legendary drivers such as Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and currently Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher who's Top Fuel Dragster runs the quarter mile in less than 4. We look forward to a long and exciting relationship with Mopar Drag City. The Banning City Council has already approved the overall project.